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Ridge Vineyards: The Blind Tasting – does the vineyard show?
December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a night with our favorite winery, featuring rarities and gems fserved in a very interesting format.
Ridge Vineyards: The Blind Tasting — does the vineyard show?
Ridge Vineyards is our favorite winery in America and considered by us one of the top five in the world. Our Ridge events are some of the most popular every year, where we get to learn about and taste from some of the most iconic vineyards in California.
This one will be different for one key reason: we are tasting blind, not knowing what vineyard the wines are coming from. The question we will be asking is: can we tell the difference? Do they taste very similar or vastly different? What do you like and why?
It will be an eye-opening night as we compare wines of similar variety configuration to each other and see if the thumbprint of terroir or the quality of the wine based on price shines through. Included will be an extensive discussion of blind tasting and what we are looking for as wine tasters when experiencing wine in such a way.
It’s a casual evening of learning and tasting, accompanied as always by the TCWE extensive notes, maps, and accurate information.
Wines on the docket, subject to change or addition:
2012 Zinfandel Jimsonare
2009 Klein Cabernet
2009 Estate Cabernet
2009 Petite Sirah Dynamite Hill
2010 Syrah Grenache
2008 Syrah Lytton Estate
… plus more, just for fun (possibly two 2014 Chardonnays, and others).
These wines are true rarities and seating is extremely limited.