Syrah: Dark, brooding, imposing. A certain sexy menace. Spicy yet controlled, saucy yet serious. A somber, shadowy figure; footsteps echoing in the alley, a hint of violence simmering just below the surface. A sensual phantom. Grenache: Exotic, percolating, exuberant. Tough… Read More ›
Varietals & Blends
Discussions and comments about specific varietals and/or blends.
We here at Ridge Vineyards are very excited about the new 2008 Buchignani Ranch zinfandel, and the fact that it’s about to drop live into our tasting rooms. In anticipation of its arrival, I gathered together some of my Monte Bello… Read More ›
On How The Reigning Dark Viticultral Prince Of All The Lands Of Cyber Monday Is Roaming The Forest Of My Palate, Slaying All Pretenders To The Throne
On How The Reigning Dark Viticultural Prince Of All The Lands Of Cyber Monday Is Roaming The Forest Of My Palate, Slaying All Pretenders To The Throne –or– Check your e-mail inbox, because there is a VERY GOOD Cyber Monday offer… Read More ›
To some, it might seem obvious, but perhaps not to all, so I wax today on the subject for the sake of the still un-converted. Chardonnay, especially Ridge Vineyards Chardonnay, pairs EXTREMELY well with the archetypal Thanksgiving (i.e. Autumnal) table…. Read More ›
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll already know that we’re offering quite a groovy tasting opportunity on Black Friday, 11.25.11 (please click the link for more details). As part of our By-Appointment Estate Tastings on that day, we’ll be including two… Read More ›