It was another wine tasting at Party Town! Our line up included:
- Dave Phinney’s Corse from Corsica, France – A white wine made from 100% Vermentino grapes
- Huia 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand – An estate grown Sauvignon Blanc
- King Estate 2013 North Northwest from Columbia Valley, Oregon – A red blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec
- Francis Ford Coppola’s Vendetta from Geyserville, California – A red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec
I found #1 to be amazingly delicious. It was a wonderful surprise. Had I not been such a red wine drinker, it nearly won one of my revisits. #2 was everything I don’t like about Sauvignon Blanc — so much grapefruit flavor, it made me shudder. #3 was a very enjoyable red blend and was my clear favorite. There’s just something about the wines from the Pacific Northwest that I love. I tasted #4 blindly. Bushmaster had refilled my glass for me without telling me what it was. Definitely not my favorite and once I found out it was by Coppola I wasn’t surprised. I have never found the Coppola wines to be very appealing. Once again, Oregon won out over California, with me spending both of my revisits on #3.