ABOUT The Cabernet Challenge

EVENT DATE
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Friday, February 9, 2018

EVENT LOCATION
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Los Angeles, CA 90013

EVENT TIMES
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7:00pm - 9:00pm

EVENT DESCRIPTION
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21 Top Cabernet tasted blind and revealed - fun, fast, festive - about as much fun as you can have tasting wine. This is not your grocery store wine tasting - this tasting is stacked with great producers of merit.

Taste $2000 worth of cabernet blind and enjoy the competitive spirit - you need not know anything about wine to have a great time.

A petite cheese plate is served with this presentation. All guests are seated and event is hosted by Ian Blackburn, CSW and Professional Wine Educator.

 

WINE LIST








Alexander Valley Vineyards 'Alexander School Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, USA 2011



Alpha Omega Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2013



AVE Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, USA 2014



Neal Family Vineyards Second Chance Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, USA 2006



Cade Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, USA 2012



Pellet Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, St Helena, USA 2012



Ackerman Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2011



Spiriterra Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2012



Barnett Vineyards Merlot, Spring Mountain District, USA 2014

(can you tell its merlot?)



Rand Dong Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 77, Napa Valley, USA 2013



Decades 5 Stagecoach Vineyard Petit Verdot, Napa Valley, USA 2012

(can you tell its Petit Verdot?)



Del Dotto Vineyards Cave Blend, Napa Valley, USA 2013



Tanner Dafoe Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley, USA 2011



Rosenthal The Malibu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Malibu-Newton Canyon, USA 2007



Round Pond Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, USA 2013



Cami Red Wine Blend, Calistoga, USA 2013



Lail Vineyards Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2010



Modus Operandi Vicarious Red, Napa Valley, USA 2013



Cape Grace Cabernet Franc, Margaret River, Australia 2013

(can you tell its cabernet franc?)



Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot, Margaret River, Australia 2009



Mullan Road Cellars Red, Columbia Valley, USA 2014

NOTES:

***WINES CAN AND WILL ADJUST DEPENDING ON CLASS SIZE. 
THE PRICE OF THIS PROGRAM IS NOT DETERMINED BY ANY ONE BOTTLE OF WINE.
WE MAINTAIN A ONE BOTTLE PER PERSON POLICY - GIVING YOU YOUR MONEY’S WORTH AND MAKING SURE THE CLASSES ARE SUSTAINABLE.
ON SELL OUT - ADDITIONAL WINES ARE ADDED.

 


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Ian Blackburn, CSW, JWE ­‐ LearnAboutWine & wineLA Professional Sommelier, Candidate for the Master of Wine


Ian drinks wine for a living and plans 50 ­‐100 public and private events a year. Ian stays busy buying collectible wines for high profile clients, planning luxury wine trips for his audience, hosting corporate events, and studying for his Master of Wine. Since 1995, LearnAboutWine has done the hard work of building a better culture for fine wine, opening the doors for more quality products to enter the marketplace and has taught over 800,000 students. With a reach of over 80,000 current subscribers and followers, LearnAboutWine now focuses on the best quality events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 1000 wine students in the last 9 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE). See what is happening NOW at our new website winela.com.

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