Killer Reds Under $15 (5/07)

Chateau Randle. Blind-Blind Tasting.

35 wines. I will say this type of tasting is very difficult.

It could be a $300 Barolo. It could be a $6 Norton from Missouri.

Thanks to ALL who played!

(wine/codename/retail price/guessed country/guessed varietal/guessed price)

Group’s ‘blind’ order preference & guesses.

1. ’04 Robertson Pinotage (midnight) $10 (FR,SAfric/PN,Pinotage,Syr,Zin/$15,$24,$55)

2. ’05 La Vis Lagrein (dodger) $12 (IT,SP,CA/Neb,Gren,Cab/$10,$20,$50)

3. ’05 Montoya Cab Sauv Napa (persian) $11 (CA/Merl,Mourv,Gren/$12,$20)

4. ’03 Casa Julia Syrah (bernice) $11 (IT,CA/Cab,Lagrein,PN/$16,$20,$20)

4. ’05 Carlos Basso Dos Fincas (ultra marine) $10 (FR/PN,Gren/$24,$30)

5. ’93 Ampeau Volnay Santenots (alice) $70 (FR/PN/$20,$30,$45,$70)

5. ’04 Hare’s Chase Red Blend (royal) $15 (Austral/Cab/$15)

6. ’04 Chono Cab Sauv (sea life) $12 (FR/PN,Cab/$20,$25)

7. ’05 Jessie’s Grove Zin Earth Zin Fire (prussian) $13 (FR,CA/PN,Zin/$17,$40)

8. ’04 Clayhouse Cab Sauv Paso (rail) $15 (FR,CA,CHIL/Cab,Merl,Syr/$15,$30,$60)

9. ’04 Ajello Nero d’Avola Majus (indigo) $10 (CA,IT/Cab,PN/$12,$16,$30

9. ’04 La Valentina Montepulciano (non photo) $12 (IT/Valpo,Sang/$10,$18,$25,$40)

10. ’05 Woop Woop Shiraz (sapphire) $10 (CA,Austral,FR/Cab,Syr/$15,$23,$30,$55)

11. ’03 Ch Lancyre Picpoul St. Loupe (azure) $13 (no guesses)

11. ’05 Altos de la Hoya Monastrell (periwinkle) $12 (FR/Cab,PN/$12,$18,$50)

12. ’04 Beauclair Bourgogne (baby) $15 (IT,FR/Neb,PN/$25,$50)

13. ’00 Clos Roques Faugeres (columbia) $14 (FR/Cab,PN,Mourv,Gren/$18,$22,$28)

13. ’04 Mattes Sabran Corbieres (cornflower) $14 (IT,FR/$12,$30)

13. ’04 Ch Morgues de Gres Costieres (dark blue) $13 (IT,FR/Corvi,Gren,Syr/$15,$40,$70)

14. ’96 Argilus Saint Estephe (ao) $50 (FR/Cab,Merl/$35,$45,$65)

14. ’05 Baroli Dolcetto d’Alba Madonna (electric) $15 (no guesses)

15. ’03 Balandran Costieres Les Mugues (cobalt) $13 (FR/Mourv,Syr,Gren/$15,$24)

16. ’05 Gougenheim Merlot (navy) $11 (FR/Merl,Gren,Syr/$14,$18)

16. ’04 Avignonesi Rosso (int’l klein) $13 (CA,FR/Syr,Cab/$14,$18,$20)

16. ’03 Masi Campofiorin (iris) $15 (CA/PN,/$15,$30)

17. ’03 Casa Julia Cab Sauv Rsv (tiffany) $12 (no guesses)

17. ’04 Robertson Cab Sauv (light blue) $10 (FR,CA/Cab,Merl/$15,$20)

17. ’05 Capestrano Montepulciano (denim) $9 (IT,CA/Sang,Cab/$15,$25)

17. ’01 Pukeko Pinot Noir (steel) $10 (no guesses)

18. ’97 Montelena Cab Sauv Est (powder) $125 (FR/Cab)

18. ’05 Terra Burdigala Bordeaux (ceil) $10 (no guesses)

19. ’04 Coutale Cahors (cerulean) $15 (no votes/no guesses)

19. ’04 Odjfell Carmenere (yale) $13 (no votes/no guesses)

19. ’04 Ardeche Pinot Noir (celeste) $12 (no votes/no guesses)

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My order preference.

1. ‘93 Ampeau Volnay Santenots (alice) $70 A+ -24 **** 050807

2. ‘96 Argilus Saint Estephe (ao) $50 A+ -8 ***

3. ‘00 Clos Roques Faugeres (columbia) $14 A +8 ***

4. ‘03 Balandran Costieres Les Mugues (cobalt) $13 A+ +8 **

5. ‘03 Casa Julia Syrah (bernice) $11 A +5 ***

6. ‘04 Mattes Sabran Corbieres (cornflower) $14 A +2 ***

7. ‘04 Robertson Pinotage (midnight) $10 A +6 ***

8. ‘97 Montelena Cab Sauv Est (powder) $125 A -104 ***

9. ‘05 La Vis Lagrein (dodger) $12 A +4 **

10. ‘05 Baroli Dolcetto d’Alba Madonna (electric) $15 A +1 *

11. ‘03 Masi Campofiorin (iris) $15 A +2 **

12. ‘04 Chono Cab Sauv (sea life) $12 A +7 **

13. ‘03 Ch Lancyre Picpoul St. Loupe (azure) $13 A- +1 **

14. ‘04 Avignonesi Rosso (int’l klein) $13 A +4 **

15.‘04 Beauclair Bourgogne (baby) $15 A- -2 **

16.‘04 Coutale Cahors (cerulean) $15 A- = *

17. ‘05 Altos de la Hoya Monastrell (periwinkle) $12 A- +2 **

18. ‘05 Woop Woop Shiraz (sapphire) $10 A- +4 **

19. ‘04 Ajello Nero d’Avola Majus (indigo) $10 A +4 **

20. ‘04 La Valentina Montepulciano (non photo) $12 A- +2 **

21. ‘04 Hare’s Chase Red Blend (royal) $15 A- +1 **

22. ‘05 Carlos Basso Dos Fincas (ultra marine) $10 A +5 **

23. ‘04 Odjfell Carmenere (yale) $13 A- = **

24. ‘05 Capestrano Montepulciano (denim) $9 A- +1 **

25. ‘05 Jessie’s Grove Zin Earth Zin Fire (prussian) $13 A- +3 *

26. ‘04 Clayhouse Cab Sauv Paso (rail) $15 A- -1 *

27. ‘05 Montoya Cab Sauv Napa (persian) $11 A- +4 *

28.‘04 Ardeche Pinot Noir (celeste) $11 B+ -1

29. ‘01 Pukeko Pinot Noir (steel) $10 B+ -1

30. ‘04 Ch Morgues de Gres Costieres (dark blue) $13 no thanks; off

didn’t try.

‘05 Gougenheim Merlot (navy) $11

‘03 Casa Julia Cab Sauv Rsv (tiffany) $12

‘04 Robertson Cab Sauv (light blue) $10

‘05 Terra Burdigala Bordeaux (ceil) $10

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~ by GoodTasteReport on May 10, 2007.

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