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RIDGE VINEYARDS – FALL 2018 RELEASES

  The Ridge Vineyards fall 2018 releases are out. They feature 5 red wines. And, true to form, they are all delicious wines with the typical Ridge character, balance, and appeal (to read the most recent Ridge Vineyards article with a note on ingredient labeling and links to all previous Ridge Vineyards articles click here). […]

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RIDGE VINEYARDS – SPRING 2018 RELEASES & MORE

    The spring releases from Ridge Vineyards are now here. There are four red wines and one white wine with four wines from the 2016 vintage and one wine from the 2015 vintage. As usual, the wines are very impressive. Notes on these spring releases are listed below and are followed by information on […]

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MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS AND DOMAINE EDEN: A DYNAMIC DUO

     MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS OCTOBER RELEASES AND DOMAINE EDEN RELEASES FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR Mount Eden Vineyards I have have been visiting, buying, cellaring, and drinking Mount Eden Vineyards wines for some 40 years. Here is a brief description from an earlier article: Mount Eden Vineyards is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above […]

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MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS AND DOMAINE EDEN

Mount Eden Vineyards is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga. It was launched in 1972 on the site of the old Martin Ray Estate which was started in 1945. My first visit to Mount Eden was in the early 1970s. The wines from here are some of the best made in California and […]

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BIEN NACIDO ESTATE AND SOLOMON HILLS ESTATE

  Beginning in 2005 the Miller family, owners of the Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Vineyards, began to make a small amount of wine under their new estate labels. Owners of Bien Nacido Vineyards since the 1970s, this vineyard has been the source of many great wines made by early wineries like Au Bon Climat […]

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OUR EDITORS WRITE ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE WINES

Many years ago in our print publication, we published articles from our editors on their favorite wines.  This is the first in what I hope will be a series where we again publish the favorite wines of our editors. Cary Feibleman is an Underground Contributing Editor and an old friend who is also a dedicated wine […]

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WORLD CLASS CENTRAL COAST WINERIES: New Releases From Calera, Domaine Eden, Mount Eden Vineyards, Ridge Vineyards, and Tablas Creek Vineyard

The Central Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) extends about 250 miles along the coastline of California from San Francisco in the north to Santa Barbara in the south. It is approximately 25 miles in width and covers some four million acres with just under 100,000 acres planted to wine grapes. The region has about 360 […]

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