This Saturday we are very pleased to be hosting a wonderful event, our Monte Bello Assemblage Tasting, during which we’ll be pouring not only the current assemblage of the 2009 Monte Bello (slated for release in 2012) and the 2006… Read More ›
Blends defined by cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, etc.
Well, I have to say, it was just a tremendous weekend up here at Monte Bello. We hosted members of our Monte Bello Collector Program for the 2009 Component Tasting, and this is absolutely one of my favorite events of… Read More ›
Well, this is a bit of a milestone post for what is still quite a young blog; it’s the 200th post! Accordingly, I want to do something a little special to mark the occasion, and this is what I have to… Read More ›
Great slew of Ridge information out there lately, in terms of contemporary tasting notes and other such items of interest to the Ridge-O-Philes among ye; some of it is Post-Zap commentary, some of it is Post-Ridge Events commentary, and some of… Read More ›
A Sublime Flight Of Fancy: Tasting Notes Below! (2006 Monte Bello Chardonnay, 1999 Lytton Springs, 1995 Monte Bello, 1988 Monte Bello)
2006 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Appearance: Pale gold in the glass, framed by a white gold halo, brilliantly limpid, showing delightfully eccentric leg behaviour unified by a light viscosity … Aromatics: Strong tropicality right away, with hints of crème fraîche,… Read More ›
Are you familiar with The Underground Wine Letter? If not, I heartily recommend it to anyone with an interest in fine wine. It’s written by John Tilson, who is a much revered (and rightly so!) collector of, and commentator upon,… Read More ›
A Vinogra-Thanks! -or- Biography Of A Vinography Choreography! -or- How The Wines Were Placed At Vinography.com!
Just a quick nod of thanks to Alder Yarrow and Vinography.com for the very positive assessments of our wines at the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Event. I’m particularly happy to see the 2005 Monte Bello receiving such high praise,… Read More ›
Any time Wine, Food, and Big Sur show up in the same sentence, I’m bound to be a very happy, happy guy. And all three of these stars will soon be in both linguistic and physio-realistic alignment, so if you… Read More ›