One of the nice things about my job is that I have regular opportunity to read a great many wine blogs. Many I read for pure pleasure, but of course more often than not I read the ones who have something to say about Ridge Vineyards. Two such blogs came across my bow recently, and I’d like to make mention of them to you.
The first is a post at rjonwine.com. This is Richard Jennings’ blog, and if you’ve not yet read him, I encourage you to do so. He is one of the most thorough, prolific, and knowledgeable wine bloggers out there. Amongst a certain subset of the viticultural intelligentsia, his status borders on the legendary. If you don’t believe me, check out Martin Redmond’s profile of Richard at Enofylz (another excellent wine blog!). The heading pretty much says it all, “Q & A With Richard Jennings; The Man Who Tasted 5000 Wines Last Year.”
Anyhow, Richard, among many other things, has been a regular participant in our quarterly Wine Bloggers Tastings here at Ridge Vineyards, and his post on the most recent of these events is an excellent read for anyone interested in an 11-vintage vertical tasting of Monte Bello. You can find his post here.
(I should note, by the way, that Richard is a very deserving Wine Blog Awards nominee this year! Congratulations RJ!)
An altogether different set of perspectives on the Ridge experience can be found at an altogether different sort of blog. An equally fantastic read, mind you, but a rather different approach. As with Martin’s post above, the header pretty much says it all; the name of the blog is “Stay Rad: A blog about wine and all things awesome.”
The post in question begins like this:
I’m just gonna say it.
Somebody has to.
It may as well be me.
Ridge Vineyards is the raddest winery in the history of all that is awesome.
With that kind of opening salvo, you can bet I was looking forward to what followed, and I was not disappointed. I don’t think you will be either. You can check out the post here.
And that, my friends, is what the blogs say.
Categories: Wine Blogs