Past Tastings

Central & Southern Italy 06/06/2014

  • Cleto Chiarli, Vecchia Modena, Lambrusco Sorbara DOC, Emilia Romagna
  • 2011 Sartarelli ‘Tralivio’, Castelli dei Jesi, Verdicchio Classico DOC, Marche
  • 2012 Terradora, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Loggia Della Serra, Campagna
  • 2011 Terredora, Fiano di Avelino DOCG, Terre di Dora, Campagna
  • 2011 Cantine Argiolas Perdera, Monica di Sardegna DOC, Sardinia
  • 2012 Cantine Colosi Nero d’Avola IGP, Sicily
  • 2011 Cantina Zaccagnini, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzo
  • 2007 Monsanto Chianti Classico, Riserva DOCG, Tuscany
  • 2008 Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG , Umbria
  • 2009 Falesco, Marciliano Rosso IGT, Umbria

Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer & Grenache 05/16/2014

  • 2010 Domaine Du Pas Saint Martin, Brut, Saumur, Loire, France
  • 2013 ‘The Royal’ Old Vine Steen, Reebeck Valley, Western Coast, South Africa
  • 2012 Dry Creek Vineyards, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, California, USA
  • 2012 Guy Saget ‘Marie Beauregard’ Vouvray, Loire, France
  • 2012 Lakewood Vineyards Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes, New York, USA
  • 2012 Elena Walch ‘Kastelaz’ Gewurztraminer, Alto Adige, Italy
  • 2008 Domaine Schlumberger ‘Les Princes Abbes’ Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France
  • 2012 Bonny Doon ‘Clos de Gilroy’ Grenache, Central Coast, USA
  • 2011 Clos du Mont ‘Olivet’, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
  • 2011 Alvaro Palacios ‘Les Terrasses’, Priorat, Spain

South America 04/25/2014

  • 2012 Santa Digna, ‘Estelado Rose’, (Sparkling Pais), Maule, Chile
  • 2012 Bodegas Domingo Hermano, Torrontes, Cafayate Valley, Argentina
  • 2012 Bodegas Carrau, Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sur Lie’, Cerro Chapeu, Uruguay
  • 2013 Nimbus Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca, Chile
  • 2011 Casa Lapostolle, ‘Alexander’ Chardonnay, Casablanca, Chile
  • 2012 Altos, ‘Colonia Las Liebres, Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2010 Bodegas Carrau, Reserve Tannat, Las Violetas, Uruguay
  • 2012 TintoNegro, Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina
  • 2010 Ventiquero, Grey, Camenere, ‘Single Block’, Maipo Valley, Chile
  • 2009 Ernesto Catena, Tikal, Patriota, Bonarda/Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2006 Veramonte, Primus, Cabernet Blend, Colchagua Valley, Chile

 

Tour de France 03/21/2014

  • NV, Pfaffenheim, Cuvee Prestige, Brut, Cremant d’Alsace
  • 2011 Albert Boxler, Edelzwicker, Alsace
  • 2012 Domaine de la Papiere, ‘Sur Lie’, Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine
  • 2010 Bertrand Galbrun, Chatrois, Bourgueil
  • 2011 Domaine Mazilly Père & Fils, Cuvée Aymeric, Meursault
  • 2011 Antonin Rodet Fixin Rouge
  • 2012 Chateau La Rame, Sainte Croix Du Mont, Bordeaux Blanc
  • 2009 Chateau Devise d’Ardilley, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Medoc
  • 2010 Clos St. Jean, Chateaunuef du Pape Blanc
  • 2010 Louis & Cherry Barruol, Tiercerolles, Crozes Hermitage

Northern Italy 02/20/2014

  • 2012 Rinaldi, ‘Bug Juice’, Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont
  • Quattro Mani, Brut, Franciacorta, Lombardy
  • 2011 Alois Lageder, Müller-Thurgau, Trentino / Alto Adige
  • 2012 Santi, Soave Classico DOC Monteforte, Veneto (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2012 Maculan, Pino & Toi, Veneto (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2009 Corte Gardoni Bardolino “Le Fontane”, Veneto
  • 2011 F. Boschis, ‘Sori San Martino’, Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore, Piedmont (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2009 La Spinetta, ‘Ca di Pian’, Barbera D’Asti, Piedmont
  • 2008 Les Cretes, Coteau la Tour, Syrah, Aosta Valley (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2009 Pietro Rinaldi, Barbaresco, Vigna ‘San Cristoforo’, Piedmont
  • 2007 Tenuta Lena Di Mezzo, Monte Del Fra, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto (Crowd Favorite)

