Monday, July 9, 2012

SuperBowl Pinot Tasting

Earlier this year we had some friends over for the Super Bowl. I put out a blind tasting of Pinots from highly rated bottles I had selected from K&L. The wines were tasted and discussed at everyone's leisure. At half time we tallied the ratings and ripped open the bags.


Top to Bottom from Left to Right

A - 2010 Failla, Sonoma Coast came in first place with an average of 3.60. It cost $35.

D - 2007 Marimar Estate, Don Miguel Vineyard, Russian River Valley came in second place with an average of 2.84.  It cost $43.

C - 2008 Dierberg, Sta. Rita Hills, Drum Canyon Vineyard came in third place with an average of 2.80, so close to second place. It cost $40.

B - 2009 melville, Estate - Sta. Rita Hills came in last place with an average of 2.55. It cost $28.

There was some discussion about all of Carolyn's 1s. The thought was that this affected the outcome, but I ran the numbers and while it lowered the average ratings, it did not change the order.

Ratings Minus Carolyn