Student Blend Final Team #5

Our initial blend was good but not what we had expected. Our initial formula was 60% Cabernet Franc and 40 % merlot and we expected a medium body wine, with medium acidity and some tannin, fruits could be tasted but not overwhelming and a little oak. What we obtained was a quick finish in fruit, no oak, tannins lingered a little too much, low acidity and the body was light. This experience was very rewarding. It was great to experience blending wines and see our peers make all kinds of blends. We tried 4 more formulas after our initial one; we tried 60% merlot 40% Cabernet Franc, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Cabernet Franc, 80% Cabernet franc 20% merlot, and our final blend is 75% Cabernet Franc and 25% Merlot. This blend turned out to be what we are looking for to pair with our Grilled Lamb “Steaks” Hache with Ratatouille. It has a red rose color,  bright, with the smell of notes of plum, dark cherries and on the palate, it feels like a medium body and you can taste the notes of the dark red fruits but is not overwhelming, has some tannins, medium acidity and alcohol is low to medium.

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1 Response to Student Blend Final Team #5

  1. Seems like a blend that would have been welcomed by our guests in the Janet Lefler Dining Room.

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