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Blush Table Wine

Blush Table Wine Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: Of the three “sweeter” wines we produce, our Blush carries a mid-balance of color, tannin and sweetness. By adding a small amount of red wine to the blend (which creates its blush color), our Blush wine also enhances our sweet wine program, similar to that of our Riesling. Adding the red wine creates a blend that has a sweet, lush mouthfeel and retains the notion of being very light-bodied. The base of our Blush blend consists of an extremely soft and fragrant sweet wine, that displays a higher viscosity, or silkier, mouthfeel. In order to broaden its flavor profile, we blend a small amount (in the range of 2% to 4%) of red wine to add variability, longevity and stability to the wine. The natural occurring tannins in the red wine we use gives our Blush wine a flavor structure that makes it more food friendly, and softens an overbearing sweetness. The result is a fun and floral wine with bright tropical flavors of pineapple, watermelon and strawberry. Compared to our Halbtrocken, our Blush wine carries a slightly sweeter and more viscous mouthfeel, which lends wonderfully to BBQ’s, spicy foods (especially Thai cuisine) and afternoons on the porch.

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of


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