Successful Red Blends

On Wine Making Talk, a common question regards what wines to use in making blends, and in what proportions. Granted, each batch of wine is different so there’s no formula, but having a list of blends people have liked is a good starting point.

I started a thread where people can post their red blends, and started updating post #1 so that we’ll have a concise list. However, post #1 became uneditable, so I’ll have multiple lists. To ensure we don’t lose track of things, I created this post so we’ll have another copy of the list. I will update this list as we add new items.

“Commercial Blends” is the published blends of commercial wineries that WMT members likes. “WMT Blends” is blends that WMT members made, with the WMT user ID listed.

Updated 06 October 2021

 

Commercial Blends

McGregor Winery – Rob Roy Blend – Cabernet Franc 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%

Justin Vineyards – Isosceles – Cabernet Sauvignon 79%, Cabernet Franc 11%, Merlot 10%

San Acacia Cellars – Caballo Muerto – Cabernet Sauvignon 79%, Merlot 9%, Cabernet Sauvignon 8%, Malbec 2%, Petite Verdot 2%

Latitud 42 – Rioja Reserva – Tempranillo 95%, Graciano 5%

 

WMT Blends

I sorted these blends by dominant grape, or the first grape listed if a blend is equal proportions.

tullamore – Alicante 60%, Muscat 40%

tullamore – Barbera 85%, Petite Sirah 15%

tullamore – Barbera 60%, Dolcetto 30%, Nebbiolo 10%

mainshipfred – Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 12%, Tannat 8%

DistanceRunner – Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 10%

NCWC – Cabernet Sauvignon 51%, Merlot 26%, Syrah 13%, Sangiovese 10%

Meadini – Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 30%, Syrah 20%

Chuck E – Carmenere 50%, Malbec 50%

winemaker81 – Grenache 62.5%, Syrah 37.5%, Mourvedre 12.5%

Meadini – Grenache 50%, Syrah 25%, Merlot 25%

winemaker81 – Merlot 67%, Cabernet Sauvignon 8.3%, Cabernet Franc 8.25%, Petit Verdot 8.25%, Malbec 8.25%

Jbu50 – Merlot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Petit Verdot 20%, Malbec 10%, Cabernet Franc 10%

winemaker81 – Merlot 40%, Zinfandel 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 5%, Malbec 5%

justsgm – Nebbiolo 90%, Petite Sirah 10%

CDrew – Primitivo 60%, Syrah 40%

tullamore – Sangiovese 85%, Sagrantino 15%

justsgm – Sangiovese 75%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Alicante 5%

Meadini – Sangiovese 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 15%

tullamore – Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Syrah 5%

mainshipfred – Sangiovese 60%, Nebbiolo 20%, Alicante 20%

winemaker81 – Sangiovese 50%, Montipulciano 12.5%, Nebbiolo 12.5%, Nero D’avoia 12.5%, Sagrantino 12.5%

Mac60 – Sangiovese 45%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Merlot 15%, Petite Sirah 5%

NCWC – Sangiovese 42%, Cabernet Sauvignon 21%, Merlot 26%, Syrah 5.5%, Petite Sirah 5.5%

buzi – Sangiovese 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 20%

Dom1950 – Zinfandel 75%, Alicante 25%

Chuck E – Zinfandel 75%, Petit Syrah 25%

Mac60 – Zinfandel 75%, Syrah 13%, Petite Sirah%, 7%, Merlot 5%

Kraffty – Zinfandel 50%, Merlot 20%, Malbec 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

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