All mixed up

Dear Feastlings,

Whether you’ve been aware of it or not, it’s been going on for eons: winemakers blend what they’ve made.  You might find Cabernets with Cab grapes from far-flung vineyards, or you’ll as often as not find that a wine labeled as a single varietal despite the fact that up to 25% of it is composed of other varietals.  Rules are rules, but the rules allow for a Pinot Noir to have a little Syrah thrown in, or vice versa, for that matter.  This week, though, all of the wines at our Saturday wine tasting will be blends through and through- mixtures of varietals allow winemakers to add punch, or richness, or aromatics, or any number of other qualities, and this week is dedicated to wines that are a deliberate blend of disparate varietals with the aim of creating a complex but cohesive bottle of wine.  Join us and our friend Rob as we taste four red wines from all over the place, each of which blends a smattering of this and that into something special.

The tasting is $18 plus tax and tip, the wines are showstopping values, and the people- well, you know the people.  It’s a fun bunch.  Want to come taste?  Call us at (520) 326-9363 and we’ll put your name on a chair and a glass, and see you at 2:00 on Saturday the 17th.


All mixed up


You can see the tasting order, the cépages, and the pricing here.


2021 Badenhorst Family Wines “Secateurs” Red (Shiraz, Grenache, Cinsault,) WO Swartland

2022 Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso (Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo,) Piemonte

2020 Gonet-Médeville “Cru Monplaisir” (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,) Bordeaux Supérior AOC

2021 JL Chave “Mon Coeur” (Grenache, Syrah,) Côtes du Rhone AOC

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