Beef and Lamb Now Available
For the first time in more than a year, Rangeland is offering both beef and lamb available for sale on their website. They’ve changed their beef club format to once a year, which allows them to serve more customers. You can order (or reorder) any time, while supplies last. Their 25-pound beef box is $225 and their 20 pound lamb share is $250, before club discounts; your beef or wine club discounts automatically apply to all purchases. They also have plenty of ground beef available, which continues to be a best-seller. They offer the ground beef in 10 and 20 pound boxes, to be picked up at J&R in Paso, at the ranch by appointment, or shipped anywhere in California.
Mistletoe 2012 Wins Best of Cabernet Blends
Rangeland Wines’ 2012 Mistletoe won Gold at the Central Coast Wine Competition—Best of Cabernet Blends! It was featured at the Mid-State Fair by the glass and is newly released and available on their website. 2012 was a hot year, resulting in a fruity, powerful wine with more vivid tannins than any other vintage thus far by Rangeland. It’s drinking beautifully and is a slam-dunk crowd-pleaser. They have also released the 2012 GSM and Zinfandel, which share the exuberant personality of the vintage. Think Big and Think Fun and Think Balanced…these wines are also beautifully balanced by that trademark Rangeland acidity and freshness. You can order any of their wines from www.rangelandwines.com/Wines.
Rangeland Winemaker Dinner at Second Press in Paso Robles, August 7
Second Press Restaurant, on the park in downtown Paso Robles, CA, is hosting a Rangeland winemaker dinner at 6pm on August 7. The 4 course meal will feature fresh, estate raised grass-fed lamb, paired with gorgeous Rangeland wines. Talented winemaker Shannon Gustafson and Chef Ryan Swarthout will host the dinner, and Laird and Lisa Foshay will be there to explain their growing practices and to enjoy your company.Contact Second Press for reservations at 805-226-7500 and get directions on your phone by going to www.geo.to/SecondPress.
“Veraison” is occurring throughout the Rangeland vineyard as we write. “Veraison”, a French term meaning “onset of ripening”, marks the transition from berry growth to berry ripening, from green, hard grapes to soft purple clusters. Drought conditions translate into smaller berries, which raises the ratio of skins–which carry much of the wine flavor, color and texture–to juice. So expect another dark, powerful and balanced vintage from 2014. Because Paso Robles has had a hot, dry year, Rangeland expects to be harvesting full steam in September.