ABOUT PALATE BUILDER

EVENT DESCRIPTION
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About as much fun as you can have wine tasting!  We pour 3 wines blind, tell you what they are… and what they smell like/taste like… but not which glass they are in!  You work with your team to guess the right answers… and we play WORLD TRIVA and MUSIC NAME THAT TUNE… at the same time…. This class helps develop those key tasting notes to help identify wines…. its fast, its fun… its delicious!!!  Build your palate - reinforce what you know - or learn it for the first time. Tasting wine blind, using our sensory table to discover the way things smell in wine…. and learn one taste at a time.

  • Aroma Training
  • Tasting Vocabulary
  • Old World Detection
  • New World Characteristics
  • Alcohol
  • Oak
  • Fruit
  • Place
  • Vintage Variation


Understand more and build your palate!

 
 

UPCOMING CLASSES


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WINE LIST



White Flight One:

Freshness - focus on the minerality, ripeness to find which is which



 




Bokisch Vineyards Terra Alta Vineyard Clements Hills Albarino, Lodi, USA 2015



Pighin Sauvignon Blanc Friuli Grave, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2014



Iris Vineyards Pinot Gris, Oregon, USA 2015


White Flight Two:

Which is which - use color, nose, character



 




Penley Estate Aradia Chardonnay, Coonawarra, Australia 2011



Rued Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2014



Citari Vigneto La Conchiglia Lugana, Lombardy, Italy 2014


Red Flight Three:

Which is which - use color, nose, character



Verdad Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Pinot Noir, Edna Valley, USA 2012



Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa & Sonoma, USA 2014



 




Vina Garces Silva Boya Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile 2013


Red Flight Four:

Find the place - follow your nose



 




Byron Blatty Wines "Agenda" Los Angeles 2015



Shatter Grenache, IGP Cotes Catalanes, France 2013



Dominio de Pingus PSI, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2014


Red Flight Five: br>

Find the place - follow your nose



 




Verdad Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Tempranillo, Edna Valley, USA 2013



Bibi Graetz Testamatta Le Cicale di Vincigliata, Chianti DOCG, Italy 2012



Dao Sul Quinta de Cabriz 'Cabriz', Dao, Portugal 2008


Final Flight:

Guess the VINTAGE (which is which)



Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot, Napa Valley, USA 2003

 



Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot, Napa Valley, USA 2004



Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Merlot, Napa Valley, USA 2005

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