To stand with new friends beside a vine –the wine limning crystal, faces bright under a crisply sprung Spring sun– is to close a circle’s story, is to sing a song of praise, is to understand a journey’s true commencement by its… Read More ›
All things Zinfandel, and/or blends based on Zinfandel.
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 ›
Today is Friday. Thus, a week from today is First Friday. Thus, a week from today is the first opportunity for members and their guests to enjoy a sampler of new spring releases in their “official” New Release raiment. On… 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 ›
Sustainability is a tricky thing. It’s like mind in search of no-mind. There is no there there. Sustainability is a tricky thing. It’s like sequestration. There is no perfect answer, and there must always be compromise. As but one example, consider weeds…. Read More ›