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Sauvignon Blanc Wine Tasting

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 · 3 Comments


On Saturday, the tradition continued at Alex and Cati‘s pad with a blind wine tasting — this time with Sauvignon Blanc. It was a picture-perfect day in the sun to enjoy with friends old and new.


We first experienced this type of wine tasting event when we were living in San Francisco and attended a handful hosted by Jane and Sarah. The torch was passed to us when we hosted one (Pinot Noir) for Jen’s 30th birthday party.


Though our wine — a 2006 Kim Crawford from Marlborough, ranked #40 on the 2006 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines (PDF) with a score of 92 — didn’t win, it scored quite well. Jen and I confidently (and correctly) identified our wine as #6. There were many excellent wines, the majority of which were also from New Zealand, and those that scored higher than ours seemed to be more on the sweet side and less robust than ours, which makes sense, given that those are more Chardonnay-esque qualities and Chardonnay is a more popular wine than Sauvignon Blanc.


Jen and I seemed to be among the only seasoned Sauvignon Blanc drinkers at the party, so hopefully others are now turned on to what’s got to be our favorite varietal. I’m sure Alex, master of the spreadsheet, will post detailed results to his own blog — along with some photographic highlights Jen and I captured on his camera, too.


Thanks to Alex and Cati for hosting a great event! You guys rock!












(Jen’s score sheet photo courtesy of Renée)

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 renee // Jun 12, 2007 at 9:04 am

    hey number 6! that was a delicious wine. nice job! it was fun meeting and hanging out with your crew. y’all are great!

  • 2 The Continuing Adventures of Alex and Cati* » Blog Archive » Q: What comes before tasting part-b? // Jun 12, 2007 at 10:44 am

    […] Gabe posted his photos from the day too.  See here for his, always entertaining, blog […]

  • 3 t~heff // Jun 13, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks for posting these great photos from last weekend’s taste-off! I did actually vote for your old-bookstore flavored #6 as the top wine, but I think that Jami’s generosity of random “10” ratings may have skewed the final numbers. 😉