I brown bagged the wine and since it had cooled off we sat outside. Each person was given a sheet of paper that was labeled 1-5 and each number you had to circle what region you thought the wine was from. The regions being Chile, California, France and New Zealand. There was also room for tasting notes. Here's what was said about the wines
Wine # 1 Aroma: crisp, sweet, fruity, citrus, grassy, lemon, green apple
Taste: acidic, light, bright,fruity,crisp, lemon peel, citrus
Wine #2 Aroma: mild, woody, earthy, floral, gooseberry, lime, soft,
Taste: grassy, lite, peppery, very fruity, dry aftertaste, not as acidic, soft grapefruit, well balanced.
green apple, aggressive, rich, velvety, smooth
Wine #3 Aroma: flowery, spicy, vanilla, grassy,spice,
Taste: bitter, after taste, boring, no flavor jumps out, weak, mild, spicy, peppery
Wine #4 Aroma: fruity, honey,port, flowery, orange
Taste: lavender, strong after taste, almondy, lime zest, flavored water, honey, mild
Wine #5 Aroma: citrus, crisp, grapefruit, tangerine, floral, fruity
Taste: orange, after taste is bitter, citrus, grapefruit,melon, full bodied, fruity, mellow
It's pretty amazing how six people taste and don't always smell and taste the same. None of us got all the regions correct. I think the highest number of correct guesses was 3.
The wines tasted were:
Morro Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2009 California (#4)
Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc 2010 New Zealand (#2)
Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Chile (#1)
Jaja Sauvignon Blanc 2010 France (#3)
La Petite Perriere 2011 France (#5)
Here's a video of our evening. Note Sarah's explanation of the "Fluxxus" movement. If it wasn't for here none of us would know what that was. Sorry it got pretty dark out during our tasting.
*Disclaimer: I received these wines as a sample from Pasternak Imports