Minneapolis, October 28, 1:00-3:00 WineSmith Vertical Tasting, 6 Vintages of Faux Chablis, 4 Vintages of Crucible & 2 Cab Francs
Minneapolis, October 28, 1:00-3:00 WineSmith Vertical Tasting, 6 Vintages of Faux Chablis, 4 Vintages of Crucible & 2 Cab Francs

Minneapolis, October 28, 1:00-3:00 WineSmith Vertical Tasting, 6 Vintages of Faux Chablis, 4 Vintages of Crucible & 2 Cab Francs

Regular price $ 200.00

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.

WineSmith Faux Chablis, 100% Napa Valley Chardonnay, Student Vineyard

           Vintages 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006

These are amazingly well-preserved, Chablis-style wines of considerable minerality and all ~12.9% alcohol.

WineSmith Crucible, 100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

             Vintages 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2007

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.

The event will be held at North Loop Wine & Spirits from 1:00 to 3:00 PM October 28th.

For additional information, see our event description page.