The Historic Vineyard Society (HVS) has a Mission Statement I think we can all get behind: HVS (Historic Vineyard Society) is a non-profit, 501 C-3 organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards. HVS’s Mission is accomplished through educating… Read More ›
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The second week of our special ten-question series with Paul Draper continues today with question #7! 7- Jancis Robinson has compared Monte Bello Chardonnay to a Grand Cru Burgundy. Were you inspired by the great wines of Burgundy when made your Chardonnay? That is very kind… Read More ›
Simply can’t resist the temptation to share this; personally, I think it’s just brilliant, and one of the best, most relevant contemporary treatises on all things related to –pick your term(s) de riguer– “natural” winemaking; “non-interventionism”; “sustainability”; “minimum impact”; “biodynamism”;… Read More ›
In the aftermath of our 50th Anniversary Celebration and Retrospective Tasting here at Ridge Vineyards (more details on this soon!), there has been some lovely and lively writing appearing in a wide array of formats and publications, and I’d like… Read More ›
Q: Did Gary Vaynerchuk just compare Ridge Geyserville to Big League Chew? A: Not exactly, but for what I imagine might be the first time ever, Big League Chew and Nerds both came up while discussing the 2006 Ridge… Read More ›
Anyhow, when tasting the ’93 MB, my Canadian guests and I did indeed find ourselves discussing the Bordeaux factor, and in the end, collectively agreeing that the ’93 in fact did seem not only distinctly “Bordeaux-esque”, but in fact, and quite possibly, one of the most so of the past 20 years of Monte Bello vintages.
Jancis Robinson has written a fascinating review of 8 different Monte Bello vintages at her site, jancisrobinson.com. If anyone reads her article, please let me know your thoughts, and if you have your own tasting notes to compare and contrast,… Read More ›