Wine of the Day: Sullivan Estate “Coeur de Vigne” Red Blend

For almost the past 50 years the historic Sullivan Rutherford Estate has been crafting elevated, elegant wines from Bordeaux varieties with an earthy authenticity that shines with Old World refinement and a New World style.  The region is known for this dusty earthiness, bringing a mineral core to expressive wines. With a consistent focus on quality and delivering the very best selections of each vintage from the estate, the winery preserves the legacy that started when the property was first established for farming in 1918.

Meaning “heart of the vine” Sullivan Rutherford Estate “Coeur de Vigne” Red Blend ($110) melds 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and 13% Petit Verdot for a bold, compelling wine with density and richness. Flavors of currant and cherry meld with woody herb, leather, pencil lead, toasted spice, and dark chocolate. Tannins are firm, yet supple and nicely integrated, making the overall palate balanced and appealing. Pair with grilled steak or portabello mushrooms with truffle and porcini butter.