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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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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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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2013 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – Bottle Notes

The 2013 Saxum James Berry Vineyard was the winning bottle in the February Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for 90 minutes and served with a herb and parmesan crusted pork chop and roasted Yukon gold potatoes. Saxum Vineyards is located in the Paso Robles AVA of Central California. Founded in the early 2000’s by Justin…

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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, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2003 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée – Bottle Notes

The 2003 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée was the winning bottle in the November Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. I did not decant the bottle and served it with a Chicken Parmesan. The family of Domaine du Pegau has roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape dating back to the mid-17th century. The word Pegau refers to a wine jug discovered in…

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