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 ›
Varietals & Blends
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
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 ›
The question seems almost inevitable, and today Paul addresses it; the question of alcohol levels in zinfandel. Enjoy Q & A # 5 in our special ten-question series with Paul Draper! 5- Your Zinfandel based wines such as Geyserville and Lytton Springs have… Read More ›
Have I been remiss? In exalting the wonders of our “Three Decades of Monte Bello” #CabernetDay tasting, did I inadvertently give short shrift to the three-vintage vertical of Estate Cabernet that we’ll also be tasting? Heaven forfend if I have! This trio… Read More ›