Trump Simply Red Wine
Meritage, Monticello, 2013
Monticello red wine. Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where Thomas Jefferson first had a vision to make America’s finest wines, Trump Winery has crafted a terroir driven collection from the Monticello AVA, rich in history and tradition. This medium bodied blend with soft tannins features flavors of black cherry, currant, cocoa, spice, and fresh herbs. Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Merlot 26%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Petit Verdot 14%, Malbec 11%. Alcohol 13% by volume. Produced and bottled by Trump Winery Charlottesville, VA.
Contains: Contains sulfites. Government Warning: According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.
Welchs Grape Jelly With Alcohol: How Trumps Horrific Wine Became The Ultimate Metaphor For His Presidency
I thought you needed something good to drink, the server said,slipping two glasses of deep-ruby-red wine in front of me and my guest.My guest was a nationally known wine expert. The server wanted toapologize for the wines I had made my guest taste for the previous 90minutes, which the server had brought to the table with mystified,foot-dragging reluctance.
This is not what you might expect from one of the largest wineries inthe United States, as Donald Trump called it in a bizarre aside duringa press conference following the deadly Charlottesville riots, in mid-August. Trump Winery isnt even the largest winery in Virginia,going by the standard industry measurement of cases produced per year:at about 45,000, it is behind two other Virginia wineries that eachproduce 60,000 cases. Trump Winerys claim, on its Web site, that it hasthe most acres planted in Vitis vinifera, the classic species of winegrape, of any East Coast vineyard, is also way off, according to thefact-checkers at PolitiFact. In his press conference after Charlottesville, the presidentalso called himself the owner of the Charlottesville winery. Hecertainly was the man who initially bought it, years ago, when heacquired it on the cheap from a bankrupt friend. But the owner today ishis son Eric.
The Trump Winery grounds, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Below, offerings from the Trump label.