Ok, maybe not the event of the century, but certainly an EXTREMELY noteworthy one! What is it? It’s this: The Monte Bello Half-Bottle Showcase! And what exactly does that mean? It’s means this: Please join Ridge Vineyards as we taste… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
Great slew of Ridge information out there lately, in terms of contemporary tasting notes and other such items of interest to the Ridge-O-Philes among ye; some of it is Post-Zap commentary, some of it is Post-Ridge Events commentary, and some of… Read More ›
Greetings all! As the West Coast-based Zin-Obsessed amongst you will already know, this weekend is ZAP weekend. For this who don’t recognize the acronym, ZAP stands for Zinfandel Producers & Advocates, and every year they put on a Zinfandel Festival, which is… Read More ›
A Sublime Flight Of Fancy: Tasting Notes Below! (2006 Monte Bello Chardonnay, 1999 Lytton Springs, 1995 Monte Bello, 1988 Monte Bello)
2006 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Appearance: Pale gold in the glass, framed by a white gold halo, brilliantly limpid, showing delightfully eccentric leg behaviour unified by a light viscosity … Aromatics: Strong tropicality right away, with hints of crème fraîche,… Read More ›
GREAT post on the 1993 Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet to be found over at Wine Think, a wine blog very much worth checking in on; for this review, and more. Of particular note is a wonderful feature on the site,… Read More ›
If you’re interested in perusing an interesting and contemporary set of tasting notes on Monte Bello vintages from 1992, 1994, and 1996, you can take a virtual stroll over to the Spirit of ’76 website and have a read; the… Read More ›