Full Review
Peachy Canyon

Peachy Canyon
2014 Para Siempre Red Wine, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55.00

Peachy Canyon
2014 Para Siempre Red Wine, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Deep purple color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of huckleberry jam and orange marmalade on raisin toast with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long vanilla cream and walnut nougat finish with silky tannins and light oak. A delicious, satiny red blend that is certain to satisfy.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry jam and orange marmalade on raisin toast
Taste Flavor: vanilla cream and walnut nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, satiny red blend that is certain to satisfy.
The Producer

Peachy Canyon Winery

The Producer
2025 Nacimiento Lake Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1918
Bordeaux Varietal Blend
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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
The greatness of red wines from France's Bordeaux region can be largely attributed to the art of blending. There are five red varieties that can be used in a Bordeaux red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec (this last is rarely seen anymore in Bordeaux).

The reason for blending several grapes to craft the final wine is for greater complexity as well as elegance. Each grape has various characteristics and can attribute special qualities to the final wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is powerful and tannins, while Merlot has lighter tannins, while Cabernet Franc has a spicy, peppery quality to it. Blending these grapes together will round out all of these qualities; sort of a "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts" rationale.

This principal of blending is used in many regions besides Bordeaux, especially in California, were the blends are often given proprietary names, like Opus One, Insignia, and Quintessa. US blends of Bordeaux varietals may also be labeled, in addition to their proprietary name, by the designation of Meritage if they are approved and licensed by the Meritage Alliance.

Blending in Bordeaux is common not only on the prestigious wines from historic estates that cost hundreds of dollars per bottle, but also on the lighter-styled wines that are priced in the mid-teens. Aging potential can often be directly linked to the price of the wine, from three to five years to three to five decades.

Pair these wines with most red meats, games or roasts.