Robin Garr wrote:argue that mixing varietals yields a "muddy" mutt of a wine . . . my glass of 13-varietal Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Keith M wrote:Robin Garr wrote:argue that mixing varietals yields a "muddy" mutt of a wine . . . my glass of 13-varietal Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Tsk, tsk, is this the proper use of varietal, Robin?
Steve Slatcher wrote:You could argue that it is indeed a proper uase - varietal is an adjective applied to CdP. I'm sure Mr Garr knows what is is doing
Melissa Priestley wrote:I guess I should have also qualified my previous response by first mentioning that I'm with Jon: let's leave blending to the professionals. In most cases, I don't think mixing wines in your glass is a good idea. But mixing them in the winery? Yes please.
Last Fall, I wasn't thinking straight. I bought locally grown Pinot Noir and Lemberger grapes, but didn't buy enough to make 10 gallons of each. So, to keep my carboys properly filled, I made 6.5 gallons of each and 5 gallons of a 50/50 blend of the two. It's a decent red wine in it's own right. Also, don't tell the Champagne makers not to blend Pinot Noir.Robin Garr wrote:...Pinot is a prima donna, a star who needs to take the stage alone...
Howie Hart wrote:Robin Garr wrote:Also, don't tell the Champagne makers not to blend Pinot Noir.
Melissa Priestley wrote:Alright, I definitely still enjoy many varietal wines, but I think that the craze for them has resulted in the unfair suffering and neglect of many good blended wines.
Bernard Roth wrote:Who is an example of this strawman you created for this thread?
Daniel Rogov wrote:Some surprises await
Steve Slatcher wrote:Isn't it still 80/20 in the US?
Robin Garr wrote:Bernard Roth wrote:Who is an example of this strawman you created for this thread?