Temecula Wine Tasting

 

Nov 29, 2001 at Mark's House

 

Tasters: Becca, Teresa, Dawnelle, Zoe, David, Max, Rich, Lisa and Mark.

 

The Wineries that were represented were:

Mount Palomar Winery

Cilurzo "We're not as BIG as Napa..but just as COOL!"

 

Wines sorted by group votes. Comments in italics are winery propaganda.

Rank

Winery

Varietal

Vintage

Price

Comments

1

Cilurzo

Merlot

1998

$15

"Grassy nose, good mouth feel",

Velvety smooth and complex, hints of black cherry and herbs. Drink thru 2006.

2

Cilurzo

Cabernet Sauv

1998

$18

Most controversial wine: four 1st places, 3 last places

Rich currant and cherry flavors, hints of French oak and great complexity Drink thru 2010.

3

Cilurzo

Petite Sirah

1998 Reserve

$25

Big, dark and rich with lots of peppery spice, herbs and plenty of berry fruit. Drink thru 2020

4

Mt. Palomar

Meritage

1997

$18

Very woody nose

5

Castelleto (Mt. Palomar)

Sangiovese

1999

$16

 

6

Mt. Palomar

Syrah

1999

$16