LA River Wine Company | Lone Wolf Red
As local as it gets, to LA that is...
This wine tastes the way wine probably tasted when wine was first made; well, first made in Los Angeles. It’s pale brick red in color and smells like aged fruit punch – in a really good way – like a leathery cowboy punch. There is a ton of wild blueberry, eucalyptus, and bit of brushy sage. Loads of pepper trees and woody spice on the finish. Made from abandoned grenache and mission grape vines that were first planted in the late 1800s in an area stretching from Upland to Temecula, through Pasadena towards Downtown LA.
Los Angeles River Wine Co
Pechanga Reservation, Temecula, California
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Taste a piece of Los Angeles history
Despite the rather pale color of this wine, it is deceivingly bold and tannic. Great with rustic slow-cooked meals like pulled pork, smoked brisket, or flank steak. Vegetables are best roasted or grilled with this one to bring out the caramelized, smoky notes in both the veggies and the wine.
Abe Schoener works with old, obscure, and forgotten Southern California vineyards in his winemaking project called the Los Angeles River Wine Company. Abe and his small team of two have established a new home, a winery on the edge of the Los Angeles River. They continue their efforts to source obscure abandoned grapes and make wine with what Los Angeles naturally has to offer in this corrugated steel cathedral, in the historic grape-growing and winemaking district of Downtown LA.