Greetings all! Well, with the end of The Oughts now only hours away, I thought I’d take us all on a last look at the decade we’re about to leave behind, as it played out here on the mountain. First off,… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
Wonderful news! Elin McCoy, wine writer for Bloomberg.com, has just released a Top 10 Wines of 2009 List, and guess what’s on it? The 1989 Monte Bello! “Filled with lush cassis and earth flavors, this has an elegant balance (13.5… Read More ›
Are you familiar with The Underground Wine Letter? If not, I heartily recommend it to anyone with an interest in fine wine. It’s written by John Tilson, who is a much revered (and rightly so!) collector of, and commentator upon,… Read More ›
Just a quick heads up; if you’ll be in the Bay Area on November 30th, be sure to make time in your itinerary for a visit to The California Wine Merchant. Our very own Christina Donley will be hosting a… Read More ›
Any time Wine, Food, and Big Sur show up in the same sentence, I’m bound to be a very happy, happy guy. And all three of these stars will soon be in both linguistic and physio-realistic alignment, so if you… Read More ›
Fantastic news! Sunset Magazine has just awarded top honors to our 2006 Monte Bello Chardonnay in their Sunset Wine Awards 2009 issue! Here is a snippet of what they wrote: White: Ridge Monte Bello Chardonnay 2006 (Santa Cruz Mountains;… Read More ›
2002 Monte Bello (375 ml) 10.23.09 Appearance: Deep black ruby with a rich, strawberry limn. Fairly notably viscous, with short, thick, slo-to-medium speed legs …. Aromatics: Surprisingly generous offering of mid-tone red fruits, cherry and red plum in particular. Strong sandalwood… Read More ›