Posts Tagged ‘blind tasting’

Blind Smelling: a humbling wine aroma seminar

by on January 31, 2013 in Events, Featured

Blind Wine Aromas Seminar photo 1

Blind tasting? Not exactly. The 24 black glasses displayed in the above photo where part of an educational seminar, hosted last week in Jordan’s oak tank room for our distributor management teams. Each glass is labeled only with a number and contains an aromatic compound that may be perceived in various vintages of Jordan Cabernet [...]

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Selecting oak barrels for Cabernet Sauvignon: no recipes, no bias

by on March 17, 2011 in From the Cellar

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Every fall, we begin the meticulous process of selecting oak barrels for our youngest vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Unlike many wineries, we don’t follow a recipe for which types of barrels we purchase each year. Barrel selection decisions–from country of origin (French or American) and forest source, to cooperage, toast level and even age of [...]

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Cooperage trial tastings: which barrel producers make the cut

by on April 15, 2010 in From the Cellar

Twice a year our winemaking team spends several weeks conducting a series of blind tastings to assess the merits of each cooperage from which we source barrels. Although we only work with the finest coopers, we still believe it’s important to test their performance every year to ensure the quality and consistency of the oak [...]

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