David Gates

#Harvest2012: The Historic Rousten Ranch!

Of the four Historic Vineyards on Monte Bello, the Rousten Ranch is probably the least-known experientially, and the most mercurial reputationally. Nestled between Jimsomare (well-known amongst Ridge aficionados for producing legendary Cabernet and very-limited-production pre-Prohibition Zinfandel) and the old Torre property (currently… Read More ›

Legit Veraison!

“Legit Veraison.” That’s the phrase David Gates, our VP of Vineyard Operations, just used for the subject line of a VERY EXCITING E-MAIL that I just received: Legit Veraison. Which looks like this: Veraison is a French viticulture term essentially meaning “the… Read More ›