Save for very few exceptions, we play jazz in the Monte Bello Tasting Room. From early New Orleans polyphonics and big band swing, through bop, post-bop, hard-bop, to cool, orchestral, and beyond, it’s pretty much jazz all the time. From Louis… Read More ›
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A Decant Rant? -or- An Aeration Disputation? -or- A Breathe Seethe? -or- To Decant Or Not To Decant?
I suspect I’m chiming in on this a bit late, as the article ran on May 6th, but has anyone out there read this? http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-wineair6-2009may06,0,5231460.story This is an article about decanting wine, and the effect aeration has (pr perhaps doesn’t… Read More ›
We’ve got a great selection of wines on our tasting flights this weekend, and I thought I’d just run through a few of the wines on offer that I’m particularly looking forward to tasting and to showcasing: 2007 Geyserville “As we blind-tasted,… Read More ›
First, the facts: My compatriots for this edition of RIDGE In The Round were Peter Yaninek, Sam Howles-Banerji, Zani Nesvacil, and Karen Cai; all esteemed members of the Monte Bello Tasting Room Staff. The wine we immersed ourselves in was… Read More ›
We’re looking particularly forward to this weekend’s tasting menu, as we’ll be pouring the new 2006 Santa Cruz Mountains Estate for the first time since our Spring Release Weekend! Featuring 19 parcels worth of Monte Bello fruit, in a blend… Read More ›
Wines are living, breathing things that have mood swings and stages, good days and not-so-good-days, happy days and cranky days, and just as in the example above, showing a wine at an inappropriate time can not only damage its sales in the short term, but it can do long-term reputational damage as well.
Whether you’re curious about how a certain vintage of Monte Bello is currently showing, want to chime in on the order of last weekend’s tasting flight, or suggest a dish to pair with a young zinfandel, 4488: A Ridge Blog welcomes you with open arms and a full glass!