Minneapolis, October 28, 1:00-3:00 WineSmith Vertical Tasting, 6 Vintages of Faux Chablis, 4 Vintages of Crucible & 2 Cab Francs
In conjunction with Jason Kallsen, Director of Twin Cities Wine Education, we are offering up to 20 seats at a vertical tasting of my most highly prized wines. WineSmith winemaker Clark Smith, author of Postmodern Winemaking, will be present to discuss his philosophy and answer questions about the wines.
The wines we will pour, with a total retail value of $2,815, will be split among a minimum of 12 tasters for $200 per chair.
These are made in the style of the 1re cru Pauillacs, the way I believe Napa Cab should be made and almost never is.
We will also compare two 2010 Cabernet Francs from Diamond Ridge Vineyards from the 2010 vintage: the WineSmith, which I made in a classic St. Emilion style, and the Two Jakes Roman Reserve, which I made in an ancient style, most notably without sulfites. I love these wines equally, but they are very different and make for a fascinating comparison.