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My winemaking philosophy which I developed early on in my career is based on the concept that wine is a natural food. As such, the ultimate enjoyment of wine is as a graceful and harmonious accompaniment to a meal, whether it be simple or sublime.

While most of my wines are enjoyable by themselves, it is with food that they really shine, and reveal all of their nuances and textures. To me the best wines have the ability to bring out the best in the food they are paired with and conversely the food brings out the best in the wines.

2009 Blues Cuvée
Santa Barbara County

2009 Blues Cuvée

Technical Details

Composition:
Cabernet Franc (39%)
Syrah (26%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (18%)
Merlot (15%)
Malbec (2%)

Production: 225 cases
Alcohol by volume: 13.7%
pH: 3.47
Titratable acidity: .69g/ml
Cellaring potential: 4-6 years
Bottle price: $28

All of us at Longoria Wines look forward to the release of this popular and iconic blend that plays tribute to one of the great American musical forms – the Blues.  Not only is this wine delicious and complex, but every other year we commission a new work of art for the label.

This is our 17th vintage of the Blues Cuvée and for the first time ever we’ve asked an artist to create the artwork for a second time. Trent Call, who produced the artwork for both the 2007 and 2008 vintages, is a rare artist who has mastered a wide variety of genres. Trent’s new artwork stems from his strong interest in graffiti, comics, graphics and pattern which has transformed the Blues Cuvée label into something completely different from the norm.   

The various grapes that make up this blend were harvested in mid to late October under   optimal harvest conditions. For this year’s blend, Cabernet Franc is the dominant grape varietal as emphasized in many of the past vintages. The wines were aged in French oak barrels for 22 months before being blended and bottled.  The new oak component averaged 25% for all of the wines.

The wine has a medium-dark ruby color. The nose has heady aromas of cherries, tobacco and leather. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied, with flavors of dried cherries and spices. The tannins are moderate and the balanced acidity provides for a lingering, refreshing finish. 

This wine will pair well with a wide variety of foods, but in particular with barbequed

 meats and savory winter stews.

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