Salty's Pub, Clifton Park, NY
Tasted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by kenv with 438 views
My regular Albany-area group met to to blind taste 18 Rhone varietal wines from around the world. Cousin Matthew brought all the wines (except the first one), generously pulling a broad range of his favorites from around the world.
The group knew only that the wines were Rhone varietal wines (though some still guessed Cabernet for one flight). I knew the general theme of each flight and some of the wines, but generally not the order, and in most cases, I had no idea which wine I was drinking. So, roughly single blind for me, and double blind for the group. With so many wines, we decided to vote for Wine of the Flight (WOTF) for each flight, then reveal, rather than an overall WOTN.
The whites (Flight 1) were all opened and recorked at 4:30. The reds were all double-decanted between 7am and 8am. The tasting began about 7:30 and ended about 10:30.
All opened and recorked at 4:30. Tasted around 7:30. Perhaps the most surprising flight to me because I really enjoyed each of these.
A lot of terrific wines. Really too many for one evening, but somehow we managed. Thank you, Matthew!
Chef John Marzilli once again did a terrific job with the food, not only delicious, but well-matched to the wines.