Tasting Room Reviewed

I kept seeing advertisements for Tasting Room online. A friend suggested the initial tasting would be a fun date night. Joining a personalized wine club seemed like something I would like to try. Over the years, I had looked at joining other wine clubs. Tasting Room seemed like a good deal. The sample box arrived in time for the weekend. The tiny wine bottling process worked surprisingly well.  We made dinner. Put the kid to bed. Then set out the wines for the tasting. They were all pretty different. Coming to agreement on the wines was fun. Our personalized wine profiles for the wines were interesting to read. Overall the wines in the first half case enhanced the meals they were paired with. I’m curious to see what will be delivered with our first full case. If the wines are good, then we will keep getting shipments. 

Wine Review: Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir Cali’s Cuvee 2009

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The Costco liquor store in Colorado Springs is selling bottles of Left Coast Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir Cali’s Cuvee. Left Coast Cellars happens to be located in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Using Lindahl’s 100 Point Wine Scoring System (100PWSS) wine scoring system a bottle of Left Coast Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir Cali’s Cuvee was scored. Left Coast Cellars happens to be located in Willamette Valley, Oregon.

75/100 Left Coast Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir Cali’s Cuvee (Willamette Valley, OR)
August 18, 2012 at 2:20 PM Mountain Time Colorado Springs Colorado

  1. Visual examination (7/10 Points)
  2. Olfactory examination (8/10 Points)
  3. Evaluate the initial tastes (14/20 Points)
  4. Evaluate the second wave of flavor (14/20 Points)
  5. Evaluate the third wave or aftertaste (16/20 Points)
  6. Second olfactory examination (9/10 Points)
  7. Refined second tasting (7/10 Points)

Description: Pleasantly drinkable table wine that would do well pared with food, but the wine lacks the flavor necessary to stand on its own. When held at a tilt the edges of the wine become very translucent. Light easily passes through this young pinot noir. Overall the reserved (not at all overpowering) flavor of this wine holds up well against inexpensive pinot noirs.