Moist spring moon – raise a finger and it drips. -Issa Who is it for, this pillow on the floor, in the twilight of spring? -Buson Oh, these spring days! A nameless little mountain, wrapped in morning haze!… Read More ›
Assemblyman Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) introduced resolution HR9 earlier this year, and Ridge Vineyards wants it to pass! Jon Bonné has a fine article on the subject out today (found here); here is an excerpt: Daly’s resolution, HR 9, has solely symbolic… Read More ›
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 ›
Reason #1: David Gates. David Gates is our VP of Vineyard Operations. Colloquially, our Vineyard Manager. I have had the pleasure of hosting David Gates for probably ten thousand tastings, and I can easily say, without exaggeration, that I have… Read More ›
I love the deeply ritualized pre-event mysterioso mojo of a wine happening about to happen. It’s sort of the beatific inversion of a haunting; walking the halls with the ghosts that have yet to sing; all that life yet to… Read More ›
The Knights Of The Ridge Table Ride A Plumed Horse Into The Culinary Kingdom -or- Winemaker Dinner at The Plumed Horse, Tonight!
Two great artisan enterprises: The Plumed Horse & Ridge Vineyards. Two great craftspeople: Chef Peter Armellino & Winemaker Eric Baugher. One great night. Tonight. Dig this: Smoked Wild Salmon tomato fondue tartlette, caviar creme friache 2011 Ridge Vineyards Estate Chardonnay ~ Day… 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 ›