I Almost Can’t Even Say It. But Here Goes … A 5 liter bottle of 1982 Monte Bello Is Opening!!! Right Now!!!

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I’m almost too trembly to type. This is too much for me. The names, the places, the wine …. Ah, it’s too much!

No, it’s not. I can do this.

Ok, here goes …

Michael Madrigale.

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Michael Madrigale and friend …

Ah!

Wow, Michael Madrigale. 2012 Sommelier of the Year.

There, I said it.

Bar Boulud.

Ah!

Wow, Bar Boulud. That means Daniel Boulud. And that means wow.

Wow!

Paul Draper.

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Michael Torino (Ridge RSM), Michael Madrigale, Paul Draper, and Jerusha Frost

Ok, that’s ok, I’m used to saying that. Which is in and of itself pretty amazing. That I’m used to saying Paul Draper.

But wait, Paul Draper. Wow!

And now, get this, a 5 liter bottle of 1982 Monte Bello!

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

What on earth is going on???

I’ll TELL you what’s going on!!!

David Amadia  (Ridge's VP of Sales & Marketing)

David Amadia
(Ridge’s VP of Sales & Marketing)

Our very own Michael Torino and David Amadia are with Paul Draper in New York City right now, and they’re with Michael Madrigale at Bar Boulud, and Michael Madrigale is opening a 5 liter bottle of 1982 Monte Bello!

Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god!

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I feel the earth move under my feet.

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This has been another Library moment, occasioned by another Library wine.

Brought to you by Ridge Vineyards.



Categories: Events & Photographs, History, Monte Bello, Paul Draper, Ridge Memorabilia, RIDGE Staff, Special Offerings, Vintage Wine Labels, Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine & Food Pairing, Wine Tales

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2 replies

  1. I bought 9 bottles of ’82 Monte Bello in the early 90’s for $17.50 a bottle at a small shop in Wichita KS.
    Truly one of the most fabulous wines tasted in my career.
    EVO

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