Rhone Rangers

The Rhone Rangers are a group of American winemakers who promote the use of grape varieties from the Rhône Valley in the south of France. They are mostly based on the West Coast, particularly California, and are now organized into a not-for-profit organization for the promotion of wines containing at least 75% of the 22 Rhône grape varieties. Their name is a pun on The Lone Ranger. Originally formed in the 1980s, with no formal structure or organization, the group disbanded in the early 1990s. It was revived again in the late 1990s and is considered a catalyst in making Syrah more prevalent on the Californian wine landscape.
Posts about Rhone Rangers
  • Dec 6, Roussanne White Wine Variety

    … in a three way blend with Viognier. Yerringberg in the Yarra Valley makes outstanding varietal wine from Roussanne. It needs extended bottle age. In the Northern Rhone the variety is used in blends with Marsanne to make white Hermitage wines, it is also used as a component of the red wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. Roussanne is becoming increasingly…

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  • Checking Out a Wine Panel

    … Before the panel began Eight winemakers from around California and even Arizona are on a panel, the topic: “The State of the Rhone Nation.” The result? An extended and wide-ranging conversation covering growing syrah in Arizona to earthquake damage in Napa to the miseries of being an “Other White” on a restaurant wine list. The panel…

    oddballgrape.comin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: California Rhones

    … I never get tired of California interpretation of Rhone wines. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and blends with other grapes, these wines have always intrigued me. And when it comes to California Rhone wines, the diversity of styles and blends has never been better. This report features a few deep and complex Syrahs as well as a handful of ever-quirky…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • A (make it) long weekend in Paso Robles

    … Paso Robles is one crackin place for an extended wine weekend. Oh my where to start. There are so many great wineries and restaurants in Paso Robles it could take decades of wine Adventure weekends to visit most. We have been lucky enough to be able to get a taste of many through events like the Paso Robles Wine Festival, The Paso Robles Rhone…

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  • Game of Rhône’s

    …. They do events to promote their non-traditional wines (and by traditional we mean the “BIG 4” – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir), which are open to the public. I recently attended a Rhone Rangers tasting event in Los Angeles where wines from up and down the state were on display. If you love wine, and by this point you…

  • Bill Frick: The One Man Band [Part Two]

    …, toasted strawberries, cracked black peppercorns, and cedar. Medium body and finish. Again a lot less fruit driven than you'd expect, but still a tasty wine to enjoy with just about anything you could imagine. My score 86 points. SRP $26 2011 Frick Cinsaut: [Pronounced Sin-So] You just don't see much 100% anywhere and this one is well worth your time…

    Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog in Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Bill Frick: The One Man Band

    … that one time impression, so I purchased the Syrah and a couple others and asked if I could kindly have the shipping box on the counter, so I could check the box, filled mostly with Frick wines back to San Diego. This was the only place I purchased wine to take home. After opening that second bottle here at Chez Vino, Mrs. Cuvee brow-beat me into having…

    Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog in Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Q&A – Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery, Part 2

    …? Chris: I went through a similar situation in Australia some years ago, so I believe I have a more complete picture than most. Government intervention can be risky but it requires solid laws to ensure adherence to the policy that is the best fit for the region. Water rights are well established in Paso but there does not exist neither a common goal nor…

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  • Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

    … After #GoingRogue with Tercero, it was time to meander down the road a bit to Beckmen Vineyards, were the #QBP had a barrel tasting arranged with Keana and Beckman winemaker, Mikel Sigouin. I first met Mikel last year at Rhone Rangers in San Francisco, and when I mentioned that some wine bloggers were going to be in his neighborhood, he eagerly…

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  • #WBC14 Paso Robles Excursion: Tablas Creek Vineyard

    … One of my favorite experiences of participating in the Wine Bloggers Conference Paso Robles Pre-Excursion was our visit to Rhone Ranger favorite, Tablas Creek Vineyard. Although Gary Eberle of Eberle Winery was the first to plant Rhone varieties in Paso, Tablas Creek was the first to make their Rhone styled wine commercially viable in the Paso…

    Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass- 6 readers -
  • Four Rosé Top Picks for the Holiday Table. Grab One This Week.

    …: 13601 Old River Road, Hopland CA Phone: 707.400.6300 Email: info@campovida.com Oakland: 95 Linden St. (at W Embarcadero) Oakland, CA 94607 (707) 744-8797 (p.s. stay tuned in Jan/Feb I will organize a North Coast Rhone Rangers tasting in the Oakland tasting room.) 3. Cartograph Rosé of Pinot Noir I have come to appreciate how difficult a good rosé…

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  • The Wrap Up: Rhône Rangers Los Angeles Tasting 2012

    …, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc will quench your summer thirst during a hot afternoon in Paso Robles, with perhaps a serving of shellfish or Asian cuisine. Better yet, grab a glass and enjoy a view of the vineyard from the deck of the new tasting room as soon as it opens to the public (fingers-crossed that it's soon!). Ecluse Wines was also pouring quite…

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  • Rhône Rangers Los Angeles Tasting Event 2012

    …Rhône Rangers fans: Your favorite wineries are coming to Downtown Los Angeles to the iconic and historic Vibiana. On June 3rd, the Rhône Rangers will ride into Los Angeles with over 40 winery members pouring over 200 Rhône varietal wines at this premier location. This intimate tasting has found a heavenly home in the City of Angels after a couple…

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