November 13, 2020


Knotty Vines Red Blend 2016, California Cost: $14-16 Don’t you love all the blends we are seeing these days, especially red blends? There have always been traditional blends in places like Bordeaux and Italy, but many of those are under pretty specific guidelines. The new blends can be practically anything, and winemakers are getting creative about what they put together. The only rule is that is has to taste good. The Knotty Vines Red Blend is like that. The predominant grapes are Merlot and Malbec, with a hefty dose of Zinfandel and a splash of Petit Verdot and Syrah. I don’t recall seeing a blend just like that before, but it works. The result is a smooth, sleek wine, with rich fruit flavors. It is a versatile wine that would pair well with a wide variety of food and is great for sipping by itself. The wine is a deep…

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