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A lush style, with ample creamed pear, fig, warm piecrust and glazed peach notes all rolling through the rounded, flattering finish. But there are also flashes of pear skin and anise that add length and cut, as the finish just hangs on and on. Quietly one of the top bottlings in the appellation. Drink now through 2015. 417 cases made.
A cuvée made from purchased grapes, this dazzles with its texture, a rich, broad, smooth blanket of satin. It slips over the tongue with ease and delicacy, the acidity strong and well wrapped in peach and apricot flavor. Minerality emerges in the finish, stony and firm, suggesting that this will be good to go for another six to eight years in the cellar. Domaine Select Wine Estates, NY
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.