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Rhône Blends

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With bold fruit flavors and accents of sweet spice, red Rhône blends originated from France’s southern Rhône Valley. Grenache, supported by Syrah and Mourvèdre typically form the base of the blend, while Carignan, Cinsault and Counoise often come in to play. With some creative interpretation, Rhône blends have also become popular in Priorat, Washington, Australia and California.

Tasting Notes for Rhône Blends

A Rhône blend is a dry, red wine and will vary according to its individual components, as each variety brings something different to the glass. Grenache is the lightest in color but contributes plenty of ripe red fruit and a plush texture. Syrah supplies dark fruit flavors, along with savory, spicy and earthy notes. Mourvèdre is responsible for a floral perfume and earthy flavor as well as structure and a healthy dose of color. New World examples of Rhone Blends tend to be fruit-forward in style, while those from the Old World will often have more earth, structure and herbal components on top of ripe red and blue fruit.

Perfect Food Pairings for Rhône Blends

Rhône Blends work with a wide variety of meat-based dishes, playing equally well with beef, pork, lamb or game. Braised beef cheeks, grilled steak or sausages, roasted pork and squab are all fine pairings for these red wines.

Sommelier Secrets for Rhône Blends

Some regions like to put their own local spin on the red Rhône blend—for example, in Australia’s Barossa Valley, Shiraz is commonly blended with Cabernet Sauvignon to add structure, tannin and a long finish. Grenache-based Rhone blends from Priorat often include Carignan (known locally as Cariñena) and Syrah, but also international varieties like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, anything goes, and it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah make an appearance in Rhone-style red blends.

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        • Epoch Authenticity Red 2017  Front Label
          Epoch Authenticity Red 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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        • Torbreck Cuvée Juveniles 2017  Front Label
          Torbreck Cuvée Juveniles 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
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        • Bodegas Mas Alta Artigas Priorat 2017  Front Label
          Bodegas Mas Alta Artigas Priorat 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Priorat, Spain
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        • K Vintners Charlotte 2017  Front Label
          K Vintners Charlotte 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Chateau Pesquie Artemia Rouge 2017  Front Label
          Chateau Pesquie Artemia Rouge 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Ventoux, Rhone, France
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          Chateau de la Negly Coteaux Du Languedoc La Clape L'Ancely 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from La Clape, Languedoc, South of France, France
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        • Gerard Bertrand Clos d'Ora Rouge 2017  Front Label
          Gerard Bertrand Clos d'Ora Rouge 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Minervois La Liviniere, Minervois, Languedoc, South of France, France
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        • Epoch Ingenuity Red Blend 2017  Front Label
          Epoch Ingenuity Red Blend 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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        • Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017  Front Label
          Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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        • Guigal Gigondas Rouge 2017  Front Label
          Guigal Gigondas Rouge 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France
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        • Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2017  Front Label
          Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2017
          Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
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