Blind Tasting Sessions

Blind Tasting Sessions

2 Seasons

An ongoing series where wine professionals meet to blind taste each other on wines.

Blind Tasting Sessions
  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 1 | Brian McClintic, Ian Cauble, & DLynn Proctor

    Episode 1

    Late night at Les Marchands in Santa Barbara, three sommeliers reunite to try to stump each other in an informal blind tasting.

    2011 Sandhi Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills
    Charles Shaw Chardonnay
    2012 Penfolds Cabernet Shiraz Bin 389
    1983 Penfolds Cabernet Shiraz Bin 389
    2009 Savi...

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 2 | DLynn Proctor & Erin Brooks

    Episode 2

    DLynn Proctor and Erin Brooks sit down in Napa, CA to blind taste some wine.

    2005 R López de Heredia, Viña Tondonia Blanco
    2016 Domaine Christian Moreau Les Clos, Grand Cru, Chablis
    2017 Jean Foillard's Cote du Py, Morgon
    2015 De Forville Barbaresco

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 3 | Kelli White & Dave Gibbs

    Episode 3

    Kelli White and Dave Gibbs sit down in Los Angeles to taste some wine blind.

    1983 Ritchie Creek Cabernet
    2006 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013 Stony Hill White Riesling
    2013 Smith Madrone Riesling

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 4 | Will Blackmon & Laura Fiorvanti

    Episode 4

    An NFL player and a Master Sommelier walk into a wine bar in LA and blind taste.

    2017 Tolpuddle Chardonnay, Tasmania
    2007 Carl Loewen Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett
    2014 AM/FM Pinot Noir, Santa Maria
    Terlato Chapoutier Shiraz

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 5 | Matt Kaner & Cristie Norman

    Episode 5

    Two of LA's top sommeliers walk into a wine bar and blind taste.

    2016 Fillaboa Albarino, Rias Baixas
    2015 Mullineux Old Vines White, Swartland
    2014 Pax Syrah, Russian River Valley, Sonoma
    2014 Gimblett Gravels Syrah

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 6 | Claire Coppi & Nick Caballero

    Episode 6

    Claire, the somm, and Nick, the owner of Mirabelle Wine Bar in Los Angeles, sit down to blind taste some wine.

    2017 Presqu'ile Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
    2006 Trione Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
    1998 Paul Jaboulet La Chapelle, Hermitage
    2004 Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Hig...

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 7 | Jane Lopes & Andrey Tolmachyov

    Episode 7

    Jane Lopes, Wine Director at Attica in Australia & author of Vignette, and Andrey Tolmachyvov, Wine Director at Maude in Los Angeles, meet for a blind tasting.

    Failla Platt Vineyard Chardonnay
    Ermacora Friulano
    2000 Oddero Barolo Rocche di Castiglioni
    2018 Micro Wines Shiraz, Bannockburn Estate ...

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 8 | Sabato Sagaria & Baxter Holmes

    Episode 8

    Master Sommelier Sabato Sagaria and ESPN NBA writer Baxter Holmes blind taste each other on two wines at the Oyster House in Los Angeles.

    2016 Domaine Fourrier, Bourgogne Blanc, Chambolle-Musigny
    2013 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
    1992 Kistler Chardonnay, Sonoma
    1997 Mayacamas Merlot

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 9 | Ted Henry & Curtis Mann

    Episode 9

    Ted Henry, Winemaker at Clos Du Val, and Curtis Mann, Beverage Director at Raley's, meet for a blind tasting at Clos Du Val in Napa Valley.

    2015 Guigal La Doriane Condrieu
    2017 Bouard-Bonnefoy Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Le Charmois"
    2013 Enzo Boglietti Barolo
    2009 Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva Rioja

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 10 | Jonah Beer & Meghan Zobeck

    Episode 10

    Jonah Beer, Vice President of Frog's Leap Winery, and Meghan Zobeck, Winemaker at INCONNU, blind taste each other on two wines.

    2018 Massican Sauvignon Blanc
    1997 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon
    2016 Domaine Albert Joly, Puligny-Montrachet Les Tremblots
    2009 Cain Five Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 11 | Angel Arevalo & Alexandria Sarovich

    Episode 11

    Angel Arevalo, sommelier at Compline, and Alexandria Sarovich, sommelier at SingleThread Farm, meet in Napa to blind taste each other on two wines.

    2017 Alzinger Loibenberg Grüner Veltliner
    2017 Meyer-Nakel Pinot Noir, Ahr
    2018 Mac Forbes RS8 Riesling
    2017 Felton Road Pinot Noir, Central Otago

  • Blind Tasting Sessions: Episode 12 | Amanda McCrossin & Vanessa Conlin

    Episode 12

    Amanda McCrossin, Wine Director at PRESS restaurant, and Vanessa Conlin, Vice President of Wine Access, blind taste each other on two wines.

    2012 Edge Hill Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay
    1977 Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
    2017 Guigal La Doriane Condrieu
    2010 Chateau L'Evangile...