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Weekend Wine Tasting 'Stone Soup: California Rhones'
4/29/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC - 5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
4183 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, California, 94611
A rolling stone collects no moss but gathers a certain polish, said Oliver Herford. The same can be said for the beautifully complex varietals that are grown on the stony banks of the Rhone Valley. These often underrepresented grapes have, for centuries inspired folks--from the papacy to poets--yet have only recently gained momentum on Californian soil. Why is that you ask, well to quote the infamous Randal Graham in his interview with wineanorak.com  “in the new world we are making it up as we go along, and there are more ways to stuff it up than get it right.” In honor of you lord Rhone Ranger, we seem to be “getting it right” more often than naught these days. This weekend’s line-up is an example of just that: elegance, nuance, and complexity all made from the Rhone’s finest offspring. Like the old story goes, we have managed to create a feast out of what began as stone soup.
 

2016 Sans Liege
Groundwork Rose
Central Coast, California

2015 Bonny Doon Vineyard
Picpoul 'Beeswax Vineyard'
Arroyo Seco, California

2014 Onward
Carignane 'Hawkeye Ranch'
Redwood Valley, California

2013 Enkidu
'Humbaba'
Sonoma & Lake County, California