It’s Saturday, and the first delivery of fruit to Monte Bello is due in a matter of hours. Put another way, The Sleeping Beast Is About To Awaken. And what, you might ask, will happen to said grapes upon arrival?… Read More ›
All things Zinfandel, and/or blends based on Zinfandel.
With all the excitement of harvest looming on the horizon, and all the forward looking this involves, it does indeed seem as if a proper “look back” at the Monte Bello Fall Release Event is in order; even though it… Read More ›
Pizza and Wine. Pizza and Wine. Pizza and Wine. I just like to say it. Over and over. In fact, before she was born, I wanted to name my daughter “Pizza”, just so I could spend the rest of my… Read More ›
The question seems almost inevitable, and today Paul addresses it; the question of alcohol levels in zinfandel. Enjoy Q & A # 5 in our special ten-question series with Paul Draper! 5- Your Zinfandel based wines such as Geyserville and Lytton Springs have… Read More ›
One of the very great things about hosting this blog is that I’ve become the somewhat unwitting repository of a great wealth of Ridge arcana, running the gamut from tales of Days in the Vineyards to tasting notes of impossibly… Read More ›
I’ll confess, we had really high hopes for this event. REALLY high hopes. But nothing truly could have prepared us for the total joyousness of the day, the outstanding mojo-ness of the day, the Day In The Vineyard-ness of the… Read More ›