Tasted Friday, December 18, 2009 by soyhead with 354 views
After much electronic verbal banter, the event got underway. Significant Spousal attendance include John's, Mario's, and Steve's wives. CindyLoo brought her boyfriend Brian. Also attending were as Errol, Duane, Doug, and that bastion of willpower Bob. Notibly absent was Mr. Aspen. All wines were tasted double blind. The wines were impressive. Several different favorites were noted. Attempt were made to call wines old or new world. As usual, I was highly confident of my picks, and wound up missing the mark on more than 50%. John repeatedly brought to our attention his ability to accurately predict new vs old world, though his methods may be questionable. But for sure he can tell an old world merlot when he tastes one , yo, so there you have it! The pope (JD) declared a favorite and seemingly the cardinal's votes fell into order. Kalifornia carried the day, thanks to some impressive bottles. Contrary to the medical advice of the two physicians and one cosmetologist present, cigars were smoked out back by a select few. All scores below are mine and of course, arbitrary.