So, You Think You Know Wine? Episode #2.5 – Castelmonte Cent’are Nero D’avola 2009

Welcome to episode five of “So, You Think You Know Wine? – The Tournament”.  Join our critics as they rise to a blind tasting challenge to identify the grape, country, region, year and price of the mystery wine.

Season two is in a tournament format, with six preliminary rounds and two elimination semi-finals leading to a championship round.Host Amil Niazi guides David Lawrason, John Szabo MS, Steve Thurlow, Sara d’Amato, Jennifer Huether and Zoltan Szabo through the blind tastings.

There are four parameters the critics are scored on for up to 10 points per wine :
• Varietal = up to 3 points for varietal or style
• Location = up to 3 points (2pts for Country and 1pt for Region)
• Vintage = up to 2 points (2pts for exact year, 1pt for +/- 1 year)
• Price = up to 2 points (2pts for +/- 2.5% of price, 1pt for +/- 10% of price)

Scores After Four Rounds

After four rounds, John’s lead has shrunk with David now close behind.  David has a chance to take the overall lead in this round.  To see how Sara, David and Zoltan do in round five of “The Tournament” click here. This episode features the Castelmonte Cent’are Nero D’avola 2009, Nero d’Avola (“The Black Grape of Avola”) is sometimes described as Sicily’s syrah.

So, You Think You Know Wine - Episode #2-5

Click on the above image or here to watch Episode 2-5.