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 ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
GREAT post on the 1993 Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet to be found over at Wine Think, a wine blog very much worth checking in on; for this review, and more. Of particular note is a wonderful feature on the site,… Read More ›
If you’re interested in perusing an interesting and contemporary set of tasting notes on Monte Bello vintages from 1992, 1994, and 1996, you can take a virtual stroll over to the Spirit of ’76 website and have a read; the… 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 ›
Around The Word With Ridge Wine -or- How A 1989 Bradford Mountain Traveled From Maui, to Washington, to Texas, and to Tennessee, And How It’s Tasting Now! (Hint: Great!)
I’ve received another one of THOSE e-mails again, one of those great, wonderful, touching, inspiring, gratifying e-mails in which someone shares an amazing story about one of our wines. These time, a lovely customer by the name of Marti is… Read More ›
2002 Monte Bello (375 ml) 10.23.09 Appearance: Deep black ruby with a rich, strawberry limn. Fairly notably viscous, with short, thick, slo-to-medium speed legs …. Aromatics: Surprisingly generous offering of mid-tone red fruits, cherry and red plum in particular. Strong sandalwood… Read More ›
Preparing for a vertical of two, A decade separating their debut. Delicious Monte Bello cabernet, And I in search of something fine to say. I sit before two perfect crystal glasses, reflecting on my luck amongst the masses. Peculiar, that… Read More ›
Dateline: September 23rd. Location: Monte Bello. Occasion: The arrival of the first Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to the winery! And thanks to Agent Sean Yamomoto, you can see the action live on video, or captured for the ages in stills! http://www.ridgewine.com/wholesale/pages/2009-conveyor-4.tml… Read More ›