Fri Feb 24

Wine Tasting, February 24th 2017

10am, Blind Tasting Buddies Session

Wines:

  1. ’99 P.S. Bäumler Becker, “Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese” Riesling, Bernkastel, Mosel, DE
  2. ’12 Cloudy Bay, Chardonnay, Marlborough, South Island, NZ
  3. ’14 Santo Wines, Union of Santorini Cooperatives, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Aegean Islands, GR
  4. ’14 Stroppiana Dario, Nebbiolo, La Morra, Langhe, Piedmont, IT
  5. ’13 Errazuriz, “Max Reserva” Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Aconcagua, CL
  6. ’14 Ridge Vineyards, “Benito Dusi Ranch” Zinfandel, Paso Robles, US
  7. ’14 Erath Vineyards, “Willakia Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, US
  8. NV Brouwerij Lindemans, “Framboise” Lambic Beer, Vlezenbeek, Belgium


Attendance:

  • Erick A.
  • Janet B.
  • Nick D.
  • Nathan G.
  • Erin K.
  • Taylor L.
  • Marvin S.
  • Eitan S.

Whiteboard Notes:

  • White Wine Grapes:
    • Neutral: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Marsanne, Gruner, Melon, Chenin
    • Aromatic: Gewurz, Riesling, Albarino, Torrontes, Muscat, Viognier, Sauv Blanc
  • Underlined White Grapes often have elevated acid (Medium Plus to High)
  • Malolactic Conversion: bacteria converts malic acid to lactic acid (apples to milk)
  • Bubble maps:
    • USA > West Coast > City Anchors > Wine Region Bubbles
    • Central Coast, Zoomed In: City Anchors > Sub Regions > Specific Appellations (x)

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