In Episode Two of the Make America Grape Again podcast, we will look at Nevada.
Nevada is a bit of a frontier in winemaking, due to the unwieldy nature of legislation focused on winery and vineyard production in this state. Indeed, Nevada serves as an excellent example of the often ridiculous and Byzantine nature of alcohol legislation that can be a major challenge to winemaking in the United States; something we will explore in this episode.
The wine in question for this episode is the 2015 Silver State Red, a blend of eight different red varietals from Nevada Ridge winery; a label focused on Nevada-grown grapes found at Pahrump Valley Winery. In this episode, along with exploring a textbook example of viticultural legislation as mentioned above, we will also be examining the practice of blending wines, along with a discussion about what exactly makes a “good wine.”
This bottle was acquired directly from the winery by myself while visiting Pahrump Valley Winery with a dear friend of mine last year.