Archive for May, 2010


Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay – from the wine virgin

Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay was the very first wine I reviewed at my first tasting that I attended when I became an intern. I looked back at my blog posting and it’s amazing to see how far I’ve come. I was able to pick out much more flavors this time.

There were bright flavors of pear, apple, and a bit of honey in the smell. The taste was similar, but a bit muted by the carbonation. It was very light and went very nicely with cheese, which was expected with a sparkling wine. The taste was yeasty as most sparkling wines tend to be with me; however, it was still fruit-driven. It definitely smelled more like a chardonnay than it tasted. But overall, it was much more enjoyable this time around.


Frey Cabernet Sauvignon – from the wine virgin

The first wine of the evening was a still wine opposed to a sparkling wine. This wine was said to not be very clay and murky tasting, so it was first so the palette could be cleansed later. However, I thought that Frey Cabernet Sauvignon was quite an interesting and tasty wine.

It was made with clay, so the clay taste and smell was evident; however, I did not think it was as pronounced as I was expecting. The taste and smell was almost like a battle of grape, blackberry, and a hint of mud. The taste definitely didn’t seem as in-your-face as the smell, and it was actually a very smooth wine. It was smooth even in spite of the surprising sediment at the bottom of my glass when I was finished!


organic wine tasting – from the wine virgin

This past week was unfortunately possibly my last wine tasting at the shop as an intern. It was definitely a nice ending and was really fun because I was able to revisit some of the wines I have had in the past. I was very surprised to find sediment in the bottom of my glass when I finished the first wine. I knew the theme was organic wines – but was not expecting this.

The evening was really fun and let me forget about finals for a while. I definitely plan to come back on Fridays to attend future tastings when I am able to. Look back this week to see what wines we tasted!

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