Reserve Wine Tastings  

Experience some of the world's finest and rarest wines at these exclusive tastings.

RT1 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Tenth Anniversary '90
Bordeaux & California Reds

An ensemble of red wines from the stellar '90 vintage: Latour, Cheval Blanc, Margaux, Léoville Las Cases, L'Evangile, Gruaud-Larose, Mondavi Reserve, Heitz Martha's Vineyard, Beringer Reserve, Shafer Hillside Select, Staglin Family Vineyards and Gallo Estate; plus two surprises. Host: Andrew Lawlor, with a panel of winery and industry commentators.
(additional fee: $225)

RT1 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
RT2 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Sassicaia:
A Spectacular Tasting of
Eight Vintages

Vindicated in 1994 when San Guido became the first single estate to receive its own D.O.C. its first "super Tuscan" remains a benchmark of quality. An unparalleled tasting of the '79, '81, '88, '90, '93, '95, '97 and the unreleased '98 barrel sample. Hosts: Andrew Lawlor and Marchese Nicolò Incisa Della Rocchetta, proprietor of Sassicaia.
(additional fee: $150)

RT3 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
A Historic Tasting of
Louis Martini Wines

Contrast the tastes and textures of four decades of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir from the '66, '74, '84 and '92 vintages; plus the Los Ninos Proprietary Blend, the "first growth" Louis Martini wine from the '79, '81, '85 and '93 vintages. The tasting culminates with the Millennium release of a '49 Muscat that has been wood-aged for 50 years. Hosts: Andrew Lawlor, Michael and Peter Martini.
(additional fee: $125)

RT4 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Eight Incomparable Vintages of Taittinger Comtes de
Champagne Blanc de Blancs

One of the last remaining family-owned and -operated Champagne houses, Taittinger is recognized worldwide for producing, quite possibly, the finest and surely the most consistent Blanc de Blancs. Experience eight inimitable and distinctive vintages: '75, '82, '85, '86, '88, '89, '90 and '93; plus Domaine Carneros "Le Reve" by Champagne Taittinger. Hosts: Andrew Lawlor and Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger.
(additional fee: $110)

RT5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Classic Burgundies of
Maison Louis Jadot

A retrospective of 12 great Burgundies spanning two decades from Maison Louis Jadot: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières '90 & '97; Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot Duc de Magenta '90 & '97; Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" '90 & '97; Beaune 1er Cru "Clos des Ursules" '85 & '97; Corton-Pougets Grand Cru '85 & '97; Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru '85 & '97. Panelists: Pierre-Henry Gagey, Jacques Lardière, Bartholomew Broadbent, David Scholefield and Robert Simpson.
(additional fee: $150)

RT6 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cult and Boutique Vintage Ports

A tasting of ten of the hardest-to-find, most sought-after, cult and boutique Vintage Ports spanning several decades. Wines include Ferreira '60, Offley '85, Quinta Vale da Minha '97, Broadbent '94 and Quinta do Crasto '95, Taylor Fladgate '77 Vintage Port, Fonseca '70 Vintage Port, and a selection of Niepoort's greatest vintages. Panelists: Adrian Bridge, Miguel Roquette, Cristiano Van Zeller, Dirk van der Niepoort, Bartholomew Broadbent, David Scholefield and Robert Simpson.
(additional fee: $110)

RT7 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Great Wines of Beringer Estates

An extensive array of rare reserve wines from Beringer and its estates (St. Jean, Stags' Leap, Souverain, St. Clement, and Meridian), including Beringer '97 Sbragia Limited Release Chardonnay, '95 Bancroft Merlot, '95 Home Ranch, '87 and '95 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignons greatest vintages and '96 Nightingale; plus the award-winning St. Jean '96 "Cinq Cepages." Hosts: Andrew Lawlor and Beringer's Tor Kenward.
(additional fee: $110)

RT8 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ten Vintages of
Chateaux Pichon Lalande

Ten vintages of Pichon Lalande, the superlative Second Growth that often outranks the First Growths, with proprietor Jean-Bruno Cantorne. This rare opportunity promises to be a highlight for any Bordeaux lover. Panelists: Jean-Bruno Cantorne, Bartholomew Broadbent, David Scholefield and Robert Simpson.
(additional fee: $125)


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