Tomorrow is the day. The big day. The big First Friday day. And I have visions of Ridge wine dancing in my head. – I have the 2007 Monte Bello Chardonnay dancing in my head. I see its bold, golden hues… Read More ›
A place to share tasting notes on Ridge wines.
“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 ›
All the table ’twas indeed a stage, and ’tis true many a player strutted and fretted its hour upon it, but at curtain’s culinary closing, ’twas a deuce of thespianic éclat that in truth reigned supreme … – Meaning, of course, that… Read More ›
It’s a ritual I always look very forward to; the tastings in which we consider possible release schedules for upcoming ATP wines. Why? Because I really, really, really love our ATP program. Want proof? When I was first hired by… Read More ›
Greetings all! Behold the skinny on that of which I wish to ensuingly speak: What: Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting When: Sunday, September 23rd, 1pm Where: Ridge Vineyards/Monte Bello That’s right, the next edition of the Ridge Vineyards Wine Bloggers Tasting… Read More ›
As we speak, the Ridge Vineyards winemakers – Paul Draper, Eric Baugher, John Olney — are engaged in a Live Virtual Tasting … … sharing their impressions of four new releases: the 2010 Ponzo Vineyards Zinfandel, the 2010 Lytton Springs, the 2010… Read More ›
I always look forward to tasting with Paul. He’s not just the winemaker, he’s a fan! Which means you never know what you’re going to end up tasting & pouring, but you know it’s always going to be fascinating and… Read More ›