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 ›
Tag Archive for ‘1992 Monte Bello’
(Spoiler Alert: There is information detailed below that will quite likely lead you to really, really, really wish you’d made a reservation for this special tasting. So I’m going to briefly open up the bookings for a couple of extra… Read More ›
I very recently had the opportunity to prepare, serve, and taste a rather preposterously fine vertical of Monte Bello: the 2011 first assemblage, a 2010 barrel sample, and the 2009, (which is in bottle, but not yet released), plus the 1978,… Read More ›
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 ›
#cabernet again, eh? Why, yes I am! And here’s the layout, post-tasting, of a tasting, in which 2007, 1995, 1992, and 1984 Monte Bellos were, well, tasted!
The #cabernet thang Jes’ Grew, no? (Ishamel Reed fans, are you out there?) Anyhow, Round Two #cabernet, recently tasted a glorious Monte Bello vertical out of 375 ml …