Event - Celebration - B-day

Seaport Village downtown San Diego, CA

Tasted April 17, 2015 by Wine Gent with 179 views

Introduction

Tasting event of 6 wines.

San Pasquale Winery - A small boutique winery tasting room in scenic Seaport Village downtown San Diego. View of marina and Coronado Bridge.

Merlot the duck mascot visits each evening for handouts from the proprietors.

San Diego area wines and wineries do not tend to be very good, so having a 90 rating is surprising!

Flight 1 (1 note)

White
2012 San Pasqual Winery Chenin Blanc California USA, California
89 points
Somewhat tasty, but not good enough to buy a bottle. Bouquet apple, citrus. Taste crisp, light, Apple, pucker yet smooth finish. Better by itself - did not go with garlic and herb cheese, but may be better with milder cheese / food. At $20 a bottle, overpriced. $10 for flight of 6 wines. Tasted at San Pasqual tasting room in scenic Seaport Village - San Diego.

Flight 2 (1 note)

White
2012 San Pasqual Winery Chardonnay Russian River Valley USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
90 points
A different type of Chardonnay. Worth consideration. Bouquet oaky, toast, some complexities. Taste complex, honey, vanilla, apple, butter middle and finish, smooth moderate finish. OK with garlic and herb cheese, but good by itself. At $20 a bottle, an average value. $10 for flight of 6 wines. Tasted at San Pasqual tasting room in scenic Seaport Village - San Diego.

Flight 3 (1 note)

Red
2010 San Pasqual Winery Grenache Santa Barbara County USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
88 points
Somewhat tasty, but not good enough to buy a bottle. Bouquet cherry, anise, peach. Taste cherry, anise, peach, long finish. Enhanced taste of garlic and herb cheese with wheat crackers. At $22 a bottle, seemed overpriced. $10 for flight of 6 wines. Tasted at San Pasqual tasting room in scenic Seaport Village - San Diego.

Flight 4 (1 note)

Red
2009 San Pasqual Winery GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County
87 points
Average, nothing notable. May be beyond its peak since this tasting is not as good as 1 year ago - even though vintner said it should peak between now and 2017. Bouquet minimal with cherry, peach. Taste somewhat simple (has lost some previous complexity), sweet, tangy long finish. At $22 a bottle, seemed slightly overpriced - even though price is lower than 2 years ago. $10 for flight of 6 wines. Tasted at San Pasqual tasting room in scenic Seaport Village - San Diego.

Flight 5 (1 note)

Red
2012 San Pasqual Winery Mourvèdre Amador County USA, California, Sierra Foothills, Amador County
85 points
Nothing notable. Bouquet subtle, cherry. Taste sour (ish), light, cherry finish. At $30 a bottle, very overpriced. $10 for flight of 6 wines. Tasted at San Pasqual tasting room in scenic Seaport Village - San Diego.

Flight 6 (1 note)

Red
2012 San Pasqual Winery Tempranillo El Dorado County USA, California, Sierra Foothills, El Dorado County
88 points
Somewhat tasty, but not good enough to buy a bottle. Bouquet leather, oaky, toast, cola. Taste sweet, bold, strong cola, slight cocoa, long finish. Better by itself - did not go with garlic and herb cheese, but may be better with milder cheese / food. At $25 a bottle, seemed slightly overpriced. $10 for flight of 6 wines. Tasted at San Pasqual tasting room in scenic Seaport Village - San Diego.
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