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Eight Wines to Try Before You Die

Thursday, January 5 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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What are your desert island wines? What are the eight bottles that you could drink every day and night for the rest of your life? What wines would make living on that cursed desert island feel like a luxurious vacation? Ponder that for awhile. We did. We came up with a list — actually a bunch of lists — then threw them out and simply wandered through our cellar deep in thought.

In the end, it took about a week to make our selections. Each of us picked our most beloved wines from the thousands of great wines out there. In this class, we share them with you. This is not a classic session about terroir or history or culture: this is a class about the ultimate in flavor. Uncompromising lust-inducing brain-melting flavor. Join us for this rare and amazing class.

Previous Tasting Sheets from Previous Eight Wines to Try Before You Die Classes

January 2017

Disappearing Acts
1. Ronchi di Cialla 2015 Ribolla Gialla, Colli Orientali del Friuli
An Obscure “Natural” Style of Winemaking
2. Stonestreet 2012 “Bear Point” Chardonnay, Alexander Valley
A Once Popular Style of High-End Chardonnay

Postmodern Era
1. Robert Mondavi 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
The Classic Napa Cabernet
2. Le Ragose 2007 Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico
The Classic Amarone

Ancient Styles
1. Librandi 2011 “Duca San Felice” Ciro Rosso Riserva
Italy’s First Wine
2. R. Lopez de Heredia 2004 “Vina Tondonia” Rioja Reserva
A Century-Old Style of Wine

1. Jamsheed 2013 “Beechworth” Syrah, Warner Vineyard (Yarra Valley, AU)
A 96+ Point Wine
2. Lynch-Bages 2003 Pauillac
A Grand Cru Classe from Bordeaux

December 2014

First Flight
A wine made by Dave Phinney
1. Orin Swift/Locations NV “Corse” Vermentino, Corsica

Second Flight
A Pinot Noir from the top of Temperance Hill in the Willamette Valley
1. Cristom 2006 Pinot Noir, Louise Vineyard, Eola Amity Hills
A bottle of Cornas from a Garagiste winemaker
2. Domaine Vincent Paris 2007 “Granit 30” Cornas

Third Flight
A beautiful wine made from awful grapes grown in a crappy wine region
1. La Peira en Damaisela 2008 Red Les Obriers de la Peira, Languedoc

Four Flight
A cellar-aged Nebbiolo from the heart of the Italian Piedmonte
1. Giribaldi 2006 Barbaresco
A Priorat wine made from century old Grenache vines
2. Celler de l’Encastell 2007 “Roquers de Porrera” Priorat

Fifth Flight
A Grand Cru from the Right Bank of Bordeaux
1. Clos des Baies 2008 Saint Emilion Grand Cru
A Stellar Old-School Cab From Napa Valley
2. Chateau Montelena 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga


Thursday, January 5
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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