In retrospect, my intuition would have told me it would work just fine. But here and there I try matches that don't work as well as I though they would, and not having tried this particular combination, I didn't want anything to interfere with the Chateauneuf. And of course, you were all right, not only did work, it work very well indeed! So well in fact that I will do so again in the future. Thanks!
"The sun, with all those planets revolving about it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else to do"
(avatar: me next to the WIYN 3.5 meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory)