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White wine party: results

As Kathie wrote about in her blog, two weeks ago we had our second wine party, this one focusing on white wines under $20. The theme this time was Lord of the Rings, and each person blind-tasted and rated each wine on a scale of 1-5.  Here are the final rankings of each wine that was brought to the party:

  1. Sauron (3.77): Leonard Kreusch Piesporter Michelsberg, 2006
  2. Frodo (3.42): Maple River Rhubarb Wine
  3. Treebeard (3.31): Rapidan River Semi-dry Riesling
  4. Galadriel (2.80): Horton Viognier
  5. Gollum (2.54): Monkey Bay Chardonnay, 2004
  6. Aragorn (2.5): Smoking Loon Chardonnay, 2005
  7. Eowen (2.39): Big House White, 2006
  8. Legolas (2.00): Patianna Organic Sauvignon Blanc, 2005
  9. Arwen (1.88): Valminor Rias Baixas, 2006
  10. Gimli (1.80): Running with Scissors Chardonnay, 2006
  11. Gandolf  (1.15): Copolla Chardonnay, 2000

Several of us were surprised at how badly the Copolla did, so we suspect that either 7 years was too long to keep it, or it was just a bad bottle.  Don’t worry Pablo, it was educational :-)



  1. Pablo
    November 3, 2007

    What’s scary is that at least 1 person (perhaps out of kindness) gave it a 2.

  2. Vnend
    November 20, 2007

    What? No Pino Grigio?

    Sounds like fun.