Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cardiff Cab Sav - Tasting Notes

Producer: Cardiff Vineyards
Region: California
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon
Pairing: S'mores
Overall Rating:  

(Restaurant too dark)

Intensity: Moderate
Age: Youthful
Scent: Earthy and Musky

Dry/Sweet: Dry
Body: Medium
Acidity: Tart
Tannin: Medium
Flavors: Dark Fruit and Earthiness

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Il Conte Pinot Grigio - Tasting Notes

Name: il Conte
Region: Veneto, Italy
Grape Varieties: Pinot Grigio
Pairing:  Garlic Chicken Breast with Broccoli and Brown Rice
Overall Rating:  

Color: Pale Straw
Brightness: Bright
Legs: Thin, quickly moving legs or sheeting in the glass => lower alcohol and little/to no residual sugar

Intensity: Low
Age: Youthful/Some age/ Aged
Scent:  Pear

Dry/Sweet:  Dry/Off-dry/Medium Sweet/Sweet/Very Sweet
Body: Very Light/Light/Medium/Medium-full/Full-bodied/Heavy
Acidity: Tart/Crisp/Fresh/Smooth/Flabby
Flavors: Pear and Lemon
Finish: Short (<3 sec), Medium (4-5), Long (5-7), Very Long (>8 sec)

Take time to stop and smell the wine

I have been enjoying wine for a long time, but I haven't always taken the time to appreciate it.  I want to start paying attention and really start to understand my tastes.   To do this, I've decided to start taking notes, and I've decided to share them with you.  I am going to take the time to smell my wine and determine what I actually like, and I hope that this might help others to learn their own tastes as well.