Susan is a two time breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed first in 1998. Her treatment included a lumpectomy, 4 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy, a full mastectomy and then reconstruction. In 2005, Susan’s cancer came back. More surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and chemically induced menopause followed. She is a fighter and still with us today. I love this quote from her:
“I came through the darkness of cancer twice. I now live my life one day at a time. I live more in the moment. Every healthy day can build on another healthy day. I can’t control what I can’t control, but I can appreciate the riches in my life. They are my family, my friends, my passions. These things sustain me and help me to continue.”
If you haven’t heard, Cleavage Creek donates 10% of gross sales to breast cancer research. A breast cancer survivor is featured on every varietal, and you can read their stories on the Cleavage Creek website. I’ve had the pleasure of tasting several bottles of Cleavage Creek wine, and not one disappointed. I truly love that this winery makes excellent wines that support a cause near and dear to me. I can’t help but think the proceeds might benefit me one day.
Winemaker’s Notes: “Our 2007 Tracy Hills Merlot Shiraz is a lovely combination, characterized by raspberry and blackberry flavors with shiny garnet hues aged in neutral oak for a velvety long finish. 67% Syrah, 33% Merlot”
Bottom line: This wine pairs very well with chocolate. I know, because I drank it with my first organic Angell Bar which arrived in the mail right after I opened this bottle of wine. It retails for $18 on the Cleavage Creek website. Go buy some Cleavage Creek and feel good about where your money is going. It’s karma.
Right now is your chance to try Cleavage Creek at a lower price. Through January 31, some bottles are 50% off with free shipping. I ordered the 2006 Tracy Hills Secret Red and the 2007 Secret White. Both are now only $9 per bottle with free shipping.
I haven’t tasted these two yet, but feel confident with the purchase. This is a great opportunity to try Cleavage Creek Wines and support a great cause. I threw in a few bottles of 2007 Tracy Hills Secret Red, which I wrote about previously. I wish I would have bought more of the award winning Merlot-Shiraz too, but I hadn’t opened it yet. The choice was difficult!