As the intensities of Harvest begin to fade into the now-falling rains, time affords a new exhilaration of contemplation; time to think, to ponder, to reflect … Time to sort through a furor of chronicle for the esoterica that slipped through un-memorialized… Read More ›
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 ›
Perhaps you’ve read Part I. (located here.) But perhaps the answer still eludes you. You’ve received a clue: The Winemaker’s Ring is not ALL that happens twice … But still, the mystery unsolved. — The wines: 2009 Ridge Vineyards Estate Merlot… Read More ›
#Harvest2012. Go Grape Gondola, Go! In which I fulfill a lifelong fantasy; to ride a grape gondola up a mountain. — — #Harvest2012. Feel it.