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Schreiner's Winers- France vs. US: A Blind Tasting 2012

Posted by VegasOenophile, Jul 3, 2012.

Following the 36th anniversary of the Tasting of Paris, I decided my group would explore blind, some French and American wines, wanting to include some wineries involved in the original lineup.  I purposely threw in some surprises to confuse folks too.  I'll list them here, in order of favorites, descending.  The scores are on a 20 pt scale as averaged.


Domaine J.M. Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 2006  (17.6 pts) (my score 20 pts)

Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley 2009  (13.95 pts) (my score 20pts )

Freemark Abbey Napa Valley 2005  (13.1 pts) (my score 19 pts)

Jean Chartron "Clos de la Combe" Bourgogne 2007  (9.05 pts)  (my score 17 pts)

Brick House Ribbon Ridge  Newburg OR 2009  (8.6 pts) (my score 13.5 pts)


Chateau Montrose 2me Grand Cru Classé St. Estephe 1998  (17.35 pts) (my score 20 pts)

Duckhorn Howell Mountain Napa Valley Merlot 1997  (16.9 pts) (my score 20 pts)

Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008   (16.15 pts) (my score 20 pts)

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "Hands of Time" Napa Vally 2009  (14.8 pts) (my score 15.5 pts)

Chateau Cruzeau Pessac-Leognan 2009  (14.7 pts) (my score 14 pts)

Cadence Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain, WA 2005  (12.25 pts) (my score 14 pts)

So this time, France won, but by a pretty narrow margin.  Spurrier would be pleased. Haha. 

I can say the Duckhorn and Montrose were nearly tied as far as favorites of the night.  The Montrachet was outstanding and everyone really loved it. 


Reply by VegasOenophile, Jul 3, 2012.

Here's why I shouldn't post late at night.  I inverted my scores on the reds lol.  Whoops.

Reply by VegasOenophile, Jul 3, 2012.

So, I fixed them, so now my posting is irrelevant, but I can't remove it.  Cheers!

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