It rained! It actually rained! Mind you, it wasn’t exactly a 40 days & 40 nights kind of a scene, but by god, there was moisture, and it came from the sky, and it fell on Monte Bello, and it… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
Quick Fix: The Zinfandel Experience is this Saturday, and Ridge Vineyards will be there! To jump to event details, just click here: ZAP ~ Ridge Vineyards, when it comes to Zinfandel, ZAP, and the Zinfandel Experience, is not unlike the… Read More ›
Ever wondered what we mean when we talk about “building” a wine? Curious as to what “sub-parcel” harvesting is? Interested in the secrets behind how minimum intervention complexity is made possible? Ever wondered what the difference is between Lytton Springs… Read More ›
There is something uniquely magical about a vineyard in winter, and while Mother Nature has delivered Norther California a decidedly different iteration of the season this year (see: Out, Out, Damn Drought!), the Winter magic is still there, still present,… Read More ›
2009 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Syrah It is with great pleasure that I announce the arrival of the new vintage of our Lytton Estate Syrah! This is a much-anticipated wine every year, and early tastings of the ’09 have made… Read More ›
And what a year it’s been! So rich with memories, adventures, tales and tastes; can it really be a mere 12 months ago that we were first tasting the 2008 Lytton Estate Syrah? It could be a lifetime ago, and… Read More ›
Gargling With Monte Bello ~or~ Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast: Part V, section III: The Grand Finale!
And in the wine-dark night of your trembling soul you must ask yourself: Have you gargled Monte Bello over steaming loin of venison? ~ Post Summary: 4488: A Ridge Blog celebrates the launch of the Ridge Vineyards 2013 Holiday Offerings… Read More ›
Out with the Champys???? Surely you jest, oh lover of Champys, I query myself. Yes, it’s true. I have waxed ad naus in re Champys, and my selfsame affection for, and this is WHY … I say out with it…. Read More ›