As a home winemaker, I try to focus on one varietal per year. This allows me to do the harvest, crush, press and all associated cleaning only ONCE per year in the fall. But it does limit my blending abilities only getting one varietal.
I currently have ~50gal of 2018 Merlot, and am considering either (a) bottling it as is soon or (b) getting ~50gal of Cab this fall and blending it all 50/50 next summer ... 🤔
I found this article by Ed Kraus:
Blend wines that are from the same year. Blending wines from different years, in general, does not work as well. Wines blended from different years seem to have more instances of precipitation. These types of blends also seem to pull the older vintage back to a youthful harshness even though it might have been almost at its ultimate age for consumption.
Is it bad to do blending of wine in two consecutive years like this? Is one year ok? Anybody with experience with this? How did the wine turn out?