(edited 2017-03-30 - more updates)
Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Time: Start gathering at 2, start tasting at 3.
Theme: Corison Napa Cabernet 1987-2013
Host: zTimothyBz - Lakewood, CA
It's taken years, but it's finally happening!
A 27-year vertical of Corison Napa cabs...
First, the cost for the tasting and dinner will be $240 per person tasting.
I don't know how late the event will run, because in addition to tasting and eating, there will be time for Cathy to talk about each of the vintages. (Oh, did I forget to mention that Cathy Corison will be our special guest?)
(edit add - since it's money time...)
Since we are only four weeks away, I'm going to ask for the full $240. Please be in touch with me or RJ to get confirmed.
For people who would be sending checks, please PM me for the address.
For people who want to use paypal, rjquillin has the same account we used for the 2014 RPM tour:
rjquillin wrote:For those that don't remember...
2014rpmtour at gmail dot com
is the address to use for PP.
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Since I'm only opening one bottle of each vintage, there will be 20 tasting spots, and of course we're treating Cathy.
So who is up for it?
6. CoffeeMate (java+1)
8. WineDavid's (of age) daughter
14. PandaTamer (Wkdpanda+1)
One more thing - if you or a +1 aren't used to aged cabs, I'd suggest "training up" a bit before the tasting. The Chicago #9 wine.woot gathering was an eye-opener for several of us in that regard.
And some hype:
Crushing the Corison – Part 1
Crushing the Corison – Part 2
And some details:
- We'll do the tasting in 3 sets of 9 wines with breaks between and dessert afterward. (If you are a hobbit, think of the breaks as 1st supper and 2nd supper...) The flights will be three wines. We'll do three flights and then take a break for perhaps a half hour or 45 minutes. So nine wines, break, nine, break, nine, dessert.
- The breaks will be time for food and *minor* palate recovery.
- The first three flights will be "1987 1996 2005", "1988 1997 2006" and "1989 1998 2007", and so on, finishing the tasting with "1995 2004 2013". The different wines in each flight will help keep people alert (to help with contrast effect). Also, the pours in the glasses will only be changing by one year at a time.
- We will be using ISO tasting glasses.
- The food will be mostly Persian, which is rich but not spicy. The core of the food will be lamb and chicken kabobs for carnivores, and a vegan stew for people who can't eat the lamb or chicken. The meat will be halal, if that matters. There will also be a couple types of rice. (Just saying 'rice' is like saying wine is soured grape juice. Persian rice is not your Aunt Gerty's boiled rice.) If there is health-related dietary stuff to sort out, discuss it with me offline.
- There are dogs in the house. (Though they won't be joining us for the tasting!) That's an alert for people with allergies.
- Since we are talking about thirty wines, once bubbly and dessert are counted, please consider Uber or a hotel. There is a decent, if basic, hotel within walking distance. Sparky posted here about local hotels for people who want to stay over.
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