60% Pinot Noir, 27% Zinfandel, 13% Barbera. A layered wine filled with soft notes of currant and raspberry compote. Smooth vanilla and Bing cherries lead to a warm baking spice finish.
“Great wine is a Necessity of Life” quotes Thomas Jefferson and we agree! Necessity Red is a unique Pinot Noir blend created at Cathedral Ridge inspired by the Thomas Jefferson quote. We share that view and celebrate it with a unique take on Pinot Noir. Necessity Red is essentially a Pinot Noir with some serious cojones. We achieve this delightful effect by blending with a judicious amount of our Moody Zinfandel and McKinley Springs Barbera– this creates some wonderful complexities and a sensuous mouth-feel – and the result is one of our best sellers.