Today we are steering away from our usual 10.00 Halloween themed value wines to promote a special wine for very important cause. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is only appropriate that we feature a wine that has earned over $200,000 for cancer research.

Cline Vineyards is offering Cashmere, a red blend that departs from many of the typical California blends that rely on Cabernets and Zinfandels. Cashmere is a Rhone style red made from Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah. Like a classic CDR, this wine is medium bodied and has notes of Cherry, Lavender, Raspberry, a hint of licorice and pepper. Pair this wine as you would any Cotes Du Rhone (Pork loin, Duck or a simple roast chicken with rosemary potatoes and acorn squash. For $14.99 this is a very good wine and it supports a great cause.

Speaking of great causes, Merritt Estate Wines from New York State will be offering rebates to all their customers until January 1st 2013. Merritt will also match the amount of the rebate if customers donate it to the American Cancer Society.
Next week: Scary stuff returns!