We met on 12/7/02 to taste the 7 lots of 2002 vintage and decide on how to mix them in the barrels. Here are some pictures of the fun we had.
Enjoying Susan and George's Minestrone and Muligatawny.
Above is the "Wine up" to use a term coined by Glista.
Host George using that long reach to pour for Tim.
Lots of Glasses.
Glista expressing bliss. I loved the candles and table cloth. Many thanks to George and Susan for Hosting!
Adam pouring and Connie contemplating packing for business trip the next Morning.
Jeff and Diane
Mark decanting. Trying to get that CO2 out.
Joy and Sonny Tasting.
Susan took most of the pictures so this is the only one I have of our most gracious hostess on the left.
Glista and Glasses.
"Pouring over" the results to decide on how to mix the wines in the barrels.
Here are the ranking results of the tasting:
1. 1989 Hess Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon Score +12
2. 1999 Rubisow-Sargeant Cabernet Sauvignon Score +10
WineCoop Lot A
3. 1999 Chateaux Margaux Bordeaux Score +8
Wine Coop Lot B
Camalie Vineyards Lot H
Camalie Vineyards Lot F
4. Camalie Vineyards Lot E
5. 1999 St. Estephe Bordeaux Score +6
1999 Paulliac Bordeaux
Wine Coop Lot C
6. Camalie Vineyards Lot D Score 0
Barrel Mix Plan
Barrel WC5 = Lots A,B 34g. + 32g. = 64 gal.
Barrel CV7 = Lots E,H 28g. + 31g. = 59 gal.
Barrel WCCV6 = Lots C,D 34g. + 42g. = 76 gal.
Barrel CV8 = Lots F, leftover from AB and CD 14g. + 5g. + 7g.
Leftover expected = 10g for topping.
Last Updated 1/22/03 M.H.