More than 200 wine lovers sipped and savored wines from some of their favorite wineries Thursday, Dec. 5, during Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association’s first Blind Taste Temecula Valley at South Coast Winery Resort.

Tables of roughly 10 people enjoyed an evening of blind tasting wines provided by the wineries of their choosing with information and descriptions provided by winery owners and winemakers.

After the group sipped and judged each wine, the consensus was made as to which of the wines they enjoyed during the evening was their favorite.

After dinner, the winners were announced and people could try the wines chosen by neighboring tables.

The wines selected were: Akash Winery’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon; Baily Winery’s 2016 Cabernet Franc; Carter Estate Winery’s (tie) 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Syrah; Danza del Sol Winery’s 2015 Super Tuscan; Doffo Winery’s 2016 Gran Tinto; Falkner Winery’s 2016 Amante Super Tuscan; Fazeli Cellars’s 2015 Hafez; Hart Winery’s 2017 Syrah; Leoness Cellars’ 2016 Signature Selection Eloquent; Maruce Car’rie’s (tie) 2018 Van Roekel Sauvignon Blanc and 2017 Maurice Car’rie Barbera; Miramonte Winery’s (tie) 2016 Tempranillo and 2016 Syrah; Oak Mountain Winery’s 2015 Syrah; Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery’s 2015 Tre Fratelli Meritage; Robert Renzoni Vineyards’s 2014 Fiore di Fano; South Coast Winery’s 2018 Grenache Noir Rosé; Thornton Winery’s 2017 Estate Syrah; Wiens Family Cellars’s 2017 Perspective and Wilson Creek Winery’s 2016 Family Reserve Petite Sirah.

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