Have you seen this wine? If you’re visiting this weekend, you’ll find it. After that, not so much. It’s going underground. Monte Bello Incognito. Meaning, with next weekend’s release of the highly anticipated 2009 vintage (please see the end of this post for… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
As we speak, the Ridge Vineyards winemakers – Paul Draper, Eric Baugher, John Olney — are engaged in a Live Virtual Tasting … … sharing their impressions of four new releases: the 2010 Ponzo Vineyards Zinfandel, the 2010 Lytton Springs, the 2010… Read More ›
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 ›
Pow! There’s big news in ZAPland! Ask yourself, what do Ridge Vineyards, Biale Vineyards, Terra D’Oro Winery, and Starry Night Winery have in common? Answer? We’re all board members of ZAP! And YOU may remember ZAP from such events as the … 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 ›