Spectrum Wine Auctions @ San Diego Wine Storage Solana Beach
Tasted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by f22nickell with 137 views
I just booked a work trip to Southern California TRACON in San Diego when I got the email from Spectrum wine auction for this fabulous tasting opportunity in San Diego that (luckily) coincided with my trip. So, for $25, I was able to taste the following highly-rated, expensive wines.
One champagne, one Riesling, and one cult California Chardonnay ... The Alsace Riesling was my favorite, hands down.
Two Grand Crus, a 1er, and a village wine... The village was easily my favorite.
Two Sonoma County and one Oregon. The Aubert was my favorite.
A CDP, a Brunello, and a northern Rhone. Hands down the Cote Rotie was my favorite, and WOTN for the tasting.
A Washington Red Mountain Ice Wine and an Aussie Sticky. Sadly, I enjoyed the $10 Aussie sticky more than everything at the tasting save the Delas Cote Rotie and the Alsace Riesling.
All in all, I was disappointed with 90% of the offering. Just goes to show you that expensive, highly-sought-after wines don't necessarily translate into "good" wines for your palate.