2017 SIT-DOWN SEMINARS

Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Gaja Barbaresco

An exploration of Champagne Veuve Clicquot’s top cuvée, La Grande Dame. Presented by Pierre Casenave, Winemaker, Veuve Clicquot.

Angelo and Gaia Gaja present the complete range of their Barbarescos from the outstanding 2014 vintage.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 2006 (94)

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006 (94)

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1989 (92)

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1979 (96)

Gaja Barbaresco 2014 (93)

Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi 2014 (94)

Gaja Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 2014 (94)

Gaja Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo 2014

1977 Vintage Port

Burgundy Clos Vougeot

A tasting of four Ports from the 97-point 1977 vintage, presented by Adrian Bridge of Taylor Fladgate and Rupert Symington of Symington Family.

 

Graham Vintage Port 1977 (91)

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1977 (97)

Dow Vintage Port 1977 (92)

Fonseca Vintage Port 1977 (100)

An examination of a grand cru site in four vintages, presented by François Labet of Château de la Tour and Pierre-Henry Gagey of Louis Jadot.

 

Château de la Tour Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2014 (94)

Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot 2011 (90)

Château de la Tour Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2010

Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot 2009 (96)

Château Margaux

American Pinot Noir

Owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos presents six wines from Bordeaux’s great first-growth château.

An examination of the influence of terroir on American Pinot Noir from four different regions, presented by Adam Lee of Siduri.

Château Margaux Bordeaux Pavillon Blanc 2011 (95)

Château Margaux Margaux 2009 (97)

Château Margaux Margaux 2004 (94)

Château Margaux Margaux 1995 (97)

Château Margaux Margaux 1989 (97)

Château Margaux Margaux 1986 (95)

Siduri Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Hawk’s View Vineyard 2014 (91)

Siduri Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch Vineyard 2014 (91)

Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Garys’ Vineyard 2014 (92)

Siduri Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Clos Pepe Vineyard 2014 (91)

Eleganza

Contributing Editor Matt Kramer presents three Italian wines of uncommon elegance.

Graci Etna Barbabecchi 2013

Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino 2011

Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo Ghemme Collis Breclemae 2010

WINE STARS

John Alban of California’s Alban Estate, Marilisa Allegrini of Italy’s Allegrini, Mélissa Bouygues of France’s Château Montrose, Stephen Henschke of Australia’s Henschke and Victor Urrutia of Spain’s Cune each present one exceptional wine.

 

Alban Syrah Edna Valley Reva Alban Estate 2013 (94)

Allegrini Verona La Poja 2000 (92)

Château Montrose St.-Estèphe 2010 (97)

Henschke Hill of Grace Vineyard Eden Valley 2012 (98)

Cune Imperial Gran Reserva 1976

CHEF'S CHALLENGE

Four great chefs and restaurateurs match food, wine and wits. With José Andrés, Mario Carbone, Emeril Lagasse and Danny Meyer.

Top 10 Wines of 2016

Taste the best wines of 2016 selected by Wine Spectator’s board of editors.

Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 (95)

presented by
Randy Lewis

Domaine Serene Chardonnay Dundee Hills Evenstad Reserve 2014 (95)

presented by
Grace Evenstad

Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge the Beaux Frères Vineyard 2014 (95)

presented by
Mike Etzel

Château Climens Barsac 2013 (97)

presented by
Bérénice Lurton

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2011 (96)

presented by
Aldo Vacca

Orin Swift Machete California 2014 (94)

presented by
Dave Phinney

Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains 2012 (94)

presented by
Paul Draper

Antinori Toscana Tignanello 2013 (94)

presented by
Piero Antinori

Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan White 2013 (96)

presented by
Florence Cathiard

Hartford Family Zinfandel Russian River Valley Old Vine 2014 (93)

presented by
Don Hartford

*Numbers in parentheses are Wine Spectator ratings