As we close in on the beginnings of #Harvest2012 (‘Round and ’round and ’round she goes, when will she start? Nobody knows!), sampling becomes an ever-more earnest and vital business. With ever-increasing frequency and intensity, and with an ever-escalating sense… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
VERY SPECIAL #CabernetDay tasting at #RidgeVineyards! See all those hashmarks in the post title? That’s social-media speak right there, that is! And what is #CabernetDay? #CabernetDay is a date & time synchronized, WORLDWIDE, human-universal, mojo-interactive, spirit-joyful celebration of this most legendary of varietals; a happening… Read More ›
I always look forward to tasting with Paul. He’s not just the winemaker, he’s a fan! Which means you never know what you’re going to end up tasting & pouring, but you know it’s always going to be fascinating and… Read More ›
This time of year is both exciting and bemusing; ripe with anticipation, and fraught with perplexation. The new Fall Releases are on their way, and we’re beginning to taste them with some degree of regularity. But we don’t really know… Read More ›
Picture Captain Kyle Theriot, high up in the crow’s nest of the good ship Monte Bello, –actually, Monte Bello viticulturist Kyle Theriot, high up in the cab of his truck– his tri-corner cocked jauntily against the brisk sea breezes, –actually, his… Read More ›
It’s Passport Saturday in the Santa Cruz Mountains! Which means it’s an outstanding opportunity for you to uncover gems galore amongst the wild and woolly wildernesses of our decidedly beautiful, rarefied, and rustically authentic appellation. Do we want you to visit… Read More ›
It’s becoming a bit of a tradition, these July First Fridays. Each year, as this most summeriest of summer First Fridays rolls in, we prepare to showcase a very special Chardonnay Vertical for our guests. And given that this year I am still… Read More ›