Arriving Las Vegas

That’s what our VP of Vineyard Operations was doing this morning.

Arriving Las Vegas.

Why?

Zinfandel, of course.

And specifically, expressing the terroir of.

Officially, it looks like this:

DavidGates_ArrivingLasVegas

And how fitting this should be held in “The Alchemy Room!”

al·che·my

[al-kuh-mee]

noun, plural al·che·mies for 2.

1.

a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life.

2.

any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.

Ask me, and I’ll tell you David Gates is a speculative philosopher.

Ask me, and I’ll tell you David Gates is transmution in action.

Ask me, and I won’t tell you a grapevine is common, nor will I tell you it’s of little value. But I will tell you they’re easy to purchase, and they don’t cost much.

Ask me, and I’ll tell you a bottle of Ridge Vineyards wine is of great value.

Ask me, and I’ll tell you David Gates has magical powers.

Ask me what time it is, and I’ll tell you it’s 8pm.

So ask me what David Gates is doing right now, and I’ll tell you he’s probably …

Wait for it …

Wait for it …

Leaving Las Vegas.



Categories: Events & Photographs, RIDGE Staff, Varietals & Blends, Vineyards and Oenology, Viticultural Salmagundi, Zinfandel

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