Sunday, June 14, 2009

Wine tasting

House nestled in Vineyard, originally uploaded by Batikart.

A couple months back, the graduate dorm that I live in "Sidney Pacific" sponsored a wine tasting. It was my first wine tasting so I took some notes on the handout that the nuclear engineering professor at MIT who led the wine tasting handed out.

Here are the wines that we tried and their prices (which were only given to us at the end):

Alfred Gratien Brut 1989 - $90
Savennieres 2002 Clos du Papillon (Baumard) - $28
Cloudy Bay Marlborough Savignon Blac 2007 - $31
Riesling Spatlese 2005 - $34
Alsace Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2002 Mambourg (Pierre Sparr) - $26
Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay 2006 - $53
Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru 2005 (Bouchard) $40
Lucius Chianti Classico Riserva 2000 (Viticcio) - $36
Burgess Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 - $80
Cote-Rotie 1998 Les Grandes Places (Jean-Michel Gerin) - $90
Ridge California Zinfandel 2006 Lytton Springs - $37
Peter Lehmann Barossa Valley Botrytis Semillon 2005 - $12 half bottle

He also recommended the book: The World Atlas of Wine (Mitchell Beazley, 2007) by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson