Blind Tasting Buddies, by Medium Plus

Mar 17

Wine Tasting, March 17th 2017
Wines:
  1. ’15 Martín Códax, Albariño, Rías Baixas, Galicia, ES
  2. ’15 Donnafugata, “Lighea” Zibibbo, Sicilia DOC, Sicily
  3. ’12 Hess Family, “Amalaya” Torrontés/Riesling, Valle Calchaqui, Salta
  4. ’13 Freemark Abbey, Viognier, Napa Valley
  5. ’13 Banfi, “Riserva” 80%-mininum Sangiovese, with Canaiolo Nero and Cabernet, Chianti Classico, Tuscany
  6. ’09 Compañía Bodeguera de Valenciso, “Reserva” Tempranillo Blend, Rioja DOCa, Ollauri, La Rioja (Alta)
  7. ’12 Frank Family Vineyards, Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  8. ’14 Terrazas de los Andes, “High Altitude Vineyards, Reserva” Malbec, Mendoza, Cujo

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Cafe Juanita Dinner

Wine Dinner, March 14th 2017

Cafe Juanita, Kirkland, WA

 

Wines:

  1. Champagne
  2. Silex
  3. Vougeot
  4. Gaja
  5. La Spinetta
  6. Rauzan
  7. Terra Blanca
  8. SGN
  9. Fernet Branca

Mar 15

Wine Tasting: March 15th, 2017

Blind Tasting Buddies, Wednesday Session

Wines:

  1. Codax Albarino
  2. Zibibbo
  3. Freemark Abbey
  4. Summum
  5. Macchiole
  6. Langhe Nebbiolo, Stroppiana
  7. Vieux Telegraphe
  8. Terra Blanca
  9. Rauzan
  10. Muscat

Attendance:

  • Nick D.
  • Emily E.
  • Eric S.
  • Jonathan V.

Margaux Tasting Group

Wine Tasting, March 13th 2017

Theme: Château Margaux

Wines:

  1. ’08 Mailly “Millesime, Grand Cru”, Sparkling Blend, Champagne, FR
  2. ’83 Château Margaux, Cabernet Blend, Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, FR
  3. ’86 Château Margaux, Cabernet Blend, Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, FR
  4. ’88 Château Margaux, Cabernet Blend, Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, FR
  5. ’89 Château Margaux, Cabernet Blend, Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, FR
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Anti-Classics: Ancient Grapes

Wine Tasting, March 5th and 10th, 2017

Wines from ancient regions and styles.

Lineup I – March 5th:

  1. St Aubin
  2. Koehler Ruprecht
  3. Passerina
  4. Freemark Abbey
  5. Muller Thurgau
  6. Croatian
  7. Radikon
  8. Vieux Certan
  9. Andrew Will
  10. Cornas
  11. Zuccardi Bonarda
  12. La Fiera Primitivo
  13. Bielsa Garnacha
  14. Bugey Mondeuse
  15. Madiran
  16. Tormentoso Cinsaut
  17. Yalumba Muscat

Lineup II – March 10th:

  1. Muller Thurgau
  2. Koehler Ruprecht
  3. Croatian
  4. Radikon
  5. Bielsa
  6. Bugey Mondeuse
  7. Tormentoso
  8. Madiran
  9. Zuccardi Bonarda
  10. Yalumba Muscat

Fri Mar 3 – Guest Leader Taylor

Wine Tasting, March 3rd 2017

Theme

  • Old World vs New World
  • Leesy Whites, Oaky Whites
  • Tart Reds, Deep Fruit Reds

Wines

  1. ’14 Bocelli, Pinot Grigio, Venezie IGT
  2. ’15 Martín Códax, Albariño, Rías Baixas, Galicia
  3. ’13 Freemark Abbey, Viognier, Napa Valley
  4. ’13 Evening Land Vineyards, “Seven Springs, Summum” Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
  5. ’13 Banfi, “Riserva” 80%-mininum Sangiovese, with Canaiolo Nero and Cabernet, Chianti Classico, Tuscany
  6. ’09 Compañía Bodeguera de Valenciso, “Reserva” Tempranillo Blend, Rioja DOCa, Ollauri, La Rioja (Alta)
  7. ’12 Frank Family Vineyards, Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  8. ’14 Terrazas de los Andes, “High Altitude Vineyards, Reserva” Malbec, Mendoza, Cujo
  9. NV Poema, Brut Rosé, Cava, Conca de Barberà, Catalonia

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Thu Mar 2

Wine Tasting, March 2nd 2017

Blind Tasting Buddies, Thursday Session

Wines:

