International Cabernet Day - BYOB!
Updated: Sep 4
That's right, BYOB(ordeaux Blend) to this virtually guided wine tasting and lecture where we dive into the Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes! These grapes, along with Merlot, are the main varieties in the famous Bordeaux Blend.
Virginia's Middleburg AVA Pioneering Boxwood Winery
General Manager, Dorthy Vaccaro
Will be joining us to chat about the vineyard, tasting room, & current vintage!
1st Wine: USA, Virginia, Middleburg, 2015 Boxwood Reserve
48% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
100% Estate Grown Fruit
Local pickup @National Harbor: https://www.nationalharbor.com/dining/the-tasting-room-wine-bar-shop/
*Side Note: Sauvignon Gris is their newest released 100% white wine and is a mutation of the Sauvignon Blanc. It has a little more body than a typical Sauvignon Blanc and is quite unique!
2nd Wine: BYOB(ordeaux blend) with a higher concentration of Cab Sauv
I will personally be the Trader Joe's 2017 Diamond Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon!
Pull out a bottle of your most trusted Cab as toast to the closing of summer on this wine holiday!
Serving Temp: The serving temperature of the Boxwood Reserve is around 55F. Putting the wine in the fridge an hour before you plan to open it to ensure it is cool enough to be enjoyed to its fullest. Decanting this wine for 30min prior to consuming can help open up the nose of this wine even more. Pouring a large glass and letting it sit for 20-30min is a great way to decant!
Food Pairings: The Boxwood Reserve has an old world style that goes wonderfully with food! This wine has a delicate amount of tannin and a great acidic backbone to carry it along a lot of different dishes. Some specific ideas are Tomato based dishes, BBQ pork or chicken, seasoned potatoes with portabella mushrooms and gorgonzola.
Cheeses that pair with the Boxwood: Brie, camembert, blue, goat, and gorgonzola.
Cheeses to go with a Big bold cab: Cheddar, Colby, Gouda, Roquefort.
Two ways to view!
YouTube Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJBh1Xw7Gev4eis4UjV5LWw/videos
WebEx: Please contact me for login and to be apart of the discussion