Wedding gift help
I've been appointed by a group of friends to find a wine to accompany a larger wedding gift. We would like to give a bottle of wine for the newlyweds to drink on their first anniversary (mid-2008). I am still in the phase where I buy wine to drink that night so I know little to nothing about buying a wine for a year in advance.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Just some guidelines: we are looking to spend $55 (including taxes and shipping), so the bottle will probably run $30-38; will be shipping across state lines so hopefully the wine will be available from an online vendor.
As far as what the couple likes, I know they drink a lot of California pinot. But I think they are adventurous and willing to try new things.
I heard that 2004 Bordeaux is a safe bet. Any advice?
In that same price range, if you're going for the champagne, I prefer Deutz Brut NV to Veuve.
If they drink California Pinots I wouldn't necessarily assume they'd go for Bordeaux. Whole different ballpark. Plus, 2008 would be too early to enjoy the 2004s.
If you're looking for something a little different, Ken Wright is making some great Pinots in Oregon in that price range.