Competitive wine tasting
Some people taste wine competitively. This year, the world was surprised when a Chinese team got a perfect score, identifying twelve French wines by taste alone. If you’d like to become an expert in the art of wine tasting, join a wine club and go to wine tastings. Learn to recognize the different notes in the taste of Cabernet Sauvignons and Pinot Noirs.
Wine tasting at a vineyard near St. Helena, CA
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley, a 10-minute drive from St. Helena, holds tastings in its barrel caves, where visitors can sample current releases and library wines and learn about the process of making and storing the wine. One tasting fee can be waived by joining their wine club.
The 2010 Signature Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, a deep purple wine with a slight red edge that comes from the best two barrels of the vintage, has an aroma worth a full paragraph of description. It begins with a strong cassis, with streaks of plum and red berries and highlights of crushed roses and anise. The oak adds elements of tar to the bouquet. The palate of the ’10 Signature is similar to the aroma, with the taste of black, blue and red fruits, licorice, tobacco and rosehips. This wine is a showpiece for the skill of the Anderson’s Conn Valley winemaking team. Anderson’s wines are sold online and in five locations in Napa Valley, and many other locations nationwide. Join their wine club and order some of their wines today.