California Dreamin’: Rhone Rangers in LA!

If I might borrow a bit of press-speak-ease …

The Rhone Rangers ride into Los Angeles on Sunday, June 3, 2012, with over 45 wineries pouring their American-grown Rhone wines. All events take place this year at the recently renovated Vibiana, an historic site located in the vibrant downtown area of Los Angeles at 214 South Main Street, near the LA Times Building. TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

That’s right cowboys and cowgirls, the Rhone Rangers are ridin’ into the City of Angels, and they’re bringing wine!

Just a partial list of some of the great producers you might taste with, should you choose to attend this Smorgasborg of Syrah, this Sensorium of Cinsault, this Plethora of Petite Sirah, this Cornucopia of Counoise, this Gift of Grenache, this Multiplicity of Mataro, this Rush of Roussanne, this Vivacity of Viognier, this Prize of Picpoul:

Adelaida Cellars

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Curtis Winery

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyards

Frick Winery

Halter Ranch


Tablas Creek Vineyard

and of course, yours truly, RIDGE VINEYARDS!

And speaking of Ridge Vineyards, did you know we have a special DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION Promotion, just for you?

Well, we do!

Just click the following link to purchase tickets:

and when prompted, enter the following code:


and then STAND BACK! Cuz this loco bronco is about to up and buck …

Ok, dig this. May I present, VIBIANA!

Yeah, that’ll do …

What’s that you say? What are WE pouring? Oooh, wouldn’t you like to know!

Riddle me this, my brother, can you handle it?
Your style to my style, you can’t hold a candle to it.

Ok, I’ll tell you …

2010 Ridge Vineyards Buchignani Ranch Carignane (100% solo varietal old-vine Sonoma Carignane)

2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Petite Sirah (estate-grown Petite Sirah from our Healdsburg vineyards)

2007 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah (co-fermented with 12% Viognier in a Côte-Rôtie-via-N.Cal way)

2006 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah/Grenache (the Royals of the Rhone in a 50/50 blend)

It’s a Rhone thing, so you GOT to understand!

Whew. Turn me loose.

p.s. if your Rhone Rangeriness feels fitter on twitter, and if your reet petite can’t get sweet unless your suite is replete with a connective tweet, then you must hop on the Sonoma William wagon and wheel-rut your way into the oneo-sphere with the social Vaquero himself, Senor Simple Hedonisms!

Check the scoop here if your bag is to hashtag the rah-rah on #RRLA …

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

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1 reply

  1. Love it!
    Thanks for the love and the mention. Your Syrah/Viognier is AMAZING, can’t wait to taste it again Sunday! Cheers!

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