Had such a fine time today! We very happily hosted the extraordinary wine team from the impossibly fine French Laundry today; wonderful, wonderful guests, and dare I say it, wonderful, wonderful wines. Such a treat to have them here, it… Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
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 ›
Jon Bonné has penned an absolutely wonderful article about Santa Cruz Mountains wines in the San Francisco Chronicle, with a hearty portion of the text devoted to Ridge Vineyards. Here’s how the article begins: Next week, Paul Draper and his… 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 ›