SUTTER HOME RED BLEND ML

SUTTER HOME RED BLEND ML

Winery

Sutter Home

Grapes

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel

Region

United States / California

Wine style

Californian Red Blend

Allergens

Contains sulfites

 

 

Californian Red Blend

United States · California

Some of the greatest wines in California are a blend of various red grapes. The most successful blends follow the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot recipes of Bordeaux, but with even more intensity.

These wines are typically luscious and strong with lots of ripe blackberry, black currant, and vanilla flavors.

The warm days and cool nights of the Napa Valley in Northern California make it the ideal place to make Bordeaux-style red wines. Although the wines of Bordeaux have historically been considered the best wines of the world, the bolder, richer, and more fruit-forward wines of California are now just as respected.

Just like Bordeaux, California's dominant grape is Cabernet Sauvignon with its rich blackberry flavors. Merlot is added to soften the edges and add red fruit flavors. Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot are even added at times for complexity. These California blends are very balanced and are great when they are young, but they can also age for decades.

Another popular blend is made from Grenache and Syrah. This style is a fuller and richer version of the wines of France's Rhône Valley.

 

Characteristics

Acidity - High

Body - Full-bodied

 

Foodpairing

Beef

Lamb

Veal

Poultry

 

Grapes

Shiraz/Syrah 

Cabernet Sauvignon 

Merlot 

Zinfandel

 

What does this wine taste like?

Cherry, raspberry, strawberry

15 mentions of red fruit notes

Vanilla, oak, caramel

13 mentions of oaky notes

Plum, jam, blackberry

11 mentions of black fruit notes

    $8.00Price