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In-Home Party: Cabfranc Comparison and Blending Event

  • Sep 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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So I was going through my wine collection, and realized I have been collecting way too many cab franc bottles and I see now that I should be opening and drinking them. They range from vintage year[masked], all mostly Washington state wines of course, and I now want to share them with you! We will open 4 of the oldest, perhaps another depending how it goes.


So come with me, taste through them, and discover if you like Cab Franc as a single varietal.   What components can you smell, taste, see.  

Fruit: Blackberries, plums, strawberries, raspberry, cassis,

Non-Fruit: Mint, green olives, nutmeg, violets, herbs, leather, earth, oak, cedar, grass or green bell pepper.

I love red blend wines that have a nice percentage of Cab Franc.  Here's a chance for you to get a chance to do try it as a blending component yourself if you like. I'll have some beakers, other single wine varietals for you to use, mix and then share your version with the other party members. You can bring: a bottle of single varietal red to use for blending: merlot, malbec, petit verdot, cab sauvignon are popular choices.

I'll provide: a main entree that will pair with Cab Franc, the wine of course. We welcome your appetizer geared to shine with Cab Franc.

See this link for some ideas.

Cab Franc and Food Pairing notes

Hope to see you!



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  • Linda L.

    As usual, the Meet-up was very enjoyable and informative; an opportunity to taste different wines and learn about them as well as meet new Winos and catch up with "old" Winos is always a good time!

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Sarah N.

    That was fun! We should try a blending party again!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Dee T.

    Great event. Wonderful people.

    September 20, 2013

  • Alexa

    Thank you so much for opening your home and your wines! I had a blast.

    September 20, 2013

  • Lina

    Fun group and good Cab!

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • George P

    I have to back out. Wife has me on a short leach and asked me to do kid pick ups from soccer practice.

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So sorry, did you mean leash? :-)

      September 20, 2013

    • George P

      Good catch - yes. So glad I didn't spell "leech" Have a wonderful evening.

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes and looking forward to it. I just inventoried my wines and I have a couple of nice Cab Francs that I can pick from

    September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pick the one you are really curios to try, that would be great!

      September 9, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Hi Diane, Jason will be with me at this event, however, when I RSVP there was not an option to add a guest. When Antione set up our membership, he put us both on one membership. I would like to RSVP for Jason Lowry as well. We are looking forward to catching up with Celia! ;)

    September 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Of course, you and Jason are welcome together, plus one is noted. This should be fun with us all together. See you soon!

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • Leslie

    Totally bummed I have another commitment I can't get out of.

    September 8, 2013

  • George P

    You can never have too much Cab Franc.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fantastic. Looking forward to it! As for an app, I recently learned how to make fresh cheese - will probably bring that with some cherry tomatoes, bread and a dipping olive oil. mmmm....

    September 8, 2013

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