If you’ve ever had a bottle of Ridge Vineyards Syrah, you’ve probably checked out the label. And when you checked out the label, you probably saw this … And when you saw this, you probably did a bit of a… Read More ›
All things Syrah, and/or blends based on Syrah.
Syrah: Dark, brooding, imposing. A certain sexy menace. Spicy yet controlled, saucy yet serious. A somber, shadowy figure; footsteps echoing in the alley, a hint of violence simmering just below the surface. A sensual phantom. Grenache: Exotic, percolating, exuberant. Tough… Read More ›
And a translation: Impenetrably rich and deep aubergine and mulberry tones in the belly, with a glistening violaceous halo encircling, pooling below medium to heavy legs evidencing a slightly decadent viscosity. Succulent plum-esque aromatics laced with the honey-toned co-fermented viognier… Read More ›
2010 was a great debut year for our quarterly Wine Bloggers Tasting series, and I am now happy to say I think we’re off to an equally fine start in 2011; the first edition took place on 3.25.11. It was a great… Read More ›
Greetings all! So, we’ve just very recently hosted the final Wine Bloggers Tasting of 2010 here at Monte Bello, and as always, it proved to be a delicious, and deliciously entertaining session. Many, many thanks to the bloggers who attended!… Read More ›