The Wine: Le Grand St-Vincent Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine, France 2014
What we Tasted: Pink Grapefruit, Peach, Minerals, Stone Fruit, Flint, "Bamboo-Stones", Pear Apricot, Celery
What we Thought: A crowd pleaser! Our panel thought it would work well as a porch sipper on its own or with a meal.
What we Guessed: Chenin Blanc, Muscadet, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, and Loire valley Sauvignon Blanc
The Wine: Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc, California, 2014
What we Tasted: Green Apple, Tropical stone-fruit, Citrus, Unripe Mango, Papaya
What we Thought: Our panel didn't get much from the nose, one comapring it to "water" and one saying it "burned" like Vodka. We liked it more once we tasted it. Most everyone agreedthat it was a "pleasant social wine" and "Nice".
What we Guessed: Unoaked Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc
The Wine: Mark West Pinot Noir, California, 2013
What we tasted: earth, Smoke, barnyard floor, Cherries, raspberries, dark chocolate, "firework gunpowder"
What we Thought: Overall a hit with our panel. "Balanced" and "easy drinking", summed it up, with one panelist saying it would "jump out with the right food".
What we Guessed: Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir
The wine: Haarth Malbec, Argentina, 2013
What we Tasted: Plums, "rubber glove", Alcohol, Black cherries, Goji Berry, "blackberry schnaps", coffee, spice, cedar, Tobacco
What we thought: Another hit this week! Our panel enjoyed the big, tannic flavor and dark fruit.
What we Guessed: Malbec, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet