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2011 Peachy Canyon Cirque du Vin Red, Paso Robles, USA

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $17   From: $14   To: $20


Grape Variety

Rare Red Blend is a term Wine-Searcher uses for red wines made from unusual or rarely seen combinations of grape varieties (see also Rare White Blend). It also proves convenient for those wines whose blend is unknown or unpublished.

Although typically complex, many rare red-wine blends do conform to a certain patterns. Many are regional twists on the classic Bordeaux Blend; by adding their local signature grape to a basic Cabernet-Merlot blend, many regions have successfully broadened the appeal of their wines while maintaining a degree of regionality. In Italy, this is done with local specialties such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano and even Trentino's idiosyncratic Lagrein. In Austria it is achieved with Zweigelt or Blaufrankisch, and sometimes both. ...more


Region
  • Paso Robles is a large winegrowing area at the southern end of California's Central Coast region. At 666,500 acres (270,000ha) the official Paso Robles AVA is among California's very largest; it effectively covers the northern half of San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles wines are typified by rich, ripe reds based on warm-climate varieties such as ZinfandelCabernet SauvignonMerlot and the Rhone Valley trio Grenache,  ...more

  • The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to generalize about win...more

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