2014  
February 16 2014's Taste-Off: California's Finest Pinot Noirs
March 9 Superstar California Cabernet Sauvignons Reflecting California's Unique Terroirs, Part I
May 4 Vertical of Chateau Leoville Las Cases, grand vin, "Super Second Growth" of St.-Julien, Bordeaux. Vintages 1982-2000
June 14 Al Fresco Soireé with Fine Wines (1997 Penfold's Grange vs. Satin & Silk) at private home. MEMBERS ONLY.
July 20 Dry White Wines of Distinction – Rhone, California, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, etc.
August 10 70th Birthday Celebration featuring the grands vins of Top Growth Bordeaux from the 1970 vintage (including Chateau Latour), ultra-fine Napa Valley Cabernets (from the early 1970s) and 1959 Steinberger Trockenbeerenauslese. MEMBERS ONLY.
September 7 Old World & New World Syrahs and Shirazes
September 21 Grands Crus Red Burgundies
October 19 Merlots: A Comparison of Flavor Profiles--- California & The Right Bank (St.-Emilion and Pomerol, Bordeaux)
   
2013  
January 27 2013's Taste-Off: The Very Best of California Cabernets, Part I
February 24
April 21 The Great Classified Growths of the St.-Julien Appellation (Bordeaux) with Owners of the Chateaux. A Horizontal & Vertical Tasting to be followed by Dinner with Library Vintages.
June 23 From Burgundy to the New World: The Magnificent Expressions of Exceptional Pinot Noir
July 14 2013's Taste-Off: The Very Best of California Cabernets, Part II
September 15 Gastronomic Luncheon with Library Vintages of Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon at Caymus Vineyards, Rutherford (Napa Valley)
November 3 Birthday Celebration - Gastronomic Dinner featuring some of the world's finest wines at Michellin-starred restaurant
December 8 A Hedonist's Ultimate Tasting: A Selection of Highly-Acclaimed Vintage Ports (1963, 1970, 1977, 1994, 1997, 2000), Sherries & Madeiras with Chocolates from Brussels & Paris, Danish Bornholm Cheeses, etc.
   
2012  
January 13 Tasting #1,501: Superstar Cabernets--- The Best of the Napa Valley, Part I, current releases
February 8 Tasting #1,502: Luxury Champagnes from the highly-rated 1990 vintage - Cristal, La Grande Dame, Fleur de Champagne, etc.
March 8 Tasting #1,503: Superstar Cabernet Sauvignons, Part II, current releases
April 20 Tasting #1,504: Pinot Noir - A Sensuous Wine That Comes In Many Styles
May 10 Tasting #1,505: 15-vintage Vertical of the grand vin of Chateau Cos d'Estournel, Super Second Growth, Saint-Estephe (Bordeaux), with Jean-Guillaume Prats, General Director of the chateau.
June 14 Tasting #1,506: Dry White Bordeaux & California Sauvignon Blancs
July 21 FIELD TRIP - Palmaz Vineyards, Napa. MEMBERS ONLY. Limit 20
August 26 French-Style Summer Paulee Dinner
September 23 Tasting #1,507: Pinot Noir on the Tiburon Waterfront. Can you pick out the "Ringer" from Oregon? Italian Dinner to follow
October 6 "The Dueling Napa Valley Imperials", Oktoberfest & The Blue Angels. Private home in Tiburon. Highly-rated Trockenbeerenausleses from the legendary 1976 vintage). MEMBERS ONLY. Limit 20.
November 11 Tasting #1,508: "New World" Syrah/Shiraz
December 2 Holiday Dinner featuring Luxury French Champagnes & Outstanding Library Wines
   

