10 to blend

By on December 15, 2013
Washington state has 50,000 acres of wine grapes.

Great red blends come from many sources in the Pacific Northwest, including the Wahluke Slope, home to a large number of vineyards, particularly those growing red wine grapes.

Taking cues from the French, Northwest winemakers long ago discovered that the sum can be greater than its parts.

Such is the case with red blends, a speciality particularly in Washington. These wines get their inspiration from Bordeaux, the Rhône and the individual winemakers’ fertile minds.

Enjoy this collection of red blends we’ve tasted in recent weeks.

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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