As both a wine writer and wine lover, I attend a variety of events and get to try a number of wines from all over the world as well as some pretty amazing food.
Here I review (in both words and pictures) the wine/food related events I attend and the things that thrilled me about them.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Report from ... The Hobbs Tasting - May 1, 2012
Where has the time gone ... I tasted these wines on May 1st and it is now closer to the middle of June. Well enough yapping about it, let's see what we tasted and what caught my palate by surprise (In country order of tasting - with selected notes):
British Columbia ...
Tantalus 2010 Riesling ($34.99) - ****
Tantalus 2008 Old Vines Riesling ($45.99) - *** 1/2+
Tantalus 2010 Pinot Noir ($45.99) - ****
Quails' Gate 2011 Chenin ($19.99) - *** 1/2+
Quails' Gate 2009 Chardonnay ($19.99) - ****
Quails' Gate 2010 Stewart Family Chardonnay ($32.99) - ****
Quails' Gate 2009 Pinot Noir ($26.99) - *** 1/2+
Quails' Gate 2008 Merlot ($24.95) - *** 1/2
Quails' Gate 2009 Stewart Family Reserve Pinot ($44.99) - ****+
--- single vineayrd wine from 25 year old vines: lovely spice and fruit meld together.
Plume 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($34.99) - ****
--- this is a project that includes the Zepponi and Stewart (Quails' Gate) families