1 year ago
Friday, November 22, 2013
Rabbit Ridge, "Allure de Robles" 2012
It was not a bad wine. A little bit fruity, but not overly sweet, both Dr Desert Flower and I enjoyed it. I'll likely buy it again if I see it at the store. And I am looking forward to harvesting the grapes growing on the arched arbor. The former owners said that the arch used to be thick with grape wines and heavily laden with fruit. An apple tree growing nearby still has evidence of the vine's tendrils having "reached out" to "grasp" several of the apple tree branches in previous growing seasons.
But no, I am Not going to "make my own wine". The equipment, patience, cost, and quality needed to make delicious wine is best left to those countries and regions who have refined their techniques over the centuries and whose governments assure and control the best quality (France, Italy, Spain, for example, and Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Portugal, and the Republic of California as well).