Yesterday Nevada Wine had another blind tasting. Four of the wines were Cabernet Sauvignon and the other two were mystery wines. The tasters had to distinguish which wines had oak and which wines were drought stressed or well watered.
This week, we had five newcomers. Erin Gearty and her friend, Jenny found about the Nevada wine tastings online after searching for yesterday's events.
"We have done some wine tasting in Napa, but we have never done it in Reno," Gearty said. "The wines are really good."
Bernie Fournier just started coming to the wine tastings also.
"My husband brought me," Fournier said. "I really enjoy learning about different wines."
Many of the tasters could pick out which wines had oak because oak masks the fruit aromas in the wine and for many people, this makes the wine taste better. Ron Savinski can also tell the difference between drought stressed wines and well watered wines.
"I can't pick out the fruits or year," Savinski said. "I guess I am not that good yet."
The two mystery wines were Lemberger. The well watered 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon with oak was the favorite wine of the evening because of the wine's aroma and berry flavor. The least favorite wine was the well watered 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon with no oak.
The Cabernet Sauvignons with OAK seemed to be a success this week!