Messenger 'Chara' Red Blend 2018

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'Chara' is the Greek word for 'Joy,' and this blend is clean, concise, and a joy to drink.  Chara brings the rich fruit and earthy tones of Grenache together with a touch of Alpine freshness from Teraldego.  A soft but expressive blend, Chara is a mainstay for years to come.  

Composition:  88 Grenache | 12 Teraldego

Tasting Notes:  Soft & spicy with notes of raspberry & white pepper, trademark cinnamon, and a hint of pine.  The wine is brighter than most Grenache blends and drinks ever better with a soft chill.  The body may be soft, but the flavor is big with red currants, raspberry, and dark cocoa complemented by Alpine freshness and allspice.

Pairings:  Roasted cauliflower, toasted walnuts, rotisserie chicken, classic fondue with pork & chicken, goat cheese, and a richly flavored dashi Ramen.

Winemaker: Kat & Rob McDonald - Rob and Kat met in Australia when Kat left California for an opportunity working with a brewery took her from home.  Three years later, Kat returned to the United States with Rob soon to follow.  They founded an import group to bring many of their favorite Australian producers to the United States, Kat would attend law school, and they would plant many a vine to pursue making their own wines.  Their parent portfolio holding, Art+Farm Wine, was founded in 2005 and they have been making wine ever since.


Other Details
Width: 3.50 (in)
Height 12.00 (in)
Depth 3.50 (in)
Bottle Size 750mL
Vintage 2018
Case Pack 12pk
Varietal Red Blend
Origin California
Region Shenandoah Valley
Label Messenger
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