The winning wine – Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, retail price only $10.99. Scoring 2nd was Spring Valley Vineyard 2012 Derby Cabernet Sauvignon at $50.00.
From our blind tasting, CAN we conclude that (1) Washington wines are superior to those of California and France or (2) that our society members have a palate that prefers the flavors of wines from our region? You judge.
What we can be certain of, from the comment sheets, is that society members and guests enjoyed the format and would like to see more blind tasting events.
A special thank you to Gregg McConnell, who did a fabulous job as our moderator leading us through the tasting, and to Ken and Cher Case, event co-chairs, for their help in organizing the event.
Here are a few comments that sum up the tasting: Speaker was excellent; Gregg very good – H3 rocks; Food was Great!; Keep up the good work! You all do such a good job!; and, Very interesting – liked the comparison.