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 ›
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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 ›
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Monte Bello Cabernet Harvest, we bring you the pick in all its brilliant HD glory! (and yet your readin’ specs on, there’s some good facts afoot throughout!) Enjoy! – – – #Harvest2012. Feel… Read More ›
It’s been a very exciting morning on the mountain; Cabernet is coming in! The team has been out in what we colloquially refer to as “the middle vineyards”; historically, the old Torre property. Experientially, you might likely know it as… Read More ›
We now have Geyserville fruit at Monte Bello, and by that you know that #Harvest2012 is most definitely ON! And what a delivery of fruit it was! I can personally testify that the old-vine Carignane that came in was some of the… Read More ›
As you may recall, our Lytton Springs facility just received their First Fruit on Saturday, thus marking the beginning of #Harvest2012 up north. A big day for our Zinfandel program, to say the least! That said, we actually got a… Read More ›
No Latitude For Platitude In The Attitude Of Gratitude -or- Thank You For Attending Our Fall Release Event at Monte Bello!
For us here at Monte Bello, the celebration is a wrap. The wines poured, the bottles emptied. The pizzas cooked, the pizzas eaten. The music played, the songs completed. The smiles, the handshakes, the hugs. All wrapped up now. And… Read More ›