Posts tagged: Blind Tasting

Blind Tasting is the Only Way to Rate Wine Fairly

Blind Tasting is the Only Way to Rate Wine Fairly BY SEAN P. SULLIVAN in WineMag.com   Blind tasting is at the heart of our ratings and reviews here. But what does that mean exactly? Don’t worry. We aren’t putting blindfolds on ourselves and fumbling around for the wine glass. Though that would be fun to […]

Sunday December 8th, 2019 in , | Comments Off on Blind Tasting is the Only Way to Rate Wine Fairly

Blind Tasting (Pinot Noir) winner!

Our last Pinot Noir Blind Tasting of year concluded with a surprise winner. We lined up the following great Pinots from California & Oregon: Brickhouse “Les Dijonnais” (95 Points) Morlet “Coteaux Nobles” (96 Points) Brewer Clifton “Hapgood” (95 Points) Rhys “Alpine” (95 Points) Liquid Farm “Spear” (95 Points) Kistler “Cuvee Natalie Silver Belt” (96 Points) […]

Tuesday December 3rd, 2019 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Blind Tasting (Pinot Noir) winner!

100 Point Winemaker’s 290 case producer wins BLIND TASTING against the big ones!

In one of our last tasting group meetings we blind tasted Domestic Rhone Varietal and Rhone Blends. The lineup included: Booker “Fracture” Syrah (95+WA/96-100 Jeb Dunnuck) Hudson Syrah (97+WA) DuMOL Eddie’s Patch Syrah (97 Vinous/96+ Jeb Dunnuck) Turley Petite Sirah “Rattlesnake” (95+WA) Halcón “Elevación” (95+WA) Kongsgaard Syrah (96-99 Vinous/96-98 WA) Plumpjack Syrah (96 WA/95 Jeb […]

Monday January 14th, 2019 in , , , , , | Comments Off on 100 Point Winemaker’s 290 case producer wins BLIND TASTING against the big ones!

Blind Tasting (95 Point Rated) Chardonnay Winner

We don’t do a lot of (enough) blind tastings, especially Chardonnays.  So I am excited to share the results of my latest tasting group endeavor. The lineup included some well-known and highly-regarded and high-scoring wines. Our group of 14  tasted and reviewed the wines twice, with almost identical results. The lineup: DuMOL Chloe (95 RP) […]

Thursday July 27th, 2017 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Blind Tasting (95 Point Rated) Chardonnay Winner

“Brilliant” 95 Point Blind Tasting Surprise = FREE SHIPPING

In a recent blind tasting of 2013 Chardonnays a very smaller producer ran away with the big prize! The lineup of 2013 Chardonnays included: Dehlinger 94 Pts Hartford “Stone Cote” 95 Pts Chasseur “Graton” 94 Pts The Hilt “Old Guard” 95 Pts Seasmoke 95 Pts Del Dotto “Reserve Cinghiale” 95 Pts North 95 Pts DuMOL […]

Saturday May 27th, 2017 in , , , , , | Comments Off on “Brilliant” 95 Point Blind Tasting Surprise = FREE SHIPPING

BLIND TASTING PINOT WINNER!

In a recent blind tasting of 2014 Pinot Noirs, Attune beat out some big boys (and girls).  Our tasting group consisted out 15 wine professionals, and we meticulously (blind) tasted all wines twice. The line-up included: Bevan Petaluma Gap (95 Parker) Argot (96 Parker) Beaux Freres (96 Wine Spectator) Rochiolli “Three Corner” (96 Parker) Peirson […]

Friday February 17th, 2017 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on BLIND TASTING PINOT WINNER!

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 […]

Friday June 17th, 2016 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Blind Tasting Winning GSM

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 […]

Saturday May 28th, 2016 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Blind Tasting 93 Point ZIN-o-Rama

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 & […]

Monday November 16th, 2015 in , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tiny producer wins blind tasting

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 , , , , , | Comments Off on 4 Barrel, Blind Tasting Winner