Northwest Wine: Washington red blends play by Old World rules

Northwest Wine: Washington Red Blends Play by Old World Rules

Many major wine-producing regions can lay claim to a signature blend.

In France’s Bordeaux region, it can be based on any of the red grapes, often Cabernet Sauvignon. In the Rhône Valley, it could be Syrah. In Cahors, it is Malbec. In Australia, it likely is to be Shiraz/Syrah. In Spain, there’s Tempranillo. In Italy, the foundation often is Sangiovese.

These regional differences come out of tradition, often built from generations of winemaking, based on what winemakers learned from centuries of learned observations.>>>Read the entire article featuring Woodinville’s Lobo Hills and Pepper Bridge Winery on the Tri-city Herald

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