1998 Vintage Italian Tasting at WWWB

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 07:30 PM

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Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.

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We have another short week of tastings at the Wine Bar and with only two events coming up next week.  Every night we have an event we are also open for regular wine drinking business and a new menu from Toni every week that will highlight the items that we are serving at our events. 

 

The 1998 vintage is now at 20 years of age and its time to see how the top wines from this vintage are drinking.  As I have stated many times we are doing serious wine drinking research here at the Wine Watch and every year we focus on tasting wines that are 10 and 20 years of age.  We need to find out how these wines are drinking right now!  That’s why we do these tastings- scientific wine research!!

 

Join us as we experience wines that are 20 years old from Tuscany and the Piedmont. The 1998 vintage is now fully mature and we will be featuring a special menu to accompany the tasting wines at the Wine Watch Wine Bar.  This tasting is limited to 14 tasters and the fee for this event is $125 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

 

For those of you that know someone that was born in 1998 and you would like to get them a special bottle to drink on their 21st Birthday we have included a list of everything we have from the 1998 vintage in the store on this offering.

 

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1998 Vintage Tuscan and Piedmont Wines  
 Twenty Year Old’s at the Wine Watch Wine Bar
Friday, March 30th
7:30pm

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1998 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino
Price: $146.00 Sale $128.48

(90 Points) Very fresh and fruity with refined tannins and a long finish. Medium- to full-bodied, silky texture. Another year of bottle age would bring it together. Best after 2004. 200 cases made. “JS Wine Spectator Issue: Web Only - 2004

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1998 Michele Satta  Vigna al Cavaliere

Price: $90.00  Sale $79.20

This is a 100% Sangiovese based wine and is the top wine or the Super Tuscan from this estate.

 

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1998 Fontodi Chianti Classico Vigna del Sorbo
Price: $138.00 Sale $121.44

The Vigna Del Sorbo is now Fontodi’s Gran Selection wine not longer contains 10% Cabernet Sauvignon like this 20-year old version of Fontodi’s single vineyard Riserva Chianti Classico from their estate vineyards in Panzano. 

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1998 Pertinace Barbaresco Castellizano
Price: $65.00   Sale $57.20

A magnificent, noble and austere, fine dry red wine made by vinifying - with a lengthy maceration - scrupulously selected, perfectly ripe grapes grown only on a vineyard old and suited.  It is very well structured, with a good alcoholic content and great balance. Excellent with big dishes, grilled meats and cheeses.

 

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1998 Dante Rivetti Bricco Barbaresco
Price: $91.25   Sale $80.30

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1998 Pelissero Barbaresco Annata
Price: $98.00   Sale $86.24

Very exotic bouquet of smoked lunch meat, oriental spices and dark berry fruit, black truffle and more very complex bouquet of aromas.   The tannins here are very silky with round ripe red cherry fruit and an array of that smoked meat, oriental spice and truffle notes through the finish.  Finish 45+  This wine is drinking beautifully right now     KILLER

 

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1998 Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu
Price: $204.00 Sale $179.52

(91 points) The dazzling 1998 Barbaresco Vanotu (a 575-case cuvee aged in French oak for two years) is sensational. A dark plum color is accompanied by sumptuous aromas of soy, tobacco smoke, Chinese black tea, kirsch liqueur, and spice box. Full-bodied and layered, with a multidimensional personality, sweet tannin, and adequate acidity...(RP) (10/2001) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 

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1998 Icardi Barolo Parej Piedmont
Price: $98.75   Your Price: $86.90      Quantity in Stock: 9

Exceptional year.. A well- structured and alcoholic wine, intense and and concentrated with ample and Persistent perfumes and warm, dense flavour.. Generously fruity.. It s a wine for long- term ageing

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1998 Martinetti Barolo Marasco
Price: $120.00 Sale $105.60

Both as a wine grower and aficionado, Franco M. Martinetti has always approached wine with patience, knowledge and care. Although his career began not in wine but advertising, all along he followed his passion for food and wine and started making his own wine in 1974. These wines deeply reflect Franco's personality: a combination of innate charm, experience and determination. His two sons Guido and Michele work alongside him, overseeing oenology and sales respectively. Now more than ever, with the help of Guido and Michele, the lineup of this self-dubbed "wine-breeder" has attained an astonishing level of quality. The only Italian to become a member of the Académie du Vin de France, Franco Martinetti has been president of the Académie Internationale du Vin since 2003 From Gavi to Barolo, all Martinetti wines show unmistakable elegance and an impressive gourmet character, in keeping with the man's fame in international wine circles. Franco aspires to perfection, as evident in his meticulous supervision of every stage of the wine making process from vineyard to bottle. Martinetti produces 26,000 bottles per year. These complex wines are elegant, exquisitely balanced and powerfully linked to their Piemonte homeland, yet able to satisfy fully the highest expectations of good taste internationally.
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1998 E Pira e Figli Barolo Cannubi Piedmont
Price: $165.00    Your Price: $145.20             Quantity in Stock: 9

(92)The 1998 has always been one of my favorite vintages-it was delicious upon release and is even more so today. It offers an intense yet delicate nose of flowers and spices followed by plenty of sweet ripe red fruit, with outstanding balance and an exquisite, inviting finish. A gem. 92 points/drink after 2006Italy Report # GX Apr 200

 

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1998 Oddero Vigna Rionda Barolo
Price: $172.25 Sale $151.58

 

The form of this vineyard justifies its name: “Rionda Vineyard,” (rionda comes from the word rotonda, which means “round”). It is a round hill of a vineyard, located in Serralunga d’Alba and almost one hectare large. Its vineyards enjoy full sunshine. Like all soil in Serralunga, its origins date back to the Serravallian Age (sometimes called Helvetian), characterized by Lequio soil, or layers of grey marl alternating with sandstone, formed by siliceous sands that are more or less cemented between the marl layers, and calcium carbonate, iron carbonate, and inorganic residuals of vegetable and mineral organisms.

