The Wine: Thevenet & Fils Mâcon Pierreclos, Burgundy, France, 2019
What we Tasted: Pineapple, Lemongrass, Apple, melon, Cantaloupe, Pears, Citrus, Lemon Peel, Minerals, Vanilla, Chalk
What we Guessed: French Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley Chenin Blanc, Italian Pinot Grigio
What Andy Guessed: Andy guessed “Cool-climate California Chardonnay.” Well, at least Burgundy is a cool climate and he got the grape right.
What we Thought: This one was a big hit with our tasters! After repeated comments like “I like this a lot!” I finally asked for a show of hands and everyone signaled that they enjoyed this wine!
The Wine: Araucano Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2019
What we Tasted: Leather, “a rubbery smell,” red currant, “Jalapeño Skin,” black cherry, “very earthy,” Tobacco, Mint, truffle, Oregano, “Taco Bell Hot Sauce,” Bacon, “Under-ripe strawberries,” “Fire-roasted hatch green chiles”
What we Guessed: Northern Italian Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, California Syrah.
What Andy Guessed: Andy accidentally saw the wine listed on a receipt. Bummer!
What we Thought: Most of our tasters enjoyed this wine, one taster not so much