Older Cabs of Great California Winemakers - Great Falls Wine Outlet

November 10, 2017 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Great Falls Wine Outlet
1137 Walker Road
Great Fallls, VA 22066

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Cost: Free

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Wine     Tasting (walk around)     Educational    

Join us on Friday, November 10th from 4-8 PM as we taste outstanding older Cabernets from Heidi Barrett, Philippe Melka and Dawnine Dyer.   While Heidi Barrett and Philippe Melka are known for their work with Cabernet Sauvignon, Dawnine Dyer is more noted for her work with Domaine Chandon.   Dawnine started working at Robert Mondavi back in 1974 until she was tapped to create the sparkling wines at Domaine Chandon.   She quietly made Cabernets on the side and has a magical touch with this grape.   Heidi Barrett is known as the "First Lady of Wine" , a title bestowed on her by Wine Critic Robert Parker, and has produced multiple 100 point wines during her career and along with her husband, Bo Barrett (Chateau Montelena), are considered Cabernet royalty.   Philippe Melka had the fortune of starting at the top with his first job being at Chateau Haut Brion.  From there he moved to the Mouiex Wine Company (Petrus, Dominus, etc.)  and was sent to Napa to work at Dominus.  He traveled the world to study soils and winemaking with some of the best winemakers in the world.   He returned to Napa and for the last 20 years he has become at top consultant and winemaker in Napa

Wines to be tasted- Heidi Barrett - Lamborn Family Caberent  - 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013.   Philippe Melka - Skipstone 2005 and 2009 and Dawnine Dyer 2009 Meteor Perseid