The Historic Vineyard Society (HVS) has a Mission Statement I think we can all get behind: HVS (Historic Vineyard Society) is a non-profit, 501 C-3 organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards. HVS’s Mission is accomplished through educating… Read More ›
The second week of our special ten-question series with Paul Draper continues today with question #7! 7- Jancis Robinson has compared Monte Bello Chardonnay to a Grand Cru Burgundy. Were you inspired by the great wines of Burgundy when made your Chardonnay? That is very kind… Read More ›
Simply can’t resist the temptation to share this; personally, I think it’s just brilliant, and one of the best, most relevant contemporary treatises on all things related to –pick your term(s) de riguer– “natural” winemaking; “non-interventionism”; “sustainability”; “minimum impact”; “biodynamism”;… Read More ›
In the aftermath of our 50th Anniversary Celebration and Retrospective Tasting here at Ridge Vineyards (more details on this soon!), there has been some lovely and lively writing appearing in a wide array of formats and publications, and I’d like… Read More ›
Q: Did Gary Vaynerchuk just compare Ridge Geyserville to Big League Chew? A: Not exactly, but for what I imagine might be the first time ever, Big League Chew and Nerds both came up while discussing the 2006 Ridge… Read More ›
Anyhow, when tasting the ’93 MB, my Canadian guests and I did indeed find ourselves discussing the Bordeaux factor, and in the end, collectively agreeing that the ’93 in fact did seem not only distinctly “Bordeaux-esque”, but in fact, and quite possibly, one of the most so of the past 20 years of Monte Bello vintages.