Statement: “I Want Zinfandel.” Response: Remove “I,” (Ego), then remove “Want,” (Desire). Now you are left w/ only Zinfandel. Zinfandel is not a shriek, a howl, a sigh, or a yawn; rather, it is the deep breath of life. There… Read More ›
Varietals & Blends
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
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 ›
Post Summary: 4488: A Ridge Blog celebrates the launch of the Ridge Vineyards 2013 Holiday Offerings by highlighting each of the six signature Wine & Food pairings featured in the 2013 Ridge Vineyards Holiday Feast. This post constitutes In Which… Read More ›
Ever wondered which classic Monte Bello vintage our winemaking team thinks most resembles the current release? Ever wondered which vintage of Monte Bello VP of Vineyard Operations David Gates wishes he had more of? Ever wondered what winemaker Eric Baugher… Read More ›
*Spoiler Alert! This post chronicles the deployment of a Venn Diagram in the service of tasting one of our very special 2013 Holiday Packs: “From Our Library!” ~ Often, when considering NEW wine releases, with ostensibly LONG developmental trajectories, I… Read More ›