ABOUT Cabernet COllege

Saturday /  June 10, 2017

923 E 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission / 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Graduate to the major leagues and taste the best in the business!
Find the 100 Pointers - Guess which 100 point wine you’re tasting. This is a crazy showcase of amazing wines - but be careful the blind wines will be lower cost grocery store wines and you don't want to pick those as the 100 pointers. Game show meets wine tasting - all wines are blind and we reveal... its humbling and no one gets hurt, (and no one gets them right either) but it's a great way to see what you like!

Taste over $4000 worth of top quality cabernet - includes a petite cheese plate



2014 Michele Chiarlo Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy

2012 Pott "La Carte et Le Territoire" Cabernet Franc, St Helena (95 points)

2014 Loring Wine Company - LWC Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, USA

2012 Tierra Roja Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville (95 points)

2011 Jaffurs Wine Cellars Santa Barbara County Syrah, California, USA

2012 La Jota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain (92 points)

2014 Malavasi Lugana, Lombardy, Italy

2013 Arkenstone 'NVD' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (95 points)

2010 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot, Margaret River, Australia

2011 Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($200 and 81 points - see if you find it)

2010 Chateau Haut-Lagrange, Pessac Leognan, France

2013 Caymus Vineyards Special Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (new)

2010 D'Alfonso-Curran Wines Rancho La Vina Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills, USA

2012 Harlan Estate The Maiden, Napa Valley
($225 - Harlan's second wine 94 points)

2012 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA

2012 Tanner Dafoe Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley

2011 Miner Family Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA

2014 Tuck Beckstoffer "Mockingbird Red" Napa Valley (98 points) $180

2010 Chateau du Courlat Cuvee Jean-Baptiste, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France

2013 Barrett & Barrett Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga (98 points) $180

2012 Bacio Divino Cellars Pazzo, Napa Valley, USA

2012 Bond Estates Melbury Red, Napa Valley (100 points) $400

2014 Passalacqua Winery Watson Ranch Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Sonoma, USA

2013 Kenzo "Asuka" Napa Valley (97 points) $225

2012 Paul Anheuser Kreuznacher Kahlenberg Riesling Spatlese, Nahe, Germany

BLIND - Could be amazing or really weak grocery wine

2013 Henri Darnat Bourgogne 'La Jumalie' Chardonnay, Burgundy, France

2011 Bryant Family Vineyard 'Bettina' Proprietary Red, Napa Valley $350

1999 Domaine Aux Moines Savennieres La Roche aux Moines, Loire, France

2013 Opus One, Napa Valley(99 points) $280

2015 Feudo Maccari Grillo Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy

2010 Lail Vineyards "Blueprint" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
(92 point charmer - $65)

2013 Eleven Eleven Chardonnay Russian River Valley, Dutton Ranch, USA

2007 Hundred Acre "Deep Time" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (100 points) - $400

2010 Domaine Francois Lamarche Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Burgundy, France

BLIND (two buck chuck?)


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