Quite A Tasting Today …

The wine have been double-decanted …

… and tasted …

… and the glasses have been filled …

Antonio Galloni’s computer is plugged in, Eric Baugher is at the table, the olive oil has been poured, the Watsonville Sourdough has been sliced, the Humboldt Fog and Lambchopper are on the board, and the tasting is ready to commence.

And ah, what a tasting!

2010 Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay

2010 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay (new bottling)

2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot

2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (barrel sample)

2010 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (barrel sample)

2010 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (new bottling)

2009 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello

2011 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville (barrel sample)

2011 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs (barrel sample)

2010 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville

2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs

2010 Ridge Vineyards East Bench

2010 Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles

2010 Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch

To paraphrase Ice Cube, “today is a good day” …



Categories: Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Events & Photographs, Food & Wine Pairing, Geyserville, Lytton Springs, Monte Bello, Press Reviews, Tasting Flights, Varietals & Blends, Wine Tales, Winemaking, Zinfandel

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4 replies

  1. What’s the difference between these 2 ?

    2010 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (barrel sample)

    2010 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello (new bottling)

    • The barrel sample was pulled literally from barrel, about three weeks ago. The new bottling is the “official” bottling; meaning, the one with the actual label on it, that we’re actually going to be selling …

  2. GOOD Day indeed. The Resident Wine Poet sure does know how to put on a tasting ;)

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