Why Hello There, Amazing Wine Lunch!

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A truly unbelievable line-up, I have to say. The 1999 Geyserville was one of the most delicious library Zinfandels I have ever had …

Some brief notes, Haiku style:

2010 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville

A bounty of fruit;
a house built over forty
years; sublime safety.

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2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs

Autumn curls ’round wet,
nutmeg mornings; fires start; first
kind words are spoken.

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2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Cabernet

Where crisp winds meet the
gravitas of forest, blues
gives ocean to sea.

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2009 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello

To disappear in-
to sleep is restful. To get lost
in dreams is divine.

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1992 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello

Wisdom’s cane taps on
cobblestone below; a knee
to sit on awaits.

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1984 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello

Rivers and mountains
bookend life; to see soul, one
must close all two eyes.

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1999 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville

Wine imitating
the gods; more beautiful
than even the gods.

(for more “traditional” tasting notes, please click the title links above each Haiku)



Categories: Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Geyserville, History, Lytton Springs, Monte Bello, Tasting Flights, Tasting Notes, Varietals & Blends, Virtual Verticals, Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine & Poetry, Zinfandel

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4 replies

  1. I wish all tasting notes came in haiku form.

    Haiku, gentle art,
    elucidates many things
    in few syllables.

  2. Hmmmm….this ’84 MonteBello is the one Paul served at the MB seminar at SFW&CF over a week ago. I thought it was showing some brett. But Paul states it tested clean to brett and it was just the earthy/mushroomy character that I mistook for brett. Ohhh, well.
    Tom

    • Hmmm indeed Tom! I’m going to have to go and requisition another bottle of that ’84! I don’t recall any brett alarms going off, nor even that much in the way of earth and mushroom … hmmm … to be continued! CW

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