On-Line Wine Tasting

Since we can’t come to the wine, the wine will have to come to us. Starting May 6, every week I’ll do an online tasting with bottles of wine in cases I’ve distributed to eleven friends:

Alan
Alex
Hunter
Jim
Joe
Justin
Liana
Loren
Martin
Mike
Scott
Steve

We’ll meet on Zoom and chat about the wines. I didn’t have enough case lots for everyone to always get identical wines, but they will be similar. I’ve tried to arrange the wines so that they become increasingly complex and full-bodied.

Please put the week’s white in your fridge at least 24 hours in advance, or put the week’s red in the fridge about an hour before the tasting, so the wine will be at a good temperature: about 45 degrees for whites (it will warm up in the glass) and 60 degrees for reds.

Week 1

“Breezy and Fresh” is a meaningless descriptor, as the wine has gone through malolactic fermentation and oak.

Week 2

This is a limited run bottling of primarily Cab and Merlot with smaller amounts of eight other red varietals which see a fair amount of new oak (mostly American). This wine is usually only sold out of the winery tasting room but a small amount was brought into Orlando.

Week 3

California, Oregon, or Chile

Week 4

This wine has gone through malolactic fermentation to make it buttery and was aged in oak, hence “reserve”.

Week 5

California, Australia

Week 6

France, California, New Zealand

Week 7

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 12 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian.

Week 8

New Zealand, France

Week 9

California, Chile, Chile

Week 10

California, California, California, Washington State

Week 11

All are Rioja from Spain

Week 12

Classic Meritage Blend emulating French Bordeaux
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