Posts tagged: Blind Tasting

245 case Syrah stuns big boys!

A small winery but a big wine!  The name is a combination of the vineyard owners (a.k.a mom and dad) Nancy KIVELson and Tom AngSTADT.  An all estate property producing some great (mostly) Rhone wines.  Our tasting does not often tackle Syrahs, so it was time to do it again.  We brought in some great […]

Small Pinot producer (94 Points) wins blind tasting – FREE SHIPPING

The first Pinot Noir blind tasting of 2014 is a fact.  Our group found some dusty leftovers from Christmas and we enjoyed every single one of them.  One maybe just a little better compared to the other.  Our great line-up included: Calera “Mills” 95 Pts Parker Antica Terra “Botanica” 94 Pts Parker DuMOL “Aidan” 95 […]

Walker Station (Paul Hobbs) wins blind tasting!

In our very last Chardonnay blind tasting of the year we pulled out all of the stops!  A amazing line-up of stunning wines that included: Aubert (95 Parker) Paul Lato “Pisoni” (96 Parker) Brewer-Clifton “Mt. Carmel” (95 Parker) Dom. Serene “Evenstad Reserve” (93 WS) Kistler “Hudson” (95 Parker) Arnot-Roberts (93 Parker) Beringer Private Reserve (95 […]

Small Chardonnay producer beats big boys in blind tasting

In one of our last blind tastings of the year, we lined up some amazing Chardonnays. Talley “Rosemary” (96 Parker) Flowers “Moon” (94 WS) Peter Michael “Point Rouge” (94 Parker) Tor (94 WS) Kistler “Vine Hill” (93 Parker) Auteur “Durrell” (93 AG) Littorai “Mays Canyon” (95 WS) Mount Eden (94 WS) Kosta Browne (93 WS) […]

98 Point Winemaker stuns in Blind tasting

Scott Hawley, winemaker at famed Torrin (many 95-98 point rated wines) is the skipper at the helm of the new Law Estate in Paso Robles. 80% of the estate is planted to Syrah and Grenache, while the rest of the property consists of Mourvedre, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane.  This is the PREMIERE release, […]

Mark Herold Cab wins blind tasting – FREE SHIPPING

In a recent blind tasting of 2011 Cabernets (there are some very good ones around) Mark Herold’s “Uproar” beat out a great line-up Andrew Will “Mays” (94 Parker) Paul Hobbs (93 Parker) Betz “Pere” (95 Parker) Vine Hill Ranch (94 Parker) Scarecrow M. Etain Melka (93 Parker) Caymus Von Strasser Chiarello (92 WS) Mark Herold […]

Rhone blend rocks in Cult blind tasting

Herman Story is the “story” of tall tales, Wrangler Jeans, and bold wines crafted by Russell P. From. This winery has become a real head-turner since it was created just a decade ago. Russell is a real “Rhone Ranger” and that has not escaped the notice of numerous publications. Herman Story regularly scores 93 – […]

Stunning White blend wins blind Tasting

In a lineup of mixed whites we had some interesting comments and results. Arbe Garbe Prop White Spottswoode SB Kamen SB Sans Liege “Cotes du Coast” (91 WA) Blindfold L’Aventure Cuvee Blanc (92 WA) Woodward Canyon SB (92 WS) Kinero Roussanne (93 WA) EPOCH White (92 WA) Dragonette SB (92 WA) The Results: Arbe Garbe […]

Santa Rita Hills Pinot wins blind tasting

My tasting group put together some gems and the surprising winner was newcomer DDLC or Domaine de la Côte “Bloom’s Field”  Pinot Noir 2011.  The line-up for our Pinot Challenge included: AP Vin “Garys” (93 Parker) Loring Rosella (93 WA) Lucia Garys (94 WA) Beaux Freres “Beaux Freres Vineyard” (94 WS) Paul Lato “Atticus” (96 […]

Small Napa Cab wins “Big” Blind Tasting

In a recent blind tasting (16 tasters) of 2009 Napa Valley Cabernets and Cabernet Blends, the small Ramian winery beat out a very honorable lineup: Dominus (97+ Pts Parker) Antica “Townsend” (95 Pts Parker) Drinkward-Peschon (94 Pts Parker) Rivers Marie “Panek” (95 Pts. WS) Arnot-Roberts (93 Pts Parker) David Arthur “Old Vine” (94 Pts Parker […]