The other Noir, Gamay Noir, this meetup will taste through Gamay Noir wines. Most Gamay is from Beaujolais ( Southern Burgundy), But there are a few from Oregon and California.
The wines have a reputation for being the perfect accompaniment for turkey due to their light fruity qualities.
$5 if you bring a bottle $10 to just taste. We will put the fees in a pot and the winner (whoever brings the best rated bottle will take home the pot (Minus food expense). Blind Tasting.
The Cru Beaujolais have been hitting it out of the park in terms of quality and value. The most expensive Beaujolais goes for around $40 and it's quality can rival good Premier Cru Burgundy which can go for 3 times that price, especially in the 09 vintage.
I will bring a few from the monster 2009 vintage, arguably the greatest Beaujolais vintage ever. Noted wine critic Jancis Robinson called the year of 2009 - the year of Beaujolais. http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/a201007132.html
2009 Joseph Drouhin Morgon
2009 Charly Thevenet Regnie "Grain & Granit"
2009 Jean Descombes Morgon 92pts - Parker
Come to this tasting and find out why Gamay Noir is making a name for itself in the wine world.
Food provided will be separate plates of meats, cheeses, veggies and hummus.
Great Value event, the last 8 times, everyone got their fill, and the winner took home money for bringing the best wine.
Once again, whoever brings the best wine (Blind rated), will take home the pot. If we get 10 people to show, the after expense pot should be at least $50, Last week the winner took home $95.
We will taste blind and rate using the Robert Parker 100 point system.
Think you know Gamay Noir? Bring a bottle and let's find out. If you bring the best bottle, you will go home with the winnings. Last time the winner took home $95, week before the pot was $80.
Starts at 7PM, but feel free to show up early, I always have a bottle or 2 open.