09 March, 2010

#CaliCabs at St. Supery

Rick Bakas, the director of social media for St. Supery winery in Rutherford (Napa Valley), hosted a live community tasting of California Cabernet Sauvingons at the St. Supery tasting room on Feb 11, 2010.

Using the hashtag #calicabs , the event drew bloggers and other wine fans, winemakers and friends from the area where we had the opportunity to tweet live while we tasted around 15 wines from 10 different wineries across 3 regions of California.

So, while I'm not a big fan of Cabernet Sauvignon as a single varietal (I DO like it as a key ingredient in a Bordeaux blend) I thought it might be nice to get outside the box, do something different, you know...do all the things I always suggest we should do.


Lots of great folks who you likely follow on twitter were in attendance. @ebetho @wineinkbytia @jamiebakas, @danicasattui ......
..and of course @rickbakas hosting the fun filled evening.
So, while not many of the bottles we tasted were in the $20dollarwineblog price range, there were a few that were enjoyable and the one I brought, the 2007 Broadside Margarita Vineyard Cab - Paso Robles seemed to be enjoyed by many of the participants as did the Spann Vineyards 2005 Mayacamas Ranch Cabernet, which, not quite at around $20, it was a super bottle and retails for $35.

So, our thanks go out to the St. Supery Crew, all the tweeps who attended, my dear friend and carpool enabler @ebetho and of course, @rickabakas for hosting a fun and exciting event.

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