Grapedate 10.20.12. Final Crush. Monte Bello Winery. – With today’s arrival of viognier, zinfandel, and petite sirah, we officially come to Final Crush at the Monte Bello Winery. Uva no mas.
All things Monte Bello.
It’s all of.18 acres, but it’s a block of great significance. .18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1949. The last .18 acres of Monte Bello to be harvested. As The Knoll Goes, So The Whole Goes. Meaning, for Monte… Read More ›
#Harvest2012 is very rapidly wrapping up; Monte Bello may be finished as soon as today! What occasioned all this sudden rapidity was the onset of very warm weather; suddenly, we couldn’t seem to pick fast enough. I had the chance… Read More ›
Of the four Historic Vineyards on Monte Bello, the Rousten Ranch is probably the least-known experientially, and the most mercurial reputationally. Nestled between Jimsomare (well-known amongst Ridge aficionados for producing legendary Cabernet and very-limited-production pre-Prohibition Zinfandel) and the old Torre property (currently… Read More ›
What if I were to say to you, here is a group of wines: 2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot 2010 Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch Zinfandel 2010 Ridge Vineyards Ponzo Zinfandel 2010 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs 2004 Ridge Vineyards Oltranti Zinfandel 2006 Ridge Vineyards… Read More ›
#Harvest2012. Go Grape Gondola, Go! In which I fulfill a lifelong fantasy; to ride a grape gondola up a mountain. – – #Harvest2012. Feel it.