Cuvaison Estate Wines
August 1, 2011 | Cuvaison Estate Wines

Where those wild tasting menu descriptors come from ...

Mary and Joelle tasting the Cuvaison 2006 Merlot and 2009 Zinfandel Mount Veeder - both
recently added to the tasting flights!

Have you ever wondered where those seemingly crazy-illustrious adjectives come from on tasting menus? While we cannot speak for other wineries, we do know each wine poured in our tasting room is examined through tasting, seeing, smelling and swirling.

Both Joelle (Hospitality Manager & Wine Educator) and Mary (Director of Retail Operations) have completed wine immersion and sensory courses at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, and together they collaborate on writing these notes.

The serious connoisseur knows it takes years of “study” and tasting to cultivate an ability to identify the more subtle components of wine so don’t feel bad if you’re not picking up on the smoky tea, tobacco or plum.


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