The 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium: It Was The Best Of Times The 2013 Ridge Vineyards Sommelier Symposium began on Monday, May 20th, just shy of 9am, on the Monte Bello Crush Pad, under a glowing Santa Cruz Mountains sun…. Read More ›
A place to share tasting notes on Ridge wines.
Greetings! It’s May 3rd, and it’s First Friday at Monte Bello! For our May edition of this very special monthly event, we will be celebrating the release of the new 2009 Mazzoni Home Ranch Zinfandel! The 2009 is one of the… Read More ›
An honest-to-goodness treat today; the opportunity to taste a genuine rarity: the 2001 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs. I tasted with my colleague Sam Howles-Banerji. We opened, we double-decanted, we poured, we smelled … Indian food. I couldn’t think of anything… Read More ›
Because you can. You see, due to the magic of technology, Paul Draper can be beamed right into your living room –this Friday night– for a live wine tasting. And you can be beamed into his. ~ Virtual Winemaker Tasting… Read More ›
Days of Wine & Roses, Nights of Buchignani. The ’09 drops … tonight. 2009 Ridge Vineyards Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel Preparation: Double-decanted, aerated approximately ½ hour … Appearance: Incredible color: an amethystian core enveloped in a broad weave of mulberry highlights and a multi-shaded… Read More ›
There are four people from whom I learned what it means to be a man in this world. What it means to be a man, and how to be a man. One of them is imaginary: Rick, from the movie… Read More ›
2008 Ridge Vineyards Jimsomare Zinfandel One sniff and I know I’m in Jimsomare country; a great and strange place; funkily mystical, mountainously ghosty, soulfully perfect. Jimsomare. This is rarefied juice; pure Black Mountain, the aroma and flavor of another California;… Read More ›