Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:I would guess Gamay.
Used to see it around here.....scratching head?
David M. Bueker wrote:Pretty sure it's Carignan.
So Hoke - Cabernet Dorsa is a cross of Cabernet Sauvigon and what?
Hoke wrote:Okay, here's a wine geek teaser question---but there are rules: it's cheating if you have to look it up first, but wild ass guesses are fine. So no slyly looking it up, then answering as if you knew it all along. You're on the honor system here. (And that means you too, Roscoe.)
So the Wine Geek Question of the Day:
Ruby Cabernet was developed as a cross and was produced extensively for a while in California, although it has now fallen out of favor.
Ruby Cabernet is a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon and what other grape variety?
BONUS for Supergeeks: One of California's most renowned wineries prominently features an old vine version of this other grape variety in one of its legendary releases. Name that winery.
David M. Bueker wrote:I have had one from Gallo and another from Dickerson Vineyards.
Peter May wrote:
Didn't about Ridge and not clear from above exchange whether they still make a varietal Carignan but there wasn't one listed at their tasting room when I visited in November.
Brian Gilp wrote:Info on the Ridge Carignane. http://www.ridgewine.com/Wines/Rhones/Carignane
TomHill wrote:And DrDickerson, a SanFrancisco physician and member of the Vintner's Club, planted RubyCabernet. His vnyd became
famous when Ravenswood made (eucalyptus-scented) Zin from his vnyd.