Have you heard about the latest issue of Wine Advocate, Robert Parker’s legendary publication? The one profiling California reds? Issue 195? There is a Ridge Vineyards wine reviewed in this issue, and boy oh boy does it get a fine… Read More ›
A place to share tasting notes on Ridge wines.
(spoiler alert: this post is going to end with an opportunity to taste for yourself the chardonnay vertical i’m about to wax poetic on …) Chardonnay and Vertical. Not sure you see those two words together that often. Cabernet &… Read More ›
Now THAT was a tasting! An 11-vintage vertical of Monte Bello, tasted blind, with a challenge; try and guess the appropriate chronological order. Needless to say, we put our bloggers to work! Not to mention our staff, who were charged with… Read More ›
It’s not very often that I get to taste a library Paso Robles zinfandel. You’ll probably be able to tell that I rather enjoyed the opportunity! 2005 Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles (library release) An emphasis on concentration, structure, depth, and intensity was… Read More ›
I have two words for you: Zinfandel and Barbecue. We go together like rama-lama-lama-lama-ding-de-ding-de-dong … Zinfandel … and Barbecue … And now I have five more words for you: THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER! My personal invitation to you: It sounds… Read More ›
I have been listening to Superfly and typing on a 1940s Royal. Why? Because June 3rd is the birthday of both Curtis Mayfield and Allen Ginsberg, and I LOVE that kind of synchronicity! Too hip … In the spirit of Allen Ginsberg’s… Read More ›