District Winery Tasting Kit

Winemaker’s Notes

 

We hope you enjoyed your wine tasting experience! If you learned just one thing from your tasting, we hope it’s that wine can be approachable and fun. Perhaps you also found a new wine that you love! We encourage you to continue your wine exploration journey by reusing your tasting guide materials to sip your way through lots more wine.

Don’t forget to use your Tasting Kit discount (TASTEWINE10) to shop online.

Follow the links below to your Tasting Kit (Signature, Best Served Chilled, Shades of Red) and you will find our notes on the three wines you tasted. Feel free to compare your own answers and go back for another sip!

Signature Notes

Best Served Chilled Notes

Shades of Red Notes

 

SIGNATURE TASTING KIT

 

Wine Name: Unoaked Chardonnay

Vintage: 2018 

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Pale

Color Hue: Straw

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Moderate

Aromas: Fresh Peach, Melon, Citrus, Wet Stone, White Flower, Thyme

Sip/Taste

Body: Light

Acidity: Crisp

Flavors: Honeydew Melon, Citrus, Golden Apple, Apricot, Mineral, Stone

Finish: Medium

 

Wine Name: Cuvee Noir

Vintage: 2018

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Medium

Color Hue: Ruby

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Moderate

Aromas: Black Cherry, Blackberry, Leather, Green Pepper, Vanilla

Sip/Taste

Body: Medium

Acidity: Fresh/Moderate

Tannins: Medium

Flavors: Cherry, Licorice, Smoke, Orange Peel, Dried Rose Petals

Finish: Medium

 

Wine Name: Zinfandel

Vintage: 2017

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Medium

Color Hue: Garnet

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Pronounced

Aromas: Blackberry, Jam, Violet, Turbinado Sugar, Clove, Cedar

Sip/Taste

Body: Bold

Acidity: Smooth

Tannins: Medium

Flavors: Cherry, Dried Cranberries, Smoke, Cocoa, Star Anise, Licorice, Nutmeg

Finish: Long

 

BEST SERVED CHILLED

 

Wine Name: Riesling

Vintage: 2017

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Medium

Color Hue: Straw-Lemon Gold

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Pronounced

Aromas: Floral Blossoms, Petrol, Green Apple, Lemon Zest

Sip/Taste

Body: Light-Medium

Acidity: Crisp, Medium-High

Flavors: White Peach, Petrol, Green Apple, Mineral

Finish: Long

 

Wine Name: Barrel Chardonnay

Vintage: 2018

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Deep

Color Hue: Gold

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Pronounced

Aromas: Butterscotch, Bosc Pear, Vanilla, Apple Blossom, 

Sip/Taste

Body: Full

Acidity: Medium

Flavors: Toasted Butter, Straw, Baked Apple, Preserved Lemon

Finish: Long

 

Wine Name: Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage: 2018

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Pale

Color Hue: Straw

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Moderate

Aromas: Honeydew, Nutmeg, Lemongrass

Sip/Taste

Body: Medium

Acidity: Moderate

Flavors: Pineapple, Lime, Mango, Red Grapefruit

Finish: Medium-Long

 

SHADES OF RED

 

Wine Name: Merlot (CA)

Vintage: 2017

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Medium-Deep

Color Hue: Garnet

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Pronounced

Aromas: Fruity, Lightly Toasted Oak, Cedar, Blackberry, Black Cherry

Sip/Taste

Body: Full

Acidity: Medium

Flavors: Strawberry Jam, Vanilla, Dried Mint, Baked Plums

Finish: Long

 

Wine Name: Barbera

Vintage: 2017

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Medium

Color Hue: Purple

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Pronounced

Aromas: Stewed Berry Medley, Demerara Sugar, Raspberry Jam, Rhubarb

Sip/Taste

Body: Medium-Full

Acidity: Medium-High

Flavors: Blackberry, Raspberry, Black Licorice, Herbs de Provence

Finish: Medium-Long

 

Wine Name: Malbec

Vintage: 2016

See/Appearance

Color Depth: Medium-Deep

Color Hue: Purple

Smell/Aroma

Aroma Intensity: Moderate-Pronounced

Aromas: Braised Prunes, Dried Raspberries, Warm Vanilla, Plum

Sip/Taste

Body: Medium-Full

Acidity: Medium

Flavors: Blackberry Compote, Charred Oak, Cassis, Clove

Finish: Long