It’s not necessarily how it sounds; The Tasting Mat. It’s not a physical location. It is, however, a physical object. It’s your guide through the tasting. And as such, it’s a very important document. Page 1. Three wines. It begins…. Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
This is big. Big, Big, BIG. We’re talking Honeycomb Big. And this tasting doesn’t just have 25% MORE! This tasting has 50% more! No, this tasting has 75% more! No, this tasting has 100% MORE! This tasting has 100% MORE WINEMAKERS!… Read More ›
This Thursday evening, April 5th, the “Mo” in “BevMo” is not just going to mean “More,” it’s going to mean “More Ridge Vineyards.” That’s right, Ridge Vineyards (in the form of me and some very fine wines!) is heading to… Read More ›
Greetings all! The time has come for the first Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting of 2012, and it is going to be a rather special edition! #WineBloggersTasting On April 20, 2009, the very first post went up on “4488: A… Read More ›
It’s hailing at Monte Bello!
Monte Bello Noir? It was a dark and stormy night. Except it wasn’t. What it actually was, was a warm and sunny morning, with the low sun casting rays through the gauze of morning haze that lightly veiled the vineyards… Read More ›
On this date in history, February 29, in the year 1928, Ina Coolbrith passed on. This is a passing we can note only in years such as these. Leap years. Ina Coolbrith was the very first poet laureate of California,… Read More ›
I very recently had the opportunity to prepare, serve, and taste a rather preposterously fine vertical of Monte Bello: the 2011 first assemblage, a 2010 barrel sample, and the 2009, (which is in bottle, but not yet released), plus the 1978,… Read More ›