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The Great Grape Study - BORDEAUX STYLE BLENDS

Most Thursday nights, Back Room Wines’ tasting event focuses on one grape.
We call it “The Great Grape Study."

The Great Grape on Thursday, September 21st, is BORDEAUX STYLE BLENDS.


The five grapes in a classic Bordeaux red are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Most wineries use a few, some all five. Blends have been the mainstay of Bordeaux wine for centuries, partly as a form of crop insurance: one year Merlot might shine, Cabernet the next. As an old winemaker friend says “There aren’t many grapes that don’t benefit from the addition of another.” Even with Pinot Noir (that which shall not be adulterated!), a mix of different clones is highly desirable: there is strength in numbers!

Here is the Bordeaux Style Line up:

HAUT-BANA Medoc 2013 $20
CHATEAU BOUSCAUT Pessac-Leognan 2012 $60
SOR UGO Bolghieri 2014 $43
RUA Napa Valley Red Wine 2013 $28
QUILCEDA CREEK "CVR" Columbia Valley Red Wine 2013 $73

Additional Information:
This is drop in tasting. Come anytime from 5 to 8 to taste Bordeaux Style Blends!
Reservation not necessary.
$20/tasting
Wines poured on sale for 10% discount during the event.

 

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