Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2015 Carlisle Zinfandel Rossi Ranch – Bottle Notes

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Mike and Kendall Officer. Their passion is clear: Small lots of Zinfandel and Syrah from exceptional, historic vineyards. Many of these vineyards are heritage sites planted by Italian immigrants and date back to the late 1800s . Carlisle also recently released their first Cabernet Sauvignon from Montecillo Vinyard and a Russian River…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (4/26/21)

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. Not much Zinfandel content this week. Hopefully more will turn up in time for next week’s roundup. Vino-Sphere writes Sonoma Zinfandel Highlights Blind Tasting. Wine Folly writes How…

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Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2012 Williams Selyem Chardonnay Allen Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Williams Selyem Winery began when Ed Selyem and Burt Williams started making wine as a hobby in 1979 in Forestville, California. Their first commercial release was in 1981, and in less than two decades they created a cult-status winery of international acclaim. Setting a new standard for Pinot Noir winemaking, they put Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley at the forefront…

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Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2003 Chateau Lynch Bages – Bottle Notes

The 2003 Lynch Bages was the winning bottle in the April Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for almost two hours and served with grilled pork chops. I chose this bottle to kick off a week of Birthday shenanigans. Lynch Bages has a special place in my cellar which I wrote previously about in Life Lessons, Landmarks…

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Bottle Notes, Burgundy

2014 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py – Bottle Notes

Jean and Agnès Foillard took over his father’s domaine in 1980. Most of their vineyards are planted on the Côte du Py, the famed slope outside the town of Villié-Morgon. The estate comprises nearly fourteen hectares.  Jean followed the methods of Jules Chauvet, a traditionalist who defied everything that the more commercial brands were touting in the region. Jean and…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (4/19/21)

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. Chasity Cooper writes The Tangled Tale of Zinfandel. Randy Caparoso writes ZAP’s California Zinfandel Trail Maps out the Unique, Terroir-Driven Distinctions of the State’s Finest Vineyards. Esther Mobley…

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