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Rubired on Snooth
In 2012 it looked like this:1. Chardonnay (93,153 acres)2. Cabernet Sauvignon ... Pinot Gris (12,473 acres)10. Rubired (10,903 acres)11. Petite Sirah (7,957 acres)12. Barbera (6,286 acres)13. Chenin Blanc (5,936 acres)14. Grenache (5,846 acres)15. Ruby Cabernet (5,801)16. Carignan (2,547 acres)Rubired is used to make juice and powdered tannins... Read More
Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More
Basically, they just bottle before fermentation is finished and let it continue ... ... that those are all like Rubired, which isn't on this list because there's so much of it planted.People have bred grapes like those to produce large crops in the Central Valley. Sometimes they're included in anonymous box and jug wines but mostly they're jus... Read More
I posted this question because someone on another thread referred to Merlots as "tannic" and I don't think of them that way. But I also realize I am less sensitive to tannins than to, for example, acidity. I have to stop and think about whether tannins are high or medium, although I can kind of quantify them if I stop and think.I think of tann... Read More
During the Rose virtual tasting, some folks started talking about the various ... ... BOUSCHET, ROYALTY, and RUBIRED. Most Teinturier grapes have some connection to Alicante Bouschet."Rubired and Royalty were hybridized at UC Davis; I've seen Rubired wines but had no interest in purchasing. Alicante Bouschet itself was a cross of grapes in F... Read More
Soo... based on some other threads, the topic of Burgundies vs. CA pinots has arisen. I, being a French virgin, would love to hear more about burgundies. They are NOT my expertise at all... and to be honest, I have only tasted one, and it ended up being oxidized (sommelier agreed). My expertise tends to lie with Northern California coastal pin... Read More