It was a chance to revisit some familiar wineries such as DiStefano, Cedergreen, and Brain Carter. I did love the Ottimo Reserve from DiStefano, Abracadabra from Brian Carter, and the 05 Cab from Cedergreen. Of those I was not as familiar; the Cab Franc from Gilbert Cellars was one of my favorites of the evening. Tasawik Vineyards 2006 Hailstorm Red was delicious, and Skylite Cellars Big Red Hiney stood out.
Cabernet Classic: Cab, Cab, and more Cab
The Cabernet Classic is described as “Experience the range and diversity of Cabernet”. I think that is a perfect description when you are tasting the same varietal but each wine is completely different. The event was at Shilshole Bay Beach Club and sponsored by Seattle Uncorked. It was a fundraiser for CoCA, the Center on Contemporary Arts.