Posts tagged: Blind Tasting

Chardonnay Blind Tasting Winner!

  In a recent (blind) tasting with my tasting group we lined up a selection of amazing 2014 Chardonnays. The 15 of us tasted 10 wines: Brewer Clifton 3D (95 Parker) Kongsgaard (95 Parker) Paul Lato “Souvenir” (96 Parker) Evening Land “Summum” (95 WS) DuMOL RRV Kosta Brown One Sixteen (94 Parker) The Hilt “Vanguard” […]

Blind Tasting Winning GSM

  In a recent “Rhone Varietal” blind tasting my tasting group awarded Alta Colina with a solid first place. We tasted the following wines: Herman Story GSM (94 RP) Booker “Vertigo” (95 RP) Frequency (93 AG) Tenet (95 RP) Big Basin (93 AG) DuMOL “Eddie’s Patch” (95 AG) Keplinger “Sumo” (94 AG) Keplinger Fuego (95 AG) Herman […]

Blind Tasting 93 Point ZIN-o-Rama

  My tasting group doesn’t often conduct Zinfandel tastings, so we were due for one. We called it the “Battle of the Zins”.  The line up of 2013 Zins was impressive and the winner a big surprise. We tasted the following wines: Turley “Estate” (95 Parker) Epoch (95 Parker) Bella Barrel 32 (95 Parker) Limerick […]

Tiny producer wins blind tasting

Our Tasting Group lined up an amazing lineup of hard-to-find Grenaches: Carlisle (Rossi) 93 WS Keplinger 93 WS Saxum (James Berry) 93 WS Outpost 93 Galloni Alban 94 Galloni Sanguis (Verve) 93 Galloni Limerick Lane 94 Galloni Samsara 93 Galloni A Tribute to Grace 93 Galloni Draognette (Sebastiano) The Winner DRAGONETTE! Two brothers (John & […]

Pinot Noir Blind Tasting Winner

In a recent Pinot Noir blind tasting of well-known 2013 Pinot Noirs, a surprise winner arose from the pack. The lineup included: AP Vin (94 Pt) Foxen “Block 8” (95 Pt) Dierberg “Drum Canyon” (94 Pt) Brewer Clifton “Hapgood” (96 Pt) Chanin (93 Pt) Aubert “UV” (96 Pt) Hilliard Bruce (94 Pt) DuMol, Lindstrom (94 Pt) Dom. […]

Friday October 2nd, 2015 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

4 Barrel, Blind Tasting Winner

Our tasting group rarely tackles Cabernet Franc, so I was very excited to review one of my favorite varietals.  Our panel selected some amazing wines: Ramey (94 Galloni) Hudson (93+ Galloni) Kamen (93 Galloni) Crocker Starr (92 Galloni) Hourglass (94 Galloni) Lang & Reed Reverie Robert Keenan (93 Points) Oakville Ranch “Roberts’ (93+ Galloni) Constant […]

Saturday August 29th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Surprise Blind Tasting Winner

In a recent blind Syrah tasting the Melville “Estate” surprised many. The lineup included: Beckman Clone #1 (94 Parker) Avennia (96 Parker) Two Hands “Bella” (93+ Parker) Pax “Griffin’s Lair (95 Parker) Herman Story “Nuts & Bolts (95 Parker) Bedrock Alder Springs (95 Parker) Rhys “Horseshoe” (94 Parker) Roar Garys’ (94 Parker) Lucia Garys’ (95 Parker) Melville […]

4 Barrel Chardonnay blind tasting winner

In our latest Chardonnay challenge, we had some “big guns” battling it out.  The lineup for this tasting consisted of: Peter Michael “Mon Plaisir” (97 Parker) DuMOL “Clare” (96 Parker) 32 Winds “Spinaker” (94 Parker) Chasseur “Lorenzo” (94 Parker) Chat. Boswell “Rued” (94 Parker) Benovia (94 Parker) Auteur (94 Parker) Aubert UV-SL (96 Parker) Paul Lato […]

180 case production wins blind tasting!

Our tasting group lined up some big hitters for a  tasting: Arrow & Branch “Proprietary Red” (94 Parker) De Lille “Grand Ciel” (96 Parker) Barnett “Rattlesnake Hill” (96 Parker) Cabaud (96 Parker) Pahlmeyer “Proprietary Red” (94 Parker) Robert Craig Howell Mountain (95 Parker) Brand (96 Galloni) Passenger (92 Parker) Black Bird “Paramour” (94 Parker) Betz […]

MUST HAVE ZINFANDEL by 100 point winemaker

In a recent Zinfandel line up between some amazing producers we had some surprises.  The lineup included: Bedrock “Monte Rosso” (94 WA) Harford (95 WA) Ridge “Geyserville” (93 Galloni) Carlisle Montafi (94 WA) Martinelli “G&L” (94 Galloni) Novy “Papera” (93 Galloni) William Selyem “Papera” (93 Galloni) Scherrer (94 Galloni) Outpost (94 Galloni) Turley “101” (94 […]

Wednesday April 15th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »