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A place to share tasting notes on Ridge wines.

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Dawdle around on the oldies stations long enough, and you’ll hear it. A pathos-laden and groovily roosty little slab of romantically dogmatic pop folklore; “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” Based on an old Irish folk song, re-interpreted by Leadbelly, and brought into… Read More ›

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 ›