Questions or comments on our new mobile-responsive site? Tell us here.
Log In / Join Now

Wine Spectator School


Class 3: International Varieties



TASTING: Pinot Noir and Merlot

If you would like to print out this Class tasting, click here.

 
Before you start the tasting:

1. Fill in the top portion of the Tasting Journal. This information helps you remember the wines and also provides clues to how the wine will taste:
Producer: the name of the winery or chateau
Growing Area: the region where the grapes were grown; probably Oregon and Washington for these two wines
Vintage: the year the grapes were harvested
Alcohol: the alcohol content is given as a percentage
Price: the cost of the bottle or glass in a store or restaurant

2. Pull the corks from your two bottles, a Pinot Noir from Oregon or California and a...

Ready to enroll?

First, you must register for a membership to WineSpectator.com. Your membership benefits include:
  • FREE enrollment in any course at Wine Spectator School
  • Over 230,000 searchable ratings and tasting notes
  • FREE mobile access so you can research wines wherever you are
  • E-newsletters with advance ratings
  • Editors’ blogs
  • Food and wine matching tool
  • And much more
START NOW!
Log In If You're Already a WineSpectator.com Member


If you have questions about Wine Spectator School, please contact us.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences

Classifieds

The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories

WineRatings+ app: Download now for 300,000+ ratings.