If you were to ask wine experts from around the globe to pick but one winery from California as their favourite the name that would likely come up more often than not is Ridge. This is a winery that has set their own course right from the beginning. The winery is situated south of San Francisco in the hippie surf town of Santa Cruz, perched high upon Monte Bello ridge. Since 1962, and under the guidance of their superstar winemaker Paul Draper, Ridge has crafted a wide array of wines that never fail to deliver, from their $30 East Bench Zinfandel all the way up their flagship Monte Bello, a Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine that is consistently ranked among the very best in the world.
On June 5th Bin905 is thrilled to present a vertical tasting of Monte Bello with select vintages going back to 1990. The tasting will be followed by dinner in Divino’s Spirit Room paired with a selection of Ridge wines including their excellent Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane. Joining us will be John Olney, Ridge’s VP of winemaking, who will guide us through this remarkable tasting. Demand will be high for this event so book soon and don’t miss out on what will be a night to remember.
The wines of Brunello di Montalcino are among the most revered in Italy and one of Brunello’s great marquees is that of Eredi Fuligni, a top-tier producer who has been making wine since 1923.
Joining Bin905 on Sunday June 2nd will be Roberto Guerrini Fuligni who will guide us through a multi-vintage tasting of Brunello in a casual dinner format at Cilantro Restaurant. Roberto is as charming as he is knowledgeable and the evening promises great wine, food and conversation. What more could you ask.