Some Great Blends

BURGUNDY TYPES

66% Old Vine Zinfandel – 16% Carignane – 16% Petit Sirah
66% Petit Sirah – 33% Pinot Noir
66% Sirah or Petit Sirah – 17% Zinfandel – 17% Alicante
66% Old Vine Zinfandel – 33% Alicante
75% Cabernet Sauvignon – 25% Merlot
60% Cabernet Sauvignon – 40% Sangiovese —- Tuscany Blend
40% Cabernet Sauvignon – 30% Sangiovese – 30% Merlot —- Super Tuscany Blend
75% Cabernet Sauvignon – 25% Cabernet Franc
65% Cabernet Sauvignon – 15% Cabernet Franc – 15% Malbec – 5% Petit Verdot
66% Alicante – 16% Barbera – 16% Zinfandel
50% Zinfandel – 20% Carignane – 15% Petit Sirah – 15% Grenache
66% Ruby Cabernet – 33% Alicante
55% Cabernet – 40% Zinfandel – 5% Barbera
80% Cabernet – 20% Barbera
50% Alicante – 50% Petit Sirah

CLARET TYPES

75% Zinfandel – 25% Carignane
75% Merlot – 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
66% Sangiovese – 16% Alicante – 16% Zinfandel
25% Cabernet Sauvignon – 75% Sangiovese —- Tuscany Blend
15% Cabernet Sauvignon – 70% Sangiovese – 15% Merlot —- Super Tuscany Blend
40% Sangiovese – 40% Primitive (Zinfandel) -20% Carignane
33% Grenache – 33% Sangiovese – 33% Alicante
16% Grenache – 34% Carignane – 34% Zinfandel – 16%Alicante
50% Alicante – 50% Grenache

ROSE TYPES

Most grapes except a Syrah, Petit Sirah and Alicante can be blended together to make a Rose. Just leave the crush on the skins for one to two days and press out lightly. A 100 % Grenache or Sangiovese left just one day on the skins after crushing makes an excellent Rose.

WHITE WINES

All white grapes can be blended. Just try to mix the varieties with a high acid with a variety that has low acid.