Red Blend, Homestead, Wetzel Family Estate, Sonoma County, 2014
Established 1962. Homestead Red Blend celebrates the history and spirit of Northern Sonoma's Alexander Valley. Settled in the 1840s by namesake Cyrus Alexander, the valley's warm days, cool nights and diverse soils produce world class red wines. To celebrate the region we blended 45% Merlot for rich power, 34% Zinfandel for pepper and spice, 8% Grenache for fruitiness, 6% Mourvedre for texture, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon for elegant structure and 2% Syrah with lush berry flavors. In the glass there is rich texture with flavors of boysenberry, blueberry, cherry, vanilla and spice along with a long-lasting finish. avv.wine.com. Alc. 14% by vol. Produced and bottled by Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg, California.