2011

 
January 12 Tasting #1,492: Exceptional Oregon Pinot Noirs vs. Exceptional California Pinot Noirs, Part I
February 9 Tasting #1,493: Stellar California Cabernets, Part I
April 28 Tasting #1,494: Premium California Chardonnays
May 19 Tasting #1,495: Vertical of Chateau Cos d'Estournel (a "Super Second Growth")
June 22 Tasting #1,496: Stellar California Cabernets, Part II & 40th Anniversary WINE OLYMPICS
July 17 Field Trip to Cloud's Rest
September 15 Tasting #1,497: Rhone varietals, including Hommage a Jacques Perrin
October 12 Tasting #1,498: Exceptional Oregon Pinot Noirs & Exceptional California Pinot Noirs, Part II
November 9 Tasting #1,499: The Right Bank (Pomerol, St.-Emilion), California Merlots & Cabernet Francs
November 30 Tasting #1,500: Library vintages (1970 to 2005) of the grand vin of Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Top Second Growth, Margaux, followed by GALA 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Black Tie. Special Guest Henri Lurton, proprietor of Chateau Brane-Cantenac. MEMBERS ONLY.
   
2010
February 24 Tasting #1,484: Premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Their Distinctive Flavor Profiles
March 24 Tasting #1,485: Sonoma County's Magnificent Pinot Noirs and its World-class Appellations
April 16 Tasting #1,486: Old-Vine vs. Newer-Vine Zinfandels
May 16 Field Trip to the Valley of the Moon (Sonoma County): Visit to Member-Winery with Gourmet Dinner Featuring Library Wines in Large Formats
June 23 Tasting #1,487: Burgundy's Majestic Chevalier-Montrachet vs. California's Top-Tier Chardonnays
July 21 Tasting #1,488: An Evening with John Shafer - California's "Cult" Cabernets & Bordeaux-Style Blends
August 18 Tasting #1,489: Splendid Rhone Reds Alongside their California Counterparts
September 22

Tasting #1,490: "Great Growth" Bordeaux and Opulent California Cabernets from the 1997 Vintage

October 21 Tasting #1,491: 2007 Vintage Ports from the Douro, Portugal
   
   
December 1 Annual Luxury Champagne Gala & Holiday Celebration and Retrospective of the Legendary 1990 Vintage
 
 
2009 Archive
January 13 Dijon Clone vs. Pommard Clone - California's Magnificent Pinot Noirs
February 17 Outstanding Cabernets You May Never Have Heard Of
April 25

Field Trip to Paso Robles - Visit to Member-Wineries Windward Vineyard and Austin Hope Winery - library vintages

April 26 Field Trip to Paso Robles - Visit to Justin Vineyards & Winery followed by grand luncheon featuring vertical of Reserve Isosceles
May 20 First and Second Growth Red Bordeaux from the Profound 2005 Vintage
June 24 Premium White Burgundies & California Chardonnays with Miljenko "Mike" Grgich
July 25 Dinner featuring double magnums of the grand vin of Château Lafite-Rothschild, Bordeaux
August 19 California's Magnificent Rhone-Style Red Wines
September 22 Cellar Dwellers, Part 1: Vintage 1994 Grand Cru/Premier Cru Red Burgundies & California Pinot Noirs
October 18

Spotlight on the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA with Luncheon at the luxurious Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur. Large formats. Older vintages.

November 11 Cellar Dwellers, Part 2: Vintage 1994 First/Second Growth Red Bordeaux & Premium California Cabernets

December 1

Annual “Luxury” Champagne Gala followed by Holiday Celebration
 
 
2008 Archive
January 8 The "Sublime" Pinot Noirs of the Russian River Valley, the Sonoma Coast & Los Carneros with our member David Bruce, Proprietor of David Bruce Winery
February 11

Premium California Merlots & the Wines of Pomerol, St.-Emilion, Blaye & St.-Loubes (Bordeaux)

March 2 Dinner featuring SIX Vintages of Château Lafite-Rothschild, Pauillac (Classified as First Growth in 1855 and in 1973). Black tie.
April 7 Premium Pinot Noirs from the Central Coast (Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Maria Valley, Paso Robles) with Visionary Viticulturist Gary Pisoni
May 6

"The Judgment of San Francisco" with our Member Chuck Wagner, Proprietor of Caymus Vineyards (Is there, indeed, a difference between the American palate and the European palate?)
We heard "The Judgment of Bordeaux" on October 19, 2007 at Vintners Club Tasting #1,468 held in Margaux.  Much has been written about this world-class tasting by some of the most influential international wine critics who attended.  Pictures of our members tasting and evaluating alongside approximately 100 of Bordeaux' top brass are at http://www.vintnersclub.com/tasting_1468_photos.html.  Now, we have the rankings of the identical wines by our members in San Francisco..."The Judgment of San Francisco".

