Rhone Rangers Los Angeles Tasting Seminar
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for the Rhone Rangers Los Angeles Tasting Seminar, "The State of the American Rhone Nation."
During this seminar you will have the opportunity to taste and get an understanding of the principal Rhone varietals.
Matt Kettman, Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine will be the moderator.
- 2012 Tercero Grenache Blanc – Presented by Larry Schaffer
- 2012 Anglim, 2012 Bien Nacido Viognier – presented by Steve Anglim
- 2013 Campesino White Blend (Roussanne/Marsanne) “Alina” – Presented by Macario Montoya
- 2013 Cornerstone Cellars Rose (Syrah) “Corallina” – Presented by Craig Camp
- 2012 Crux Winery Grenache (Russian River) – Presented by Brian Callahan
- 2012 Donelan Family Cellars Syrah “Cuvee Christine” (100% syrah) – Presented by Cushing Donelan
- 2012 Cellar 433 Mourvedre (Arizona) – Presented by John McLoughlin
- 2012 Tablas Creek “Esprit de Tablas” Red Blend – Presented by Jason Haas
When & Where
The Rhone Rangers are a group of roughly 150 wineries dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhone Valley. These varieties range from the better-known Syrah and Viognier to the up-and-coming Mourvèdre, Grenache and Roussanne, to obscure (but delicious) grapes like Counoise and Picpoul.
The Rhone Rangers started from a small gathering of American vintners who began meeting informally in the 1980s. As their numbers expanded, the group organized under the name “Rhone Rangers.” The Rhone Rangers is a non-profit organization focused on promoting the enjoyment of Rhone varietal wines produced in the United States. These grapes include the 22 traditional varieties approved by the French government for the Côtes du Rhone, as well as Durif (Petite Sirah). In order for a winery to join the Rhone Rangers, they must produce at least one wine that contains 75% of any single approved varietal (or combination of these varietals).