“Only one block to go! It’s South Flat 2, and then we’ll call it a year.” — Will Thomas, Lytton Springs Viticulturist The sun rose this morning on Lytton’s Last Stand. Today, Sunday, October 21st, 2012, it ends. Lytton’s Last… Read More ›
Of the four Historic Vineyards on Monte Bello, the Rousten Ranch is probably the least-known experientially, and the most mercurial reputationally. Nestled between Jimsomare (well-known amongst Ridge aficionados for producing legendary Cabernet and very-limited-production pre-Prohibition Zinfandel) and the old Torre property (currently… Read More ›
Perhaps you’ve read Part I. (located here.) But perhaps the answer still eludes you. You’ve received a clue: The Winemaker’s Ring is not ALL that happens twice … But still, the mystery unsolved. — The wines: 2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot… Read More ›
#Harvest2012. Go Grape Gondola, Go! In which I fulfill a lifelong fantasy; to ride a grape gondola up a mountain. — — #Harvest2012. Feel it.
“Hand-Crafted.” It’s a phrase we hear and see all the time. It’s both a potent marketing term, and a resonant concept. The terms suggests old-fashioned attention-to-detail, and a tradition-based respect for craft. It is a de facto affirmation of quality. By definition, it means… Read More ›