9/9/2017 SPC Class Wk2

Tasted September 9, 2017 by mnuncorked with 170 views

Flight 1 (3 notes)

White
2012 Hubert Brochard Sancerre Tradition France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre
81 points
Pale yellow color, weak aroma that shows some age: wet rock, ripe cantelope, lemon. Dry, light bodied with acidity bordering on tart. Flavors are citrus-forward, lemon/lime with notes of honey or apricot. Medium finish. Overall well balanced, but lacking in complexity - suspect it may be passing its prime.
White
2016 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
85 points
Pale yellow color with tinge of green. Moderate + aroma intensity, pear, hay, passion fruit, and some nice minerality. Off-dry, medium bodied with lively acidity. Flavors of dried apricot, grass, and grapefruit, and medium finish. Good quality, well balanced, and nice complexity. Overall a good value.
White
2016 Hanna Sauvignon Blanc USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Pale yellow in color, little bit of fizz in the glass. Weak aroma, light pear, lemon, and green apple. Off-dry with medium body, and acidity bordering on flabby. Green - grass like flavor, ripe apple, guava - evolves on the palette into a zesty, pepper flavor. Fairly long finish.
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Flight 2 (3 notes)

White
2014 Kuentz-Bas Riesling Collection France, Alsace
Thin, yellow color bordering on green. Weak aroma intensity, notes of petrol and pear. Off-dry, medium bodied, lively acidity. Flavors of clove and fresh apricot. Medium finish. Fairly simple but well-balanced.
White
2015 Rudi Wiest Riesling Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
85 points
Thin yellow color with hint of green. Weak aroma intensity: lemon, peppercorn, light notes of petrol. Off-dry, medium bodied, fresh acidity. Flavors of red apple and pineapple with a medium finish. Enjoy the body of this wine but lacking complexity. Average value.
White
2014 The Originals Riesling USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley
thin, yellow color. Very heavy aroma of petrol - found it tough to get beyond. Off-dry, medium bodied, and flabby.

Flight 3 (3 notes)

Red
2012 Château de Cruzeau France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan
88 points
Medium brick color. Moderate aroma intensity: blackberry, currant, oak, tobacco. Dry, medium bodied and lively acidity. Moderately astringent tannins - suspect this could use a bit more decanting and/or yrs bottle ageing.
Red
2013 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County USA, California, Sonoma County
85 points
Deep ruby color. Moderate aroma intensity: red cherry, blackberry, eucalyptus. Dry, medium-bodied with lively acidity and soft tannins. Flavors of blackberry, and smoke/tar. Well-balanced and really paired well with braised beef & mushrooms.
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Red
2013 Cousiño-Macul Merlot Chile, Maipo Valley
79 points
Medium ruby color. Prominent green pepper notes and hot/alcohol Dry, medium body, and soft tannins. Flavors of green pepper, cherry, blackberry.
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