Larkspur hosts Vinoversity |

Larkspur hosts Vinoversity

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” This week at Larkspur Restaurant’s Wine University, students will study the emerging limited edition, highly rated and pricey selections known as “cult cabs” from California’s Napa Valley.

Winemakers large and small throughout the Napa Valley are reaping the harvest of their smaller, lesser-known vineyards and employing different styles and techniques to produce some of the most highly touted wines of today. Robert Parker, revered wine critic and founder of The Wine Advocate, has consistently rated individual cult cabs close to perfection in terms of structure, balance and taste.

Class attendees will blind taste cult cabs today at 6 p.m.

“I look forward to a lively discussion on the merits of these elite selections,” said Larkspur sommelier Kevin Furtado. “How will they compare with everyone’s favorite Napa Valley Cabs?”

Part of the discussion will revolve around the proposed American Viticultural Area. Similar to the French grape growing regions, Napa’s history shows several microclimates, each more suitable to a specific grape than another. Components of a microclimate include the soils, climate, elevation and rainfall. Fourteen different appellations have been determined within Napa Valley and are pending distinction from the U.S. government.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

How widely available are the Cult Cabs? The exclusive six wines being studied tonight are available from Larkspur’s extensive cellar. Class attendees will receive a (L) Club Card good for 50 percent off a select bottle of wine.

For collectors, special pricing on the night of the class is available through a local retail merchant.

Call 970-479-8063 for more information.

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