  1. ’14 Cakebread Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, US
  2. ’14 Bodega Colomé, “Vino Blanco de Gran Altura” Torrontés, Valle Calchaquí, Salta, AR
  3. ’13 Tenuta J. Hofstätter, Pinot Grigio, Südtirol Alto-Adige, IT
  4. ’12 Cloudy Bay, Chardonnay, Marlborough, South Island, NZ
  5. ’14 Santo Wines, Union of Santorini Cooperatives, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Aegean Islands, GR
  6. ’13 Yalumba, “Old Bush Vine” Grenache, Barossa, South Australia, AU
  7. ’01 Bodegas Faustino, Tempranillo Blend, Rioja “Gran Reserva”, Oyón, Rioja Alavesa, ES
  8. Davide Campari-Milano SpA, “Cynar” Amaro, Novi Ligure, Alessandria, Piedmont, IT
  9. ’11 Château Clinet, “Fleur de Clinet” Merlot Blend, Pomerol, Bordeaux, FR
  10. ’14 Matthiasson Family Vineyards, “Matthiasson Vineyard” Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, US
  11. ’13 Trefethen, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, US
  12. ’13 Errazuriz, “Max Reserva” Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Aconcagua, CL
  13. ’00 Domaine Laroche, “Les Fourchaumes 1er Cru” Chardonnay, Chablis, Burgundy, FR
  14. ’14 Stroppiana Dario, Nebbiolo, La Morra, Langhe, Piedmont, IT

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White Wines with Sea Influence – Comparative

Wine Tasting, March 2nd 2017

Master Sommelier Prep Group
Canlis, Seattle, WA

Comparing White Wines, with the influence of Maritime Seas, or styles simply with a saline quality.

The Options:

  • Classics:
    • Melon, Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine “Sur Lie”/Clisson/Gorges/Le Pallet, Loire Valley, France
    • Albariño, Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
    • Grüner Veltliner, Wachau/Kamptal/Kremstal, Niederösterreich, Austria
    • Pinot Grigio, Alto-Adige/Veneto/Friuli, Italy
  • Others:
    • Assyrtiko, Santorini, Aegean Islands, Greece
    • Hondarrabi Zuri, Txakolina, Basque Country/País Vasco, Spain
    • Godello, Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain

Our Wines:

  1. ’14 Martín Códax Albariño, Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
  2. ’15 Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, Trentino DOC, Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy
  3. ’15 Domaines Landron, “Le Château de la Carizière” Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine “Sur Lie”
  4. ’14 Vincent Dauvissat, Chardonnay, Chablis AOC, Burgundy, France
  5. ’13 Louis Métaireau, Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine “Sur Lie”, Loire Valley, France
  6. ’15 Adegas Morgadío, Albariño, Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
  7. ’14 Weingut Josef U. Gisela Nigl, “DAC Reserve” Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal, Niederösterreich, Austria
  8. ’13 Domaine de la Pépière, Melon de Bourgogne, Clisson, Loire Valley, France
  9. ’13 Château de la Bigotière, Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine “Sur Lie”
  10. ’13 Nicolas Joly, “Les Vieux Clos” Chenin Blanc, Savennières, Anjou-Samur, Loire Valley, France

From these selections, the following were the most classic examples:

  • Vincent Dauvissat, Chardonnay, Chablis
  • Louis Métaireau, Melon, Muscadet
  • Josef Nigl Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal DAC Reserve
  • Adegas Morgadío, Albariño, Rías Baixas
  • Nicolas Joly, Chenin Blanc, Savennières “Les Vieux Clos” 

The others were still quality wines, but lacked the same essential markers of their classic counterparts.

Participants:

  • Tyler A, Purple
  • Martin B, Wild Ginger
  • Nick D, Medium Plus
  • Beth H, Freelance Somm
  • Robert L, Wild Ginger
  • Elton N, Canlis
  • Dawn S, Stoneburner
  • Jeff LT, RN74/WT Vintners
  • Ole T, Classical Wines
  • Paul S, RN74

 

DisGorged

Drink. More. Wine.

A Pop-Up wine bar, from our friend and sommelier Zach Geballe.

Nestled in the residential enclave of Upper Queen Anne in Seattle, we find DisGorged. The creative musings of a local wine-guy take shape on a menu of familiar and adventurous wine offerings. Zach Geballe is the mastermind, planting his feet in the Bite Box space up the hill from Seattle Pacific University. The cozy venue is great for an intimate venue, inspiring conversations with old and new friends at the next table.

The menu offers wines by the glass, bottle selections, and the unique bonus of blind-wines by the glass. The latter option is a natural choice for any connoisseur or industry vet. Food choices are light, including various cheeses and nibbles, countered by homemade Macarons from Zach’s wife Kaitlyn, in multiple flavors.

DisGorged happens each Tuesday evening, from 4:30-9:30pm.

https://www.disgorgedwine.com/

307 West McGraw Street, Seattle, WA 98119

 

 

 

Wild Ginger Tasting, with Erica Catubig

Wine Tasting, February 26th 2017

Wild Ginger – Sunday Tasting Group
Guest host, Sommelier Erica Catubig

Wines:

  1. ’15 Henri Bourgeois, “Les Baronnes” Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, FR
  2. ’15 Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), “Légende” Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon Blend, Bordeaux Blanc, FR
  3. ’13 Beringer Vineyards, “Private Reserve” Chardonnay, Napa Valley, North Coast, California, US
  4. ’11 Tenuta Caparzo, Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, IT
  5. ’11 E. Guigal, “Brune et Blonde de Guigal” Syrah, Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, FR
  6. ’09 John Duval Wines, “Entity” Shiraz, Barossa, South Australia, AU
  7. Bonus Wine: ’11 Domaine Lucien Boillot et Fils, “Les Caillerets 1er Cru” Pinot Noir, Volnay, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, FR, en demi

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