Our final tasting exam had two wines tasted blind: one red, one white. On the red one I wrote "Looks like it could be syrah or malbec" - and proceeded to identify it as a syrah from the southern Rhône. For the white one, I thought it was a California chardonnay but something was peculiarly European about it - and, as I'm coming down with a cold, I couldn't really tell what the acids were like, so I guessed Washington.
Turns out they were a Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina and a Montes Alpha chardonnay from Chile. Whoops! I wouldn't have guessed those two simply because I never would have suspected the professor would have slipped those in there: we never did taste a Malbec or a Chilean chardonnay in class.
Here's hoping she'll be able to see past my "oh yeah, this is a Rhône syrah blather" and pay more careful attention to the "looks like a syrah or malbec" bit. :)