This coming weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year! Why? Because it’s Fall Release Weekend, which means, among other things, the arrival of the new Monte Bello! And this year we’ve got a double dose of Monte… Read More ›
This past weeskend, I had the great pleasure of hosting a very interesting group, and presenting them with a very interesting tasting flight. The group in question was Friends of the Winemakers. Per their website, they are “a non-profit corporation… Read More ›
Received a wonderful set of photographs recently, from a pair of vertical tastings of RIDGE Geyserville and Lytton Springs that were hosted by Dave Burzynski of Champane’s Wine Cellar and International Marketplace, in Detroit, Michigan. I’ve posted a sample below, and may… Read More ›
1999 RIDGE California Lytton Estate Grenache: Tasting Via Tasting -or- Food As Analytic -or- How A Dish Can Show A Wine’s Other Side
OK, a fairly long-winded title, to say the least. So here’s the gist: Essentially, rather than assessing this particular wine via a more “standard” tasting MO (i.e. tasting notes in the traditional sense), I thought I’d try to explain it… 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?
1993 Ridge Vineyards California Zinfandel Lytton Estate : Tasting Notes From The Ether, To Possible Mystical Purpose!
I can’t tell you WHY I’m all of a sudden posting these tasting notes, but there is a really good reason, I promise … and for some of you out there, well, this may just be a bit of help… Read More ›