Have you been checking out our videos lately? If not, now is a great time to have a look, as we’ve added some outstanding Harvest 2010 images, including a great new video of crush tasking place at the Monte Bello winery:… Read More ›
Blends defined by cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, etc.
To me, it’s like a chant, a hymn to the divine. The drone of a low D string, the hum of Uilleann pipes. A numerical mantra, viticultural sutra. The relentless march of an Underwood’s clacking keys, the thump-tom-thump-tap-slide of a walking doghouse bass…. Read More ›
2007 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Deep purple belly in the bowl, with a gorgeous magenta limn … aromatics rich with blueberry, lavender, anise, and fennel, populating an architecture built with great crushed rock and wet-stone minerality … loads of herb & spice front-palate,… Read More ›
Preparing quite a lovely flight of Monte Bello for a tasting later this afternoon. Tasting notes to follow soon, but here’s a lil’ snapshot of what we’ll be tasting:
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 ›