Tasted Sunday, June 10, 2012 by AllRed with 501 views
This was our first tasting as official members of the Sunday blind tasting group, and a great way to start. A different format than our Saturday group, the host provides a couple of warm up wines, and selects a theme of 8 wines, served double blind to the group. The warm ups are tasted and evaluated as members arrive, then unveiled prior to the main tasting. The main tasting is done in one flight- all 8 wines are poured and evaluated, all the while being discussed. Everyone settles on their guess as to the theme, and if possible, specific wines. Each taster ranks the wines from 1 to 8, with 1 point awarded for their favorite. The scores are tallied and unveiled from last place (most points) to first place (least points). After the main tasting we enjoy dinner and a few nonblind reds and dessert wines contributed by the attendees. Attendees chip in to cover the host's cost of the wines.
Barb had recently moved, so in addition to the blind warm ups, there were a few nonblind bubblies to toast the new house.
Often times there are many opinions on the theme. This month eveyone was quickly able to settle on Bordeaux, but there were questions about the vintage. Most guesses ranged from 2004 to 2008- I do not recall hearing anyone suggest 2000. These all appeared very youthful with deep color. Listed in order they appeared in the flight.
Thanks Barb for a wonderful tasting.