Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hines Ward to Release a Napa Valley Cabernet

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Hines Ward to Release a Napa Valley Cabernet

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Steelers No. 86 is back, but this time as a cabernet.

Hines Ward will be releasing the Hines Ward 2013 Napa Valley "Eighty-Six" Cabernet today at his Vines Wine Bar in Seven Fields.

"It is a full-bodied Cab with a slight jammy finish," says the Super Bowl MVP and NBC analyst. "It is a great blend of Napa Valley Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, and mixed with a slight blend of zinfandel grapes."

Mr. Ward says the wine pairs best with any steak, veal or pasta- marinara dish. It even goes well with cast-iron skillet blackened chicken, he adds.

There will be two tastings today (4-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.) at the wine bar at 526 Northpointe Circle. Tickets are $100 per ticket, which admits two people, includes 1 bottle of the Cabernet and assorted artisan cheeses. Half of the proceeds will go to Mr. Ward's charity, The Helping Hands Foundation. …

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