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.
One of the best-known family-run wineries in Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Bremerton Wines offers premium-quality, authentic wines from this historic and celebrated winegrowing region.
Owned by the Willson family, Bremerton Wines prides itself on its hist ...Read more...
Frequency Wine Co.
A family oriented, small-lot producer in the heart of Santa Barbara County, Frequency Wine Company offers hard-to-find, highly rated wines that celebrate the region and the growing season.
A boutique Santa Barbara winery specializing in Rhône varietals, Frequ ...Read more...
Rooted in a dedication to the land and the fruit it provides, Ferguson Crest is run by a father-daughter duo in the Santa Ynez Valley where handcrafted wines are made through organic and sustainably-minded practices.
Perched on one of the highest points in Solvang with panoramic views o ...Read more...
Quinta do Pinto
Legend has it that the wine produced on this special estate have always been held in high esteem.
A family-owned estate located just north of the coastal Portuguese cap ...Read more...