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Legit Veraison!

“Legit Veraison.” That’s the phrase David Gates, our VP of Vineyard Operations, just used for the subject line of a VERY EXCITING E-MAIL that I just received: Legit Veraison. Which looks like this: Veraison is a French viticulture term essentially meaning “the… Read More ›

Vineyard Sonnet

It was with great pleasure that I read the recent announcement regarding who would be judging the 2012 Wine Blog Awards. It is a great roster of talent, and the presence and commitment of such a litany of luminaries seems certain to… Read More ›

Carignane!

Last night, we were all about Carignane. Carignane alone, Carignane in a vertical, Carignane in a Field Blend. See, we were celebrating the release of the new 2010 Ridge Vineyards Buchignani Ranch Carignane, and we was jus’ all Carignane’d out. Even winemaker Eric… Read More ›

Bloomsday!

No, not the Irish one, the Chardonnay one! Happy Bloomsday! T minus … nothing! We have bloom! Ah, ain’t she purty? Nice lil’ limestone outcropping in the background, but most importantly, BLOOM! BLOOM BLOOM BLOOM BLOOM BLOOM! We like the vines,… Read More ›