In the Zone with the Bone on SpeakerPhone, settin’ skills on Hone, takin’ the Throne on Loan from the Combat Zone, and Prone to Condone the Rhone! Meaning, one of my all-time favorite Ridge releases is due to unveil its new vintage in… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
Lucky 13 none times: Ο Lucky 13 one time: Lucky 13 two times: That’s one more lucky. Making 1313 Main Street a wonderful place to be. Which is why we’re going there. Because we’re all about Main Street, not Wall… Read More ›
It’s lunchtime on the mountain, and that’s a very fine thing … 2004 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Rich, supple, viscous mouthfeel, with warm tropical fruit and sweet, creamy vanilla and beurre blanc on the nose … Wide-reaching on the… Read More ›
Are wine bloggers real like horses, or myth like unicorns? Are they hard science, or do they live free in an egalitarian paradise rich with ever-living redwood trees from which parachute little green elves who sprinkle fairy dust made of gold into needy people’s… Read More ›
As KRS-One noted in The Urge, it’s gettin hectic, it’s gettin’ crazy, it’s gettin’ hectic, it’s gettin’ wild. And clearly he had the December First Friday in mind. Smart individual, KRS-One … But back to First Friday, which, as you’re surely… Read More ›
“A firm sense of self-order.” “Absolutely no concession to commercialism.” “An exceptionally well-developed sense of form.” “Precise articulation.” “Structural command with penetrating emotional force.” “Exhilarating.” ‘Simultaneously lyrical and virile.” “Persistently stimulating but never overwhelming.” “Incisive individuality of expression.” “A model… Read More ›
To deploy a rather retro-minded rendition of contemporary parlance, the December First Friday at Monte Bello is going to be … the bomb. Not to be confused with You Dropped A Bomb On Me, by the Gap Band. A song… Read More ›