The following wines were poured for this session:
- Tablas Creek Picpoul Blanc 2010
- Two Shepherds Grenache Blanc 2010
- Holly’s Hill Counoise 2010
- Clos Saron Cinsault Blend 2010
- Ridge Carignane 2009
- Lagier Meredith Mondeause Noire 2009
These wines gave a great snap shot of not just rare Rhone varietals but of all Rhone varietals all together coming from the US. I asked a question of the panel and received 3 out of 5 panelist responses (and Carole Meredith responded earlier on her and her husbands reason for growing Mondeuse): why do you do what you do (why do you grow and produce rare Rhone varietals)?
And I got a uniform and I am summarizing–the reason is the love for the grape and, in some examples, is what would these varietals do on their own. And to highlight a lesser known but still noble grape. A great seminar.
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