New Hanaiali`i Merlot available for Valentine's Day

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - You know Amy Hanaialii Gilliom for her music, but now she has a new wine.

A bold "Cabernet drinker's" Merlot, Hanaiali'i has spicy aromas and rich flavors of dark fruit, delicate vanilla, deep black cherry, and rich chocolate. Made to impress the most experienced oenophile and suit the palate of the casual wine drinker, this complex wine can be enjoyed now or cellared, and pairs with savory meat dishes as well as seafood and island cuisine.

J.W. Thomas Group makes premium wines with influential partners by utilizing over 60 years of family wine making experience and a national network of powerful distributors and media allies. With distribution in over 38 states, J.W. Thomas works with distributors of all levels to reach retailers ranging from Whole Foods to local wine boutiques from coast to coast.

On the heels of a successful launch of Verse & Chorus Napa Valley Red Blend with Billboard chart-topping artist Mat Kearney (5000 cases, Whole Foods Top 10 Holiday Pick 2013), JWT was founded by Ian White and John Anthony Truchard, members of the Peju and Truchard families, respectively, who bring over 60 years of meticulous grape-growing, farming, and award-winning wine making to the table.

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