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Red blends: Sum of the parts
Why are red blends so popular these days?
There are a few reasons, but winemakers who focus on red blends will tell you that multiple varieties not only add complexity in the finished product, but they also “fill the gaps.”
For example, Cabernet Sauvignon might provide structure, boldness and elegance, while some Syrah could provide richness on the midpalate. Together, the two varieties work to make a better wine than they could alone.
With this in mind, here are several red blends we’ve tasted in recent weeks from Washington and Idaho.