Here’s a brain-teaser to truly twist the tendrils of your Ridge detection software: Anybody out there want to hazard a theory as regards the story behind this wine? (See photos below …)
All things to do with the history of Ridge Vineyards.
There has been a bit of “country” renovating going on up here at Monte Bello, and this has involved the occasional churning up of dirt — lo and behold, can you believe what the gentlemen doing this hard but necessary work dug… Read More ›
So, now that I’ve FINALLY stopped laughing, I can compose myself enough to tell you a very funny tale: Our warehouse staff has been doing a little housecleaning this month, going through old boxes of old records and whatnot, and… Read More ›
One of the most fascinating and excellent things about my job here is the opportunity to field stories from people who share their experiences with our wines. It never fails to amaze me the part RIDGE wines have played in people’s… Read More ›
Let me just give you a little context for this particular Monte Bello tasting. In 1977, women dressed like this: Men dressed like this: We listened to this: or this: This man was president: And this man: who would go… Read More ›
I recently received a wonderful e-mail query about this wine from a gentleman who “discovered” two bottles of it in some cases he had bought many years before. As this is not a wine that comes across my bow too… Read More ›
What an astonishingly excellent piece of Ridge history our President and COO Mark Vernon has gifted me today! Ridge-o-philes, prepare thyselves! As explained by Mark, the scan below is “page 1 of Ridge’s original BW4488 Taxable Removal Record Book. The ATF… Read More ›
Another brilliant vintage wine label courtesy of Mr. William Powell, the 1972 Ridge California Zinfandel Lytton Spring! And there is a good piece of trivia associated with this wine, anybody know it?
If you’ve been following along with this saga, the 1971 Ridge Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been the subject of some degree of scrutiny and speculation of late, and finally, courtesy of the good graces of one Mr. Paul Draper, I… Read More ›