Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Monday, August 22, 2005

Make your own blend

Somehow the wine in the bottle is considered sacrosanct. Even though the winemaker blends different vineyards, different varietals, sometimes even different vintages, there is an element of horror at the thought of of one of us lesser mortals altering what was in the bottle. Perhaps this is as it should be, after all, we do need to respect the art of the winemaker. On the other hand, sometimes a wine needs a little help like the other evening when we had a 2000 Bordeaux that was very bright, but a little too acidic, and a 2002 Washington State Merlot that was softer, but somewhat dull and flat, so we blended the two: two thirds Merlot, one third Bordeaux. The new blend, dubbed Gene's wine, was balanced and delicious -lively with good fruit. And it was good for Franco-American relations.

5 Comments:

  • At 11:24 PM, Blogger Bonnie said…

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  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

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  • At 4:13 PM, Blogger flo said…

    Cab-Merlot, Bor-Merlot- just might be the start of something new!

     
  • At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    you can blend anything you want. Try blending Merlot and Syrah, for example, and see what you get. Kind of like banana or kiwi and cream instead of the usual strawberries and cream

     
  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger flo said…

    thanks for the tip. I'm a big fan of strawberries and cream....

     

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