Industry insiders can enjoy a special daytime tasting of the finest Bordeaux wines from 2009, 2010, and advance sips of 2012 blends on April 7th. For the general public, a very special evening tasting accompanies a silent auction for coveted bottles and magnums of Right Bank wines, all at Casa del Mar, just ½ a mile from our hotel at Santa Monica Pier.
Le Cercle Rive Droite
The star of these premier tastings is the Bordeaux region of France itself, specifically, "The Right Bank of the Gironde." Only 143 of the very most prestigious, family owned chateaux are part of the exclusive organization, Le Cercle Rive Droite, 33 of which will be poured for lucky connoisseurs in attendance. Vintages from 2009, highly lauded 2010 Merlots, and 2012 "en primeur," or "future wines," promise to truly tantalize.
Evening Tasting & Silent Auction
Learn About Wine is proud to present the Right Bank Grand Tasting & Silent Auction, open to the general public the night of April 7th. In addition to 33 exquisite wines, there will also be hors d'oeuvres and cheese, with an optional buffet dinner available at an additional cost, 6pm-7pm. A Silent Auction to benefit the TJ Martell Foundation will also take place.
Right Bank wineries that have participated in this very special tasting include: