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California Cult Wines vs. Mainstream Dinner

March 3rd 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Laurelhurst Market

Hosts: Atwood
Location: Laurelhurst Market
3155 E. Burnside, Portland 97214

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$115 members, $135 guests (Gratuity Included)
Limit: 14
There are a few high priced boutique wineries frequently referred to as California Cult wines.  More correctly, the buyers are simply fanatical about one small winery or another. This event will give an opportunity to compare some of these smaller “fanatic” wines with some of the larger well known "mainstream" California wineries.

Most of the Cult wines sell for well in excess of $100/bottle at release. Whereas the mainstream wines we will taste were at or less than $100 per bottle at release. You can decide for yourself if the Cult wines are or were worth the extra money.

We are tentatively going to dine at Laurelhurst Market, a gem of a small steak house on the east side. We haven’t worked out waiver of corkage yet, so it’s possible we will move to another steak house. But the wines are our main focus. Wherever we are, we will have at least a 3 course steak dinner to go with these wines.


NV          Coutier Rose’ Champagne                                          

Boutique Wines:

2007      Caravan, Estate Grown Cabernet, Napa Valley                     
2006      Etude, Estate Grown, Grace Benoist Ranch, Carneros
2005      Darioush Signature Wine, Estate Grown Cabernet, Napa Valley
2005      Justin, Isosceles, Cab., Cab. Franc, Merlot blend, Paso Robles                        
2004      Meyer Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Mainstream Wines

2006      Beringer, Marston Vineyard, Spring Mountain District, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley                              
2000      Silver Oak, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley                
1999      Robert Mondavi Winery, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Non-Member fees offset costs including Professional Association Management, Website Maintenance, Credit Card Processing, and our $1,552 Annual Insurance Premium.

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