USA v The World 01/31/2014

  • USA:
  • NV Mumm Napa ‘Rose’ Brut Rose, Napa Valley, California (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2010 Robert Mondavi ‘Napa’ Fume Blanc, Napa Valley, California
  • 2012 Rombauer Chardonnay, Carneros, California
  • 2010 Roco Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • 2010 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
  • 2012 Charles Smith ‘Boom Boom’ Syrah, Columbia Valley, Washington
  • World:
  • Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Rose NV, Alsace
  • 2012 Errazuriz Max ‘Reserva’ Sauvignon Blanc, Aconcagua, Chile (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2011 Domaine Servin Chablis, 1er Cru, ‘Les Vaillons’, Chablis (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2009 Luca Pinot Noir, Mendoza, Argentina (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2009 Son Prim Cabernet Sauvignon, Mallorca, Spain
  • 2011 Domaine Tournon ‘Mathilda’ Shiraz, Victoria, Australia

Austria & South Africa 12/19/2013

  • Austria:
  • NV Huber Hugo Rose Sparkling Zweigelt, Traisental
  • NV Szigeti Sparkling Gruner Veltliner Brut, Burgenland
  • 2011 Nigl ’Freiheit’ Gruner Veltliner, Kremstal
  • 2012 Ecker Zweigelt, Wagram
  • 2008 Heinrich Red, Burgenland
  • 2009 Weninger Blaufränkisch, Hochäcker, Burgenland
  • South Africa:
  • 2011 Iona Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin
  • 2011 Dark Lady Pinotage, Paarl, Wellington (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2008 Stark-Conde ’Three Pines’ Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch
  • 2008 Rudi Schultz Syrah, Stellenbosch

Finger Lakes, NY 10/03/2013

  • NV Great Western Wine Co., Champagne, Brut
  • 2012 Fox Run, un-oaked Chardonnay, Doyle’s Vineyard
  • 2012 Hazlitt 1852, Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2012 Red Tail Ridge, Dry Riesling
  • 2011 Tierce, Dry Riesling
  • 2012 Herman J. Wiemer, Late Harvest Riesling
  • 2010 Lameroux Landing, T23 (un-oaked) Cabernet Franc
  • 2010 Ryan William, Cabernet Franc
  • 2010 Damiani, Reserve Cabernet Franc
  • 2010 Chateau Lafayette Reneau, Merlot
  • 2010 Leidenfrost, Cabernet Sauvignon

 Southern France 08/23/2013

  • Provence:
  • 2008 Chateau Routas Cloquelicot, Coteaux Varois
  • 2012 Miravel Rose, Cote-de-Provence
  • 2009 Domaine Gros ‘Nore’, Bandol
  • Languedoc-Roussillon
  • 2010 l’Oustal Blanc ‘Naick 10 White’, Languedoc-Roussillon
  • 2012 Paul Mas ‘Estate’ Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc
  • 2012 Domaine Lafage ‘Rose’ Miraflors, Roussillon
  • 2011 Château Puech-Haut, Saint-Drézéry Cuvée Prestige, Coteaux du Languedoc
  • 2011 Domaine Lafage Tessellae, Roussillon
  • Southwestern France:
  • Sparkling: 2011 Domaine Plageoles, Mauzac Nature, Gaillac
  • 2009 Chateau de Chambert, Cahors

 Washington & Oregon 07/19/2013

  • Washington:
  • NV Domaine St. Michelle, Brut, Columbia Valley
  • 2009 Delille Cellars, Chaleur Blanc, Columbia Valley
  • 2010 K Vintners, ‘The Deal’ Syrah, Columbia Valley (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2012 Charles & Charles, Rose, Columbia Valley
  • 2010 Canoe Ridge, Merlot, Columbia Valley
  • 2010 Woodward Canyon, ‘Artist Series’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
  • Oregon:
  • 2011 King Estate, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2011 Ransom Wine, Riesling, Brooks Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills
  • 2010 Siduri Wines, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains
  • 2009 Soter Vineyards, Pinot Noir ‘North Valley’, Willamette Valley (Crowd Favorite)

