ryan’s red

2013 Ryan’s Red Release

November 24, 2014
by AmyS
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Ryan's RedOur 2013 Ryan’s Red is now available in the tasting room! Ryan’s Red has been one of our most popular dry reds since it was first introduced. The 2013 vintage delivers rich aromas of red cherry, balanced fruit flavors and a hint of black pepper on the finish. It goes great with BBQ pork ribs so I’ve included a recipe below that I whipped up the other day.

Ryan’s Red is December’s Wine of the Month. When visiting Arché, Club 228 members can get a bottle of Ryan’s Red, a glass of wine of the member’s choice and a snack, all for just $20 + tax.

Oven BBQ Country Style Pork Ribs

6-8 country style pork ribs
2 cups BBQ sauce

Preheat oven to 300ºF. Place the ribs in a large baking dish and cover with half the sauce. Roll the ribs around to completely coat them. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 3 hours. Uncover, increase temperature to 350 and bake another hour, turning after 30 minutes. Remove from pan and serve with remaining sauce.

BBQ Sauce

1½ Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs Ryan’s Red
½ tsp Worchestershire sauce
½ tsp soy sauce
½ tsp molasses
¼ cup chili powder
1 Tbs brown sugar
½ tsp mustard powder
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Place olive oil and onion in medium-sized sauce pan. Saute over medium heat until onion begins to soften. Reduce heat to low, add garlic and saute until onion and garlic are soft. Whisk in remaining ingredients and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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San Francisco International Wine Competition

August 16, 2014
by AmyS
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This was the first year we entered any wines in the San Francisco International Wine Competition. This is a very high profile competition where our wines are judged alongside of some of the best in the world. We know the competition would be tough, but we figured we should give it a shot and Lo! and behold! we won three medals!

Our 2012 Ryan’s Red, which we are very reluctant to enter into competitions only because we have so little of it and hate to diminish salable inventory on limited productions, won bronze. Ryan’s Red is aging very nicely in the bottle, has a fruity taste and a nice, smooth mouth feel.

Our 2012 Roussanne, which won a platinum medal at the San Diego International Competition earlier in the year and was rated a 93, won bronze this time. Roussanne converted me from a 100% dry red drinker to now enjoying this dry white several times a week.

Our 2012 Syrah won a silver medal. Having tasted this Syrah against others in the same price range, I give it a gold. It is truly, gratifyingly enjoyable to drink. Sorry, I am not good at the flowery wine tasting descriptions (working on it), I just know what I like!

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