Apologia for Le Cigare Blanc

Years ago, when I had decided that Pinot Noir and that other Burgundian variety were just not going to work so well at our Estate Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, I began to focus instead on Rhône varieties. We produced then an extraordinary haunting wine from our Estate called “Le Sophiste,” a putative blend […] Read more and join the conversation...

Footnotes to Sub-terroir Rhônesick Blues

The reader may know or be able to infer that I live a somewhat convoluted, self-referential life; that is to say, many of my personal points of reference seem to exist in the realm of vinous and the arcane (generally both). Eliot footnoted The Wasteland; why not to footnote a Bob Dylan song parody about […] Read more and join the conversation...

BATAAN DEATH MARCH

BATAAN DEATH MARCH - Book Tour

18th Annual Rhone Rangers San Francisco Bay Area Weekend Celebration of American Rhones

March 27 & 28
The Winemakers Dinner on Friday night, March 27 will kick off the weekend at The Golden Gate Club in the Presidio.  Join us for a magical evening hosted by fourteen Rhone Rangers winemakers including Randall Grahm.
Catering by The Girl & The Fig.

Saturday March 28, at the Craneway Pavilion & Conference Center is the Seminar Series and Grand Tasting. Randall Grahm will be on the panel of the first seminar: "Rose made from American Rhone Grape Varieties," showcasing the new releases of rose, perfectly timed for your summer ahead.

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2009 Le Cigare Volant RéserveElective Affinities

"Brilliant matchings of wine & literature"

CIGARE of the FUTURE | pg 253
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