To put it mildly, today was a great day. Today was a great day. There. That was nice. It just felt good to affirm it one more time. Why was today a great day? Because I got to engage in… Read More ›
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
First, the facts: My compatriots for this edition of RIDGE In The Round were Peter Yaninek, Sam Howles-Banerji, Zani Nesvacil, and Karen Cai; all esteemed members of the Monte Bello Tasting Room Staff. The wine we immersed ourselves in was… Read More ›
Anyhow, when tasting the ’93 MB, my Canadian guests and I did indeed find ourselves discussing the Bordeaux factor, and in the end, collectively agreeing that the ’93 in fact did seem not only distinctly “Bordeaux-esque”, but in fact, and quite possibly, one of the most so of the past 20 years of Monte Bello vintages.
We’re looking particularly forward to this weekend’s tasting menu, as we’ll be pouring the new 2006 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate for the first time since our Spring Release Weekend! Featuring 19 parcels worth of Monte Bello fruit, in a blend… Read More ›
I recently received an extraordinary e-mail from a Ridge fan, and they have very kindly allowed me to include some language from their correspondence. Please see below: “I found a bottle of Ridge California Cabernet Sauvignon Tepusquet 1981 in a… Read More ›
In the very near future I’ll be engaging in the rather wonderful act of tasting the 1993 Monte Bello again. In preparation, I thought I would take a look at two different items; my Monte Bello Tracker, and my tasting notes from the last time I tasted this wine.
We just got a new Panini griller at home. I haven’t used it yet, but whatever color Portabello mushrooms are, that’s the color I’ve been dreaming in since we got it.