2002 Monte Bello (375 ml) 10.23.09 Appearance: Deep black ruby with a rich, strawberry limn. Fairly notably viscous, with short, thick, slo-to-medium speed legs …. Aromatics: Surprisingly generous offering of mid-tone red fruits, cherry and red plum in particular. Strong sandalwood… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
Over at Purple Liquid: A Wine And Food Diary, our 2005 Lytton West Syrah recently came in first place in a blind tasting of international Syrahs. This is a great blog in general, and this particular post is a wondrous read if… Read More ›
Preparing for a vertical of two, A decade separating their debut. Delicious Monte Bello cabernet, And I in search of something fine to say. I sit before two perfect crystal glasses, reflecting on my luck amongst the masses. Peculiar, that… Read More ›
Very nice mention of our new 2007 Paso Robles zinfandel in a San Francisco Chronicle article by Lynne Char Bennett, focusing on this fine central coast wine-growing region. You can read the full article here; our Paso Robles zinfandel is… Read More ›
One of the real joys of my job here at Ridge/Monte Bello is reading the wonderful e-mails that come through our inbox chronicling the experiences that people have had with our wines. Sometimes heartwarming, sometime instructive, always appreciated, together these… Read More ›
What a wonderful e-mail I recently received from one Rod Rippel, Ridge fan extraordinaire! Given that anytime I receive an e-mail that begins with the words, “Rummaging around in my cellar” I get a tingly feeling on the back of my… Read More ›
Dateline: September 23rd. Location: Monte Bello. Occasion: The arrival of the first Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to the winery! And thanks to Agent Sean Yamomoto, you can see the action live on video, or captured for the ages in stills! http://www.ridgewine.com/wholesale/pages/2009-conveyor-4.tml… Read More ›