Had a lovely opportunity this past week to taste two Monte Bellos with ten years between them; the 2005 and the 1995. ’Twas fascinating to taste these side by side; in their own unique ways, they’re both quite structured, and… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
Well, we’ve just completed the second edition of our Wine Bloggers Tasting, and with a belly full of Rhones and cheese (Triple-Cream Gouda, Blue Stilton, and Farmhouse Cheddar, atop Watsonville Sourdough), I’m now sitting down to pen some proper tasting… Read More ›
Every year Ridge Vineyards is pleased to host two seasonally-themed series of wine-tasting weekends in our Tasting Rooms: Summer Wine Series and Winter Wine Series. August will be this year’s showcase for our Summer Wine Series, and each weekend we’ll be… Read More ›
Had the occasion to taste 1997 Monte Bello with Paul Draper today; here’s a quick report: Rich, dark, deep plumminess in the bowl, evidencing surprisingly viscous legs for only being 12.9% abv … astonishingly concentrated nose; succulent and juicy; hints of cassis,… Read More ›