Greetings all, and apologies for the recent radio silence. In CB Radio Talk, I’ve been no Alligator; rather, I’ve been a bit backed off the hammer, in the granny lane. But now I’m ready to catch you on the flip-flop,… Read More ›
Varietals & Blends
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
It’s a ritual I always look very forward to; the tastings in which we consider possible release schedules for upcoming ATP wines. Why? Because I really, really, really love our ATP program. Want proof? When I was first hired by… Read More ›
Grapedate 10.20.12. Final Crush. Monte Bello Winery. — With today’s arrival of viognier, zinfandel, and petite sirah, we officially come to Final Crush at the Monte Bello Winery. Uva no mas.
It’s all of.18 acres, but it’s a block of great significance. .18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1949. The last .18 acres of Monte Bello to be harvested. As The Knoll Goes, So The Whole Goes. Meaning, for Monte… Read More ›
#Harvest2012 is very rapidly wrapping up; Monte Bello may be finished as soon as today! What occasioned all this sudden rapidity was the onset of very warm weather; suddenly, we couldn’t seem to pick fast enough. I had the chance… Read More ›