2014 "Courage" Red Wine by Nice Winery
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32% Syrah, 24% Merlot, 16% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Sirah
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SKU: 859575002168-2014

    We are proud to release the third wine in our Virtue Series: Courage. Courage was bottled just after Hurricane Harvey and the Napa Valley wildfires that tested our collective humanity. Moved by the generosity and strength of neighbors and first-responders, Courage honors the sacrifice and bravery of countless unsung community heroes. Courage is a blend of five different grape varietals that were farmed in Napa Valley and Mendocino.

    The backbone of this wine consists of two unlikely bedfellows. A full 56% is Syrah and Merlot. The Merlot balances and softens the powerful fruit components in the robust Syrah. The next 29% is Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, both powerhouse grapes that add texture, weight, body and longevity. The final 6% is Petite Sirah which adds a deep purple color and blackberry jam aromatics. 

    Each of these grape varietals were aged separately, in oak barrels, until they acquired the perfect balance of fruit and baking spice aromas. The blend was allowed to settle for 9 months, giving the grapes time to come together and “get to know each other.”  The result is complex, delicious, and layered with flavor. This wine opens beautifully with 30 minutes of decanting. 

Pair it with savory winter dishes like Beef Bourguignon, smoked turkey stew, and roasted root vegetables.       


Wine Details
North Coast
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Cherry. Blueberry. Raspberry. Vanilla.
Product Reviews
Sandy's Gravatar
(Jul 2, 2018 at 6:35 AM)
One of my favorites. This wine is smooth, with a beautiful fragrance.

Josh's Gravatar
(Oct 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM)
This wine has a fantastic QPR (quality to price ratio) and would serve as the perfect wine to bring to a pary. Good right out of the bottle, but over the course of a couple of hours it got better and better. Nose of blue and black fruits. The nose even has a touch of vanilla and oak. Palate has silky tannins, blackberries, vanilla, oak, touch of tobacco and spice. Delicious.