2015 Necessity Red™

2015 Necessity Red™

$30.00

Wine Club Price: $24.00

60% Pinot Noir, 27% Zinfandel, 13% Barbera. A layered wine filled with soft notes of currant and raspberry compote. Smooth vanilla and Bing cherries lead to a warm baking spice finish.

“Great wine is a Necessity of Life” quotes Thomas Jefferson and we agree! Necessity Red is a unique Pinot Noir blend created at Cathedral Ridge inspired by the Thomas Jefferson quote. We share that view and celebrate it with a unique take on Pinot Noir. Necessity Red is essentially a Pinot Noir with some serious cojones. We achieve this delightful effect by blending with a judicious amount of our Moody Zinfandel and McKinley Springs Barbera– this creates some wonderful complexities and a sensuous mouth-feel – and the result is one of our best sellers.

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The Pinot Noir from Dampier Vineyard’s distinctive acidity creates a wonderful balance with the Moody Zinfandel and the McKinley Springs Barbera. We have trademarked Necessity Red because we feel it’s truly unique and appeals to red wine lovers across the board. A lovely and nuanced wine, the pH is 3.6, it is great for many styles of food including Cassie’s quick n’ dirty Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Wings for which we provide a recipe card with every purchase. A limited run of 375 cases make this vintage of the blend rare.

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Pairs well with: sweet & savory dishes, barbecue chicken, honey mustard, salmon

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Quick Pairings

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Wine Details

  • > Cases Produced: 375
  • > Alcohol: 14.4%
  • > pH: 3.5