Full disclosure, this post is in fact a long and winding road towards examining questions of Ageability and Zinfandel. I hope you read it. But if you’d rather just let Jameson Fink tell it to you in his deliciously Without… Read More ›
Wine talk that knows no boundry.
1998 Monte Bello Library Wines ~ 1997. 1997, 1997, 1997. 97, 97, 97, 97. Blah blah blah blah blah. 1998? Now I’m getting interested. Why? Because anytime anyone tells you something is the something of the century, it probably isn’t…. Read More ›
Historic Monte Bello. The Monte Bello Winery. High, high atop Black Mountain, in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains, sits the Monte Bello Winery. In sight of the sea when the fog allows, built into the black-molded limestone… Read More ›
Spoiler Alert! This post addresses: #Harvest2013 Winemaking Techniques 2010 Monte Bello ~ Press Fractions. Another way in which we extract complexity without adding artificiality. Proceeding from the belief that the grape itself contains within in it all the native complexity… Read More ›
Still, The Grapes Come Tumbling Down The voice on the radio spoke of somewhere called “Somalia” and a war, from twenty years ago and the words on the paper read of something called a “Shutdown”; something else of which I… Read More ›
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Are you an “aspirational” wine consumer? What drives your selections? Price Break to Quality? Cult of Personality? Philosophy? Exclusivity? Reputation? Ratings? Follow contemporary marketing-speak at all, and you’ll hear a great deal about “aspirational.” Aspirational brands, aspirational shopping, aspirational strategies,… Read More ›