A trio of us here at Ridge/Monte Bello were fortunate participants recently in an event of unexpected reverence, decadence, and untamed historical significance. It was a Saturday evening. The few scarves of sun that remained wrapped around the neck of the day had… Read More ›
All things Zinfandel, and/or blends based on Zinfandel.
It’s not very often that I get to taste a library Paso Robles zinfandel. You’ll probably be able to tell that I rather enjoyed the opportunity! 2005 Ridge Vineyards Paso Robles (library release) An emphasis on concentration, structure, depth, and intensity was… Read More ›
I have two words for you: Zinfandel and Barbecue. We go together like rama-lama-lama-lama-ding-de-ding-de-dong … Zinfandel … and Barbecue … And now I have five more words for you: THE EVENT OF THE SUMMER! My personal invitation to you: It sounds… Read More ›
We very recently presented a live virtual tasting of our new Spring Releases, with winemakers Eric Baugher (VP of Winemaking/Monte Bello) and John Olney (VP of Winemaking/Lytton Springs) weighing in on the new vintages. Moderated by David Amadia (VP of Sales and Marketing), the… 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 ›
I had the great pleasure of crafting some tasting notes on the new 2008 Pagani Ranch this morning, and as I often do, I worked on my old Royal Typewriter; I find this combination of methodology and medium results in… Read More ›
Sailors and Stargazers have pondered its wonders & whereabouts, its meaning and mystery. Physicists and Philosophers, Mathmeticians and Moguls, all have sought the answer to its riddle. But none has sought harder than The Oenophile. Time and time again The… Read More ›