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


Participants:

  • Aaron S
  • Janet B
  • Jonathan V.

  • Sauvignon Blanc Grid
    • Old World vs New World; Lean style vs Rich style
  • Terpene Grapes. Elevated acid is underlined.
    • Gewurz: Botrytis, Sugar, Skin-Contact
    • Viognier: Oak, Malo
    • Muscat: Sugar
    • Albarino: Lees, Skin-Contact
    • Torrontes: Lees, Skin-Contact
    • Riesling: Botrytis
  • Aromatic Markers, white wines:
    • Lees: Bread, Yeast, Cheese, Beer
    • Botrytis: Honey, Ginger, Saffron, Raisin
    • New Oak: Toast, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Coconut
    • Oxidation: Almond, Pistachio, Walnut, Hazelnut
  • Color:
    • Bottle Age – Amber
    • Oak Age
      • New – Yellow
      • Neutral – Tan
    • Botrytis – Gold
    • Skin-Contact – Copper/Bronze
  • Wines with various Color intensities
    • Low: Riesling, Gruner, Sauv Blanc
    • Med: Grigio, Marsanne, Albarino
    • Hi: Semillon, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay

  • A – Visual: Opaque, purple, ruby, pink, staining (Janet)
  • B – Aroma: Cranberry, fruit-forward, Ethyl Acetate, forest floor (Aaron)
  • C – Palate: Dry, ripe, licorice, mushroom, medium tannin, coconut, vanilla, Med+ acid (Jonathan)
    • Result? Rioja!

 

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