The 4th of July is a time to celebrate and in America we do that by drinking what we damn well please. The 2015 Freelance Wines Coup de Grace Proprietary Red Blend is one wine to consider. Never mind the fact that none other than George Washington is on the label, this wine unites different grapes – e pluribus unum - out of many, one…wine! From Lodi, this is comprised of Old Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Petite Verdot.
Much like the founding fathers of this country, this is a big boy, bold brash, in your face kind of wine, one that is not shy, but happy to announce itself. There’s tons of blackberry cobbler, blueberry compote, raspberry and plum with back notes of tobacco, licorice. It’s been barrel aged for just over a year and a half. It’s thick and viscous, like a oil coating your throat with jammy, ripe fruit and unashamed to be a crowd pleasing wine. $29.99