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Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards Blind Wine Tasting

Nevada Wine Agents presented a California blind wine tasting event at the Company American Bistro in Luxor Las Vegas. What a beautiful location! My compliments go out to the chef for preparing and serving us such mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres at the wine tasting.

The Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards organized this blind wine tasting. Five well-known Californian Cabernets were featured. Naturally, this tasting was held to promote Dierberg & Star Lane wines and to show that their wines can compete against the wines of some of California’s most “reputable” wineries or winemakers. Around 20 sommeliers and wine industry professionals attended the event.

At the end of the blind wine tasting, the Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 got the no. 2 spot although, on a price-quality scale, this cabernet sauvignon [/glossary] outperformed the rest and ranked first; at a third of the price of the other wines featured at the tasting, the Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon definitely makes for a great buy. The first place went to the Hourglass Cabernet 2004. The Caymus 2003, the 100 Acres 2004 and the Opus One 2003 ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th, respectively.

Personal note on blind tasting: When blind tastings are performed for the purpose of comparing wines of the same varietal and region, I like to see a more horizontal selection. In my opinion, all of the wines featured at this blind wine tasting should have been of the same year as Star Lane’s Cabernet Sauvignon (2005).

That’s all for this wine tasting!