Riesling, Pinot Noir & Cabernet Sauvignon 04/25/2013 & 05/02/2013

  • Riesling:
  • 2004 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile, Alsace, France
  • 2008 Eroica, Chateau St. Michelle, Columbia Valley, WA (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2011 Selbach-Oster Kabinett, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany & 2011 Schlossgut Diel, Kabinett, Nahe, Germany
  • Pinot Noir
  • Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace Rosé, Alsace, France
  • 2010 Jean Fery, Savigny-Les-Baunes 1er Cru, Les Vergelesses, Burgundy, France & 2009 Louis Latour Volnay, 1er Cru, Les Mitans, Burgundy, France
  • 2009 Reserve Pinot, Madonna Estate, Carneros, CA
  • 2007 Sacred Hill, Central Otago, New Zealand (Crowd Favorite)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon:
  • 2009 Kaesler, Barossa Valley, Australia (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2010 Block 917 Knights Valley Reserve, Knights Valley, CA
  • 2009 Zede de Labegorce, Margaux, Bordeaux, France

New Zealand & Australia 03/21/2013

  • New Zealand:
  • 2012 Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2011 Dog Point, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
  • 2011 Mt Beautiful, Pinot Gris, Chevoit Hills
  • 2009 Sherwood, Pinot Noir, Waipara, Canterbury
  • 2010 Oyster Bay, Merlot, Hawkes Bay
  • Australia:
  • NV The Chook, Sparkling Shiraz
  • 2011 Pewsey Vale, Dry Riesling, Eden Valley (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2006 Tapanappa, Tiers Vdy, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills
  • 2008 Mollydooker, ‘The Scooter’, Merlot, McLaren Vale (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2005 Kurtz Family, Boundary Row, Shiraz, Barossa Valley (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2008 d’Arenberg, ‘Laughing Magpie’, Shiraz / Viognier, McLaren Vale
  • 2008 John Duval, Plexus, GSM, Barossa

Spain & Portugal 01/31/13 & 02/07/2013

  • Spain:
  • NV Anella Brut Reserva, La Mancha
  • 2010 Bodegas Abanico ‘Tempestad’ Godello, Valdeorras (Crowd Favorite)
  • Vina Mayor, Verdejo, Rueda
  • 2010 Juan Gil Monastrell, Jumilla (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2007 Sentius, Priorat
  • 2007 Muga Reserva Rioja
  • Portugal:
  • 2011 Muralhas de Moncao, Vinho Verde
  • 2009 Vale do Bomfim, Douro (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2008 Cabriz Reserva, Dao
  • Broadbent Madeira Rainwater, Medium Dry
  • Graham Six Grapes Reserve Port

Sparkling Wines & Big Reds 12/20/2012

  • Sparkling:
  • 2011 Saracco Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont
  • NV Adami Prosecco Garbel 13 Brut, Trentino Alti-Adige
  • NV Gruet Brut Rose, New Mexico
  • NV Christian Etiene Brut, Champagne, France (Crowd Favorite)
  • Big Red Wines:
  • 2007 Perata Vineyards, Frank’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, Napa Valley, (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2010 Torbreck Woddcutter’s Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia,
  • 2010 Orin Swift, The Prisoner, Napa Valley (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2010 Trentadue, 34 Old Patch Red, California
  • 2006 Le Salette, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico , Veneto, (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2006 Patrick Lesec, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pierres Dorees, France

Old World Versus New World Tasting 11/15/2012

  • Old World:
  • 2011 Scarbolo Pinot Grigio, Fruili, Italy
  • 2011 Weingut Gysler, Weinheimer Riesling Kabinett
  • 2009 Domaine Lucien Jacob, Hautes Cotes du Baune, Burgundy, France
  • 2006 Domaine du Gour de Chaule, Gigondas, France
  • 2006 Chateau Haut-Segottes, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France
  • New World:
  • 2011 Foris Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley, Oregon
  • 2011 Trefethen Dry Riesling, Oak Knoll,  Napa Valley
  • 2009 Copain ‘Tous Ensemble’ Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
  • 2008 Rockland Estate Grenache, Barossa Valley
  • 2008 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards, Right Bank, Napa Valley

Chardonnay & Zinfandel Tasting 10/04/2012

  • Chardonnay:
  • 2010 Château de Fuisse, Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cru, France (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2009 Trefethen Chardonnay, Napa Valley
  • 2007 Claudy Bay Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • 2010 Domaine D’Elise, Chablis, France
  • 2010 Piazzo Chardonnay, Piedmonte, Italy
  • Zinfandel:
  • 2009 Groom Wines, Zinfandel, Barossa Valley, Australia (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2008 D-Cubed Cellars Zinfandel, Napa Valley
  • 2009 Rombauer Zinfandel, California
  • 2009 Fraxinus Zinfandel, Sonoma County
  • 2008 Cantele Primotivo, Puglia, Italy

