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Bear Flag Eureka! Red Blend Bottle with Dark Blue Background

EUREKA! RED BLEND


BAND TOGETHER

Even for the independent, the time comes to join forces in pursuit of a better state. Eager for long-awaited statehood, 48 settlers from varied backgrounds crafted the California Constitution in 1849. We in turn united the best grapes for our new red blend, named in honor of the state motto.

Tasting Notes

Blending the best bold California reds, Bear Flag Eureka! Red Blend delivers notes of ripe plum and boysenberry jam one moment and hints of graham crackers and milk chocolate the next. Abundant hints of complex spices and a tease of candied orange zest lend a hand in putting this plush red blend in a category of its own.

2016
Plum with leaf

Plum

Blocks of Chocolate Bar

Chocolate

Pepper grinder, whole pepper and pepper grinds

Spice

Awards & Accolades


90 PTS
Bear Flag Eureka!
Red Blend
2016
Wine Advocate

“…black raspberries, kirsch and wild blueberries notes come bounding out of the glass with nuances of pencil lead, spice box and dried Provence herbs plus a waft of camphor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers loads of spicy black and red fruit preserves flavors, finishing long and savory.”

- January 2019

DEFINE A BETTER STATE


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Close up of the varietal story on the label
The batch used on the label instead of vintage date
Eureka! Use of the state motto on the label
No.1 on the label represents the inaugural release of Red Blend
Use of 48 stars on the label to represent the 48 men that came together to craft the 1st California Constitution

THE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION


Over the course of 37 days in 1849, four dozen men aged 25 to 53 came together in Monterey, California, to create the first California Constitution. This ground-breaking document accelerated California’s path to statehood, bringing together a rag-tag territory under a common creed.

Its 19 pages were drafted in both English and Spanish. The California Constitution was also among the first such document to protect women’s rights to own property. The way the settlers came together to incorporate the best of California cultures inspired us to develop our Eureka! Red Blend, which brings together a variety of grapes from diverse vineyards in the best wine regions.