Vitus

707 416 7421 411 Davis Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
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  • I think OT is right. You have genotypes and phenotypes. The genotype is what ... abashed and ashamed by the vitus / vitis fiasc Read More

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  • Oh, man, I got here kind of late!  I agree with the basic science that ... ... (and it is vitis, not vitus--finally got GregT on a typo after him giving me a hard time with Ribera v. Ribeira years ago!)--theoretically any of its varieties can be crossed and produce viable offspring.  But with a fast mutating grape like PN, when do those mutat... Read More

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  • "Here's what is interesting to me:  How many mutations does it ... ... (and it is vitis, not vitus--finally got GregT on a typo after him giving me a hard time with Ribera v. Ribeira years ago!)--theoretically any of its varieties can be crossed and produce viable offspring.  But with a fast mutating grape like PN, when do those mutations con... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So, Have You Heard of This?


  • Emark - I see no science at all here. All Zin is from century-old vines. As far ... way.Since phylloxera, most vitus vinefera vines have been grafted like apples rather than propagated on their own roots but the idea is the same. The only way you get the same grape is to propagate the original by cloning.It wouldn't matter if you took a cutting... Read More

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  • California "Old Vine" wines, Zinfandel, especially, have been getting a lot of attention in the last few years.  I, certainly, have been paying more attention to them, lately, mostly as a result of the postings of Outthere on some of the historic vineyards in his neck of the woods.  He interested me enough to join the Historic Vineyard Society, ... Read More

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  • After trying to educate my palate and discern the various flavors in wine I have come a long way but also in a relatively long time frame.  Lets go back when I first discovered the flavor taste wheel which I posted about a year ago. I was facinated by the different taste sensations in both red and white wine and wanted to experience first hand. ... Read More

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  • Alright, I'm not actually in Argentina. This post isn't about malbec or torrontes. It isn't about steak or the Tango, either. Well, kind of. See, this post is about how I'd describe these things as being of and from the magnificent country of Argentina.I admit an affinity for describing language as it is supposed to be used rather than how it ac... Read More

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