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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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The April installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the the 2010 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, 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 Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – In Memory of Anthony Barton

The January installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on the wines of Léoville-Barton. As I mentioned in the first installment, 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 this Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published the following week. Anthony…

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Bottle Notes, Cellar Management

2015 Guy Breton Morgon Vielles Vignes – Bottle Notes

Guy Breton took over the family domaine from his grandfather in 1986. Until that point, the family was selling their fruit to the large cooperative wineries. Breton’s domaine is comprised of just over four hectares most of which lies in the appellation of Morgon. Guy Breton along with Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet and Jean Foillard was part of the Kermit…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The November installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the the 2003 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, 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 Sunday and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2008 California Pinot Noir

The October installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on California Pinot Noir from the 2008 vintage. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. 2008 was an average vintage for Pinot Noir in Sonoma. The vintage was book ended…

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