Ain’t No Strangers To The Rangers, Gots The Rhones In Our Bones!

March 24-25, it’s on.

It’s a rockin’ Rhone time
it’s blow your dome time, baby

The Rhone Rangers descend on San Francisco next weekend, and none shall be the same ever again.

The 24th? Winemaker’s Dinner. Who shall be there? Ridge Vineyards, of course. Along with …

Big Basin Vineyards, Crystal Basin, Curtis Winery, Davis Family Vineyards, Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Donelan Wines, Folin Cellars, Hahn Family Wines, Katin, Mount Aukum Winery, Pear Valley Vineyards, Qualia Wines, Quivira Vineyards & Winery, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Wesley Ashley Wines and Zaca Mesa Winery.

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And the 25th? The Grand Tasting. The GRAND Tasting.

grand

adjective

1.

impressive in size, appearance, or general effect: grand mountain scenery.

2.

stately, majestic, or dignified: In front of an audience her manner is grand and regal.

3.

highly ambitious or idealistic: grand ideas for bettering the political situation.

4.

magnificent or splendid: a grand palace.

5.

noble or revered: a grand old man.
 
 
Impressive. Majestic. Idealistic. Magnificent. Revered. Grand. The GRAND Tasting.
 
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And what will Ridge Vineyards be pouring? None other than the following:
 

2010 Ridge Vineyards Buchignani Ranch Carignane (special pre-release, winery-only offering!)

2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Petite Sirah (not yet released, only the 2nd nationally-distributed Ridge Petite Sirah EVER!)

2007 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah (new ATP release, winery-only!)

2006 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah/Grenache (sold out ATP offering; last “public” appearance!)

1999 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah (uber-rarity from the library vaults!)

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SAN FRANCISCO 2012 – A WEEKEND CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN RHONES

Recently sat down with two colleagues to start tasting some of the wines to be showcased at the event. If you wish to fly-on-the-wall yourselves, please dig the visuals …



Categories: Carignane, Events & Photographs, Lytton, Lytton Springs, Rhone varietals, RIDGE Staff, Special Offerings, Tasting Flights, Tasting Notes, Varietals & Blends, Video, Viticultural Salmagundi

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