Saturday / April 22, 2017

Downtown LA

Admission  /  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tasting some of today’s greatest references - over $3000 worth of great wine - Sit down tasting of great wines blind, tasted three at a time and revealed. All students will get a petite cheese and cracker plate.

Encourage a tip for the wine pourers, as tip is not included!



Chateau Rauzan-Segla, Margaux, France 1985
(a great Margaux, valued near $200)

Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, France 2000
(one of the top wines of the 2000 vintage, valued over $200)

Chateau Leoville Poyferre, Saint-Julien, France 1996
(Screaming Cabernet from 1996 - aged to perfection, valued over $200)

Chateau Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan, France 2003
(a brand that has maintained a sensational roll - a top wine of the vintage, $175)

Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, France 2003
(a sensational wine - valued over $275)

Clos Fourtet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France 2012
(Top 100 of the year from Wine Spectator, Valued over $150)

Chateau Lagrange, Saint-Julien, France 1996
(ouch - one of the best values in Bordeaux - Classic Saint-Julien, Valued over $125)

Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France 2000
(Stunning - valued at $250)

Chateau Leoville Barton, Saint-Julien, France 2006
(Barton Belts out a 91 Point 2006 - Valued over $150)

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, France 2003
(so good! 94 points - $200 value)

Del Dotto Vineyards Cave Blend, Napa Valley, USA 2013
(A Beast from Del Dotto)

Harlan "Maiden" Napa Valley 2012
(a masterful wine - 93 Points RP)

O'Shaughnessy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, USA 2012

Vineyard 29 "29 Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2012
(100 Points)

Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2012
(96-98 Points RP)

Cade Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, USA 2012
(Top Cabs of the Year - 95 Points)

Round Pond Estate 'Kith & Kin' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2013
(Top Value - 93 Points)

Adobe Road Bavarian Lion Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley, USA 2013
(Small producer of merit)

Duckhorn Vineyards Rector Creek Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2011
(Amazing wine)

Rang Dong Winery "66" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2012
(The Chinese Entry from Napa Valley - Tasted Blind - it ranks as Great!)

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