Ride ’em Cowboy: a Rhône Ranger winemaker Euros can love

April 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

Paso Robles is known for producing big, bruising wines. And there’s not really a way around the climate and terrain that produce ’em. Still, there are ways to be sane, and to infuse these echt-American wines with a Europhilic sense of place and balance. Vines on the Marycrest‘s Victor Abascal is one of the good guys, and here’s where you can read why.

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§ 2 Responses to Ride ’em Cowboy: a Rhône Ranger winemaker Euros can love

  • Steve Cohen says:

    Joe, How could you do an article on Paso and not mention Chris Tietje of Four Vines?

    Chris grew up surfing the beaches of York County, worked his summers at several Ogunquit restaurants and is the winemaker and founder of a successful winery. His mom still calls Wells beach home.

    How many Paso winemakers are there with Maine roots?

    -Steve Cohen

    • Joe Appel says:

      Sounds like a cool connection, and I bet the answer to your question is ZERO (other than Chris). Thanks for bringing that to my attention. My intention with the article was only to draw attention to a winemaker out there whom I admire. Not that there aren’t other admirable ones out there!

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