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 ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
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 ›
Ok, it didn’t actually walk in, at least not by itself. It came in the company of my new two favorite people in the world, Judi Rosenthal and Peter Dalena. What wondrous folks! They drove all the way up the… Read More ›
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 ›