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Rhône-style red blends perfect for Pacific Northwest
One of the most exciting trends in Pacific Northwest wine the past few years has been the rise of Rhône-style red blends.
Winemakers have been taking a page out of the book of Southern Rhône winemakers by blending such varieties as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Counoise, Cinsault and other grapes from this region in the south of France.
So if you see the letters “G-S-M,” you’ll know this is a rich, bright and delicious red blend that will pair well with meat lovers pizza, barbecued pork, grilled meats and sausages, among other choices.
Here are seven examples of Southern Rhône red blends from the Northwest that we’ve tasted recently.