Ridge Vineyards is closed today. The tasting rooms are silent, the corks remain interred, the foils are still uncut. No wine splashing into waiting crystal bowls, no soft sighs of appreciation as the crimson elixirs pass expectant lips. I accordingly made my farewells last… Read More ›
All things Monte Bello.
I cannot help myself; I’m in the Year-End-List spirit. I MUST make my Best-Ofs … And for today’s canonically contributive endeavour, I am going to grapple into submission a task never yet set; I am going to attempt to name… Read More ›
In the Zone with the Bone on SpeakerPhone, settin’ skills on Hone, takin’ the Throne on Loan from the Combat Zone, and Prone to Condone the Rhone! Meaning, one of my all-time favorite Ridge releases is due to unveil its new vintage in… Read More ›
Lucky 13 none times: Ο Lucky 13 one time: Lucky 13 two times: That’s one more lucky. Making 1313 Main Street a wonderful place to be. Which is why we’re going there. Because we’re all about Main Street, not Wall… Read More ›
It’s lunchtime on the mountain, and that’s a very fine thing … 2004 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Rich, supple, viscous mouthfeel, with warm tropical fruit and sweet, creamy vanilla and beurre blanc on the nose … Wide-reaching on the… Read More ›
Are wine bloggers real like horses, or myth like unicorns? Are they hard science, or do they live free in an egalitarian paradise rich with ever-living redwood trees from which parachute little green elves who sprinkle fairy dust made of gold into needy people’s… Read More ›