Moist spring moon – raise a finger and it drips. -Issa Who is it for, this pillow on the floor, in the twilight of spring? -Buson Oh, these spring days! A nameless little mountain, wrapped in morning haze!… Read More ›
A place to share tasting notes on Ridge wines.
An honest-to-goodness treat today; the opportunity to taste a genuine rarity: the 2001 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs. I tasted with my colleague Sam Howles-Banerji. We opened, we double-decanted, we poured, we smelled … Indian food. I couldn’t think of anything… Read More ›
Because you can. You see, due to the magic of technology, Paul Draper can be beamed right into your living room –this Friday night– for a live wine tasting. And you can be beamed into his. ~ Virtual Winemaker Tasting… Read More ›
Days of Wine & Roses, Nights of Buchignani. The ’09 drops … tonight. 2009 Ridge Vineyards Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel Preparation: Double-decanted, aerated approximately ½ hour … Appearance: Incredible color: an amethystian core enveloped in a broad weave of mulberry highlights and a multi-shaded… Read More ›
There are four people from whom I learned what it means to be a man in this world. What it means to be a man, and how to be a man. One of them is imaginary: Rick, from the movie… Read More ›
2008 Ridge Vineyards Jimsomare Zinfandel One sniff and I know I’m in Jimsomare country; a great and strange place; funkily mystical, mountainously ghosty, soulfully perfect. Jimsomare. This is rarefied juice; pure Black Mountain, the aroma and flavor of another California;… Read More ›