Terroir Tasting at TVWS


10Apr2013_1a_TVWS-Blind-Tasting_Room-DesignThe Treasure Valley Wine Society held another great educational tasting. This tasting was an overview of terroir effects on wines – the location, soils, climate, winemaking styles. Three wines were chosen. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Within each varietal or cultivar, each comparison was from the same vintage, but from different regions with specifics of terroir. The order of wine was Chardonnay, Pinot and the the bigger Cabernet. It was interesting that the Chardonnay, one from California and the other a French Macon wine, a show of hands determined that the one from California won – “Bottle Shock” all over again. Except for the Pinot, all of the wines were “brown bagged” – blind tasting. Thank-You to Carl, Bridgette and Robin for the great selection of wines and for the super informative Power Point program that Robin put together. We sang and celebrated a very Happy Birthday to Bridgette Gibson-Hull and Val Stack. Here are some photos from the evening. The first photo is the dining area with some of the crowd that was there. Left-Click any of these photos to see a larger view. Please cast your VOTE above. Thanks.

Pinot Noir that was presented. The Cabernet Sauvignon was "brown bagged" so as not to see the label. One was from 2006 Fraser Vineyards in Idaho (it won !) and a 2006 Ravenswood Winery from California.

Pinot Noir that was presented. The Cabernet Sauvignon was “brown bagged” so as not to see the label. One was from 2006 Fraser Vineyards in Idaho (it won !) and a 2006 Ravenswood Winery from California.

Cral Abrahamson and Bridgette Gibson-Hull, Presenters.

Cral Abrahamson and Bridgette Gibson-Hull, Presenters.

Cheese and Fruit Plate

Cheese and Fruit Plate

Salad

Salad

Steamed Vegetables

Steamed Vegetables

Mac 'N Cheese

Mac’N Cheese

Panko Chichen

Panko Chichen

The3 p[lated dinner. Chef Jake made a wonderful Mustard Gravy to go with the Chicken.

The plated dinner. Chef Jake made a wonderful Mustard Gravy to go with the Chicken.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Bridgette and Val

Val and Bridgette

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