For this week’s issue of our Light on Lytton series, we’re quite literally going to show you … the Light at Lytton! The following is a picture that was taken by Jamie Bakas, who happens to be married to Rick… Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
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:
Our little vine ain’t so little anymore! Veraison still to come, but we’re now seeing lovely clusters and beautiful berries …
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 ›