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Anson: A masterclass in Napa Valley Cabernets

Jane Anson explores the history of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and evaluates ten different wines from across the region spanning 25 years.

Ten wines from 10 producers, 10 vintages spread over 25 years; 1991 to 2015. That’s a tough brief to perform well on, and I don’t think many regions would have been able to pull it off quite as impressively as Napa did during Decanter’s Fine Wine Encounter masterclass tasting on 3rd November.

The aim here was to tell the story of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley through a series of wine from seven of the region’s 16 AVAs. Inevitably just a snapshot, but a fascinating look at a grape that has come to define Napa ever since the 1976 Judgement of Paris established the region as a particularly happy marriage of site and grape variety.

Scroll down for Jane Anson’s Napa Cabernet tasting notes and scores

See Jane Anson’s Napa Cabernets notes

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