June 24 Premium Old Vine Zinfandels With Our Member Kent Rosenblum
July 29 Library Tasting - Vintage 1996 Grands Crus & Premiers Crus White Burgundies from the Hallowed Cote de Beaune
August 26 Rhone-Style Reds with our member Jim Concannon, recipient of the California 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award and co-inventor of the “Concannon” (7, 8 & 11) Cabernet Clones
September 30 "Super Tuscans" from Bolgheri & Superb Cabernets from Napa
November 9 Dinner featuring Library French Champagnes, Grands Crus Burgundies & Ultra-Premium, Highly-Rated Library California Cabernets in Magnums. Michelin-starred restaurant.
December 2 Annual "Luxury" French Champagne/California Sparkling Wine Gala Dinner & Wine Tasting Olympics
 
2007 Archive
 
January 9 Premium California Pinot Noirs with Richard Sanford
January 21 Rick Waterman's 60th Birthday Celebration, Acquerello Restaurant, San Francisco, featuring Luxury Champagnes & Magnums of Premium California Wines
February 13 Sweet Sauternes & Barsacs (First and Second Growths) with Count Alexandre de Lur Saluces (former President & Director General of Chateau d'Yquem)
March 5 California Cabernet "Gems" Priced Under $100
April 29 Field Trip to Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate. Visit to the vineyards in Malibu Canyon, tasting, and luncheon with our members George Rosenthal and Neil McNally.
May 4 Vintage 1996 Red Burgundies and California Pinot Noirs
May 23 The Influence of Oaks on Wines - Visit, Tasting and Luncheon with one of the world's foremost tonneliers (barrel makers), our member Seguin Moreau (France) at their Napa facility
June 19 Premium Old World & New World Syrahs (includes wines that have earned 94, 96 & 98 points from Robert Parker, Jr.)
July 23 White Burgundies (Grands Crus/Premiers Crus) & California Chardonnays
August 27

Ultra-Fine California Cabernets & Bordeaux-Style Blends, “The Best Of The Best”, With Our Longstanding Member Paul Draper, CEO & Winemaker At Ridge Vineyards

October 2

Premium Petite Sirahs with Our Internationally-Acclaimed Member, Kent Rosenblum, CEO & Winemaker At Rosenblum Cellars

October 19-20

Two Grand Historic Events In Bordeaux, France, at Château Brane-Cantenac, Margaux Appellation

December 4 Holiday Celebration & Dinner Featuring “Luxury” French Champagnes & California Sparkling Wines
 
2006 Archive
 
January 17 Premium California Merlots vs. The Wines of Pomerol & St.-Emilion
February 21 The Ascendancy of Pinot Noir in North America, Part I
February 26 Jack Mills' 70th Birthday Celebration: Double Magnums of 1971 Chateau Petrus, 1988 Chateau Latour, 1986 Chateau Raymond-Lafon (Members Only)
March 14 Premium California Cabernets:  Sonoma County, Santa Cruz Mountains & Central Coast
April 25 The Ascendancy of Pinot Noir in North America, Part II
May 23 30th Anniversary of the 1976 Paris Tasting (Members Only)
June 27 Rising Stars of the Napa Valley (Cabernet Sauvignons/Bordeaux-style Blends) with Philippe Rapacz, Chairman & CEO of our member Seguin Moreau, France
July 25 Grands Crus White Burgundies vs. Premium California Chardonnays
August 29 Ultra-Fine Old World & New World Syrahs (Northern Rhône, Australia & California)
September 14 Napa Valley Ultra-Premium Cabernets/Bordeaux-Style Blends with David Pearson, CEO of OPUS ONE
October 1 Member Kathy Rosenblum's 60th Birthday Celebration (Verticals of St. Peter's Church & Rockpile Road), Asena Restaurant, Alameda (Members Have Priority)
November 17 Vintage 2003 Bordeaux First & Second Growths (All 5 First Growths & 4 Second Growths)
December 5 Holiday Gala Dinner with Luxury French Champagnes & California Sparkling Wines

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