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LearnAboutWine.com Presents the Cabernet Dinner at JAR

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Wednesday, February 1st @ 6:45 pm PST

December 27th – LearnAboutWine, creator of industry leading wine tasting experiences returns in 2023 and invites you to join The Cabernet Dinner at the iconic JAR restaurant. Taste over $10,000 worth of highly praised California Cabernets paired with a multi-course JAR dinner by the legendary Chef Suzanne Tracht. 

All 20 wines will be poured blind. We will then vote on our favorites and the wines will be revealed. Fast, fun, and amazing!  Learn about the future of Cabernet, lean into the past, and see what the smaller top producers are doing to this amazing industry. This event is limited to 21 people so get early bird tickets here before prices increase and tickets sell out.

Dinner Menu & Wine List

  • First Course
    • Roasted Breast of Duck
    • torchon of foie gras, pommes anna, shallots kumquat confit
    • kumquat au jus 
  • Second Course
    • Rack of Lamb
    • favas, tendrils
    • cabernet reduction
  • Third Course
    • Roasted Prime New York Strip
    • long cooked greens beans
    • au jus, creamy horseradish 
    • Plus Jar French Fries
  • Fourth Course
    • Individual Cheese Plates 
  • Dessert Course:
    • Mini Chocolate Brownie
    • Coffee and Tea

Wine List

  1. Acumen, Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2019 ($110 Value)
  2. Addax, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2018 ($135 Value) (94 Points) Russell Bevan Winemaker
  3. Arkenstone Vineyards, Estate Red, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley 2018 ($200 & 94 Points – Sam Kaplan Winemaker)
  4. Cardano Estate, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019 ($130 & 95 Points)
  5. Castiel Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, 2018 (From Scarecrow’s Winemaker)
  6. Colgin Cellars, Jubilation, Napa Valley 2019 ($360 Value)
  7. Continuum Estate, Proprietary Red Blend, Sage Mountain, Napa Valley 2019 (99 Points) ($275 Value)
  8. Dana Estates, ‘onda’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2019 (96 Points) ($250 Value)
  9. Hundred Acre, Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2018 ($660 Value) (99 Points)
  10. Keplinger, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Ranch, Napa Valley 2017 ($200 Value And 97 Points)
  11. Screaming Eagle 2nd Flight, Napa Valley ($1200 Value) (Vintage Tba)
  12. Maroon Wines, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Maroon Vineyard, Napa Valley 2018 ($110)
  13. Medlock Ames, Kate’s & B’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2017 ($100 & 93 Points)
  14. O’shaughnessy Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($100 & 96 Points)
  15. Oakville Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016 ($100 And 95 Points)
  16. Pahlmeyer, Proprietary Red 30th Anniversary, Napa Valley 2016 ($224 And 96 Points)
  17. Pulido Walker, Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Estate, Napa Valley, 2018 ($280 Value & 98 Points)
  18. Summit Lake Vineyards, “Emily Kestrel” Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, 2018 ($100 & 92 Points)
  19. Vangone Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019 ($200 And 97+ Points)
  20. Zd Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon , Napa Valley 2016 ($95 And 94 Points)

ABOUT IAN TODD BLACKBURN

Wine Educator, Professional Sommelier / Host and Master  of Wine Student  – I discovered the wine industry while working with Chef’s Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the top dining rooms of Los Angeles. My passion redirected my career from restaurants/hotels to vineyards and wine-education. Now with over 25-years of experience hosting events; leading trips around the wine world; I published a wine book; produced my own wine called Beekeeper Cellars and sat for the difficult Master of Wine Exam! Today, I am considered one of the region’s best wine educators and work for my 20,000 followers (follow me), visiting vineyards and wine regions and producing over 100 wine classes and events a year for my businesses and my team.      

Timeline 

  • 1995 Learnaboutwine.com was created
  • 2003-2005 TASTE on Two Rodeo – weekly tastings on Rodeo Drive 
  • 2005 LASupportsLA donated $250K to Hurricane Katrina Charities 
  • 2007 My wine class was featured on ABC’s The Bachelor 
  • 2010 Sold 5000 Groupons in one day to survive the great recession 
  • 2016 Appeared in the Movie “Sour Grapes” – Yes, Rudi was originally a student
  • 2019 Surpassed 1 million dollars in Charity donations through our various events 
  • 2020 Pivoted to our own retail store called Merchantofwine.com & we still deliver! 
  • 2022 Appeared in the Movie “A Perfect Vintage” 

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