Who says Zinfandel don’t age? YOU says Zinfandel don’t age? Well, I gots two Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch Zinfandels says yer a gol-dang liar! Ok, I’m not a cowboy. Meaning, Paula Cole, I can’t help ya … Where is my John Wayne Where… Read More ›
All things Zinfandel, and/or blends based on Zinfandel.
First Friday. One of my favorite recurring events here at Monte Bello. It’s just so EASY! When is it? First Friday! Simple … And it’s just so delicious! There’s always a theme. A delicious theme. A delicious wine theme. The… Read More ›
For 35 years now, the ATP branch of our Wine Club has been busy contributing limited-production rareties to the Ridge Vineyards wine canon; introducing such fabled designations as Old School, Mazzoni, and Jimsomare to the vineyard lexicon, and showcasing comparatively under-the-radar varietals like… Read More ›
I cannot help myself; I’m in the Year-End-List spirit. I MUST make my Best-Ofs … And for today’s canonically contributive endeavour, I am going to grapple into submission a task never yet set; I am going to attempt to name… Read More ›
I lived in New York once, and then left, and then moved back and lived there again. That should tell you something about my feelings for New York. That said, I lived in Northern California once, and then left, and… Read More ›
It’s lunchtime on the mountain, and that’s a very fine thing … 2004 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Rich, supple, viscous mouthfeel, with warm tropical fruit and sweet, creamy vanilla and beurre blanc on the nose … Wide-reaching on the… Read More ›
Dawdle around on the oldies stations long enough, and you’ll hear it. A pathos-laden and groovily roosty little slab of romantically dogmatic pop folklore; “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” Based on an old Irish folk song, re-interpreted by Leadbelly, and brought into… Read More ›