"The Champion" Coach's Blend
2012
2011
2010

Life’s too short to settle for second best. Mike Ditka’s storied career, as champion football player, Super Bowl-winning coach, Hall of Famer and media icon, is testament to his inexhaustible pursuit of excellence. Off the field, he’s equally passionate about food & wine, as owner of iconic, award-winning restaurants. This passion inspired Coach Ditka to partner with Terlato Wines to create a portfolio of wines to partner with a variety of foods. “The Champion” Coach’s Blend is rich and smooth, and will pair beautifully with fine cuts of beef, as well as with aged cheeses.

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
Intense layers of black cherry and cassis
Taste
Remarkable flavor intensity; well-balanced, with flavors of blackberry and cassis, with a hint of cayenne pepper; lingering tannins, leading to a persistent finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
N/A
Length/Type of Aging: 
16 months in 30% new French oak
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Release Date:
Friday, January 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
500
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Life’s too short to settle for second best. Mike Ditka’s storied career, as champion football player, Super Bowl-winning coach, Hall of Famer and media icon, is testament to his inexhaustible pursuit of excellence. Off the field, he’s equally passionate about food & wine, as owner of iconic, award-winning restaurants. This passion inspired Coach Ditka to partner with Terlato Wines to create a portfolio of wines to partner with a variety of foods. “The Champion” Coach’s Blend is rich and smooth, and will pair beautifully with fine cuts of beef, as well as with aged cheeses.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
Intense layers of black cherry and cassis
Taste
Remarkable flavor intensity; well-balanced, with flavors of blackberry and cassis, with a hint of cayenne pepper; lingering tannins, leading to a persistent finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
13.90%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
N/A
Length/Type of Aging: 
16 months in 30% new French oak
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Release Date:
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
500
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

Life’s too short to settle for second best. Mike Ditka’s storied career, as champion football player, Super Bowl-winning coach, Hall of Famer and media icon, is testament to his inexhaustible pursuit of excellence. Off the field, he’s equally passionate about food & wine, as owner of iconic, award-winning restaurants. This passion inspired Coach Ditka to partner with Terlato Wines to create a portfolio of wines to partner with a variety of foods. The 2011 “The Champion” Coach’s Blend is rich and smooth, and will pair beautifully with fine cuts of beef, as well as with aged cheeses.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
Intense layers of black cherry and cassis
Taste
Remarkable flavor intensity; well-balanced, with flavors of blackberry and cassis, with a hint of cayenne pepper; lingering tannins, leading to a persistent finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
60% 
Merlot
34% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
3% 
Cabernet Franc
3% 
Petit Verdot
Appellation: 
Napa Valley
Alcohol: 
14.30%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
N/A
Length/Type of Aging: 
16 months in 30% new French oak
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Release Date:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
500
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML