By Jim Boyce
Last Friday night’s wine tasting at Sequoia Café focused on Pinot Noir, with four choices from Torres China. Sequoia’s Frank Siegel plans to organize Pinot tastings with other distributors, thus giving customers an idea of what’s available in the market.
As with other blind tastings at Sequoia, customers received a poker chip and, after going through the wines, stuck it in the box corresponding to the one they liked most.
Frankly, none of these wines stood out for me, but perhaps Pinot is too subtle for my palate. They don’t come cheap: these four are RMB444, RMB441, RMB690 and RMB288 respectively.
In the end, Domaine Drouhin won with 14 votes. Miramar received 4 votes, Rochford Reserve 2 votes, and Joseph Drouhin drew a goose egg. For me, it came down to the Miramar and Domaine Droubhin, and I went for the former.
The event cost RMB150, and included snacks, although those spicy chicken kebabs were a bit of a palate killer.
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