SPICY BLACK CHERRY, RICH WITH PERFUMY CAPSICUM Grandpa, Irv Bliss, bought this 450 acre ranch at auction sight unseen in the late ’30s. Today, the family farms this beautiful land sustainably, making some of California’s best value estate bottled wine. For those who think Merlot is wimpy and spineless, let me introduce you to my little friend. Taste why this grape is still one of the best when not manipulated and de-fanged into mindless pabulum. This is a serious and distinctive Cali Merlot. Serving Suggestion:Steak au poivre, or veal Ossobuco; this one cries out for a flavorful, meaty dish with substance.