This is a Quake And Dave Podcast about the Federalist Honest Red Blend 2016 a wine that they first got to sample while at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. The game didn’t work as a welcoming place to do wine reviews, so we retreated to the rooftop Cheapwinefinder Podcast Studios high above Sears Tower to give this Red blend a spin. The Honest Red is a blend of 46.4% Merlot, 24% Zinfandel, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7.5% Malbec. Farmed in vineyards in 76% Mendocino County AVA, 16% Napa County AVA, and 7.6% Sonoma County AVA. I tried to match the % up to see if I could figure out which grapes came from each AVA but couldn’t. make sense of it. Malbec and Sonoma almost fit, but there is an extra .1% left over. The Federalist Honest Red Blend is an appropriate Red for the 4th of July, they have a Cabernet with George Washington on the label that would work, too. All you have to add is red, white, and blue decorations and you have the perfect wines to catch the parade and watch fireworks.
And since this a Quake and Dave Podcast, there are obscure references and a meandering train of thought to get where they are going. So hit play and come along for the ride!