Ridge Vineyards maintains a pretty small staff roster overall, and accordingly, we’re a many-hatted lot. This means we all go on the stump at some point, spreading the viticultural message, preaching the oenophilic word, evangelicizing the gospel of the grape. Given the conventions… Read More ›
Stories about, or suggestions for, wines and special occasions!
Well, it’s only the second weekend of our special new Monte Bello Library Tasting, so we’re still in the early pleasurable throes of learning, re-learning, discovering and re-discovering these vintages (1994, 1992, 1992, in 375ml), but I thought I’d give… Read More ›
To me, it’s like a chant, a hymn to the divine. The drone of a low D string, the hum of Uilleann pipes. A numerical mantra, viticultural sutra. The relentless march of an Underwood’s clacking keys, the thump-tom-thump-tap-slide of a walking doghouse bass…. Read More ›
Perhaps you’re familiar with the acronym ABC. Not the Jacksons song, nor a Sesame Street bit. No, I am referring to that subset of the wine-drinking public whose disdain for Chardonnay is so intense it has led them to become part of… Read More ›
2007 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Deep purple belly in the bowl, with a gorgeous magenta limn … aromatics rich with blueberry, lavender, anise, and fennel, populating an architecture built with great crushed rock and wet-stone minerality … loads of herb & spice front-palate,… Read More ›