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Blending the Perfect Cab

Blending the Perfect Cab

Winemaking is quite time-consuming. For instance, when putting together optimal blends, we start by having the winemaking team taste samples from each barrel.

Winemaking is quite time-consuming. For instance, when putting together optimal blends, we start by having the winemaking team taste samples from each barrel.

We blend different blocks from the vineyard in our quest to find the perfect way to highlight all the amazing properties of Knights Valley. Each year is slightly different; so each year's blending process is tailored to best convey how that particular vintage expresses Knights Valley.

There is a consistent core theme to the red wines from Knights Valley: floral, violet, and lavender; dark-red fruit, blueberry, cassis, silky tannins, and a mineral finish. However, one year might find the violet standing out, whereas in another year the blueberry is intense. Blending helps us capture these vintage variations.

After final blends are determined, the wines are racked to tank just prior to bottling.

So you see, a winemaker's work is rarely, if ever, done. But here in Knights Valley, it always remains a labor of love.

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Blending the Perfect Cab