And I go back a class. In the third week we bounced around a little on what we learned about, but some of the main points I took home were:
-the ‘parents’ of Cabernet are Sauvignon Blanc and Cab Franc
-high tannins and acidity are the base for Bordeaux
-Cabernets and Chardonnays adapt to climate
We tasted quite the range of wines that night, darn!
2011 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, about $13
2011 Willm Geurztraminer, Alsace, France, about $16
2009 Chateau les Grands Marechaux (Merlot), Blaye Cote de Bordeaux, France, about $24
2012 Milton Park Shiraz, South Australia, Australia, $9 — definitely lived up to the price
2012 Punto Final Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, about $13 — almost ‘raisin-ed’
2012 Clos Le Vouvray (Chenin Blanc), Loire Valley, France, about $20
2011 Chateau de Chasseloir Muscadet, Loire Valley, France, about $12 — pair with salt
2011 Tres Picos Garnacha (Grenache), Borsao, Spain, about $18 — love this one!
2011 Karl Erbes Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany, about $18