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Bellingham's Dynasty Cellars Announces New Wine Release Supporting Local Non-Profit
Dynasty Cellars is pleased to announce the release of a special-label red wine blend, "400 Strong." The wine's name refers to the number of critically endangered Blue Throated Macaws that remain on the planet, which is up from what was once estimated to be as little as 175. Dynasty owner/winemaker Peter Osvaldik has formed a non-profit (Barba Azul USA), dedicated to the preservation of these beautiful birds, and 100-percent of the profits from the wine go to this worthy charitable organization.
Tasting notes: The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and just a splash of Merlot is nicely complex and absolutely delicious. Juicy red currant, dried cranberry, and black raspberry fruit lead off, with a subtle transition into more of a savory/spicy flavor profile with touches of clove, white pepper, and crushed herbs. Pliable tannins on the finish also make this an instantly enjoyable choice.
The wine retails for $22 and is currently available both at the winery tasting room in Belliingham and online at www.dynastycellars.com