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How many times did your dad allow you to steal a sip?

Maybe it was a bit of beer as you delivered a can from the family refrigerator as he sat down in his easy chair before dinner. Maybe it was a taste of whiskey in Coca-Cola as you watched him mix the exotic ingredients and he passed it to you first with a wink that meant, “Don’t tell your mother.”

Or maybe it was a tiny pour of wine in your glass at the dinner table that elevated Sunday dinner from mundane to magic. It’s safe to say that if there were spirits involved at any point whatsoever in your upbringing, dad was involved.

carne Humana labelThat’s why on Father’s Day, you want to tip a glass to him and tell him thanks, wherever he is. We’ve got the perfect wine for that. It’s called Carne Humana and there’s more to it than the taste. Here’s why:

Carne Humana is a full-bodied red blend that’s going to great with that steak you’re cooking up for dad – or helping your kids cook for your husband.

Among the grapes in the blend are Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. That’s intriguing in and of itself, but what makes this wine stand out is that it truly is a family undertaking. Carne Humana is made by Napa Valley winemakers Derek Beitler and Joseph Wagner, who know a thing or two about the region in which they spent a lot of time growing up.

Beitler and Wagner are first cousins and fourth-generation winemakers who share the century-old Wagner family legacy of winemaking in Napa Valley. Growing up, they spent summers working alongside Joe’s brother Charlie and their dad Chuck at the Caymus winery.

It’s all in the family. Bet there was a few sips of the good stuff in that upbringing too, which is why you can be sure Carne Humana is going to be amazing. According to the website, most red blends are created from separate lots and combined before bottling. Carne Humana is co-fermented and barrel aged as a single lot for greater depth and integration.

“Winemakers’ kids are such great wine tasters – and wine makers,” Mike Ward says. “They develop their palate as part of their upbringing.”

All that family experience in one bottle.

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