Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2003 Bordeaux

The April Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2003 Bordeaux. 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 this Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published early next week. We all…

Continue Reading

Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 1995 Bordeaux

The December installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Bordeaux from the the now 25 year old 1995 vintage. The intent behind Pick My Next Bottle is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened on Christmas Night and a Bottle Note will be published the following…

Continue Reading

Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The November Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 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 Thanksgiving and a Bottle Note will be published this coming weekend. 2005 was…

Continue Reading

Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2005 Château Rauzan-Ségla – Bottle Notes

The 2005 Rauzan-Ségla was the winning bottle in the September Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The history of Château Rauzan-Ségla dates back to 1661 when Pierre de Rauzan acquired the estate. Rauzan-Ségla grew in reputation and produced some of the most highly rated wines in Bordeaux. They delighted many well-known dignitaries, most notably Thomas Jefferson who came across this…

Continue Reading

Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2005 Bordeaux

The September installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on Left Bank Bordeaux from the heralded 2005 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. 2005 is arguably the best Bordeaux vintage in modern times. Growing conditions were absolutely…

Continue Reading

Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

1996 Chateau Cos d’Estournel – Bottle Notes

The 1996 Cos d’Estournel was the winning bottle in the June Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. Louis Gaspard d’Estournel founded Chateau Cos d’Estournel in 1811. Cos d’Estournel was one of the first wineries in Bordeaux to bottle, label and sell their own wine. The Chateau has exchanged hands many times over the years but today is owned and managed by Michel…

Continue Reading

Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 1996 Bordeaux

The June installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 1996 Bordeaux. 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. I plan on opening the winning bottle this coming weekend and will publish a Bottle Note shortly thereafter. 1996 was a…

Continue Reading