Bordeaux Tasting at Alexander's Steakhouse Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Our annual Bordeaux Value tasting will be in San Francisco this year from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Join us for a trade style tasting featuring the 15 best Bordeaux buys. Wines Include: 1997 Potensac, Médoc 2001 Potensac, Médoc 1998 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc 1999 Labégorce, Margaux 2000 Labégorce, Margaux 2004 Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc 2010 Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc 2001 Sarget de Gruaud Larose, St-Julien 2009 Beaumont, Haut-Médoc 2001 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc 2009 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves 2010 Haut de Poujeaux, Haut-Médoc 2009 Pontet Baynard, Montagne St-Emilion 2010 Fleur Cardinal, St-Emilion 2009 Poujeaux, Moulis Your $30 ticket price includes appetizers from the delicious Alexander's Steakhouse. This great value tasting will sell out quickly so purchase tickets now. No paper tickets will be mailed. Your name will be on a guest list at the front door.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


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