And what a year it’s been! So rich with memories, adventures, tales and tastes; can it really be a mere 12 months ago that we were first tasting the 2008 Lytton Estate Syrah? It could be a lifetime ago, and… Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
Gargling With Monte Bello ~or~ Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast: Part V, section III: The Grand Finale!
And in the wine-dark night of your trembling soul you must ask yourself: Have you gargled Monte Bello over steaming loin of venison? ~ Post Summary: 4488: A Ridge Blog celebrates the launch of the Ridge Vineyards 2013 Holiday Offerings… Read More ›
Post Summary: 4488: A Ridge Blog celebrates the launch of the Ridge Vineyards 2013 Holiday Offerings by highlighting each of the six signature Wine & Food pairings featured in the 2013 Ridge Vineyards Holiday Feast. This post constitutes In Which… Read More ›
Ever wondered which classic Monte Bello vintage our winemaking team thinks most resembles the current release? Ever wondered which vintage of Monte Bello VP of Vineyard Operations David Gates wishes he had more of? Ever wondered what winemaker Eric Baugher… Read More ›
Cellarable wines in the middle years of their developmental trajectory can be funny things. Often, they seem to come in and out of focus right before your eyes. When they coalesce around a profile, they can be marvelous, and you… Read More ›
Spoiler Alert: This post is about a lovely wine event I had the pleasure of co-hosting at restaurant Quattro (Four Seasons/Silicon Valley) yesterday, featuring delicious wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and for which I poured our new (and VERY… Read More ›
1998 Monte Bello Library Wines ~ 1997. 1997, 1997, 1997. 97, 97, 97, 97. Blah blah blah blah blah. 1998? Now I’m getting interested. Why? Because anytime anyone tells you something is the something of the century, it probably isn’t…. Read More ›