I am in the Wine Industry, and so of course I do read the “major” publications. Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate, etc. And I recently got to thinking about the publication titles: Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate. What’s… Read More ›
1997 Monte Bello
Had the occasion to taste 1997 Monte Bello with Paul Draper today; here’s a quick report: Rich, dark, deep plumminess in the bowl, evidencing surprisingly viscous legs for only being 12.9% abv … astonishingly concentrated nose; succulent and juicy; hints of cassis,… Read More ›
For those of you who haven’t yet seen it, James Laube of Wine Spectator has recently written on the 1997 Ridge Monte Bello. You can find his article here: http://www.winespectator.com/wwdn/show/id/42558 It’s an interesting article, for a number of reasons, and… Read More ›
Well, this is a bit of a milestone post for what is still quite a young blog; it’s the 200th post! Accordingly, I want to do something a little special to mark the occasion, and this is what I have to… Read More ›
These are the moments I live for; at table with my beautiful wife and my wonderful parents, before an unimaginably fine spread of food, and a bottle of 1997 Monte Bello gently decanting. Truly magical, heart-warming, and soulful. Let’s begin with… Read More ›
Monte Bello Collector Event/Final Assemblage Tasting: Part I, The Vintage Pack Vertical – 1995 Monte Bello, 1997 Monte Bello, & 1999 Monte Bello!
We’ve just had quite an event here this past weekend, our Monte Bello Collector Final Assemblage Tasting, and among the many treats on offer was the opportunity to try the three selections that comprise our new Vintage Pack offering: the… Read More ›