I just had a quick but lovely chance to take a nice taste of the 1996 Monte Bello out of a 375ml; something I’ve not had the opportunity to do for a while, and let me tell you, it was quite a… Read More ›
1991 RIDGE Monte Bello: The Greatest Of Them All? -or- Life, I Love You, Cheers! -or- Wine As Zen Awareness Ritual -or- A Monte Bello Mash Note
Were I to ape a sly trope from the folks over at Slaked, I might dare fashion this in epistolary form, that is to say, as a love letter. Because I could. Because I love this wine. Because I am… Read More ›
As a follow-up post on our Monte Bello Collector Event, here are some images, provided by esteemed Monte Bello Tasting Room staff member Peter Yaninek:
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.
We’re looking particularly forward to this weekend’s tasting menu, as we’ll be pouring the new 2006 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate for the first time since our Spring Release Weekend! Featuring 19 parcels worth of Monte Bello fruit, in a blend… Read More ›
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 ›