Posts tagged: Blind Tasting

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 »

Bubbly Blind Tasting Winner

We had never done a blind Champagne tasting before, and to “celebrate” my return from surgery, my group wanted to do it with some “sparkle”. We lined up some well-regarded bubblies, among them: Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve Bollinger Cuvee Special Krug “Grande Cuvee” Jacquesson “Cuvee 737” Laurent Perrier “Grand Sciecle Cuvee” Diebolt Vallois Gonet Medeville Cedric Bouchard “BDN […]

Screaming Eagle Winemaker’s Merlot wins blind tasting

In a recent blind tasting of top-flight Merlots, a small 300 case production winery stunned our group of 16 wine professionals.  The line-up for the 2012 Merlot tasting included: Blankiet Rive Droite (96 WA) Keenan“Reserve” (94 WA) Venge “Estate”(94 WA) Pott “La Carte” (95 WA) Pahlmeyer (95 Galloni) Abeja (93 Galloni) La Jota (96 WA) […]

95 Point rated, Blind Tasting Winner

In a recent blind tasting our panel of 12 tasters paired some big names, high scoring wines against some unknown or lesser knows producers. The result, shocking! The line-up included: Argot “Estate” (94 Parker) Paul Hobbs “Katherine Lindsay” (94 Parker) By Farr “Sangreal” (95 Parker) Capiaux “Wilson” (94 Galloni) Martinelli “3 Sisters” (93 Galloni) Aubert […]

Monday March 9th, 2015 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

California producer (97 Points) beats 49 out of 50 Top Malbecs

In a blind tasting of Malbecs from Argentina, Chile, France and California, our localSaracina winery came in second in a pack of 50! Not bad for our small producer!  Saracina is made by consulting winemaker David Ramey from single vineyards on their Mendocino Estate. These wines received FIVE STARS from the panel (98) Altamira Navigato Grand Reserve […]

Friday January 30th, 2015 in , , , , , , | No Comments »

Alta Colina wins blind tasting!

Since the 1970’s, Bob Tillman has looked for the site where he could plant a world-class vineyard. He didn’t find that property until he moved to the Central Coast of California and tasted Paso Robles wines. Finally, he and his wife Lynn knew they were in the place where they could produce the kind of […]

Monday January 26th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »

Blind Tasting Pinot Winner!

Our first blind tasting of the year had to start on a mellow note, so we decided on Pinot Noir.  We lined up some great wines and the result was interesting The line-up included: Etude AP Vin (Rosella) The Hilt Siduri (Sebastiano) Pisoni Kosta Browne (Gap’s Crown) Kanzler Talley Rosemary Patz & Hall (Gap’s Crown) […]

Wednesday January 14th, 2015 in , , , , , | No Comments »