The "After-A-Really-Bad-Wine-Tasting" Wine Tasting
Tasted September 15, 2013 by robertdtwo with 192 views
We were invited by friends to a school auction purchase of a hosted wine tasting at local suburban wine establishment, where they bill themselves as the best wine shop in St. Louis. Laughable event, to the point I didn't write one thing down, or even save their taste sheet. I rarely drink whites, but the highlight of their offerings was the nights's opening pour...a white burgundy. This was followed by a grocery-store quality California chardonnay and two pinot offerings, one domestic and one an import. When we asked the store's employee, we discovered that "the best wine shop in town" doesn't even carry a single cabernet sauvignon. Hmmm, interesting. I'm doing them a big favor by not mentioning their name!
At any rate, half the group decided that what was needed was a change of venue and the consumption of some good wine to clear our palates.
Flight 1 - 100% Cabernet Franc (1 note)
Flight 2 - Howell Mountain Cab (1 note)
Flight 3 - Napa Valley cab reserve (1 note)
Have you been subjected to a terrible retail tasting?
Follow it up with a quality tasting from your own cellar.