Had a lovely opportunity this past week to taste two Monte Bellos with ten years between them; the 2005 and the 1995. ‘Twas fascinating to taste these side by side; in their own unique ways, they’re both quite structured, and… Read More ›
1995 Monte Bello
Well, this is a bit of a milestone post for what is still quite a young blog; it’s the 200th post! Accordingly, I want to do something a little special to mark the occasion, and this is what I have to… Read More ›
A Sublime Flight Of Fancy: Tasting Notes Below! (2006 Monte Bello Chardonnay, 1999 Lytton Springs, 1995 Monte Bello, 1988 Monte Bello)
2006 Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello Chardonnay Appearance: Pale gold in the glass, framed by a white gold halo, brilliantly limpid, showing delightfully eccentric leg behaviour unified by a light viscosity … Aromatics: Strong tropicality right away, with hints of crème fraîche,… Read More ›
Preparing for a vertical of two, A decade separating their debut. Delicious Monte Bello cabernet, And I in search of something fine to say. I sit before two perfect crystal glasses, reflecting on my luck amongst the masses. Peculiar, that… Read More ›
Monte Bello Collector Event/Final Assemblage Tasting: Part I, The Vintage Pack Vertical – 1995 Monte Bello, 1997 Monte Bello, & 1999 Monte Bello!
We’ve just had quite an event here this past weekend, our Monte Bello Collector Final Assemblage Tasting, and among the many treats on offer was the opportunity to try the three selections that comprise our new Vintage Pack offering: the… Read More ›