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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