California Cabernets from the 1970s with Dan Berger

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We're raiding Dan Berger's wine cellar this August!¬† ūüėĪ


How often do you get to taste perfectly cellared wines that have been in the same climate controlled underground storage since their purchase on release nearly 50 years ago?

Dan Berger is a highly acclaimed wine author, judge and nationally syndicated columnist who began his career in 1976 and he has unlocked his personal cellar for US! Join us at San Francisco Wine School for a tasting of California's post-prohibition pioneering Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa, Sonoma, & beyond with vintages from 1974-1977.

Dan Berger will personally guide us through 10 wines that he wrote about then and many times since, giving us insight that is rarely available. This intimate event is limited to 14 attendees and only available as an in-person experience due to limited amounts of wine and their fragility.


        • 1974 Souverain, North Coast, legendary pioneer Lee Stewart
        • 1974 Chateau Chevalier, Napa Valley (Spring Mountain), Greg Bissonette
        • 1974 Chateau St. Jean Vin Rouge (Cabernet Sauvignon), first red from Dick Arrowood
        • 1974 Clos du Bois, Dry Creek, Second Release, Frank Woods and Terry Clancy
        • 1974 Rutherford Ranch, Napa Valley, Ernie and Virginia van Asperin
        • 1974 Fetzer, Estate Bottled, Mendocino County, Denny Martin and Paul Dolan
        • 1975 Mount Eden, Estate Bottled, Saratoga, Merry Edwards (cool year)
        • 1976 Louis Martini Private Reserve, Napa Valley, Mike Martini (first of 2 drought years)
        • 1977 Jekel Reserve, Monterey County (second of 2 drought years)
        • 1977 Carneros Creek, Napa Valley, Fay Vineyard, oldest Cab vines in Napa, Francis Mahoney

        DATE | TIME

        Friday, Aug 19, 2022



        In-Person Only

        San Francisco Wine School*
        415 Grand Ave #301
        South San Francisco, CA 94080
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        Public: $250pp 

        max 14 guests


        All attendees must be at least 21 years of age.