A wine dinner is a great opportunity to challenge your assumptions. With an open mind, you might be surprised! My confession? I thought I would hate all the big, rich cabs. To my surprise, several were very nice. Now I just need to figure out how to ferret them out.
After juggling multiple work schedules, our semi-regular wine dinner group pulled off our big California Cab wine dinner. In addition to big California Cabs, we included one Bordeaux example for reference. Here’s our lineup:
- Chateau Haut-Bergey Pessac-Leognan 2008 ($35) – a 54% Cabernet 46% Merlot blend and one of my favorite Bordeaux’s
- Grgich Hills Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 ($55) – understood to be a bit “old school” in approach
- Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 ($65) – quintessential rich & ripe Napa Cab
- Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 ($60) – well known name, and a…
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