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8 Intriguing California Red Blends

New reviews of wines based on Merlot, Syrah, Grenache and Zinfandel
The Merlot-focused Rutherford Hill was founded in 1972.
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The Merlot-focused Rutherford Hill was founded in 1972.
Aaron Romano
Posted: February 4, 2019

Blending different grapes can add complexities and textures to a wine that a single grape may not be able to achieve. This week we highlight eight unique California red blends that stood out from recent tastings. Get the scores and tasting notes!

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