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1994 - 1995 Season Summary

This page presents the consensus judgement of the members of Winetasters who attended our various tastings during the 1994-95 season. The title line for each tasting shows the type of wine tasted, the date, and the speaker. Following that is the list of the wines tasted, ordered by the group rank. For each wine we show the number of first, second and last-place votes each wine received, the year and name of the wine, the price paid for the wine (in Canadian dollars, full landed price) and the year in which it was purchased.

The columns showing the number of first, second and last-place votes are intended to help interpreting the results - when these numbers are similar, the ordering of the wines is probably of little significance. In addition to the eight ranked wines, most tastings include a special "mystery" wine - a wine related to, but different from, the ranked wines.

There are several tastings listed without vote counts:

  • Winetasting Championship - A special free tasting for anyone who wants to try to become our representative at the annual Ontario tasting championship.

  • California Zinfandel - This tasting was organized as a dinner with celebrity chef John Sedlar. We did not conduct our normal ranking protocol.

  • Fortified Wines - Because these wines are so obviously different, a "blind" tasting is impossible. We just held an informal show of hands to determine preferences.

  • St. Emilion - Due to a procedural foulup, the vote total were misplaced; the order shown is correct, however.




Votes WINE Price Year
1 2 L (750 ml) Purch.
s n s
t d t
NUITS-ST.-GEORGES - Wed., Sept. 21, 1994 with Steven Elphick
23 15 10 1985 Robert Chevillon Nuits St.-Georges Les Perrieres $47.21 1992
7 16 4 1989 Robert Chevillon Nuits St.-Georges Les Roncieres 51.13 1992
11 11 4 1988 Robert Chevillon Nuits St.-Georges 37.88 1992
12 18 7 1988 Louis Jadot Nuits St.-Georges Clos des Corvees 47.83 1992
13 14 16 1985 Henri Gouges Nuits St.-Georges Les St.-Georges 84.53 1992
16 4 28 1959 Henri Gouges Nuits St.-Georges 91.30 1992
4 6 7 1986 Robert Chevillon Nuits St.-Georges Les Roncieres 39.11 1992
7 9 17 1989 Robert Chevillon Nuits St.-Georges 44.50 1992
Mystery NV Coastal Ridge California Pinot Noir 11.20 1994
ONTARIO LATE HARVEST WINES - Wed. Oct. 12, 1994 with Peter Gamble, Pres.
VQA
32 13 2 1991 Konzelmann Vidal Ice Wine $79.90 1993
19 18 1 1991 Reif Vidal Ice Wine 79.90 1993
6 14 0 1991 Konzelmann Riesling-Traminer Select Late Harvest 19.90 1993
4 13 1 1991 Konzelmann Vidal Select Late Harvest 23.70 1993
5 5 6 1991 Marynissen Vidal Ice Wine 60.00 1994
1 2 18 1993 Pilliterri Vidal Select Harvest 29.90 1994
0 1 2 1992 Reif Vidal Select Harvest 29.90 1994
0 1 18 1991 Reif Vidal Select Harvest 29.90 1993
Mystery 1990 Sichel Durkheimer Hochmess Eiswein (Rheinpfalz) 35.55 1994
WINETASTERS TASTING CHAMPIONSHIP - Wed. Oct. 12, 1994
1990 Chablis Premier Cru Vaillon - Sica Finages $19.90 1994
1992 Stonechurch Vineyards Vidal VQA Niagara Peninsula 6.70 1994
1992 Sancerre Chateau de Sancerre Marnier Lapostolle 21.50 1994
1990 Ayler Kupp Riesling Kabinett (Saar) 11.55 1994
1990 Mirassou Cabernet Sauvignon Fifth Generation Harvest Reserve 14.30 1994
Monterey County, California
1988 Kendall-Jackson Dupratt Vineyard Zinfandel (Anderson Valley, CA) 26.75 1994
1990 Gavilan Pinot Noir (The Pinnacles, Monterey, CA) 18.70 1994
1990 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volante (Santa Cruz, CA) 27.00 1994
CALIFORNIA ZINFANDELS - Wed. Nov. 9, 1994 served with Celebrity Chef John
Sedlar's Dinner
1990 Nalle Zinfandel $21.30 1992
1990 Ridge Sonoma County Zinfande 15.06 1993
1990 Rosenblum Cellars George Hendry Vineyards Zinfandel 19.95 1993
1990 Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Zinfandel 13.60 1992
1989 Caymus Napa Valley Zinfandel 15.80 1992
1989 Ravenswood Sonoma County Zinfandel 20.75 1992
1989 Ravenswood Dickerson Vineyard Zinfandel 24.65 1992
1989 Ravenswood Old Hill Vineyard Zinfandel 26.30 1992
FORTIFIED WINES - Wed. Jan. 11, 1995 with Ian Hanna
NV Amontillado del Puerto Almancenista Sherry - E. Lustau $23.80 1994
1st (tie) NV Imperial Corregidor Rarest V.V.O. Oloroso Sherry - Sandeman 29.70 1994
NV 10 Year Old Tawny Port - Cockburn 21.80 1994
1963 Warre Vintage Port 110.00 1994
3rd 1985 Graham Vintage Port 38.50 1994
1st (tie) 1968 D'Oliveiras Boal Madeira 40.05 1991
NV Rutherford Muscat Fine Old Solera - R.L. Buller (Australia) 17.60 1994
Mystery 1991 Angove's Premium Vintage Port - Australia 10.65 1994
THE COMMUNES OF BORDEAUX: ST. EMILION - Wed. Feb. 8, 1995 with Paula Llamas
1961 Chateau La Gaffeliere-Naudes $77.30 1990
1990 Chateau La Dominique 47.70 1995
1980 Chateau Ausone 48.05 1992
1945 Chateau Laroze (bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd) 123.60 1993
1952 Chateau Clos Fourtet 62.65 1989
1986 Chateau Roudier (Montagne-St.-Emilion) 25.20 1995
1981 Chateau Larmande 26.15 1992
1989 Chateau Roudier (Montagne-St.-Emilion) 14.10 1993
Mystery 1987 Chateau Cheval Blanc 49.00 1995
SOUTH AFRICAN RED WINES - Mon. March 27, 1995 with Fred Lamprecht
21 17 9 1990 Rozendal Farm "Rozendal" Cabernet/Merlot $19.70 1994
20 13 10 1987 Rozendal Farm "Rozendal" Cabernet/Merlot 29.30 1994
11 6 6 1992 Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 23.35 1994
8 16 10 1990 Thelema Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 19.75 1994
12 11 6 1993 Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noir 30.75 1995
4 13 6 1992 Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 20.65 1994
4 5 19 1991 Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon 13.50 1994
8 7 22 1992 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 15.85 1994
Mystery 1987 Goede Hoop Cabernet Sauvignon 19.20 1995
GERMAN SPATLESES - Wed. April 12, 1995 with Alan Gardner
17 10 1 1989 Niederhauser Hermansberg Riesling Spatlese - Staatliche Weinbaudomaine
(Nahe)
$22.00 1994
7 16 8 1990 Lorenzhofer Felslay Riesling Spatlese - A. Rheinhart Erben (M-S-R) 22.00 1994
10 8 4 1990 Niersteiner Hipping Riesling Spatlese - Burgermeister-Balbach (Rheinpfalz) 17.65 1995
14 5 12 1992 Haardter Mandelring Scheurebe Spatlese - Muller-Catoir (Rheinpfalz) 24.60 1994
5 7 16 1990 Sharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese - Egon Muller Mosel-Saar-Ruwer) 39.00 1994
3 7 6 1989 Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Spatlese - Von Simmern (Rheingau) 24.85 1995
2 4 3 1988 Wachenheimer Rechbachel Riesling Spatlese - Burklin-Wolf Rheinpfalz) 28.30 1994
3 4 11 1990 Steinberger Riesling Spatlese - Staatsweingut Eltville (Rheingau) 25.00 1994

