I am writing this only about an hour after we finished bottling this year’s Sangria. We have been a bit behind because of COVID and quarantine, but finally we were able to get this wine in the bottle so we could get it out to you as soon as possible!

This vintage uses our 2019 Merlot as the base wine, which has AMAZING fruit flavor! My dad and I did a blending trial between all of the red wines that we had in tanks or barrels, and the Merlot was the obvious winner! Once you try it, you’ll know why.

Don’t forget, even though this is a red, serve it well chilled! And I know I’ve said this many times before, but what my mom and I love to do is to buy a package of frozen berries. Place the still-frozen-berries into a pitcher, pour in the chilled Sangria, then serve! The frozen berries will keep the wine chilled without watering it down. Then at the end, take the berries and serve them over pound cake with a dollop of whipped cream. Trust me, once you try it, you won’t be able to not serve it this way, because you’ll want the berries to eat every time!

Tasting Notes: The berry flavors of the natural fruit concentrates enhance the velvety tannins and ripe fruit nuances of the Merlot.

Recipe Pairings: Tequila Glazed Chicken