Saturday, March 22, 2008
My wine cellar is the basement of my brother's house in New Jersey. Whenever we go out there, I try to make a few deposits and a few withdrawals. I try to make at least one or two more deposits than withdrawals, otherwise the collection will never really grow. I've got about 5 cases in my cellar, some for near term aging (2 or 3 years) and some are going to be around for a while. There are always a few wines that don't get on the list because I forget to enter them, and a few that aren't there anymore, because we drank them and I forgot to enter that. The first wine I bought to add to the cellar is the 2005 Tourelles de Longueville, the second wine from Pichon Baron. I also bought the 2003 Chateau Montelena Estate. We visited here two years ago, and tasted several vintages. The third is one of the great 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape. I chose the Domaine de Marcoux. I really like their wines (in general), and this one is going to be spectacular five or ten years down the road.
Last night, I drank half of a bottle of St. Joseph Pierre Finon. It had a great core of black fruit and a persistent hickory smoke note. This is a wine I liked a lot; I liked it enough to buy twenty cases (for the store.) I just had some pizza, and my wife was having a cocktail; it wasn't the wine's fault I didn't finish the bottle.Technorati Tags: Bordeaux, Calistoga, Chateauneuf, Rhone, St. Joseph