Wine Review: Scholium Project Rhododactylos 2012

scholium_project1One of our favorite wineries has always been The Scholium Project, owned by one of our favorite winemakers – Abe Schoener. The wines we receive from them are always creative, unique, and of course flavorful. This Rhododactylos (short version “Rhodo”) was no different and the perfect way to end the summer.

Technicals: 100% Cinsault from the Lodi region from the Central Valley of California

First impression: Bright, red fruit flavors of pomegranate and strawberry.

Taste: Delicate yet lively flavors of bright cherry, strawberry, gooseberry and peachy. Balanced and integrated acidity with a lengthy finish. Light yet powerful. This wine is actually a blanc de noir, or white wine from red grapes. In years past it has been a rose, however the skins of the grapes were removed so quickly from the wine this year that no color ensued. Truly, a very special and unique wine.

About the Winery: Like we mentioned, The Scholium Project is one of the most ground breaking wineries in Northern California. Utilizing non traditional Californian grapes, the winery produces vino that intrigues for a reasonable price point.

Other wines available: Try Scholium’s The Core of the Release, one bottle of each of five of the main wines: La Severita di Bruno, Prince in His Caves, 1 MN, Bricco Babelico, The Courier; $210

Pair with: Lemon Anchovy Salad, Arugula Salad with Blackberries, Saffron Tagliatelle with Shrimp

Buy: Scholium Project Rhododactylos 2012

2 Responses to Wine Review: Scholium Project Rhododactylos 2012

  1. Jules says:

    I’ve never heard of The Scholium Project before. And they’re out of Lodi? I’m surprised I haven’t tried their stuff yet!

    Jules of Canines & Couture

    • Jessica says:

      The winery is north of San Francisco, but they buy grapes from all over Cali. I really can’t say enough great things about their wines they are soooo fun and sooooo good!

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