Mountain Cabernets Wine Class, March 13th

In this class you will taste and learn about more concentrated, powerful and age worthy Cabs from steeper, higher-altitude sites on Mount Veeder, Spring Mountain, Howell Mountain , Atlas Peak and Alexander Valley in CA, and from the Salta Region of Argentina, which has the highest vineyards in the world (up to 7,000 ft above sea level) .

Wines:

~ Atlas Peak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Atlas Peak Mountain, Napa $42.99

“If there’s anyone who knows about making great wine in Napa Valley it’s the team of Heidi Peterson Barrett and John Schwartz. Barrett has the winemaking chops, honed at Screaming Eagle, Grace Family and others, and Schwartz understands the luxury Cab consumer” — The Gray Report. 

~ Newton Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered 2010 Spring Mountain, Napa $46.99 

The grapes are hand-picked from ideal vineyard blocks on Spring Mountain, which is recognized as one of the premier locations for Napa’s Cabernets.

~ Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Alexander Valley, Sonoma  $65.99

From Svetlana’s collection. Only 679 cases produced. Powerful wine.

 ~ Hess Collection 19 Block Mountain Cuvée 2011, Mount Veeder, Napa $43.99

A core of 19 blocks came from their highest altitude estate vineyard. The Veeder Summit Vineyard, with altitudes ranging from 1,300 to 2,000 feet produces intensely flavored, complex wines.

~ Ladera Stile Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Howell Mountain, Napa $55.99

Ladera Vineyards has a history that dates back to the late 19th century and is one of the most well-established producers of stellar Howell Mountain Cabs.

~ El Porvenir Laborum Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina $38.99

Exotic beauty. The grapes harvested from the single vineyard located at 5,577 ft above sea level in Cafayate Valley, Argentina.

We will taste these wines with varieties of fine cheeses and chocolate.

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