Do Big Rich Cabs Really Go With Steak?

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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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