What is red blend wine?
Red blend wines have become a fan favorite. Red blended wine is a domestic wine that is not made from a general variety. Red blends is a complex wine that combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and other red wines together. This is very common to see now in the USA, especially in California. Majority of the wine needs to be Cabernet and the rest can be of the choosing.
What does red blend wine taste like?
Happens to be that Red Blend wines are very popular in the US and the population has grown to love and appreciate great tasting wine. Red Blend wines have a low acidity, are inexpensive, and are very easy on the palate. Red blend wines are known for their complex flavors and full-bodied texture. Red blend carries an intense aroma of oak, ripe fruit, rich vanilla and coffee flavors. Red blend wines have a sweet taste which little to no dryness.
How many calories and carbs does red blend wine have?
Red blend wines are known to help cleanse the heart and fight off heart disease. Red blend wines usually have around 4 grams of total carbohydrates and around 120-125 calories per serving (red wine glass)
How to serve and drink red blend the right way?
Red blend wines need to sit before one can fully enjoy the taste. Red blend wines are usually best served chilled. One should use an ice bucket filled with ⅓ of water and ⅔ with ice. Let the red blend sit for 30 minutes before serving the best temperature range from 55°-65° F. One should open the wine two hours before drinking. Make sure to use a red wine glass so the red blend airs out which allows the wine to release additional flavors and scents. Make sure to pour the red wine about ¼ to ⅓ full to give the drinker room to swirl the wine to access more flavors and aromas. Make sure to hold the wine glass by the stem to heat up the wine and change the wine’s flavor. Smelling the wine is vital. This allows the drinker to identify the flavors and scents the wine has and which ingredients are used. Sipping the wine slowly and holding it in your mouth for ten seconds will bring out aromas that one might be able to smell.
What are some best red blend wines to drink?
Red blends have become popular over the years and restaurants have started serving more over the years. Some name brands like The Prisoner Red Blend, Bodegas Filus, and Caymus Cabernet Special Selection 2016 have become popular over the years. The blends really shape up the flavor and the aromas are fruity and welcoming.
The Prisoner Red Blend has been on the top of the ladder for some years now. The Napa Valley region flavors this red blend to perfection. The wine has aromas of cherries, cloves, and dark chocolate. The rich flavors of ripe berries, pomegranate, and vanilla dwell on the palate before releasing a smooth finish.
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 2016 is another great tasting red blend with flavors of brown spice, tobacco, blackberries, and currant. The rich and smooth texture is smooth on the palate and in its finish. The texture has a nice acidity and is great with lamb, ribs, and veal.
Red blends are continuously improving in flavor and quality. California wineries have been hit by wildfires over the years and have to rebuild what was damaged. There is going to be a demand for more red blend wines in the future.