Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2005 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

The May 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 Saturday and a Bottle Note will be published this coming week. 2005 was an exceptional vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Conditions were perfect…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2001 Bordeaux

The March Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2001 Bordeaux from some of my favorite producers. 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 weekend and a Bottle Note will be published shortly thereafter. The 2001 vintage in Bordeaux…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2006 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

The February installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 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 Sunday and will publish a Bottle Note shortly thereafter. Although overshadowed by 2005 and 2007, 2006 was a classic…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard – Bottle Notes

The 2016 Carlisle Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard was the winning bottle in the January Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine paired brilliantly with homemade pepperoni pizza. 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…

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Pick My Next Bottle – 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel

The January Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel. 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 Friday and a Bottle Note will be published early next week.…

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