You may remember a post from a couple weeks ago regarding Syrah and Viognier: http://ridgewine.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/hurrah-syrah-or-to-blend-or-not-to-blend-the-viognier-question/ The post was sparked by a comment on WestCoastWineNet indicating that someone felt that one should never blend Viognier with quality Syrah. I had the opportunity… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
So, this edition of RIDGE-In-The-Round owes a debt of strategic gratitude to the good folks over at the wine blog “Two Days Per Bottle,” where the tasting MO is predicated on the notion that wines should be tasted and analyzed… Read More ›
If you’ve been following along with this saga, the 1971 Ridge Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been the subject of some degree of scrutiny and speculation of late, and finally, courtesy of the good graces of one Mr. Paul Draper, I… Read More ›
1993 Ridge Vineyards California Zinfandel Lytton Estate : Tasting Notes From The Ether, To Possible Mystical Purpose!
I can’t tell you WHY I’m all of a sudden posting these tasting notes, but there is a really good reason, I promise … and for some of you out there, well, this may just be a bit of help… Read More ›
Monte Bello Collector Event/Final Assemblage Tasting: Part I, The Vintage Pack Vertical – 1995 Monte Bello, 1997 Monte Bello, & 1999 Monte Bello!
We’ve just had quite an event here this past weekend, our Monte Bello Collector Final Assemblage Tasting, and among the many treats on offer was the opportunity to try the three selections that comprise our new Vintage Pack offering: the… Read More ›
93 Is The Magic Number: 2007 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay Receives 93 Points From Wine Spectator!
Well, this is probably a bit anti-climatic now, as I already gave away the punch line in the title of this post, but the new vintage of our Santa Cruz Mountains Estate Chardonnay has received a 93 point rating from… Read More ›
Ten Years After – or – To Grade The Parade Of A Decade – or – Double Barrel Bello: Tasting the 1996 & 2006 Monte Bellos!
I had the great pleasure of tasting a decade-wide two-vintage vertical of Monte Bello today, and might I add,I did so in wonderful company. I hosted Eric Baugher, our VP of Winemaking here at Monte Bello, and Ilir Kacaniku, the… Read More ›
Over the past few days, all of us here at RIDGE have had occasion to hear wonderful stories about Donn Reisen; each revealing again and again how Donn was consistently and uniquely able to, put simply, make people feel good. I’d… Read More ›
So, I was doing some reading on West Coast Wine Net recently (which, if you’ve not yet had a look at this site, is something I highly recommend doing!), and I fell into reading a series of comments and observations debating… Read More ›