Rhone Rangers

    Travel Tuesday: Paso Robles Uncorked

    … amazing, a real high-light. A sit-down tasting is just the thing and the pairing with the cheese is excellent. Tablas Creek [Rhone Zone] So many favorites it's hard to name just one. Justin: The Savant and Justification [100% First-Run Cabernet Franc] are among my favorites each year. Alta Colina: Their Syrah really takes flight, oh-my. Bodegas…

    2 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    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…

    3 readers - By WineWalkabout

    Game of Rhône’s

    … and parts of Santa Barbara and many other areas. Some of the excellent wines I sampled included Kale Wines from Napa with their 2013 Grenache Rose’ ($22) and 2010 Alder Springs Syrah ($45); to Kita Wines from Santa Barbara and their 2011 Syrah ($32), and an exciting new player, Guyomar WineCellars out of the Paso Robles region. Most of life is pretty…

    2 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

    Bill Frick: The One Man Band [Part Two]

    …. 2012 Frick Grenache Blanc: On the nose plenty of fun floral notes and a drop of honey. It's a medium-bodied wine, with a mouth-filling profile on the palate. Rich, textured and with plenty of fruit, yet it manages to stay clean and light on the palate and is a downright fun wine to sample. My score 88 points. 2012 Dry Rose Mourvedre: Dried rose…

    1 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    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…

    2 readers - By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    Q&A – Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery, Part 2

    … a common approach. Much blame has been leveled at agriculture but this is ill-informed. Water is simple, like power, fuel etc., the more you use the more you pay but……everyone has to contribute. Water of groundwater use is inevitable to determine exactly what the current status is and how best to address it. I have attended many meetings on the water…

    4 readers - By Hoot n Annie

    Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

    … and floral, with dried herbs and banking spices wrapped around bright cherries and raspberries. Kaena Tiera Alta Syrah - Luscious blackberries, cassis and grilled meat, bacon fat and gingerbread Thank you for such a great visit! If you find yourself in Los Olivos, be sure to stop in and taste both Beckmen and Kaena. You won’t be sorry! Google The post Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories appeared first on Luscious Lushes - a wine, food, and travel blog. …

    3 readers - By Luscious Lushes

    #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…

    6 readers - By Todd M. Godbout/ WineCompass