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 ›
A place to share tasting notes on Ridge wines.
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 ›
This time of year is both exciting and bemusing; ripe with anticipation, and fraught with perplexation. The new Fall Releases are on their way, and we’re beginning to taste them with some degree of regularity. But we don’t really know… Read More ›
It’s becoming a bit of a tradition, these July First Fridays. Each year, as this most summeriest of summer First Fridays rolls in, we prepare to showcase a very special Chardonnay Vertical for our guests. And given that this year I am still… Read More ›
I don’t traditionally spend a great deal of post space on “hard” wine news, but this little item is actually quite exciting, and accordingly, I wish to share the news: Ridge Named One of California’s Top Chardonnay Producers by Wine Spectator Magazine!… Read More ›
As a follow-up to yesterday’s blockbuster announcement, some tasting notes on the new 2011 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Rosé (debuting this weekend, only at our Lytton Springs Estate): I tasted this today with winemaker John Olney (VP of winemaking at… Read More ›
For a thorough refresher on Part I, please click here. As to a summary, it was the 3rd anniversary of our blog going live. And it was the birthday of the late, great jazz bassist Paul Chambers. To celebrate, a… Read More ›