We were lucky enough to secure a private tasting at RN Estate! http://www.rnestate.com/. This is a little ways out there…a beautiful drive up North River Road and out a long dirt road…and every second was worth the wait! For starters, what a beautiful estate! Four acres of vines are planted on the slopes of the 40 acre property and Roger’s home sits atop a hill with gorgeous views of the entire area. Roger is the owner and winemaker and he does about a thousand cases of handcrafted, delicious, Red Rhone and Bordeaux style wines a year. Some Pinot Noirs, a Mourvedre and several blends using varietals like Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel make up the tasting list. From the second that we took our first sniff, to tasting the last drop, this was one of those great, unique, and eye opening wine experiences! The wines are delicate but complex, silky and aromatic with perfect flavor and finish. You get to really taste what a grape can become in the glass…his hands-on meticulous winemaking style shows up in each glass. It’s just like what Roger says…”Like words in poetry”.
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