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 ›
A place to share tasting notes on Ridge wines.
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 ›
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 ›
This article could have been subtitled “In Defense Of Old-Vine Field Blends,” and so I say, cheers to Paul Gregutt for writing it, and cheers to the Seattle Times for running it! You can check it out here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/wineadviser/2011961704_pacificpadviser06.html
Lovely news! The Insider newsletter (May 5th, 2010) from Wine Spectator contains James Laube’s review of the newly-released 2008 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay, and he’s given it 92 points! Ridge Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains Estate 2008 92 points | $40 |… Read More ›