Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wine of the Year judging at The Wine Country

I'm a little writer-blocked, but I still wanted to say a few words about last evening's judging for Wine of the Year at The Wine Country. This is an annual event to honor what we feel are the best wines of the year.

**** was the White Wine of the Year, a rich, complex ****, the **** he ever made.

**** made Red Wine of the Year, though my personal favorite was the **** Barolo, which I found more elegant.

The Champagne of the Year was a **** which was rich with Pinot Noir and absolutely divine. The runner up was the almost equally amazing but so different ****. These two wines would make an amazing Champagne dinner, one after the other (the **** first).

Finally, there was a Rose of the year, the **** made from Pinot Noir. Simply delicious.

The Wine of the Year, chosen from the above, was the ****. **** won!

Edited - I didn't know I was supposed to keep this under wraps until it gets officially published. I leaked it! So you two readers that saw - don't tell!


Samantha Dugan said...

Hey.....You Told!!! I'm still bummed that my Dagueneau didnt wine Wine of the Year....think it would be a great way to honor a great man that will be missed.....greatly. Just talked to Michael though and he gave me all he had, which was only 1 more 6 pack so we will only have 6 six packs to sell so I guess it worked out for the best.

Michael Hughes said...

That Cavallotto Barolo is RIDICULOUS!!!!! I just go ga-ga over that bottle. What was so surprising to me initially was its accessibility given its youth. So dark & luscious yet very traditional in style. I was lucky enough to speak with the winemaker once & he stressed that they are not a modern producer, they believe in the traditions of Barolo. Love it love it! But to be fair I do have to admit that I'm a little stupid over Italians. Can't get enough of 'em!

Michael Hughes said...

Sorry if I spilled, I must have caught this before you edited.