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Sample a taste of California’s past at UC Davis Vintage Wine Tasting

Published: Wednesday, May. 7, 2014 - 6:06 pm

California wines have long suffered from the claims that they don’t age as well as their French counterparts. But does this stereotype hold true?

The next installment of UC Davis’ Vintage Wine Tasting will be held May 13 and focus on California, with discussion led by Darrell Corti. This session will showcase wines that harken to a different era of winemaking in California, one that valued ageability versus the ripe showstopper style that tends to dominate today’s winemaking. The flight of wines includes:

* 1995 Robert Mondavi To Kalon Fume Blanc

* 1969 Robert Mondavi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

* 1968 Beaulieu Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

* 1971 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon

* 1987 Fetzer Barrel Select

... and 1970 Chateau La Tour Blanche as a sweet example from France.

Tickets cost $200, with proceeds benefiting UC Davis’ department of viticulture and enology. The tasting runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Click here to reserve a seat, or call (970) 376-1222.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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