“American Rhône: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink,” by wine writer Patrick Comiskey, chronicles the rise of Rhône varietal wines in the United States, including key players and developments in San Luis Obispo County. Among them: syrah, grenache, viognier and others prolific in Paso Robles and Edna Valley.
This 2010 vintage of the "Fifteen 10" White Rhône blend from Paso Robles is a delicious wine that over delivers in flavor and complexity. A blend of 34% Roussanne, 27% Viognier, 21% Marsanne, 9% Grenache Blanc, 9% Picpoul Blanc, this wine offers aromas of Barlett pear, lemon zest, and honeysuckle, and flavors of grapefruit, granny smith apple and wet stone. Buy Now http://shrsl.com/?e6cs
Rhone! Mourvedre & Grenache Blanc... open 10 - 5 no reservations $10 waived w/ purchase... I especially want to taste the Esprit de Tablas Blanc (formerly Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc), based on Roussanne. Their Tablas Creek venture provided Calais winery with Roussanne vines from Beaucastel estate. Would love to taste side by side with CALAIS Winery "Cuvée Principale"
Tablas Creek Vineyard, the Paso Robles partnership of Chateau de Beaucastel and Robert Haas produces estate grown Rhone varietal wines and blends, including Esprit de Beaucastel and Cotes de Tablas. The organic vineyard is planted in Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, Counoise, Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc.