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Friday, September 9, 2011

Tasting of August 26 in Nova Scotia

The Time and Date: Friday, August 26, 2011  4PM to 6 PM
The Event: wine tastings at Tempest Restaurant, Wolfville Nova Scotia
The Venue: Tempest Restaurant
The Target Audience: me
The Availability/Catalogue: wines are available in Nova Scotia
The Quote/Background: this was an opportunity to taste some local and
international wines being brought into Tempest Restaurant for wine list
The Wines:
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Sebastiani Pepperwood Grove Viognier 2007 California, 13.5% ABV
-Jim Barry The McCrae Wood Shiraz 2004 Clare Valley, 15% ABV
-Evans and Tate The Reserve Chardonnay 2003 Margaret River, 14.5% ABV
-Jeff Carrel Puydeval IGP Pays D'Oc 2009, 14% ABV
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-The Wolf Trap Viognier 40/Chenin Blanc 39/Grenache Blanc 21 2010 South
Africa, 14.5% ABV
-Terredora Loggia della Serra Greco di Tufo DOCG 2009, 13.5% ABV
-Annapolis Highland Vineyards Geisenheim Riesling 2010 Nova Scotia, 12%
-Saladini Pilastri Falerio 2010 DOC, 13% ABV, organic
-Luckett Vineyard Triumphe D'Alsace 2010 Gaspereau Valley Nova Scotia,
13% ABV
-Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Gaspereau Valley
-Grand Pre Tidal Bay 2010 White blend Nova Scotia, 11% ABV
-Casa Patronales Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Maule, 13.5% ABV
-Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2004, 13.5% ABV
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Lingenfelder Bird Label Riesling 2009 Germany, 11% ABV
-Kim Crawford Dry Riesling 2007 Marlborough, 12.5% ABV
-Alido Sangiovese di Toscana IGT 2009, 13% ABV
-Fleur du Cap Shiraz 2009 WO Western Cape, 14% ABV
-De Stefani Kreda 2007 Refosco Veneto, 14% ABV
-L. Perdrier Brut Excellence NV Cote d'Or, 11% ABV
-Blomidon Tidal Bay 2010 White blend Nova Scotia, 10.6% ABV
-Louis Latour Pinot Noir 2009 Burgundy
-Grand Pre Pomme d'Or, 10% ABV
The Marketing Effectiveness/Execution of the Event(numerical grade): 89

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