I had the rather unexpected pleasure of tasting the 1996 Monte Bello today, and thought I’d post some quick thoughts; has anyone out there tasted this vintage recently? Let me know! Also, should you wish to cross-reference and do a… Read More ›
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New Fall Releases: Staff Tasting -or- The Sneak Peak Of The Week! -or- Monte Bello For A Thirsty Fello, Lytton Springs And The Joy That Sings, Pagani Ranch As The Olive Branch, And York Creek, Of Thy Beauty I Speak!
So, myself and a delightful cross-section of esteemed Ridge staff members sat down yesterday to have a tasting of the new Fall Releases, as well as the upcoming September ATP offering. Below, you’ll find photos of the tasting, with my tasting notes… Read More ›
These are the moments I live for; at table with my beautiful wife and my wonderful parents, before an unimaginably fine spread of food, and a bottle of 1997 Monte Bello gently decanting. Truly magical, heart-warming, and soulful. Let’s begin with… Read More ›
Let me just give you a little context for this particular Monte Bello tasting. In 1977, women dressed like this: Men dressed like this: We listened to this: or this: This man was president: And this man: who would go… Read More ›
I had the great pleasure of spending Thursday evening at decarolis design & marketing in San Jose as “wine host” for a Wine & Jazz themed event, courtesy of an invitation from Vince DeCarolis, principal and founder of the company…. Read More ›
I had a brief but very interesting opportunity to taste the 2002 Monte Bello yesterday, which I’d been gleefully anticipating for some time. As can be seen on the label image below … …Paul Draper had estimated, back in ’04,… Read More ›