For those of you who may be interested (for example, those of you considering joining the Monte Bello Collector Program with the 2009 vintage!), the 2009 Harvest Report is now available for your reading pleasure! It was certainly quite a… Read More ›
A Sublime Flight Of Fancy: Tasting Notes Below! (2006 Monte Bello Chardonnay, 1999 Lytton Springs, 1995 Monte Bello, 1988 Monte Bello)
2006 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Appearance: Pale gold in the glass, framed by a white gold halo, brilliantly limpid, showing delightfully eccentric leg behaviour unified by a light viscosity … Aromatics: Strong tropicality right away, with hints of crème fraîche,… Read More ›
A new ATP wine has arrived on shore from the blustery viticultural seas! And yes, I admit that’s a weirdly inappropriate nautical metaphor, but a swashbuckling wine like this deserves … well … an eyepatch! All tomfoolery aside, this really… Read More ›
Over at Purple Liquid: A Wine And Food Diary, our 2005 Lytton West Syrah recently came in first place in a blind tasting of international Syrahs. This is a great blog in general, and this particular post is a wondrous read if… Read More ›
Bloggus Interruptus -or- Wining and Dining The Balboa Club Way -or- Why I’m Pre-Preparing Pre-Posts Of Previously Posted Postings!
By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Los Angeles. I have the great pleasure of hosting a wine dinner at the very, very, very lovely Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach Tuesday evening. So I probably… Read More ›