Wednesday / April 19, 2017


Tin Roof Bistro
Manhattan Village, 3500 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Tasting Experience  /  6:30 PM - 9:15 PM


All Magnum dinner served at Tin Roof Bistro. We don't mess around - we open the best examples we can get our hands on; not just one but several. This will be a very deep look at the grapes, the places, the producers, the history, and the politics of these wines. Ideal for both the passionate wine lover and the wine tourist... beginner or more advanced.

The Magnum Experience - not just a larger bottle but a better vessle. Typically, wine tastes better from magnum as they realize less impact on the wines fragile nature... less heat, less light, less stress. With time, this impact (or lack there of) is multiplied and greater complexity results. This event will showcase 10 great magnums valued over $3000 in retail value and $7500 in restaurant value. This event will allow us to pour fewer wines but larger pours. Limited to 22 guests, that is about 1 bottle of wine per person - includes dinner, wine tasting, education, and laughs.


wine list

BUBBLES: 2006 Taittinger Comtes De Champagne Blanc De Blancs Brut, Champagne, France (Magnum)

“A stunning wine, from Magnum it will be crisp and fresh, and one of the greatest examples of great Champagne of all time.” 
$500 value- 98 points.

OYSTERS/SEAFOOD: 2014 Domaine De La Pepiere, Muscadet Sevre-Et-Maine, Sur Lie, Clos Des Briords, Loire, France (Magnum)

“purity, clean, fresh, Oyster/seafood wine personified…. this is the best producer and a wine that is often reduced to only french restaurants but should be a mainstay - to find a rare magnum is a treat - and this wine will thrill”
$140 value - 94 points 

2014 Liquid Farm "Golden Slope" Chardonnay, Sta Rita Hills (Magnum)

“We are fortunate to have access to Jeff’s best wine out of magnum, this is a barrel selection of wines that deliver on the “Golden Slope” promise, and his detailed approach is winning over fans internationally - bringing sexy back to California Chardonnay.”
$150 value - 94 points

CRU BEAUJOLAIS:  2009 Jean-Paul Brun Domaine Des Terres Dorees Fleurie, Beaujolais, France (Magnum)

"Top producer, top vintage, rare, like great burgundy, 2009 will awaken your interest in Beaujolais and show you how well this grape can age when handled by a master.”
$125 value - 97 points

TOP BURGUNDIAN EXAMPLE: 1999 Domaine Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Cote De Nuits, France (Magnum)

“A great producer, excellent example of VV GC, from a top vintage at an ideal moment to open and explore.”
$400 value - 94 points

TOP CALIFORNIA PINOT:  2010 Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills, (Magnum)

“There is no brand in Santa Barbara delivering the collectability of Sea smoke; the vineyard is exclusive, optimal, and handled like a Grand Cru.”
$295 value- 95 points

ITALIAN STALLION: 1999 Cordero Di Montezemolo Gorette, Barolo Docg, Italy (Magnum)

“Nebbiolo thrives at the 15-year mark, and this is an Estate with some serious history…. I carried this back myself - purchased from the library and a very special wine… Tar and Roses galore.”
$400 value - 96 points

ULTIMATE CULT: 1994 Dominus Estate Christian Moueix, Napa Valley (Magnum)

"One of the greatest California wines ever made?  I think so… its required 20 years to say that… from one of Napa’s greatest producers, Napa’s greatest vintages, A magnum of one of the rarest wines. This shows the true potential of Napa Valley when it is given the time to shine.”
$900+ value - 99.9 points (what is perfections?) 

AMUSING COLLECTABLE FROM HEIDI BARRETT:  2013 Amuse Bouche Proprietary Red, Napa Valley, Usa (Magnum $500)

“A rich and lush California Cabernet by Heidi Barrett - to compare and contrast with the earth and subtly of the Dominus - a very collectable effort from the darling of the Napa Valley.”
$1000+ value - 97 points 

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Ian Blackburn, CSW, JWE ­‐ LearnAboutWine & wineLA Professional Sommelier, Candidate for the Master of Wine

Ian drinks wine for a living and plans 50 ­‐100 public and private events a year. Ian stays busy buying collectible wines for high profile clients, planning luxury wine trips for his audience, hosting corporate events, and studying for his Master of Wine. Since 1995, LearnAboutWine has done the hard work of building a better culture for fine wine, opening the doors for more quality products to enter the marketplace and has taught over 800,000 students. With a reach of over 80,000 current subscribers and followers, LearnAboutWine now focuses on the best quality events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 1000 wine students in the last 9 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE). See what is happening NOW at our new website winela.com.

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