Tuesday, September 29, 2009

7/4/09-Carl and Kathy Hennige hosted the 5th annual 4th of July party at their summer cabin in South Lake Tahoe. Approximately 20 participants enjoyed numerous outstanding wines, including a 4 bottle vertical of Dunn cabernet (83 and 84 Napa, 79 and 84 Howell Mountain) a 5 bottle vertical of Ch. St. Jean Cinq Cepages cabernets provided by the Faust’s, a 7 bottle vertical of BV George Latour cabernets provided by the Danby’s who also brought a 9 liter Salmanazar 1986 Sterling Reserve cabernet (twelve times the volume of a standard bottle). As always Magic Ken Marich, with assistance from Barbara, provided an entertaining magic show. The group also spent a day on the lake in two pontoon boats. The party began with early arrival participants enjoying a 2002 Harlan Estate cabernet with an Italian dinner. The wine was everything Robert Parker had to say (100 Points, “this wine is at once rich and full bodied yet exquisitely elegant”.

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