Vignarionda’s soil is rich in microelements like potassium, boron, manganese, and magnesium. Its active limestone content is quite high—at 13.58%, it is the highest in the entire Barolo zone. Vignarionda is well-sheltered by the Castelletto hill from the winter cold spells and winds from the northwest, and has an excellent microclimate for vine cultivation. It is one of our winery’s first Nebbiolo vineyards to germinate and completely mature. With its extraordinary natural characteristics, this vineyard certainly favors organic cultivation.

 

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1998 Eraldo Viberti Barolo
Price: $108.00    Sale Price: $95.04

Morello cherries mingle with cigar wrapper, tarry earth, prunes, truffles and spice in this elegant, finessed, and traditional ’98 Barolo from Eraldo Viberti. Tertiary notes are peeping out, but this wine has a beautiful core of vibrant minerality that propels it across the palate with considerable energy. Velvety and complex, this wine glides across the palate and scatters copious polished tannins as it builds to a persistent, nuanced finish. Deriving from three La Morra vineyards that total six acres and sport tufaceous and clay marl, the organically tended grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel for about thirty days, and the wine ages for two years in barrels.

 

Menu

Charcuterie Selection

Pretzel crusted Tuna Carpaccio Pizza with Porcini Duxelle and truffle creme cheese aioli

Pancetta wrapped Pork Loin stuffed with Coffee and Roasted Chestnut stuffing

 

The fee for this tasting is $125 + tax per person and is limited to 14 tasters.  For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

 

 

 

The rest of the 1998 vintage wines in the store:

 

 

 

Australian

 

1998 Greenock Creek Shiraz Roennfeldt Reserve
Price: $650.00    Sale Price: $475.00  Quantity in Stock: 1

 

Bordeaux

 

1998 Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan
Price: $215.00    Sale Price: $175.00  Quantity in Stock: 11

1998 Chateau Palmer Margaux
 Price: $275.00    Sale Price: $225.00 Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Chateau Latour Pauillac
Price: $595.00    Your Price: $523.60 Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Bahans Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
Price: $180.00    Your Price: $158.40 Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Magnum
Price: $1150.00    Your Price: $1012.00         Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Chateau Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
Price: $650.00    Sale Price: $525.00  Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Magnum
Price: $1950.00    Your Price: $1716.00         Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Carruades de Lafite Pauillac
Price: $295.00    Your Price: $259.60 Quantity in Stock: 4

1998 Chateau Monbousquet St Emilion
Price: $125.00    Sale Price: $100.00  Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Chateau Petrus Pomerol
Price: $4500.00    Sale Price: $3500.00          Quantity in Stock: 7

1998 Chateau Roumieu Lacoste Sauternes
Price: $49.00    Sale Price: $37.00      Quantity in Stock: 2

1998 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes
Price: $95.00    Your Price: $83.60     Quantity in Stock: 1

 

Spanish

 

1998 Condada De Haza Alenza Ribera Del Duero
Price: $115.50    Your Price: $101.64 Quantity in Stock: 2

 

California

 

1998 Merus Cabernet Napa
Price: $159.00    Your Price: $139.92 Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Robert Craig Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder 3 Liter
Price: $500.00    Sale Price: $400.00  Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander 3 Liter
Price: $998.00    Sale Price: $399.00  Quantity in Stock: 2

1998 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist series Sonoma
Price: $60.00    Sale Price: $50.00      Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon MAGNUM
Price: $1250.00    Sale Price: $995.00            Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Verite Sonoma/Napa
Price: $155.00    Your Price: $136.40 Quantity in Stock: 2

 

Oregon Pinot Noir

 

1998 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Elizabeth's Reserve
Price: $69.00    Your Price: $60.72     Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Bryan Creek Vineyard Magnum 1.5L
Price: $129.00    Your Price: $113.52 Quantity in Stock: 4

 

Italian

 

1998 Mastroberardino Taurasi Radici Riserva
Price: $79.00    Your Price: $69.52     Quantity in Stock: 2

1998 Hastae Quorum Barbera D'Asti
Price: $85.00    Your Price: $74.80     Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Castello Del Terriccio Lupicaia MAGNUM
Price: $240.00    Sale Price: $190.00  Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Icardi Barolo Parej Piedmont
Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20     Quantity in Stock: 9

1998 Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne
Price: $200.00    Sale Price: $170.00  Quantity in Stock: 5

1998 Tenuta Ornellaia Masseto Tuscany MAGNUM
Price: $2100.00    Sale Price: $1775.00          Quantity in Stock: 2

1998 Dal Forno Amarone della Valpolicella
Price: $500.00    Sale Price: $400.00  Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Masi Amarone Costasera
Price: $140.00    Sale Price: $115.00  Quantity in Stock: 1

1998 Tommaso Bussola Recioto BG 500ml
Price: $90.00    Sale Price: $70.00      Quantity in Stock: 2

1998 Quintarelli Alzero
Price: $600.00    Sale Price: $495.00  Quantity in Stock: 6

1998 Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella
Price: $499.00    Sale Price: $370.00  Quantity in Stock: 29

1998 E Pira e Figli Barolo Cannubi Piedmont
 Price: $165.00    Your Price: $145.20            Quantity in Stock: 10

1998 Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro Manzano Il Bosco Syrah Cortona Tuscany
Price: $52.50    Your Price: $46.20     Quantity in Stock: 8

 

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