Trade Tasting - Small Venue - PreOlympic

Asked one of the reps if this was a buy before the olympics, and if they plan on selling out of certain wines, we shall see its going to be one crazy gong show, but these wines were good

TRIALTO TRADE TASTING - Cibo Restaurant at the Moda Hotel [Vancouver, Canada] (1/6/2010)
Three Wine Agents Showing a Small Selection, getting ready for the Olympic Madness
Calibrium International
From the Portfolio of Calibrium International
  • 2008 Sperling Vineyards Pinot Gris - Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
    A: Peach, Floral, Giving off that Alsacian Richness

    T: Med Acid, Round not what the nose was giving, it was Sur Leed so that would do that

    Conc: The taste was a let down coming off the nose (87 pts.)
  • 2008 Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
    A Typical NZ Sauv Blanc good, Greenness check, Zippyness check. All around what I would except from NZ and a good QPR (88 pts.)
  • 2008 Waterbrook Mélange Blanc - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley
    A: Floral, that Muscat Fruit is singing through

    T: Off Dry, Good Floral Notes, Acid there my type of wine.

    Conc: A Simple Summer Sipper tho I was enjoying it in the middle of Jan (88 pts.)
  • N.V. Pommery Champagne Brut Royal - France, Champagne
    A: Mineral, Rich

    T: Smoke Mineral, Fruit. Charcoal, oh yeah and great acidity

    Conc: my type of Bubbly (92 pts.)
  • 2007 La Posta Malbec Angel Paulucci Vineyard - Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo
    A: Light Meaty, Black Fruit, Rich

    T: Coffee, Med Fruit Intensity, Good Acid (87 pts.)
  • 2008 Grant Burge Shiraz Barossa Vines - Australia, South Australia, Barossa
    T: Intense Flavour Profile, A Typical Australian, Eucalyptus, Grape Candy (85 pts.)
  • 2008 Tommasi Valpolicella Classico Superiore - Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Valpolicella Classico Superiore
    A: Meaty, Sweet

    T: Vanilla, Sour Cherry, Light Tannin

    Conc: Easy Drinking can't go wrong with QPR (87 pts.)
  • 2007 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Riserva Rocca Guicciarda - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico
    Not sure if this was the 2007 or 2006

    T: Sour Cherry, Good Tannins, Nice Acid (87 pts.)
  • 2004 Fontanafredda Barolo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
    A: Closed Aromatically

    T: Cherry Cola, Med Acid, Med Tannin, Candy Cherry

    Conc: Enjoyed this much drinking lovely now (88 pts.)
  • 2005 Brancaia Ilatraia Maremma Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana IGT
    T: Silky Soft Tannins, Earthy, Good Black Currant

    Conc: This was just rocking today, showing its best, I would drink it now (92 pts.)
  • 2005 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolás Catena Zapata - Argentina, Mendoza
    Big Fruit, Good Tasty, Delicious. Little Coffee on there

    Conc: Good yes delicious yes, worth its price no...98pts RP well I do not agree (90 pts.)
Altovin International
From the Portfolio of Altovin International
  • 2008 Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc Te Muna Road Vineyard - New Zealand, North Island, Wairarapa, Martinborough
    A: Grassy Just a beautiful Nose really complex a nice ripe style of fruit I like 95pts

    T: High Acid Med Intensiyt, the Flavour let me down on the palate compared to the nose good tho 90pts
  • 2007 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay - USA, California, Napa Valley
    FYI not a Chard fan.

    A: Med intensity ( - ), Caramel decent not picking up tons of oak good job so far

    T: Oak, Mineral,Ripe Fruit, Good acid

    Conc: A typical for a warm climate Chardonnay that I have had over the pass and I don't like this style but people love it

    If I scored this on my palate 85, but I think for most this is a 90pts easily
  • 2008 Delta Vineyard Pinot Noir - New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough
    My Wine of the Night

    There is something that I love about Marlborough Fruit its awesome

    A: Nice Cherry Fruit, Reminds me of other Tua Tua Bay 2008 same everything

    T: Mineral, Spice, Fruit yummy

    Conc: Could drink this all day (91 pts.)
  • 2007 Telmo Rodríguez Rioja LZ - Spain, La Rioja, Rioja
    A: Rubbery, Earth

    T: Very Pleasurable on the Palate, just good gorgerous fruit

    Conc: can't believe the price on this, (90 pts.)
  • 2006 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre Veronese IGT - Italy, Veneto, Veronese IGT
    Normall not a fan of the amarone Style Wines this wine is 30% dried out

    A: Sweet Fruit [Amarone]

    T: Good acid good ripe dark/red fruit really dry on the finish, fruit little earth

    Conc: Solid wine I could drink this (91 pts.)
  • 2006 Marchesi Mazzei Chianti Classico Fonterutoli - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico
    T: Good tart fruit can taste that Sangiovese
  • 2007 Tenuta di Biserno Insoglio del Cinghiale Bibbona Maremma Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana IGT
    T: Coffee, Soft Tannin, Dark/Red Fruit

    Conc: I actually really enjoyed this especially the syrah it was really good (89 pts.)
  • 2006 Bodega Renacer Malbec Punto Final - Argentina, Mendoza
    T: Good fruit, touch of rubber, brambly fruit, earth, sweet tannins (91 pts.)
  • 2006 Langmeil Three Gardens - Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley
    A: Earth, Fruit

    T: Aussie Style, Eculypse, Good fruit, Baking Spice, peppery?ginger? (87 pts.)
  • 2006 Greenstone Vineyard Shiraz - Australia, Victoria, Central Victoria, Heathcote
    A: Minerally [My Grillbrick nose I get from Rhone all the time]

    T: Med Body, Good acid, med tannins, lovely red fruit

    Conc: Not what I was expecting from a Aussie Shiraz, this must be the stuff they keep in australia really good more Rhone then Aussie (91 pts.)
  • 2006 St. Francis Zinfandel Old Vines Sonoma County - USA, California, Sonoma County
    A: Nice Nose, Big intensity, good big fruit but not a fruit bomb.

    T: Good Candied Fruit [controlled], Spice, Licorice the really good expensive stuff, Sweet Blackstrap Molasses

    Conc: This was good I mean this was a big wine I don't know if I could drink more then two glasses but it was pretty good (91 pts.)
  • 2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia - USA, California, Napa Valley
    There was only one drop, literally in the decanter, I got to taste it and I could feel the tannins, decent fruit it seemed like a HUGE Wine
Liquid Art Find Wines
From the Portfolio of Liquid Art Find Wines
Overall was a good tasting event, good stuff was brought out
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