Rutherford Hill Mixed Red

by wootbot

Melting Pot

At Wine.Woot, we welcome wines of all colors, varietals and vintages.

"I'm just saying maybe you shouldn't make such snap judgments."

You know, stereotypes exist for a reason. There's always at least a hint of truth in them.

"It's ignorance like that statement that makes me glad I'm so open-minded."

Oh, please. You're telling me if I say, "Full-bodied with flavors of black fruit and dark chocolate," you don't immediately think, "Cabernet"?

"No, I don't actually. I like to give wines the benefit of the doubt."

Anyone who says they don't immediately think "Cabernet" when they hear "black cherry, anise and toasted almond" is a liar.

"Are you calling me a liar?"

If you can't admit that this wine is an outstanding example of the bold personality and unbridled flavors characteristic of a Napa Valley Cabernet, then yes, yes I am calling you a liar.

"How DARE you. You make me sick."

OK, fine. So, tell me this … if I describe a wine that's dark ruby in color, has intense aromas of blueberries, dried cherries and vanilla with hints of caramel, and offers a persistent, lingering finish with a hint of mocha and espresso, what would you say?

"I'd say that it really could be anything because I'm not a shortsighted ignoramus like you. Merlot, maybe. Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc for that matter. Petit Verdot, even."

Mmm hmm, mmm hmm. Now what would you say if I told you that second wine is a blend of ALL of those things?

"What?! I uh, well … YOU TRICKED ME."

Pot, meet Kettle.