2013 Purple Heart Red Wine
A Bold New Red Wine From the Napa Valley
Our 2013 Purple Heart has aromas of mulberries, plums and blackberries with hints of black licorice. Dark ruby and opaque in appearance, this medium-bodied beauty is lushly textured with notes of red and black fruits and hints of cardamom. Seamless across the palate, the wine has a long, velvety mouthfeel and balanced tannins. It will drink beautifully upon release and gain complexity and grace over 4-5 years.
Winemaker: Ray Coursen
When the Purple Heart project began to take shape, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate person to lead our winemaking efforts than long-time family friend and Vietnam veteran Ray Coursen. Over the years, Ray has crafted more than 50 wines with scores over 90 points.
Ray’s service to our country, our long-time relationship and his proven winemaking skills made him the perfect winemaker for Purple Heart.
America’s ultra-premium cause marketing wine pays tribute to the brave men and women who keep us safe
The Purple Heart – no honor better symbolizes the bravery, determination and selflessness of the military men and women serving our country. It is this most noble medal that inspired us to honor our wounded and fallen heroes with an exceptional, purple-hearted blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in America’s greatest wine region – The Napa Valley. Not only does this wine serve as a worthy tribute to our brave heroes, it also allows us to give something back. We are proud to make an annual donation to the Purple Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to serving the unmet needs of military men, women and families. Our military personnel make huge sacrifices. When crafting this wine, we made no sacrifices. It is an uncompromising wine made under the close stewardship of the Peter Mondavi Sr. Family, whose patriarch is a proud veteran of World War II. Join us as we lift a glass and pay tribute to our brave military heroes and thank them for their profound contributions.