Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

New Releases from Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962. John Olney is Head…

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The Week in Zinfandel (8/16/21)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Vinepair writes How the “Prisoner” Hopes to Expand Beyond its Iconic Red Blend. Wine Spectator writes Is Canned Wine Growing Up? Randy Caparoso writes Putting All This Wine…

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The Week in Zinfandel (8/9/21)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2019 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard. Alder Yarrow writes Rethinking the Backyard BBQ Wine. Jill Hough writes Rootin’ Tootin’ Zinfandel. Stacey…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

New Releases from Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962. John Olney is Head…

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Bottle Notes

New Releases from Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962. John Olney is Head…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (4/5/21)

Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2018 St. Francis Winery Zinfandel Reserve. Wine Enthusiast writes The Most Searched for Wines in 2021…So Far. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2018 Shannon…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

New Releases from Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962. John Olney is Head…

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