#RRSF Grand Tasting!

Do you plan to attend the Rhone Rangers San Francisco Grand Tasting today? If so, please make sure to visit the Ridge Vineyards table, we’ve got a tremendous roster of wines to share with you! Here is the line-up:


100% Carignane

“The 2009 is our eleventh vintage from this small vineyard in the hills north of Dry Creek Valley. Planted in the thirties, forties, and fifties, it has been meticulously cared for by Dino Buchignani, a role now filled by his son Stan. Full of pure fruit and elegant structure, this old-vine carignane is enjoyable now, and will be at its best over the next four to five years.” John Olney (8/10)



88% Grenache, 6% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah

“The two oldest parcels, planted in 1902 and 1963, are the heart of this wine. They are field blends of grenache, with minor amounts of zinfandel and petite sirah. Pure grenache from the two younger parcels contributes finesse and definition, and eighteen months in oak has integrated fruit and tannin, accentuating the wine’s exotic spice. This excellent grenache will be at its best over the next five years.” Eric Baugher (3/07)


50% Syrah, 50% Grenache

“Syrah’s deep flavors and firm structure complement the bright fruit, spice, and lively acidity of grenache. After twenty months in air-dried american oak barrels, the wine’s elements have integrated beautifully. Approachable now, it promises to continue developing over the next six to eight years.” Eric Baugher (8/08)

2006 LYTTON ESTATE SYRAH (pre-release!)

92% Syrah, 8% Viognier

“Viognier and syrah co-fermented on their natural yeasts in seven small tanks; we pressed early to avoid excessive tannins. Full-bodied and solidly structured, this fine syrah will develop further with ten to twelve years in bottle.” Eric Baugher (9/08)

2009 LYTTON ESTATE PETITE SIRAH (our first national-release Petit Sirah!)

100% Petite Sirah

“This hundred-percent varietal is our first national release Petite Sirah that shows the structure, balance, and complexity that can be achieved when soil and varietal are perfectly matched. It will soften and evolve over the next ten years.” John Olney (11/10)

If you require some additional information about the event, please click here. And if you attend, PLEASE send us thought, perceptions, comments, tasting notes, photos, we want it all! And mainly, enjoy!

Categories: Carignane, Events, Food & Wine Pairing, Grenache, Offerings, Petite Sirah, Rhone varietals, Syrah, Tasting Flights, Varietals & Blends

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