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What we’re drinking: Hedges Red

December 12th, 2012 by brynn grimley

Brynn writes:

Here’s a great wine to have anytime with almost any meal: Hedges Family Estates red wine from Red Mountain.

This wine is a great one for red lovers — those with a discerning palate and those who just love red wine. It’s the flagship wine of the estate. The blend varies by year depending on the growing season, but Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are always the majority grapes, according to the winery.

Here’s what the winery says about its flaghip red:

“HFE Red Mountain consistently displays dense color, firm tannins, and well-defined acidity. Always a majority blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine is suitable for drinking upon release, but will reward those with the patience to age it. This wine represents all vineyard blocks farmed within the Hedges Family Estate vineyard portfolio. A true chateau-production bottling, the HFE Red Mountain is the epitome of classic style, and one that represents the Terroir of the Red Mountain AVA in a pure and elegant form.”

It’s also reasonably priced. I bought my bottle at Costco for between $11 and $15. I’ve seen it at the grocery store in the same price range.

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