Monday, April 20, 2015

1981 Jekel Johannesburg Riesling

4/9/15-Thursday tasting.  Drinkable but unremarkable.

1979 Sterling Chardonnay

4/2/15-Thursday tasting.  A fruity well made wine that was enjoyed by most.

1983 Sterling Cabernet

3/19/15-Thursday tasting at the Hennige’s.  A well made wine still alive.

NV Bogle Petite Sirah

3/11/15-Knitters at the Vik’s home.  All thought it to be a zinfandel.  Still healthy and enjoyable.

1984 La Crema Pinot Noir

3/5/15-Thursday tasting.  Most thought it to be a zinfandel.  Very fruity and enjoyable

1980 Montevina Cabernet

2/12/15-Thursday tasting.  This wine fooled most participants. 

1981 Mansion Cellars Cabernet

2/11/15-Kitters at the Faust home.  Another aged wine that was quite enjoyable.

1980 Fisher Chardonnay

2/5/15-Thursday tasting.  Again, Fred Fisher had made an excellent well ageing chardonnay thoroughly enjoyed by all.

1979 Fisher Chardonnay

1/29/15-Thursday tasting.  This wine was thoroughly enjoyed by all, with several participants coming back for seconds.  Keith Faust again nailed this wine.

1978 Jordan Cabernet

1/24/15-An awesome well aged cabernet was the brown bag wine at the Rose-Laskowski pink champagne tasting.  Keith Faust nailed this one.

1977 Rutherford Vintners Cabernet

1/22/15-This aged cabernet fooled most, with a wide range of guesses. 

NV R&J Cook Varietal Red

1/14/15-Knitters at the Hennige’s provided another Clarksburg wine by Roger and Joann Cook.  The grapes were cabernet-50%, Petite Sirah-20%, Merlot-16%, Napa Gamay-15%.  I guess the bottle was over-filled by 1%.

1976 Burgess Cabernet

1/8/15-Thursday tasting at El Dorado wine store provided an unusual tasting older wine that confused all but Keith and Gary.  Other guesses included Bordeaux, pinot noir and zinfandel.

Bordeaux Tasting

1/02/15-Wines consumed at a burger dinner at the Curtis home.

1971 Winkeler Gutenberg Riesling

12/26/14-Friday tasting at El Dorado wine store featured a near-50 year old German Riesling that was still drinkable and did not fool Raj or Tim Curtis.

1985 Monticello Late Harvest Gewurtztraminer

12/20/14-A still healthy dessert wine enjoyed at the McGuire Christmas party.

1980 Ch. St. Jean Muscat Canelli

12/18/14-Thursday wine tasting featured a delicious Muscat that Raj guessed.