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Best Blends Forever
Posted on April 20, 2019 by in Wine

Once looked down upon by sommeliers and wine aficionados, red blends grew 10% last year, making waves in the premium wine market.

Old-fashioned terms like table wine and house wine are falling out of favor as more reputable producers release handcrafted red blends that hold up to any varietal. In a sense, they’re like the craft beer of the wine world. Red blends are diverse, high quality and more popular than ever, satisfying the modern consumer’€™s desire to experiment with different styles and try new labels.

10 Red Blends From Your Favorite Brands:

Francis Coppola Claret

Part of the Coppola Diamond Collection, this black label beauty is their signature red wine. A Cabernet-based blend in the classic Bordeaux style, this ultra-premium Claret is accented by flavors of cassis, espresso & blackberry.

Conundrum Red

Equally serious and playful, Conundrum is a rich blend displaying aromas of berries, plums and cocoa. Created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, this delicious wine pairs well with grilled meat.

The Prisoner Red

Break the shackles of your red wine routine with this deeply concentrated, full-bodied behemoth from Napa Valley. The Zinfandel-based blend features an unlikely confluence of Cabernet, Syrah, Petite Sirah & Charbono.

Cooper & Thief Red Blend

Aged in bourbon barrels for three months, Cooper & Thief challenges tradition with their whiskey-inspired flavors and aromas. Savor this dark red wine’s rich flavors, soft tannins and lingering finish.

Apothic Red

A masterful blend of rich Zinfandel, smooth Merlot, flavorful Syrah and bold Cabernet, you’€™ll love every layer of dark red fruit, vanilla & mocha. Even the bottle feels mysterious and romantic.

Marietta Old Vine Red

An underdog in the competitive market of California, Marietta is one of the best value wines in America. This medium-bodied blend is robust, dynamic and savory–significantly less sugary than many red blends.

Decoy Red

Decoy by Duckhorn delivers the structure and quality you’€™ve come to expect from Sonoma. Enjoy rich fruity flavors balanced with supple yet well-defined tannins and layers of currant, tobacco & black pepper.

Gnarly Head Authentic Red

A Zinfandel-dominant blend from California, Gnarly Head is intense and striking, featuring bold flavors of blackberry, spice & cola. The big palate is fruit-forward with lush notes of black cherry and blueberry.

Daou Pessimist Red Blend

An Old World-style wine, this blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel & Tannat demonstrates the fruit-forwardness associated with California. Even a red blend cynic will fall in love after one sip.

Ca’ Momi Rosso

This Napa red blend is medium-bodied, round and velvety, featuring a complex palate of fruit, wood and coffee. Enjoy bright, juicy flavors of strawberry and raspberry with strong acidity and a long finish.