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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

The Week in Zinfandel (7/4/22)

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. Lodi Wine Blog writes A Homemade Linguiça Meal and Spice-Friendly Lodi Wines. Isaac Baker reviews the 2019 Frank Family Zinfandel. Virginie Boone writes Dave Phinney, the Prisoner and…

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Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2013 J. Rochioli Chardonnay South River Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Rochioli is one of the true pioneers in Russian River Valley, with a winemaking history dating back to the the late 1950′s. In 1987 Rochioli released their first estate wine, the 1985 Rochioli Pinot Noir. Although best known for their world class Pinot Noir, Rochioli also produces remarkable Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The winery has published a detailed map of…

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Bottle Notes, Syrah

2012 Saxum Broken Stones – Bottle Notes

Saxum Vineyards is located in the Paso Robles AVA of Central California. Founded in the early 2000’s by Justin Smith, a young winemaker who had previously been part-owner of Linne Calodo, Saxum leapt into the limelight in late 2010 when its 2007 James Berry Vineyards wine was named the #1 Wine of 2010 by Wine Spectator. Smith owns the winery…

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Old Hill Ranch
Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (6/27/22)

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. Randy Caparoso writes Mettler Family Takes Another Giant Step with Two Vineyard-Designates Zinfandels. Ridge Wine Blog writes Large Format Bottles and Ageability. Catherine Todd writes The Wine Area…

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Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2005 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée – Bottle Notes

The 2005 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée was the winning bottle in the June Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. I did not decant the bottle and served it with a Chicken Caesar salad. Not a traditional food pairing but it worked on a hot Summer night in Seattle The family of Domaine du Pegau has roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The June Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened on Friday and a Bottle Note will be published this coming weekend. 2005 was an exceptional vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Conditions were perfect…

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