NJ Wine Tasting Results

Dated: 06/29/2012

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NJ Wine Tasting results from the “Judgment of Princeton” 

NEW JERSEY BORDEAUX-STYLE REDS v BORDEAUX 

1. Ch Mouton Rothschild 2004 Pauillac

2. Ch Haut-Brion 2004 Pessac-Léognan

3. Heritage Vineyards, BDX 2010 New Jersey

4. Ch Montrose 2004 St-Estèphe

5. Tomasello Winery, Oak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 New Jersey 

6. Ch Léoville Las-Cases 2004 St-Julien

7. Bellview Winery, Lumiere 2010 New Jersey

8. Silver Decoy Winery Cabernet Franc 2008 New Jersey

9. Amalthea Cellars, Europa VI 2008 New Jersey

10. Four JGs Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2008 New Jersey

2010 was a great year for growing grapes in the Outer Coastal Plain. It was the best year since 2007, and may have been the best growing season in a century. Growing conditions were optimal with a long, hot dry summer, which allowed our Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc to fully mature much like the last great 2007. The resulting wine, still in air-dried American and French oak, is stunning with a beautiful balance of fruit, middle mouth structure and lingering tannin.  

Here are the final rankings: 

NEW JERSEY CHARDONNAY v WHITE BURGUNDY

1. Joseph Drouhin, Le Clos des Mouches Premier Cru 2009 Beaune Blanc

2. Unionville, Pheasant Hill Single Vineyard 2009 New Jersey

3. Heritage Vineyards Chardonnay 2010 New Jersey

4. Silver Decoy Winery, Black Feather Chardonnay 2010 New Jersey

5. Domaine Leflaive 2009 Puligny-Montrachet

6. Dom Marc-Antonin Blain, Grand Cru 2009 Bâtard-Montrachet

7. Bellview Winery Chardonnay 2010 New Jersey

8. Amalthea Cellars Chardonnay Sur Lie 2008 New Jersey

9. Ventimiglia Chardonnay 2010 New Jersey

10. Dom Jean Latou -Labille, Charmes Premier Cru 2008 Meursault  

NEW JERSEY BORDEAUX-STYLE REDS v BORDEAUX

1. Ch Mouton Rothschild 2004 Pauillac

2. Ch Haut-Brion 2004 Pessac-Léognan

3. Heritage Vineyards, BDX 2010 New Jersey

4. Ch Montrose 2004 St-Estèphe

5. Tomasello Winery, Oak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 New Jersey

6. Ch Léoville Las-Cases 2004 St-Julien

7. Bellview Winery, Lumiere 2010 New Jersey

8. Silver Decoy Winery Cabernet Franc 2008 New Jersey

9. Amalthea Cellars, Europa VI 2008 New Jersey

10. Four JGs Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2008 New Jersey  

The judges were:

Jean-Marie Cardebat, Professor of Economics, Université de Bordeaux

Tyler Colman, DrVino.com (New York)

John Foy, wine columnist, Star Ledger (New Jersey)

Olivier Gergaud, Professor of Economics, BEM Bordeaux Management School

Robert Hodgson, Professor Emeritus, Humboldt State University (California)

Danièle Meulders, Professor of Economics, BME Bordeaux Management School

Linda Murphy, co-author with Jancis of American Wine (California)

Jamal Rayyis, Gilbert & Gaillard wine guide (New York)

Francis Schott, Stage Left Restaurant, New Brunswick (New Jersey)

 
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