Great Wines of the World Masterclass: California’s Game-Changing Vintage

Date(s) - June 2, 2021
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

James Suckling Wine Central


Pursuit of Balance: California’s Game-Changing 2018 Vintage Masterclass



Masterclass Tasting with

June 2, 2021 (Wednesday); 5.15 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.

@ James Suckling Wine Central

(6 wines to taste) / HK$388 per person

Join this special wine tasting masterclass and roundtable conversation hosted and presented by the global tasting team!

The 2018 vintage stood out for Napa and Sonoma. It was a fantastic year for reds producing high-quality wines that show a wonderful balance and harmony as well as ultra-fine tannins.

It was a beautiful harvest with an even and long growing season that enabled wine producers to make precise personal decisions when to harvest their grapes and make their wines. So many made harmonious and beautiful reds that are unabashedly approachable yet show the structure and balance of fruit and tannins for aging.

Discover the wines of some of the top producers from across the region and discuss with us the quality, style, and history of the 2018 vintage, and if the year represents a new benchmark for America’s most famous wine region.

Featured Producers

Amici, Courtney Benham, Newton, Peter Michael Winery, St. Supéry, Penfolds.

List of Wines

  • Amici Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 2018 97 pts
  • Courtney Benham 2018 Melange Du Baum 96 pts
  • Newton Napa Valley Puzzle 2018 95 pts
  • Peter Michael Winery Sonoma County Knights Valley Les Pavots 2018 97 pts
  • St. Supéry Napa Valley Élu 2018
  • Penfolds California Bin 600 2018 93 pts

This masterclass tasting at James Suckling Wine Central is part of the 2021 Great Wines of the World Tasting Month “Summer Edition” – a series of curated tasting events featuring 60+ of the world’s greatest producers and their top-scoring wines. Check out the full line-up of all masterclass tastings and other programs during the tasting month at:


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