Loire & Alsace Tasting 08/16/2012

  • 2010 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2010 Joseph Cattin Riesling (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2010 Domaine de la Pepiere, Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine
  • 2010 Domaine Lavigne Saumur Blanc
  • 2007 Trimbach Pinot Gris
  • 2009 Gerard Metz Cuvee Megane Gewürztraminer
  • 2009 Hugel Pinot Blanc
  • 2009 Marcel Deiss Rouge
  • 2010 Domaine du Salvard Rouge

Italy Tasting 07/12/2012

  • 2006 Corte Rugolin “Crosara De Le Strie” Amarone Classico (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2008 La Valentina Montepulciano D’Abruzzo
  • 2006 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Bucerchiale Reserva
  • 2006 Piazzo Barbaresco
  • 2010 Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio, Collio (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2011 Stefano Massone, Gavi
  • 2010 Tre Monti, Albana
  • 2010 Argiloas Costamolino, Vermentino
  • Other wines tasted: 2011 Vietti, Moscato D’Asti, NV Nino Franco Rustica, Prosecco, 2011 Medici Ermete Concerto, Lambrusco

Rosé & Syrah Tasting 05/24/2012

  • Rosés:
  • 2011 Bonny Doon, Vin Gris de Cigare, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2011 Charles & Charles Rosé, Columbia Valley, WA
  • 2011 Maculan Costadolio Rosato, Vicenza, Italy
  • 2011 Domaine Gour du Chaule, Rosé, Gigondas, France
  • 2011 Chateau Peyrassol, Rosé, Cote de Provence, France
  • Syrah/Shiraz:
  • 2010 Mollydooker ‘The Boxer’ Shiraz, South Australia (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2008 Viu Manent ‘El Olivar Alto Estate’ Single Vineyard Syrah, Chile
  • 2007 G. Moulinier, ‘Les Sigillaires’, Saint-Chinian, France
  • 2007 Ferraton Pere & Fils, Le Source, Saint-Joseph, France
  • 2009 Stolpman Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Sauvignon Blanc & Merlot Tasting 04/12/2012

  • Sauvignon Blanc:
  • 2009 Lucien Crochet, Sancerre, France (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2010 Easton Sauvignon Blanc, CA
  • 2010 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlboro, NZ
  • 2009 Cantina Tramin Sauvignon, Alto Adige, Italy
  • 2010 Domaine De La Brielle Tour, Bordeaux Blanc, France
  • Merlot:
  • 2008 Chateau St. Michelle, Indian Wells Merlot, WA (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2006 Avignonesi Desiderio, Tuscany, Italy
  • 2008 Duckhorn Merlot, Napa Valley, CA
  • 2009 Santa Ema, Reserva Merlot, Chile
  • 2007 Chateau St. Jean De Lavaud Lelande Pomerol, France

South American Tasting 02/24/2012

  • 2008 Benmarco Expressivo, Mendoza, Argentina (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2007 Bodegas Carrau Reserva Tannat, Las Violetas, Uruguay
  • 2008 La Posta Bonarda, Estela Armando Vinayard, Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2008 Catena Alta Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2010 Crios Torrontes, Argentina
  • 2005 Gran Charman, Reserva Carmenere, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting 01/26/2012

  • 2007 Mount Eden Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains, California (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2008 Chateau Batailley, Grand Cru Classe, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
  • 2008 Viu Manent Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, La Capilla, Colchagua Valley, Chile
  • 2008 Ringbolt, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River Valley, Australia
  • 2009 Rock & Vine, Three Ranches, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California

Sparkling Wine Tasting 12/27/2011

  • NV Thierry Triolet, Brut Grande Réserve, Champagne, France (Crowd Favorite)
  • NV Graham Beck Brut, Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2006 Westport Rivers Westport Brut “RJR”, Westport, MA
  • 2007 Domaine Carneros by Tattinger, Carneros, California
  • NV Gerard Metz, Cremant d’Alsace, Alsace, France

Pinot Noir Tasting 12/14/2011

  • 2008 Mount Eden Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, California (Crowd Favorite)
  • 2006 Dom. Jean-Marc Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Champs-Gains, 1er Cru, France
  • 2007 Framingham, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • 2009 Messmer Spatburgunder, Pfalz, Germany
  • 2009 Argyle, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon