Archive for the 'Barrel Project 2009' Category

Nov 19 2009

Reporting our second “Make your own barrel” meeting

By Maggie Smith Our monthly make your own barrel meeting was last week. I hate calling them meetings since at your typical work meetings you don’t drink wine, dine at Province, and chat with amazing food and wine loving people. However there was some “work” to be done. We combined our Cabernet tasting with our […]

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Oct 26 2009

Cabernet with Carnivores

by Maggie Smith Tasting wine for a living is a tough job, but someone has to relay this information to you! Last week at Gibson’s Steakhouse, our barrel group’s “mission” (linked blog post from last thursday) was to bring a bottle of wine in the $50-to-$100 price range from anywhere in the world to blind […]

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Oct 15 2009

Just Grapes takes you from grape to barrel

By Maggie Smith This is the second year that Just Grapes has operated the “Make your own Barrel” program. What we do, as a group, is tour the entire wine making process, from grape to bottle. Whether you are the total wine geek that wants his or her wine customized to suit their palate, or […]

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Apr 23 2009

Pritchard Hill Cabernet Taste Off

The Just Grapes 2008 & 2009 Barrel Project members all met last night at the Grocery Bistro for a blind tasting of 10 Premium Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignons. The Pritchard Hill area of Napa Valley is known for cult Cabernet producers such as Colgin, Bryant Family and Chappellet. All wines were tasted in a blind format (identity of each wines were hidden) served in two different flights. Each member was asked to vote for their top wine in each of the flight. Here are the results based on overall votes (ranked from top to bottom) and their suggested retail prices*. The order in which the wine were tasted will be in “()”. You can click the links for the tasting notes on each wine.

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