[VIRTUAL] Old World & New World Cabernet Sauvignon Alumni Wine Tasting Event Logo

[VIRTUAL] Old World & New World Cabernet Sauvignon Alumni Wine Tasting

by Yale SOM Alumni Community

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Wed, Mar 10, 2021

8 PM – 9 PM EST (GMT-5)

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In this wine tasting, we'll be comparing and contrasting Old World and New World Cabernet Sauvignon (or a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant blend) with sommelier Caroline Williams from Curated Cellar. With that in mind, the goal is to select wines that are typical of the region from which they come, i.e. please avoid a "Bordeaux style" wine from Napa. We will not be shipping out wine for this event, instead a list of suggested wines is available below. We are also trying to keep the price point below $60 for two bottles. If you come across half bottles, consider yourself lucky!

In addition, while it's interesting to compare the same vintages, it is not essential in this instance. Just try to keep the wines within the same decade, so that varying levels of maturity don't disguise the overall characteristics of each wine.

With that in mind, please purchase, open, and pour before we begin at 8:00pm. Attendees should come prepared with:

  • one bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from California, Chile, Argentina, or Australia

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  • one bottle of Left Bank Bordeaux (which will have a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon than the Right Bank). Value tip: look for Cru Bourgeois wines, which are evaluated annually and are often a good value.


Some specific examples of each are below. If you have questions about whether a specific wine is appropriate, do not hesitate to reach out directly to Caroline directly at caroline@cwsomm.com – she would be happy to make further recommendations. We are looking forward to tasting and discussing the "king" of grape varietals with everyone!

New World:

  • Joel Gott Cabernet 815 ($13, CA)
  • Bonterra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon ($15, Mendocino, CA)
  • Flat Top Hills Cabernet Sauvignon ($20, Paso Robles, CA)
  • Experience Cabernet Sauvignon ($25, Napa, CA)
  • Andrew Will Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley ($28)
  • Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford ($42, Napa)
  • Starmont Napa Cabernet Sauvignon ($24, Napa)
  • Casa Lapostolle ($21, Chile, organic)
  • Rymill Coonawara Cabernet Sauvignon ($26, Australia)
  • Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon ($35, Australia)
  • Domaine Bousquet Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($18, Argentina, organic)

Old World:

  • Château Fonbadet ($40, Pauillac)
  • Blason d'Issan ($38, Margaux)
  • Château Moulin de Tricot ($46, Margaux)
  • Château Malescasse Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois ($20, Haut-Médoc)
  • La Chapelle de Calon ($48, Saint Estephe)
  • Château Lacoste Borie Pauillac ($42, the second wine of Grand-Puy-Lacoste)


When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 8:00pm ET
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