Blind home wine tasting

Tasted Saturday, April 24, 2010 by cab blends with 350 views

Introduction

Full MOT blind tasting - wine decanted for 2 hours.

Flight 1 (1 Note)

  • 2002 Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir Lollapalooza Fiddlestix Vineyard 83 Points

    USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills

    I could hardly believe this was a Pinot. No violet and rose aromas - almost as though I was drinking a totally different wine to most of the other tasting notes. Maybe age has not treated it well. Initial acidity is strong and hot and one cannot get over this acidity - a few hours later the wine had softened to a good medium body in the mid palate but then goes hot acidity to finish. The wine is beginning to show a light brown complexion.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

Flight 2 (1 Note)

Flight 4 (1 Note)

Flight 5 (1 Note)

  • 2003 Château Arnauld 86 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc

    tastes like a classis Medoc Bordeaux - predominantly Cabernet but the merlot comes through very strongly. A dry, shortish finish with full body in the mid palate. Slight brown at the rim. Dry fruit - "my flat merlot" designation

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

Flight 6 (1 Note)

  • 2000 Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 93 Points

    South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch

    A great wine. Meaty and smokey with a hint of burnt oak. Then balanced and smooth with strong heavy tannins (I think this can lay down for a few more years and will not drink for at least another year or two). Light cassis and berries.

    Post a Comment / Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Report Issue

×
×