first there was news OF ridge, now there is news FROM ridge!

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And if you’re not on said list, well, I’ll cheat in your favor THIS time, but you might want to consider signing up for the future; we don’t send a lot of e-mail, but the ones we do send are Chock Full Of Ridgerly Goodness!

Say what? You want to sign up? Diggity Dig Dig Diggee Dig! Click here, put your e-mail address in the SUBSCRIBE field, and you’re In Like Flynn With A Fin For Gin! Or should I say, Fine Like Cline With A Line For Wine!

Now, on to the good stuff:

First off, the new 2006 Lytton Estate Syrah/Grenache is now officially available for sale to the general public at large! To see some recent tasting notes on this blog, please click here.

And to dig a crazy food & wine pairing from Sondra Bernstein, proprietor of the award-winning restaurants Girl & the Fig and Estate in Sonoma, read onwards, hungry mendicants!

Braised Lamb Shanks over Mashed Potatoes
Click here to recreate this pairing at home.

Secondly, it’s SAVE THE DATE time! Here is a list of some upcoming calendrical Ridgentstances you sure-as-shoeboxes don’t want to miss:


  • Saturday 3/5 & Sunday 3/6 – Barrel Tasting Weekend at Lytton Springs
  • Saturday 3/12 & Sunday 3/13 – Barrel Tasting Weekend at Lytton Springs


  • Saturday 4/16 – SCMWA Passport at Monte Bello
  • Saturday 4/23 – Assemblage Monte Bello – 2010 vintage preview and barrel tasting
  • Saturday 4/30 & Sunday 5/1 – Passport to Dry Creek at Lytton Springs

These are all general public events; nothing is required of you ‘cept to come!

Finally, for those of you who are members of a Ridge Wine Club, there is some serious exclusivivaciousness blowing in the viticultural winds right now; if the words DYNAMITE HILL mean anything to you, you best better bet bring your mouse to move your cursor to just exactly right about here.

That’s all for now folks, but stay tuned for some VERY UP TO THE MINUTE BREAKING MEMBER EVENT NEWS in the next day or two, as well as a SERMON IN PRAISE OF ZAP! 

And yes, my spell-check did indeed red-flad Ridgenstances and Exclusivivaciousness, thank you very much!

Categories: Events, Food & Wine Pairing, Offerings, Rhone varietals, Tasting Notes, Tasting Rooms, Varietals & Blends, Wine Clubs

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