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Wine Test Questions
2013-12-17 15:27:08
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  1. Odisea Veritable Quandary
    White Blend, California

    Very light, slightly sweet.Blend of Mediterranean varietals.  Light to medium body.  Tropical fruits, peaches.

    Only 425 cases made.  Only 1 other restaurant in town serves.
  2. Darms Lane Chardonnay
    Oak Knoll District (Napa)

    Classic California Chardonnay.

    Pear & melon on the nose.  Silky and balanced, notes of chamomile.  Aged 10 months in French Oak. 

    Owner Larry Bump from Tulsa and  went to OSU.
  3. Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc

    Notes of guava, papaya.  Refreshing and crisp acidity.  One of the best wines for the money.
  4. Triumph Cellars Chardonnay
    Creamy, oaky.  Heavier wine.  Goes through malolactic fermentation so the tart acidity is converted to softer tasting lactic acid.

    Pair w/buttery, creamy dishes. 

    Suggest if they want something like a Kendall Jackson. 

    Older ladies.
  5. Horshoes & Hand Grenades
    Full bodied red blend

    Rich, ripe red fruit.  Little chocolate flavor.

    Owner went to OCU.   Was a sommelier that worked at the French Laundry in Sonoma.
  6. Pape Rocks

    Rhone blend. 

    Light to medium body.Juicy, savory, red & black fruits.  Not very tannic, has some acidity.

    We are only restaurant pouring.  Only 5-6 cases made.

    GSM blend (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre)

    Cochon (2 guys from OKC)
  7. Cartlidge & Browne Pinot Noir
    North Coast (north of San Francisco)

    Flavors of cherry and strawberry balanced by a layer of earthy mushroom.  Smooth and silky.  Pair w/lamb, veal, venison.  Awesome w/salmon.

    Pinot Noir is widely considered one of the best companions to food because of its good acidity & body complementing rather than overpowering food.
  8. Blackbird Arrise
    Napa Valley

    Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

    Strong black and cherry fruit, firm tannins.

    Merlot is French slang for little blackbird. 

    • Name is also a nod to the Beatles song Blackbird (waiting for the moment to arise). 
    • On the label, the birds on the wire are fret marks.