July 4th is just around the corner and that means backyard BBQ’s, good friends and family coming together to celebrate. We love to gather together, eat and drink and just relax and enjoy the freedom our country has given us. One of our favorite ways to do this is with our simple Frozen Sangrias that we made with 100% American grown and made CK Mondavi Wine!
Run by Napa Valley Legend and World War II Veteran, Peter Mondavi, Sr., Owned by Marc Mondavi celebrating his 60th birthday this July 4th, it seems fitting that we celebrate with CK Mondavi Wines, the only all American grown and made wine under $10 a bottle! In fact, by buying the wine, you are helping to support our Veterans through the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF). A portion of each purchase (up to $50,000) will go to this publicly funded organization that supports men and women who have fallen and their families. What a fantastic way to celebrate and give back!
While CK Mondavi Wines are excellent on their own, like I said, Frozen Sangrias on Independence Day is tradition!
- Total Time: 10
- 1 Bottle CK Mondavi Blonde Five
- 1 Cup Huckleberry Liqueur
- 2 Cups Orange Juice
- Diced Fruit (oranges, strawberries, lime, lemon)
- Shaved Ice
- Mix Wine, Liqueur, Orange Juice and Fruit.
- Let sit for at least 30 minutes
- Pour over shaved ice to desired consistency
- Serving Size: 4
- Calories: 72
- Sugar: 11
- Sodium: 11
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 17
- Protein: 1
- Cholesterol: 0
CK Mondavi Wines are not only reasonably priced, they pair so nicely with whatever you choose to serve up at your backyard BBQ this 4th of July!
Tasting Notes Via CK Mondavi:
CK Mondavi Chardonnay: “Our Chardonnay is medium-bodied with a hint of oak. Aromas of lemon and citrus combined with favors of apple and pear lead to a delightfully crisp finish. A refreshing wine on its own, this Chardonnay is also the perfect accompaniment to roasted chicken, seafood, hearty cheeses and pastas with cream sauce.”
CK Mondavi Scarlet Five: “Scarlet Five is our winemaker’s signature cuvee, an expression of five red varieties capturing the best of each vintage. It has the backbone of Cabernet, the ﬁnesse of Merlot, the structure of Petit Verdot, the floral essence of Cabernet Franc and the boldness of Malbec. This full-bodied wine offers ﬂavors of black cherries and plums and ends in a soft, balanced ﬁnish.”
CK Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon: “Our Cabernet Sauvignon has a classically deep red color and is rich with cherry and blackberry favors that are perfectly balanced with a hint of oak and a long fruit finish. The wine provides a wonderful accompaniment to lamb, grilled steak, roast chicken and hearty pastas.”
CK Mondavi Blonde Five: ” Our Blonde Five is a light wine with aromas of honeysuckle and pear. Luscious favors of baked apple, honey and lemon zest give this ‘blonde’ a refreshing finish on the palate. A refreshing wine on its own, our Blonde Five is also a perfect accompaniment to grilled shrimp, spicy chicken and mild cheeses.”
What CK Mondavi Wine do YOU want to try?
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