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.

Updated 02 August 2021

 

Commercial Blends

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

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

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

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

 

WMT Blends

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

tullamore – 60% Alicante, 40% muscat

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

tullamore – 85% Barbera, 15% Petit Sirah

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

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

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

Chuck E – 50% Carmenere, 50% Malbec

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

Winemaker81 – 40% Merlot, 40% Zinfandel, 20% equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, & Malbec

Winemaker81 – 67% Merlot, 33% equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, & Malbec

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

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

tullamore – 85% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino

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

Chuck E – 75% Zinfandel, 25% Petit Syrah

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