I recently hosted a wine tasting event for my daughter’s birthday and her friends. The evening was enjoyed by all and I was challenged with many thoughtful questions. The girls are serious to learn about wines and have requested that I start “blogging” about wine topics. So here comes the first edition of e-blasts from “Bob the WineGuy”.
The tasting theme for the event was (a) only domestic wines, (b) retail price below $20, and (c) brands widely available at retail stores.
We tasted eight wines (tasting notes in the enclosed attachment) which included a white blend from Oregon, a Rosé from California, five reds (blend, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and zinfandel) from California and Washington State, and a Mondavi Moscato from California. The unanimous choices for the best-liked wines were LOUIS MARTINI Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon and CHERRY TART Pinot Noir. The least-favored wines were COPPOLA ‘Sofia’ Rosé and DECOY Merlot.
The rating of the wines was:
- 2012 Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon – region Sonoma County, California
- 2012 Cherry Tart Pinot Noir – regions Sonoma and Monterey counties , California
- 2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend) – region Columbia Valley, Washington
- 2011 Ghost Pines Zinfandel – region California
- 2012 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Moscato d’Oro – region Napa county, California
- NV (non-vintage) 17th Edition Sokol Evolution White Blend– region Willamette Valley, Oregon
- 2012 Francis Ford Coppola ‘Sofia’ Rose – region
- 2011 Decoy Merlot
Your Daughters birthday is May 7th, are you planning on hosting the 2nd wine tasting event for her friends.
Forget about your daughter’s birthday! What about your friends? Sounds like a great time! Love your blog!