I like Mondays. Why? May I present … … my Monday Morning Meeting. We started in on the zinfandels first. The tasters: Myself Paul Draper (CEO, Head Winemaker) Eric Baugher (VP of Winemaking, Monte Bello) David Amadia (VP Sales &… Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
Back in 2010, on this blog, we engaged in what proved to be a genuinely fascinating enterprise, something we called VineWatch. Essentially, in simplest form, we selected a vine, and visually tracked its progress through the growing season. The whole… Read More ›
You’re reading this blog, so it’s probably reasonable to assume you’re aware of Jon Bonné. Possibly from just reading this blog, but more likely because of his excellent wine column in the San Francisco Chronicle. He’s an excellent writer, with… Read More ›
I cannot help myself; I’m in the Year-End-List spirit. I MUST make my Best-Ofs … And for today’s canonically contributive endeavour, I am going to grapple into submission a task never yet set; I am going to attempt to name… Read More ›
It’s all of.18 acres, but it’s a block of great significance. .18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1949. The last .18 acres of Monte Bello to be harvested. As The Knoll Goes, So The Whole Goes. Meaning, for Monte… Read More ›