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March 2015

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The March Issue of Connoisseurs' Guide brings together the collective efforts of local vintners with the many and varied grapes of France's Rhone district. The Rhone, which, consists of North and South, and then of subdivisions with their own sets of rules, limits grapes in some areas and invites a kitchen-sink's worth of varieties in others. California has no such rules.

Red Grapes: Syrah is the red grape of the northern Rhone and the primary red grape amongst the Rhone varieties in use here.

Red Grapes: In the southern Rhone, Grenache is foremost among the red wines, almost all of which are blends of various proportions.

Red Grapes: Mourvèdre shows up in the south in blends and while it exists here, its charms are less appreciated.

Red Grapes: The sturdy Petite Sirah is not much found in France even though the French created it.

White Grapes: Rhône whites remain less than popular, although they do have charm and potential. Viognier makes rich, nicely fruity wines that can be brilliant.

White Grapes: Grenache Blanc makes lighter wines, and their popularity is growing.

White Grapes: Roussanne and Marsanne are a work in progress. The best have always been collectibles but the pickings are slim.

White Grapes: Roussanne and Marsanne are a work in progress. The best have always been collectibles but the pickings are slim.

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