The 2008 Wine to Water Meritage magnum is a testimony to what can happen when passion, skill and care converge to create something beautiful and meaningful.
For this special project - the first of its kind - Top 10 CNN Hero Doc Hendley and Montesquieu Winery have joined forces with two of America's most revered Napa vintners, Bob Levy and Martha McClellan, the head winemakers at the legendary Harlan Estate and Sloan respectively, to provide clean water for over 10,000 people in Southern Ethiopia.
To make this limited set of 300 magnums, Bob and Martha crafted two barrels from their own precious vines, coaxing the very best from each cluster to produce a wine of immense grace, power and soul. Highly aromatic, deeply textured and profoundly complex, this Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Cabernet Franc and a splash of Merlot reflects the winemaking prowess that has made Bob and Martha's proprietary label Levy & McClellan one of the most collectible wines in the world.
Of course this wine's pedigree and beauty is only the beginning of the story. With each magnum purchased, Montesquieu Winery will make on your behalf a tax-deductible donation of $500 to Wine to Water, who will use these funds to build enough wells that the Dale region of Ethiopia will never see thirst again. As a result, for each magnum you order, you will have furnished 50 people with clean water for life.
Hand-signed by Bob, Martha and Doc, and bearing the photos of six individuals who have inspired Doc in the field, these magnums are a beacon of hope for those in need and the perfect cellar centerpiece for anyone who wants both to drink well and to do good.