Posts tagged: Santa Cruz Mountains

Monte Bello Cabernet at a Fraction the cost

  Napa Valley has become synonymous with great California Cabernet Sauvignon. But I’d argue that the state’s greatest and most distinctive cab is not all from Napa, but from a special ridge high in the Santa Cruz Mountains from a vineyard called Monte Bello.  As you know Ridge Winery has been working with this vineyard […]

Saturday September 30th, 2017 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monte Bello Cabernet at a Fraction the cost

Under $50.00 Cab Franc that will WOW YOU both on the palate as well as your wallet!

  After graduating from college in Vermont, winemaker, owner and native New Englander Ian Brand found a job on the Alaskan Peninsula leading groups of tourists to see grizzly bears in the wild. He continued his adventures for five years, ski-bumming, surf-bumming, doing wildlife surveys in the canyons of Utah, and joining the Peace Corps […]

Friday September 22nd, 2017 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Under $50.00 Cab Franc that will WOW YOU both on the palate as well as your wallet!

Pinot Noir of the Month

Big Basin Vineyards was founded in 1998 on an historic site in the Santa Cruz Mountains next to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The old ranch property was first settled in the late 1800s. Wine grape cultivation had been started by French immigrants by the early 1900s and continued until 1965 when the property was […]

Friday June 24th, 2016 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Pinot Noir of the Month

A big wine under $40!

Big Basin Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Bradley Brown on an historic site in the Santa Cruz Mountains next to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The old ranch property was first settled in the late 1800s. Wine grape cultivation had been started by French immigrants by the early 1900s and continued until 1965 when […]

Friday November 2nd, 2012 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A big wine under $40!