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At each Blind Tasting League gathering, using the techniques of the masters, you will learn how to identify the grape, country of origin and more and more as we progress through the wide world of wine. You can pick and choose the classes but the more you come, the more you learn!

January 20th Blind Tasting League Results

January 20th Blind Tasting League Results

The Wine: Raimbault Vouvray, Loire, France, 2018

What we Tasted: Pineapple, “Apple Pie,” Citrus, Melon/Honeydew, “Underripe Pear,” Peach, “Lemon Balm,” Chalky, “Wet rocks,” “pear lifesaver,” “cotton candy”

What we Guessed: Northern California Riesling, California Chenin Blanc, South African Riesling, California Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier

What Andy Guessed: After a lot of back and forth Andy finally landed on Unoaked California Chardonnay but he thought he was wrong about that. At least he was right about that part!

What we Thought: I think we mostly liked this easy drinking Vouvray. “Soft” was one comment, “a nice Summer wine” said another. One suggested it would be good to “serve to someone who is new to wine.” Definitely an approachable wine that is easy to drink!

 

The Wine: La Casaccia Barbera, Piedmont, Italy, 2018

What we Tasted: Currants, “Musty,” “buttered popcorn,” Cherries, “Old Fruit,” mint, “old gloves,” pepper, “Painted wall,” “Dried Leaves,” Vanilla/cinnamon, “Damp Compost,” Smoke, “wet.”

What we Guessed: Nebbiolo, French Merlot, Syrah, “something Old World”

What Andy Guessed: Andy was way off, he guessed Rioja. That’s his go-to guess when he has no idea.

What we Thought:  This one left us a little divided, some liked it and some not so much. “Too musty, it smells like a wet basement” said one taster. Another said it was a “good daily drinking wine.” Another said it was just “ok.”

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