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Wine Tasting Events

The team at Tazzelenghe periodically holds tasting events. Participants will be provided with an overview of the event theme, the opportunity to taste each of the wines, and the chance to discuss and rate wines during the event.

Upcoming Tasting

Wines from lesser known wine regions (Scheduled for 3/8/24)

This tasting will include whites and reds from countries that are less prominent producers of wine, but are still available for purchase in the United States.

Future Tastings
  • Sparkling wines (TBD)

  • Austria (TBD)

  • Northwestern Italy (TBD)

Past Tastings

Scroll down to find a list and details from past tasting events.

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Wines of Chile 1/14/23

This tasting was a general overview of Chilean wines, covering major growing regions, appellations, and sub-appellations.

The wines:

1)  2021 Dos Almas Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley)

2) 2018 Santa Ema Reserva Merlot (Maipo Valley)

3)  2019 Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Tinguiririca River)

4) 2019 Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon (Apalta)

5) 2018 Primus Carmenere (Apalta)

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Wines of South Africa 3/18/23

This tasting was a general overview of South African wines, covering major growing regions, appellations, and sub-appellations.

The wines:

1)  N.V. Graham Beck Brut Rose (Cap Classique)

2)  2021 Mulderbosch Steen (Chenin Blanc)

3)  2018 Tokara Director's Reserve Red Blend (Stellenbosch)

4)  2020 Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage (Stellenbosch)

5)  2015 Reyneke Capstone Red Blend

6)  2008 Thelema "The Mint" Cabernet Sauvignon (Stellenbosch)

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Wines of the World 5/5/23

This tasting did not have a theme connected to any grape, region, or style. Rather, it provided an opportunity for participants to taste new wines.

The wines:

1)  2018 Cava Avinyo Reserva (Spain)

2)  2016 Siduri Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District, Oregon)

3)  2018 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

4) 2018 Chateau Tayac Margaux (Bordeaux, France)

5) 2013 Owen Roe Cabernet Sauvignon (Yakima Valley, Washington)

6) 2013 Arcanum Red Blend (Tuscany, Italy)

7) 2013 Owen Roe Chapel Block Syrah (Yakima Valley, Washington)

8) 2012 Horsepower Sur Echlas Vineyard Grenach (The Rocks AVA, Oregon) 

04

Wines of Argentina 5/20/23

This tasting was a general overview of Argentinian wines, covering major growing regions, appellations, and sub-appellations.

The wines:

1)  N.V. Almacita Brut

2) 2021 Piattelli High Altitude Torrontes (Mendoza)

3) 2016 Tavistock Reserve Collection Malbec (Mendoza)

4)  2023 Zuccardi Q Malbec (Valle de Uco)

5) 2020 Piattelli Reserve Malbec (Lujan de Cuyo)

6) 2020 Piattelli Reserve Malbec + Tannat (Mendoza)

7)  2019 Sur de los Andes Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza)

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Cabernet Sauvignon 11/3/23

This tasting examined Cabernet Sauvignon from around the world, covering major growing regions, appellations, and sub-appellations. A bonus Shiraz kicked off the tasting and helped participants prepare their pallets for the big reds.

The wines:

1)  2021 Penfolds Max's Shiraz (South Australia)

2) 2020 Lapostolle Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon  (Apalta)

3)  2015 Chateau Marsyas Cabernet Sauvignon Blend (Lebanon)

4) 2018 Chateau Cordet Margaux (Bordeaux, France)

5) 2008 Owen Roe DuBrul Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Yakima Valley)

6) 2012 Capture Alliance Red Wine (Napa Valley)

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Wines of Loire Valley 1/12/24

This tasting was a general overview of Loire Valley wines, covering major styles across the different appellations within the valley. See Tasting Guide for more details (Tasting Guide Link)

Wines From the Tasting

Year / Producer / Fanciful Name (if applicable) / Region / Appellation / Grape(s)

  1. 2022 / Chateau du Jaunay / Lower Loire / Muscadet Sèvre et Main Sur Lie / Melon de Borgogne

  2. 2021 / Clémant et Florian Berthier / Central Loire / Menetou-Salon / Sauvignon Blanc

  3. 2022 / Gilles Blanchet / Les Champs des Plantes / Central Loire / Pouilly-Fumé / Sauvignon Blanc

  4. 2022 / Famille Bougrier / Middle Loire / Vouvray Sec / Chenin Blanc

  5. 2018 / Clémant et Florian Berthier / Central Loire / Coteaux du Giennois / Pinot Noir & Gamay

  6. 2021 / Les Vendanges de F. Chidaine / Middle Loire / Touraine / Côt (Malbec), Cabernet Franc, Pinot d’Aunis

  7. 2019 / Domaine de la Chanteleuserie / Middle Loire / Bourgueil / Cabernet Franc

 

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Lesser Known Wine Regions 3/8/24

This tasting was a general overview of wines from lesser know growing regions.

The wines:

*** Upcoming, wines will be released after the tasting ***

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TBD

TBD

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