As we approach the *Monte Bello Collector Component Tasting (first of the three “assemblage” events en route to bottling the new vintage), anticipation is rising, and questions abound as regards the 2013 vintage. What was it like? How will the… Read More ›
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In the early days of “4488: A Ridge Blog,” the idea never even crossed my mind. Even at Post #1000, it seemed little more than a mirage shimmering in the distance; untouchable, unearthly, unreal. But in recent weeks, it became… Read More ›
Ever wondered what we mean when we talk about “building” a wine? Curious as to what “sub-parcel” harvesting is? Interested in the secrets behind how minimum intervention complexity is made possible? Ever wondered what the difference is between Lytton Springs… Read More ›
It’s my mom’s birthday today, which is why I’ve waited until January 2nd to conclude this Holiday Feast Video Series. For a great many, the Holidays end no later than January 1st, but in my family, we wrap on the… Read More ›
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 ›
Gargling With Monte Bello ~or~ Christopher Prepares The Holiday Feast: Part V, section III: The Grand Finale!
And in the wine-dark night of your trembling soul you must ask yourself: Have you gargled Monte Bello over steaming loin of venison? ~ Post Summary: 4488: A Ridge Blog celebrates the launch of the Ridge Vineyards 2013 Holiday Offerings… Read More ›