Harvest Moon Sonoma County Red Wine 6-Pack
$79.99 $246.00 67% off List Price
2013 Sonoma Harvest Red Wine, Sonoma County
Based on the specs tab, I think the correct link may be for the 2013 Harvest Moon Estate & Winery 50/50, unless they are dups. And given Randy’s comment seems to confirm, as the Red Blend has six vintage releases, not just two as with the 50/50.
Damn, no shipping to CT on Harvest Moon anymore. I’ve ordered the Zinfandel in the past, not sure what happened.
Licensing renewal or licensing costs vs market.
Besides in Champagne and other sparklers, I don’t recall seeing Pinot Noir used as a blending grape, not that I’m an expert. Would love to hear from someone who has tasted this.
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It typically isn’t blended however I’ve always enjoyed blending zin and Pinot noir at home in my glass and had the opportunity to blend the two in 12 and 13. I like the fruit and backbone of cool clinate zin wrapped in the elegance and earthy profiles of Pinot. Try it. It’s tasty!
Why is it that many people in the US won’t embrace the idea of blending Cabernet Sauvignon with the other varietals used in the classic Bordeaux blend, which in my and many others opinion, perfectly illustrates that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts; yet will approve of blending Zin with almost anything?
I am opened minded and will try almost anything but quite frankly I just can’t see anything beneficial coming out of a Zin-Pinot Noir blend. Maybe I’m wrong, who knows.
Most Americans’ aversion to blending comes from the bad old days before the '60s and the renaissance of American wine. Most of the blends were ‘generic’ wines of little character, and better wines were sold as varietals at a premium. Of course, back then you could label a wine with a varietal name if 51% of the grapes were the named varietal (now that number is 75%) and people who didn’t know European wine got the idea that the best wines were all varietal.
Of course, of all the wines in Europe that are blended, Pinot Noir is probably the least blended (at least openly - back in the day a lot what was sold as AOC Burgundy consisted of rather lightish Pinot Noir with generous dollops of Algerian red (often carignane) under the hood.
I’d be open to a couple if someone in socal is ordering.
I’m curious to try - I don’t think I’ve had this when I’ve visited the winery in the past, but we like both Randy’s zins and pinots. I’d take a single off somebody’s hands.
Also, we had a 2005 Estate Zin the other night. It was amazing.
Politely put, you are wrong. It solidly shows itself as a zin with the bright red fruit, subtle pepper and zin backbone however the profiles are coated in earthy floral elegance of RRV Pinot Noir. It’s not a confused wine rather a true 50/50 relationship between my two favorite varieties. It’ll cellar very well yet is soft around the edges allowing for immediate enjoyment. On a side note, innovation is the driving force into new territory for most industries. Without experimentation, one ends up with an boring wines. Cheers.
I have to agree with this train of thought. In fact I bought a couple of bottles of a Pinot Mourvedre blend from dirty and rowdy that was suprisingly good. I would love to try one!