Yes, tomorrow night’s First Friday event at our Monte Bello Estate is indeed going to be a special affair; after all, a rare three-vintage vertical of the already-elusive Carmichael doth not row down thy river very often … (For more about this… Read More ›
All things chardonnay, and/or blends based on chardonnay.
It’s lunchtime on the mountain, and that’s a very fine thing … 2004 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Rich, supple, viscous mouthfeel, with warm tropical fruit and sweet, creamy vanilla and beurre blanc on the nose … Wide-reaching on the… Read More ›
Jimsomare. Amongst friends, fans, followers, and family of Ridge Vineyards, the name is a resonant one. Jimsomare. The vineyard was originally planted by Pierre Klein, an Alsatian who came to California in 1875. In 1888, he purchased 160 acres on Monte Bello… Read More ›
It’s becoming a bit of a tradition, these July First Fridays. Each year, as this most summeriest of summer First Fridays rolls in, we prepare to showcase a very special Chardonnay Vertical for our guests. And given that this year I am still… Read More ›
I don’t traditionally spend a great deal of post space on “hard” wine news, but this little item is actually quite exciting, and accordingly, I wish to share the news: Ridge Named One of California’s Top Chardonnay Producers by Wine Spectator Magazine!… Read More ›
Grafting is one of the great & mysterious processes in the annals of viticulture, and it is something which fascinates anyone and everyone who stumbles into the cryptic vaults of its ritual. As with so many things we deem to be mysterious,… Read More ›