Saturday, January 19, 2008

Marche Bacchus Blind Wine Tasteing



Owner Jeff Wyatt talks with Scott in this Video


videoWe stopped by Marche Bacchus to interview owner Jeff Wyatt and decided to stay for lunch and a blind wine provided by Jeff. Tex and Gidget joined us and as usual Jeff gave us a big challenge. He decanted the wine and poured for us without any hints. In the glass this wine showed medium bodied and red-purple in color. On the nose hints of musk and barnyard suggested it may be old world. The palate when first sampled gave us hints of cassis and dark fruit with low tannins. Many of us decided it could be Italian IGT of the 2004 vintage. As the wine opened up some of us reported hints of chocolate and more tannins. We were now thinking it was a Bordeaux blend Cabernet Savingnon and Merlot. One member of our group suggested it could be a Cabernet from Napa Valley. A couple of our group went back to their original suggestion It was Italian IGT 2004 vintage. Jeff reviled the bottle to us as Grilli del Testamatta I.G.T. Toscana rosso 2005 . It was a blend of Sangiovese 75%, Colorino 15% and Canaiolo 10%. Congratulations to the two people in our little group that stuck to their original decision on this wine.


Earlier in the day we sat down with owner Jeff Wyatt as he explained some real high tech wine tasting that lets us enjoy some wines that we may not be able to afford by the bottle. Jeff explains how this works in the video above.




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Elaine and Scott

Elaine and Scott
Elaine and Scott