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Red C is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes predominantly grown at the Young Family Vineyard in Napa Valley, just south of St. Helena. The blend includes some of the barrels from Covenant's signature Cabernet that don't make it into their premier bottling, but that still show excellent character and finesse. Because Red C includes a bit of press wine, it remains in the barrels a few months longer than the signature Cabernet.
90 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate:
"The delicious, seductive 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Red C exhibits plenty of ripe black cherry and licorice-infused black currant fruit as well as a fleshy, medium-bodied style with no hard edges. The wine’s balance and depth suggest it should drink well for 7-8 years." (Dec. 2009)
In Jewish tradition wine is considered a holy beverage. The blessing over the wine — or Kiddish — is an important part of many religious ceremonies. For this reason, a kosher wine at its most basic level is one handled only by strictly Sabbath-observant Jews. In addition, kosher wine makers are forbidden to use any products, such as unauthorized yeasts or other potentially non-kosher ingredients that might fall outside the parameters of kosher convention. Kosher wine makers can, however, use natural, indigenous yeasts, such as those favored by many top winemakers in the U.S. and Europe.