Mystery 1989 Rauenthaler Baiken Riesling Spatlese - Staatsweingut Eltville (Rheingau) 25.00 1994
THE WORLD OF TORRES CHARDONNAY - Wednesday, May 10, 1995 with Ron Fonte
20 19 1 1989 Marimar Torres Don Miguel Estate Chardonnay (California) $47.50 1993
20 11 3 1991 Marimar Torres Don Miguel Estate Chardonnay (California) 47.50 1993
15 12 1 1991 Torres Milmanda Chardonnay (Spain) 70.25 1993
8 10 3 1990 Torres Milmanda Chardonnay (Spain) 70.25 1993
8 14 5 1990 Marimar Torres Don Miguel Estate Chardonnay (California) 30.75 1993
1 3 22 1992 Torres Bella Terra Sauvignon Blanc (Spain) 12.90 1993
0 3 17 1991 Miguel Torres Chardonnay (Chile) 8.35 1993
0 0 20 1992 Miguel Torres Chardonnay (Chile) 8.35 1993
Mystery 1991 Torres Gran Vina Sol (Spain) 60% Chardonnay 40% Parellada 27.20 1993
PINOT NOIR CHALLENGE - Wednesday, June 14, 1995 with Michael Vaughan
41 9 4 1991 Robert Mondavi Reserve Pinot Noir (California) $39.25 1995
11 22 0 1992 Saintsbury Pinot Noir (California) 21.90 1995
9 16 10 1992 Oak Knoll Reserve Pinot Noir (Oregon) 16.90 1995
13 15 7 1989 Van Duzer Reserve Pinot Noir (Oregon) 21.00 1995
7 12 7 1992 Carneros Creek Fleur de Carneros Pinot Noir (California) 14.70 1995
7 11 16 1987 Amity Vineyards Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir (Oregon) 24.60 1995
6 6 17 1989 Joseph Drouhin Savigny-les-Beaune Les Serpentieres (Burgundy) 28.40 1995
2 5 35 1993 Inniskillin/Jaffelin Alliance Pinot Noir (Ontario) 29.95 1995
Mystery 1993 Inniskillin Reserve Pinot Noir (Ontario) 18.00 1995

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