REBEL GRAPE SOCIETY

DECEMBER 2020

PLOT TWIST BLENDS : 2020 HAS HAD IT ALL

What a better way to end this year than by going ‘next level’ different in an already different category. While the Rebel Grape Society normally focuses on single varietal wines, there are a few blend examples of wines that both eschew the traditional rules and yet pay homage to some even older traditions. The idea of a true field blend is not completely uncommon in the US, but has certainly become far more rare as the number of remaining vineyards with several different grape varieties interplanted throughout has become few and far between. More often, winemakers tend to prefer a bit more control as to what blends they are creating in their final product. Looking for a specific profile from the one grape is an enjoyable endeavor. But for wines like these, the result of co-mingling white and red grapes and simply letting the entire vineyard site be expressed in the wine is delightfully fun. Bright, beautiful, outside the box… and still brought to you with a bow.

 

All the best to you and yours, and cheers to your health this holiday season.

– Kevin Wardell, December 2020

 

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WINE NO.1: RYME CELLARS SANGIOVESE + TOCAI FRIULANO

Fox Hill Vineyard, Mendocino, California 2019

WINE NO.2: RUTH LEWANDOWSKI “FEINTS”

Piemontese Blend
Fox Hill Vineyard, Mendocino, California 2019

WINE NO. 3: BEDROCK WINE CO. “HERITAGE”

Zinfandel, Carignane, Mourvedre, etc
Evangelho Vineyard, Lodi, California 2019
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

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