Tasting Notes

A place to share tasting notes on Ridge wines.

Why the 2007 Monte Bello Is INDEED The Real McCoy …

“A firm sense of self-order.” “Absolutely no concession to commercialism.” “An exceptionally well-developed sense of form.” “Precise articulation.” “Structural command with penetrating emotional force.” “Exhilarating.” ‘Simultaneously lyrical and virile.” “Persistently stimulating but never overwhelming.” “Incisive individuality of expression.” “A model… Read More ›

Monte Bello Incognito

Have you seen this wine? If you’re visiting this weekend, you’ll find it. After that, not so much. It’s going underground. Monte Bello Incognito. Meaning, with next weekend’s release of the highly anticipated 2009 vintage (please see the end of this post for… Read More ›