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 ›
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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 ›
For those of you who haven’t yet seen it, James Laube of Wine Spectator has recently written on the 1997 Ridge Monte Bello. You can find his article here: http://www.winespectator.com/wwdn/show/id/42558 It’s an interesting article, for a number of reasons, and… Read More ›
The 2006 Lytton Estate Zinfandel, a very limited-production estate zin comprised of fruit from several very select parcels within the boundaries of the Lytton Springs vineyards, was released to ATP members-only earlier this month, but it’s about to come into… Read More ›