Last year, we decided to change things up a bit when discussing the blend for Randy's Red. Traditionally, it is a blend of Syrah and Grenache, however in 2015 we had some Mourvedre to add to it and wanted to do something different! The first Blending Seminar was the perfect setting to experiment!
We divided our guests into seven different teams. Once team names and been determined and the process explained, we let each team conduct their own blending trials.
Once each team had come up with their favorite blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre, we turned it over to a panel of professionals to narrow it down to the top three blends. Our experts were looking for wines that were well balanced, and most importantly, delicious!
At the conclusion of the blending seminar, the top three blends were revealed. We then let all of our guests blind taste the finalists and determine the overall winner. The winning blend ended up consisting of: 55% Mourvedre, 33% Syrah, and 12% Grenache.
We are thrilled to introduce the winning blend as the Meltdown. As the back label says: Meltdown is an appropriate wine to enjoy when you have reached your emotional limit and need a break from reality. This wine will help you avoid, or at the very least navigate through, any meltdown in your future!
Stock up on this unique blend before it is sold out! Want to have the opportunity to experiment with your own blend? Join us at the vineyard on Saturday, April 14th for our second Blending Experience. This year, each guest will get to take home a bottle of their teams unique blend! Limited number of tickets available here.