The Wine: Riff Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy 2014
What we tasted: Citrus, pear, apple, floral, department store perfume, Spice, mineral, sour lemon drop, bell pepper and a "touch of remorse"
What we thought: Overall a pretty popular wine! Very floral and interesting for an $11 bottle of wine.
What we Guessed: Old-World Viognier, Something Northern-Italian, Sauvignon Blanc
The Wine: La Perla Viura, Rioja, Spain, 2014
What we Tasted: Tropical/pineapple, Play-Doh, Chalk, "Circus Peanut Marshmallow Candies", Old apples, and Dishwater
What we Thought: "tastes like a Biltmore Wine" (sorry to our friends at Biltmore), "Great nose but disappointing flavor", "finishes like a mouth full of pennies". Sorry to La Perla, this one wasn't a crowd favorite.
What we Guessed: Cheap Pinot Grigio, Gavi di gavi, Chenin Blanc
The Wine: Grayson Zinfandel, California, 2013
What we Tasted: Smoky, pruny, "old oak", Forest floor, "Funky fruit roll-up", Goji Berry, Chocolate, and Raisins
What we Thought: We were divided on this one. Some liked it, "nice finish", and some didn't "Not pleasant", and "Hangover Wine"
What we guessed: Rioja, Tempranillo, Barolo, Zinfandel, and Malbec
The Wine: Paso a Paso Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain, 2013
What we Tasted: menthol, Spice, Blackberry, Tobacco, Licorice, Earth and Potting Soil
What we Thought: I didn't like it, but many of our crew did, one suggesting it would be a good "Thanksgiving wine". Not bad for a $10.99 wine!
What we guessed: Corvina, Barbera, merlot, and "Cheap Valpolicella"