2013/11/09 SJSU/San Diego State – Merlot

Merlot Tasting Results for San Jose State University/San Diego State Tailgate on 11/09/13 (Game score was San Diego: 34; SJSU: 30)

11 Tasters - Comments: All wines were decent to good.  Some people who brought wines seem to be forgetting the appellation requirement, as you will note below.  Please try to adhere to the “local” criteria established this year.  Again, if scores were within 5% of each other they were judged to be statistically equal, thus were given the same ranking.  Here are the results.

Place
Ltr
Score
Maker
Year
Appellation
Price
Notes
1
D
43
Martin Ranch
2010
Santa Clara Valley
$22
2
G
46
Stonehedge
 2009
Napa Valley
$14
 3-4-5-6
A
57
Kenwood
 2010
 Sonoma Cty
$ 9
3-4-5-6
B
57
14 Hands
 2011
 Columbia Valley, WA
 $18
3-4-5-6
C
59
Black Box
2011
California
 $20/3L
See Note A below
3-4-5-6
J
59
Robert Hall
 2010
Paso Robles
 $14
7-8
E
63
Trader Joes
2012
California
 $ 7
7-8
H
63
Coastal Vines
2011
California
 $25
9
F
 68
Shadow Ridge
2011
California
$ 3
10
I
 98
 Opolo
2010
Paso Robles
NA

Note A: This was a box wine, placed in a bottle. 78% Merlot, 14% Syrah, 4% Petite Sirah, 4% Other