The Wine: Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy, 2019
What we Tasted: Pineapple, peach, “pink Starburst Candy,” Grapefruit, Lychee, pear, cantaloupe, ginger, Jasmine, Lilly, “Circus Peanut Candy,” “touch of dried apple,” “Wet rocks”
What we Guessed: French Chenin Blanc, Italian Pinot Grigio, Australian Riesling
What Andy Guessed: Andy guessed Southern French Viognier. He has never correctly guessed Pinot Grigio though.
What we Thought: Overall, this one was a hit with our crew. “It’s very balanced” was one comment. “I like it for a white wine” was another. One taster said they would “order it again” if they had it in a restaurant.
The Wine: Chateaux du Trignon Cotes-du-Rhone, France, 2018
What we Tasted: “Bacon,” Cherry, Plum, Smoke, “Rich soil,” “Wild Blackberry,” “Stinky Bacon Fat”
What we Guessed: We did really well on this one! Guesses were French Merlot, Rhone Blend, French Syrah and French Cabernet Franc.
What Andy Guessed: Andy guessed French Syrah. Even though it’s a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, we’ll give this one to him.
What we Thought: I think we mostly enjoyed this affordable Cotes-du-Rhone. “Pretty nuanced” was one comment. Another said it was “ok.” One taster said it would be “better with food.” Overall not bad $13.99!
Watch the whole tasting here! https://fb.watch/40SjxD3-Ih/