- – A truly unbelievable line-up, I have to say. The 1999 Geyserville was one of the most delicious library Zinfandels I have ever had … Some brief notes, Haiku style: 2010 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville A bounty of fruit; a house built over… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
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.
“Hand-Crafted.” It’s a phrase we hear and see all the time. It’s both a potent marketing term, and a resonant concept. The terms suggests old-fashioned attention-to-detail, and a tradition-based respect for craft. It is a de facto affirmation of quality. By definition, it means… Read More ›
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Monte Bello Cabernet Harvest, we bring you the pick in all its brilliant HD glory! (and yet your readin’ specs on, there’s some good facts afoot throughout!) Enjoy! – – – #Harvest2012. Feel… Read More ›
It’s been a very exciting morning on the mountain; Cabernet is coming in! The team has been out in what we colloquially refer to as “the middle vineyards”; historically, the old Torre property. Experientially, you might likely know it as… Read More ›
Jimsomare. Amongst friends, fans, followers, and family of Ridge Vineyards, the name is a resonant one. Jimsomare. The vineyard was originally planted by Pierre Klein, an Alsatian who came to California in 1875. In 1888, he purchased 160 acres on Monte Bello… Read More ›