The Wine: Bodega Gratia Sauvignon Blanc, Valle De Uco, Argentina, 2013
What we tasted: Apple, Honeysuckle, Unripe Pear, Wet Slate, Citrus and Granite
What we Guessed: South American Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley Chenin Blanc, Northern Italian Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Riesling
What we Thought: This was a popular wine with our tasting panel. Most everyone agreed that it was a very enjoyable wine and would probably pair very well with seafood.
The Wine: Novellum Chardonnay, Pays D'Oc, France, 2014
What we tasted: "Juicy Fruit Gum", Vanilla, peachy, over-ripe melon, Dial Soap, Allspice, White Pepper and "Fake Flowers"
What we Guessed: Alsatian Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Viognier, Chardonnay/Semillon Blend
What we Thought: Another popular wine! The nose on it was incredible! Apparently, the wine was aged on Viognier Lees, giving it a very complex, spicy flavor which I loved, but only one of us guessed it was Chardonnay.
The Wine: Calcu Cabernet Franc, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2012
What we Tasted: Black Cherry, "Chocolate covered strawberries", Vanilla, Raspberry, Spice, Nutmeg, and Herbaceous
What we Guessed: French Syrah, Italian Nebbiolo, Grenache/Syrah, S. American Cabernet Sauvignon
What we Thought: Again, our panel really enjoyed this one. I, personally, enjoyed the tannic bite, while others enjoyed the "velvety" flavor of the wine. Definitely one of the biggest Cabernet Francs I have ever tried and a fantastic value!
The Wine: Punto Final Malbec, Argentina, 2014
What we Tasted: Diesel Fuel, Cinnamon & Spice, Clove, "Blackberry Pie", Iodine, Cement, Ammonia and Pepper
What We Guessed: Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Sangiovese and "Cheap-Merlot"
What we Thought: Not a popular one with our tasting panel. "Unbalanced", "Finishes like Hairspray" and "Good if it was $4". One taster noted that it smelled like "Blackberry Pie", but after tasting it changed it to "Canned Blackberry Pie Filling". We also had a hard time guessing what we were drinking, we thought it was a little "Varietally Indestinct".