Well there was a definite concentration on California at the tasting. However, there was the odd bottle from around the globe that really does not fit into any category. So I include them here with my notes:
1999 Cobos Malbec (Argentina)- This is a Paul Hobb's venture which CWG opened. It was opened after the Cal Cabs which probably did it a diservice. It had creamy red fruit with notes of plum and vanilla. Medium bodied. A smooth drinking wine. 89-90.
1998 Fra Fulco Priorat (Spain)- Disappointing. Otisabdul brought this bottle. Another wine which may have suffered at the hands of the more powerful wines at the tasting. I had this 3 weeks ago at a Spanish tasting and gave it a 94. At that time it had sweet luscious fruit. This was not the same wine. Perhaps it was bottle variation or the fact it was not decanted. In any event it came off as simple this time around. 88.
1999 Krutzler Perwolff (Austria)- A blend of Blaufrankisch and Cabernet. This was WS's top Austrian red over the last few years. WS gave it a 92. Anyone who did not try this wine missed a very unique nice bottle. Again a bit simple in comparison to the wines around it (and that may have affected my score) but for those who enjoy some elegance in their reds this one is noteworthy. A dry wine with herbal and earthy notes. Dark red fruit shown through the mineral backbone of this wine. This wine was brought by rob a. Thanks Rob. Like you I am a fan of Austrian wines. 90.
[ 08-26-2002, 01:30 PM: Message edited by: Vino Me ]