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Wine, Women and Song: East LA Meets Napa at Union Station Part II

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Union Station is always a beautiful venue. The cool summer breezes and fading sunlight as the three large courtyards filled with music and sounds of celebration last week made for an outstanding event. The feast at the annual benefit for AltaMed was accompanied by wines from Latino-owned or operated Napa Wineries. This year three select vineyards from Baja, the Adobe Guadalupe, L.A. Cetto Vineyard and J.C. Bravo also represented.

Most of the participants were boutique wines, with a high ratio of Cabernet Sauvignons, for which Napa Valley is best known. The 2007 Chateau de Vie Cabernet Sauvignon tasted of berries and spice. Another vintner, Gustavo Thrace, produces Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the usuals and and a "very unique Bordeaux blend".