Nevada Wine

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Merlot Tasting

Today we had a good turnout for a very interesting class on aromas with our Merlot from the UNR Valley Road Vineyard. We used the WW 2008 Merlot as our base wine. We then smelled added aromas of blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, prune, oak, black pepper and cherry, which were added to the base wine (no additives). After we trained our noses, we then tested four blind aromas. Unfortunately I don't think anyone guessed them all correctly! Oh well, more training is required! After that we tasted an assortment of Merlots. The aromas in each were very interesting! The oaked wines were very popular. Of course there was one ringer in the bunch, it was a Cabernet Franc!

NOTE! We will change our wine tasting class time and day starting in July. The classes will start at 5 PM on Tuesdays! Hope to see you there!

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