This is how the artist Francisco Goya is often understood today, that he was both the last of the Old Masters, and the First of the Moderns. Which reminds me very much of Ridge Vineyards, very much of Ridge’s ever-alive… Read More ›
It’s hailing at Monte Bello!
March 24-25, it’s on. It’s a rockin’ Rhone time it’s blow your dome time, baby The Rhone Rangers descend on San Francisco next weekend, and none shall be the same ever again. The 24th? Winemaker’s Dinner. Who shall be there? Ridge… Read More ›
Greetings all! Readers of this blog may be familiar with a series of postings we’ve run over the past couple of years; our “What’s Up Lunch?” series, in which we document unique luncheon pairings with our wines. Well, I’m not… Read More ›
I very recently had the opportunity to prepare, serve, and taste a rather preposterously fine vertical of Monte Bello: the 2011 first assemblage, a 2010 barrel sample, and the 2009, (which is in bottle, but not yet released), plus the 1978,… Read More ›