Blinded

11 Apr

Oh certainly this was not truly blind. I did know I had three Pinot Noirs. But that was it.

Oh wait no I did know one was from Santa Barbara County, one from Russian River Valley, and one from Willamette Valley. So Southern California, Northern California and Oregon.

Oh and they are all from Siduri. These lovely samples.

But I wondered…can I identify Pinots from around the…west coast? I am a Santa Barbara (especially Santa Rita Hills) buff–but would I know it and favor it in a blind tasting?

I braved myself to feel like a bad fan lest I prefer one of the other regions.

Wine one felt extra light. I’d call it discount (that’s not an insult) Bourgogne. Like just wine you’d taste and think “basic Bourgogne but a leeeeeettle lighter” ergo I am thinking Oregon. But before making a call wanted to taste the other two.

Wine two said cherry jam af. It was ripe and bunches fuller. And had oak n things. Like also vanilla and a cough medicine but the tasty kind and I’m so into that so…well let’s look at wine three.

Three! Was fruit rich but not as cooked as two. There was earth there too. Also I liked it best.

I made my decisions. 1) Willamette 2) Russian River 3) Santa Barbara

And I was right! Ran the flight by my bf too who just looking at the wine deduced the answers.

This was a good test. Siduri is a good wine.

Pinot Noir is your friend.

Especially from Santa Barbara. Wow I’m a loyal wine wife.

Cheers sweet babies. Wrap up some pinots and blind test yourself…

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4 Responses to “Blinded”

  1. Judith Clifford April 12, 2019 at 7:12 am #

    Lovely! Can I buy these at a place like Total Wine, or do I need to go somewhere more specialized?

    • Ellen April 12, 2019 at 11:58 am #

      I would imagine Total Wine would have Siduri. I don’t think they are selling them in wrapped up sets though. I’ve also seen Siduri at the supermarket.

  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities May 1, 2019 at 6:18 am #

    I feel like if you covered my eyes and gave me wine, milk, beer and water – I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. LOL!! Wine would be totally wasted on me – CLEARLY – lol!

    • Ellen May 1, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

      Maybe…but I bet I could blind you on salmon cooked a bunch of different ways and you’d be able to pick out the air-fryer one! And you know your Monster drink flavors🤣🥂💞

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