#CabernetDay is but a mere few days away, and I’ve got the Lady of the Lavender Mist on my mind. I may be in the minority with this sentiment, but to me, Cabernet is a nighttime grape; Cabernet Nocturne. And Monte Bello is the Duke… Read More ›
All things cabernet sauvignon, and/or blends based on cabernet sauvignon.
VERY SPECIAL #CabernetDay tasting at #RidgeVineyards! See all those hashmarks in the post title? That’s social-media speak right there, that is! And what is #CabernetDay? #CabernetDay is a date & time synchronized, WORLDWIDE, human-universal, mojo-interactive, spirit-joyful celebration of this most legendary of varietals; a happening… Read More ›
I always look forward to tasting with Paul. He’s not just the winemaker, he’s a fan! Which means you never know what you’re going to end up tasting & pouring, but you know it’s always going to be fascinating and… Read More ›
This time of year is both exciting and bemusing; ripe with anticipation, and fraught with perplexation. The new Fall Releases are on their way, and we’re beginning to taste them with some degree of regularity. But we don’t really know… Read More ›
Picture Captain Kyle Theriot, high up in the crow’s nest of the good ship Monte Bello, –actually, Monte Bello viticulturist Kyle Theriot, high up in the cab of his truck– his tri-corner cocked jauntily against the brisk sea breezes, –actually, his… Read More ›
For a thorough refresher on Part I, please click here. As to a summary, it was the 3rd anniversary of our blog going live. And it was the birthday of the late, great jazz bassist Paul Chambers. To celebrate, a… Read More ›
Classics: The Gospels of Pauls The following summary of our recent and very special Wine Bloggers Tasting is broken up into two parts: in Part I, I run down a description of how the tasting was constructed, and in Part… Read More ›