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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Random Musings

The Week in Zinfandel (1/18/21)

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. Loren Sonkin reviews the 2018 Cline Cellars Zinfandel Ancient Vines. Ken’s Wine Guide reviews the 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Banfield Vineyard. Ridge Wine Blog writes John Olney Named…

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Bottle Notes

Exciting Debut Wines from Pàšxa

Pàšxa Wines was founded in 2018 by Mike Martin. Todd Alexander is the winemaker. His involvement with Pàšxa allows him to focus on organically farmed estate fruit from the Rocks District of Milton Freewater. Mike is also the owner at The Walls and Todd is also the winemaker at Force Majeure. I was fortunate enough to have the winery send…

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Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine – Bottle Notes

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded by Morgan Twain-Peterson in 2007 and focuses on small production wines from many of California’ s most treasured and historic vineyards. The lineup of wines at Bedrock is expanding rapidly, but I think the best of the best are the ancient vineyard Zinfandels, Morgan is clearly passionate about. Sourced from a number of vineyards including…

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