Red Blend

Red


The difference between a “varietal” and a “blended wine” is that varietals by law must have minimums of 75%-85% of a single grape, while blended wines can have more than ten different grapes combined to create the finished wine. There may be a perception among some, that Red Wine Blends are inferior to varietal wines, but in fact the blending of quality grapes from various regions often produces highly regarded results.

Some of the most famous red wine blends include; Super Tuscan, a blend started in Italy that contains Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot and Petite Verdot. France has its own famous blends, such as Bordeaux Red Blends (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Verdot and Carmenere) and Rhône-Style Blends that may have up to 15 different grapes in the mix.

Winemakers enjoy the creative blending process as they attempt to create new and exciting flavors and aroma profiles. Some of the wines are mixed in stainless steel vats while others are put on oak. The results of each blend are quite unique. Other popular red wine blends include; Heritage, Chianti, Amarone, Priorat, and Port as well as a number of others. We have featured a Red Blend in each of our six wine clubs. See our current selection below.

Red Blend Wines

Pono

2013 Red Blend
92 Points

Opolo

2011 Red Blend
Gold Medal

Brian Benson

2013 Red Blend
93 Points

San Simeon

2013 Red Blend
98 Points

Herdade das Barras

2008 Red Blend
Portugal Exclusive

Mastro Scheidt

2013 Red Blend
125 Cases Produced

Rôtie

2013 Red Blend
92 Points

Dragonette

2012 Red Blend
93 Points

Empirical

2013 Red Blend
120 Cases Produced

Singer Cellars

2013 Red Blend
88 Cases Produced

Jeff Cohn

2012 Red Blend
92 Points

Derby

2011 Red Blend
Silver Medal

Envy

2012 Red Blend
92 Points

Winston Hill

2012 Red Blend
94 Points

Pono

2012 Red Blend
50 Cases Produced

Etrusca

2012 Red Blend
90 Points

Highflyer

2011 Red Blend
Proprietary

Comartin Cellars

2013 Red Blend
91 Points

Lagniappe Peak

2012 Red Blend
93 Points

The Farm

2011 Red Blend
93+ Points

Acumen

Red Blend
810 cases

Ascension

2012 Red Blend
Gold Medal

Heartfelt

2010 Red Blend
125 cases

Corley

2010 Red Blend
5 Stars

Page

2011 Red Blend
170 cases

Ascension

2011 Red Blend
325 cases

Comartin

2012 Red Blend
130 cases

Spelletich Cellars

Red Blend
150 cases

Oakville East

2010 Red Blend
95 Points
Wineries Producing Red Blend