The Cabernet Dinner at JAR presents
The Cabernet Dinner at JAR
Wednesday, February 1st @ 6:45 pm PST


LearnAboutWine, creator of industry leading wine tasting experiences returns in 2023 and invites you to join The Cabernet Dinner at the iconic JAR restaurant. Taste over $10,000 worth of highly praised California Cabernets paired with a multi-course JAR dinner by the legendary Chef Suzanne Tracht. 

All 20 wines will be poured blind. We will then vote on our favorites and the wines will be revealed. Fast, fun, and amazing!  Learn about the future of Cabernet, lean into the past, and see what the smaller top producers are doing to this amazing industry. This event is limited to 21 people so get early bird tickets here before prices increase and tickets sell out.

___________________* Dinner Menu & Wine List  *___________________
First Course
Roasted Breast of Duck
torchon of foie gras, pommes anna, shallots kumquat confit
kumquat au jus 
Second Course
Rack of Lamb
favas, tendrils
cabernet reduction
Third Course
Roasted Prime New York Strip
long cooked greens beans
 au jus, creamy horseradish 
Plus Jar French Fries
Fourth Course
Individual Cheese Plates 
Dessert Course:
Mini Chocolate Brownie
Coffee and Tea
✦ Wine List ✦
  1. Acumen, Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2019 ($110 Value)
  1. Addax, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2018 ($135 Value) (94 Points) Russell Bevan Winemaker
  2. Arkenstone Vineyards, Estate Red, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley 2018 ($200 & 94 Points - Sam Kaplan Winemaker)
  3. Cardano Estate, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019 ($130 & 95 Points)
  4. Castiel Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, 2018 (From Scarecrow's Winemaker)
  5. Colgin Cellars, Jubilation, Napa Valley 2019 ($360 Value)
  6. Continuum Estate, Proprietary Red Blend, Sage Mountain, Napa Valley 2019 (99 Points) ($275 Value)
  7. Dana Estates, ‘onda’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2019 (96 Points) ($250 Value)
  8. Hundred Acre, Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2018 ($660 Value) (99 Points)
  9. Keplinger, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Ranch, Napa Valley 2017 ($200 Value And 97 Points)
  10. Screaming Eagle 2nd Flight, Napa Valley ($1200 Value) (Vintage Tba)
  11. Maroon Wines, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Maroon Vineyard, Napa Valley 2018 ($110)
  12. Medlock Ames, Kate's & B's Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2017 ($100 & 93 Points)
  13. O'shaughnessy Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($100 & 96 Points)
  14. Oakville Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016 ($100 And 95 Points)
  15. Pahlmeyer, Proprietary Red 30th Anniversary, Napa Valley 2016 ($224 And 96 Points)
  16. Pulido Walker, Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Estate, Napa Valley, 2018 ($280 Value & 98 Points)
  17. Summit Lake Vineyards, "Emily Kestrel" Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, 2018 ($100 & 92 Points)
  18. Vangone Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2019 ($200 And 97+ Points)
  19. Zd Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon , Napa Valley 2016 ($95 And 94 Points)

About Ian Blackburn

I discovered the wine industry while working with Chef’s Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the top dining rooms of Los Angeles. My passion redirected my career from restaurants/hotels to vineyards and wine-education. Now with over 25-years of experience hosting events; leading trips around the wine world; I published a wine book; produced my own wine called Beekeeper Cellars and sat for the difficult Master of Wine Exam! Today, I am considered one of the region's best wine educators and work for my 20,000 followers (follow me), visiting vineyards and wine regions and producing over 100 wine classes and events a year for my businesses and my team.