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Group Pinot Tasting

One of my readers reported a blind international Pinot Noir tasting that he and seven other friends took part in. They ranked the wines in order of preference (nothing too detailed, just what they liked drinking over a leisurely 3+ hour period). Prior to the tasting, participants thought the Montes from Chile (one of the cheapest) would be last. The results in order of preference:

1 2005 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2 2006 Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

3 2006 Montes Limited Selection Chile Pinot Noir

4 2004 Belle Soeurs Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

5 2005 Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

6 2000 Prahova Valley Reserve Romania Pinot Noir

7 2006 Felton Road Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir

The results of blind tastings are always fascinating. In this case, the most expensive wine (Felton Road) actually finished last surprising everyone.

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