2008 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah/Grenache Evidencing an intensely saturated and amethystian concentration of color in the glass, the borderline-impenetrable density of the liquid is visually lifted by the brilliance of the light-catching garnet limn. As the wine rolls against the… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
In the Zone with the Bone on SpeakerPhone, settin’ skills on Hone, takin’ the Throne on Loan from the Combat Zone, and Prone to Condone the Rhone! Meaning, one of my all-time favorite Ridge releases is due to unveil its new vintage in… Read More ›
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 ›
Dawdle around on the oldies stations long enough, and you’ll hear it. A pathos-laden and groovily roosty little slab of romantically dogmatic pop folklore; “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” Based on an old Irish folk song, re-interpreted by Leadbelly, and brought into… Read More ›
All the table ’twas indeed a stage, and ’tis true many a player strutted and fretted its hour upon it, but at curtain’s culinary closing, ’twas a deuce of thespianic éclat that in truth reigned supreme … – Meaning, of course, that… Read More ›