Excerpted from a recent Live Virtual Tasting, Paul Draper discusses high alcohol in wine, California’s 1997 vintage, and the secret philosophy behind how Ridge has maintained quality and consistency over 50+ years. Join Paul and the production team for another… Read More ›
Ever wondered which classic Monte Bello vintage our winemaking team thinks most resembles the current release? Ever wondered which vintage of Monte Bello VP of Vineyard Operations David Gates wishes he had more of? Ever wondered what winemaker Eric Baugher… Read More ›
I Almost Can’t Even Say It. But Here Goes … A 5 liter bottle of 1982 Monte Bello Is Opening!!! Right Now!!!
I’m almost too trembly to type. This is too much for me. The names, the places, the wine …. Ah, it’s too much! No, it’s not. I can do this. Ok, here goes … Michael Madrigale. Ah! Wow, Michael Madrigale…. 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 ›
It’s a ritual I always look very forward to; the tastings in which we consider possible release schedules for upcoming ATP wines. Why? Because I really, really, really love our ATP program. Want proof? When I was first hired by… Read More ›
Ever wanted to ask winemaker Paul Draper a direct question about “wild” yeast? Ever thought it’d be nice to discuss submerged caps with winemaker Eric Baugher? Ever wondered aloud as to how winemaker John Olney feels about pump-overs? Well, now’s… Read More ›