Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

2004 Chateau Léoville-Poyferré – Bottle Notes

The 2004 Chateau Leoville Poyferre was the winning bottle in the January Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was decanted for two hours. Château Léoville-Poyferré is in St.-Julien. The estate is a Second Growth Bordeaux. Along with Léoville-Las-Cases and Léoville-Barton, Léoville-Poyferré was part of a large estate in the Medoc owned by the Marquis de Léoville. After the…

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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (1/25/21)

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. Now And Zin Wine writes A Great Zinfandel for Half its Original Price. Dallas Wine Chick writes Contra Costa: Putting Sense Before Dollars. Randy Caparoso writes ZAP Offers…

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Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2001 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon – Bottle Notes

Spottswoode is a family owned winegrowing estate located on the western edge of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The 46 acre estate, established in 1882, is distinguished by the historic Victorian home depicted on the label. Its entrance is graced by classic formal gardens, while the vineyard stretches behind to the Mayacamas Mountains. The Spottswoode Estate was bought by…

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Cellar Management

Pick My Next Bottle – 2004 Bordeaux

The January installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2004 Bordeaux. 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 on Friday and will publish a Bottle Note shortly thereafter. The 2004 Bordeaux vintage set a record for being the…

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