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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Taste Napa Valley -- trade show at the ROM Oct 21/13
The Date and Time: Monday, October 21, 2013
The Event: TasteNapaValley trade show (prelude to Napa Rocks)
The Venue: ROM
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: some wines are here, others are available through private orders. The catalogue had "U.S. suggested retail" prices, probably listed that way to reduce sticker shock ? For example, a 2010 Merlot was listed at $225 US, but available in Ontario for a mere $420 Canadian. More details about the tour and the wines are at napavintners.com.
The Quote/Background: There was a trade seminar at in ROM's Glass Room, which was well-attended. The theme was about the aging of some of Napa's great cabernets. Five wineries poured older wines and their 2010s. I have folded my choices into the listing below.
The Wines: I did not taste every wine; there were over 90 of them.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Private Reserve Napa, $140 US