You’ll always have the perfect red on hand if you have a bottle of the Dixie and Bass 2018 Red Blend in your pantry. Balancing the structure of a Cab and Cab Franc with the juiciness of Malbec and Merlot, this wine is the perfect companion whether for a cozy afternoon of cooking or a chill evening by the fire.
BASS: This is an excellent bottle to keep in the pantry. But you might also think about a case in your wine cellar. DIXIE: Not everyone has a wine cellar, hon. BASS: A spare bedroom, then. DIXIE: Spare bedroom? BASS: Sure. No one ever uses our spare bedroom. The wallpaper is straight out of a 60’s horror film. DIXIE: I hand-picked that wallpaper myself! BASS: With your eyes closed? DIXIE: You are so in the doghouse.
2020 Sunset International Wine Competition – 92 Points
37th Washington State Wine Competition – Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Tank fermented then barrel aged for 16 months in 30% new American oak.
Our 2018 Red Blend is equal parts savory herb, baking spice, and ripe fruit on the nose with dried tarragon, red cherry, espresso, and vanilla. Very inviting on the palate, this surprisingly complex wine offers loads of fruit and dried herb on the fore palate, leading to a very round, soft mid palate dominated by rich, chewy tannins and bright red fruit. The long, clean finish showcases the wine's complexity, while rich tannins invite another sip. Pour with pungent cheeses like gorgonzola, a grilled hanger steak or pork tenderloin, or try with wild rice and mushroom-stuffed peppers.
BASS: Red cherry, espresso, vanilla…this wine is sexy! DIXIE: A monkey wrench is sexy to you. BASS: C’mon, read it. Inviting? Complex? Round and soft? That’s like Sophia Loren in a bottle! DIXIE: Calm down, Cary Grant, before I stuff you in a pepper.