With all the excitement of harvest looming on the horizon, and all the forward looking this involves, it does indeed seem as if a proper “look back” at the Monte Bello Fall Release Event is in order; even though it… Read More ›
Varietals & Blends
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
Pizza and Wine. Pizza and Wine. Pizza and Wine. I just like to say it. Over and over. In fact, before she was born, I wanted to name my daughter “Pizza”, just so I could spend the rest of my… Read More ›
We’re coming to the finish line of our special ten-question series with Paul Draper; only three more Q & A’s to go, with Number Eight dropping today! Enjoy, and please keep your questions coming, we look very forward to posting a reader-led… Read More ›
The second week of our special ten-question series with Paul Draper continues today with question #7! 7- Jancis Robinson has compared Monte Bello Chardonnay to a Grand Cru Burgundy. Were you inspired by the great wines of Burgundy when made your Chardonnay? That is very kind… Read More ›
Veraison. In simplest form, and for our purposes here, it means the onset of color change in wine grapes. For a red wine grape, this is the turn from green to red. It is essentially the beginning of the “ripening” season, the transition from allocating resources to… Read More ›