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.