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Wines You Can't Afford . . . To Miss - RED BLENDS

  • Jan 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Roger's Home

Wines You Can’t Afford . . . To Miss – RED BLENDS

This event is not going to get you those wines for free, but it will give you an opportunity to try a lot more of those wines that you may consider to be outside your normal budget.

This tasting is for Red Blend wines only.

As you may know, Red Blend wines are made with at least two or more grape varieties and contain less than 75% of any one grape. An example would be a wine made with 40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Syrah grapes.

Red Blend is a catch-all category for red grape blends that are not based upon a traditional regional composition. Assemblage information can be found either in the wine’s designation, review text or on the producer’s website.

Price of admittance for this tasting is a dish to share and a bottle of Red Blend wine with a retail value of OVER $50.00.

To help ensure that each person receives a sufficient taste of each wine, we have had to limit participation in this event.

We will nose and taste the wines, profiling the experience of each wine and taking notes.

Let’s REALLY look for something special to bring to this tasting. It can be a bottle that you’ve cellared for a while and you wish to share with other oenophiles, or one that you’ve always wanted to buy, but just can’t make yourself do it unless it’s a “special occasion.”

So bring that special bottle of Red Blend wine and a dish to share and be prepared to enjoy a memorable tasting experience!

NOTE: If you are bringing a guest, please bring two bottles of wine and two dishes to share.

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  • Quin G.

    One of the best yet! Nearly all the wines were superiour in quality, and as one of the scorekeepers, this had some of the highest scoring wines that we have seen to date. Likewise the food was delicious. We hope that future events aspire to these standards.

    January 21, 2013

  • Nance D.

    Such a special treat to be included! Lovely event.

    January 20, 2013

  • Charlie A.

    Definitely a worthwhile wine tasting! Great variety. Found all but three of the wines I sipped
    to be exceptional vintages well worth their prices

    January 19, 2013

  • Orson H.

    The selection of tasty wines was one of the best, if not the best, at Roger's WYCA...TM. I was very impressed...and the food was delicious! Thanks to all participants for making it a wonderful experience. The wines that were rated the best were brought by A.B., Roger, Heather and Jeff. Of the 23 wines tasted, the top rated wine was 2009 Chalk Hill Estate Red followed by (2) 2006 Lambert Bridge Crane Creek Cuvee, (3) 2009 Spring Valley Vineyard, Uriah, Walla Walla, WA, (4) Sherwin Family Vineyards Cellar Scraps #4, Napa Valley and (5) 2007 Showket Vineyards Proprietary Red Oakville, CA.

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • Nance D.

    If you are bringing an older cellar selection, you may want to set the bottle upright so that any sediment can filter down to the bottom of the bottle. It will be easier to serve it that way.

    January 17, 2013

  • Orson H.

    As before, we will have door prizes for the top 3 wines as judged by you, the participants. The door prizes are donated by my company, Wine Parties by Design. One of the prizes will be a beautiful 2-ft. tall wine glass with a blue bowl. I encourage you to select your wine at least a week prior to the event so you can provide Roger with the description a few days in advance of the 18th. Based on past “Wines You Can’t Afford”, we should have some outstanding wines to taste. If it tastes good, drink it!

    January 3, 2013

  • Elizabeth R.

    Roger, I hope you are willing to do a followup tasting for those of us who are on the wait list.

    1 · December 18, 2012

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