The people and places that are changing the wine scene in the West
The French have been blending varieties for centuries; now more and more vintners here are making better wines this way. These three Bordeaux blends will convince you that mixing it up is a good thing.
- Waterbrook 2007 Merlot-Cabernet (Columbia Valley; $11)
56% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Townshend Non-vintage “Vortex Red” (Columbia Valley; $15)
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
- Justin 2007 “Isosceles” (Paso Robles; $62)
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot