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

Attendance:
  1. Sean B.
  2. Hayley B.
  3. Nick D.
  4. Erin K.
  5. Taylor L.
  6. Katherine W.
Session Notes:
  • Triangle of Death
    • Albariño vs Grüner Veltliner vs Pinot Grigio
  • Aromatic Intensity
    • Scale of Aroma
  • Winemaking Influence
    • Lees
    • Oak
    • Malo
    • Botrytis
  • Acid vs Sugar
  • Grapes
    • Listan Prieto
      • Mission
      • Moscatel Negro
      • Pais
      • Criolla Chica
  • Torrontés parentage
  • Terpenes
  • Alcohol Scale, Lo to Hi
  • Pigment
    • Lo/Med/Hi
  • 16×1
    • 16 countries
    • One producer and wine from each
    • Vintage, producer, title, grape, appellation, region, country
  • 560 point of data for tasting
    • 28 grapes, 2o points for each
  • Wines with tannins
  • VA versus EA
Wine Notes:
  1.  Albarino
    1. Stone fruit, peach
    2. M+ acid
    3. Sea spray, salinity + lees (saltine cracker)
    4. Chalky
      1. Conclusion: Erin – Albariño
        1. Pazo Senorans, Martin Codax, La Caña, Eidos
  2. Zibibbo
    1. Aromatic, perfume-y
    2. Tropical fruit, sweet herbs
    3. Medium plus acid.
    4. Soapy
    5. Texture: Waxy, Filmy
      1. Taylor: Torrontés
      2. Katherine: Riesling (nectarine, white flowers, egg yolk, waxy, coating)
      3. Hayley: Dry Muscat (orange blossom – Italy, South, Siciliy, Zibibbo)
  3. Torrontes
  4. Viognier
    1. Lower Acid
    2. Ripe Pineapple
    3. Pineapple Salsa
    4. High alcohol
  5. Sangio
    1. Old world: earth, EA, leather, acid
    2. Italy: aroma, acid
    3. Tempranillo
  6. Rioja Reserva
    1. Sweet and Sour
  7. Zinfandel
    1. Fruit Cup
  8. Malbec
    1. Fresh Herb
    2. Milk Chocolate

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