CALIFORNIA Red BLENDS

Date/Time: May 4th, 2019 06:00 PM
Ending Date/Time: May 4th, 2019 09:00 PM

 

Traditionally, when different grape varieties grew side-by-side in the vineyard, winemakers would pick them at the same time, and pool them together for fermentation. This style is now called a field blend (in fact, this is still how Port is made).

 

However, over time, winemakers began to realize that fermenting varieties separately made for a more consistent recipe. Therefore, they began fermenting each grape variety in separate barrels and combined the different wines together afterward in a vat called a “cuvée.” These cuvées were then sold and labeled from the regions where the grapes were grown.

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