Top California wines to be showcased at Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter 2017


Decanter has teamed up with the California Wine Institute to create a special California experience for the guests attending this year’s Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter on 18 November.

California vineyardThis year’s Shanghai Encounter will see one of the Grand Tasting rooms at the Ritz-Carlton dedicated to the diversity and quality of California’s winegrowing regions.

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon from some of the state’s most renowned producers will be showcased.

Decanter’s Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter has become a must-attend event on the Chinese wine scene since its launch in 2012.

It provides a unique opportunity to meet some of the world’s most famous wine producers and taste their top vintages across a series of intimate masterclasses, as well as attend an unrivalled Grand Tasting event.

More about the California room

Despite the recent and tragic California wildfires, the California Wine Institute (CWI) and its members are working hard to bring some of the best wines this region could offer to the Chinese wine lovers.

Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter 2017 California RoomEach of the four main grape varieties will have a featured stand to showcase some 10 wines that reflect the characters of the grape and the terroir. Wines to be tasted include:

• Ramey, Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2007
• Dierberg, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley 2013
• Lange Twins Estate, Centennial Zinfandel, Lodi 2011
• Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, FAY Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014

Apart from the featured stands, there will also be an area in the room for tasting a broader selection of quality California wines covering a range of of sub-regions and grape varieties.

Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter 2017 California Icon WinesThe highlight of the experience will be hourly tastings of some premium and rare fine wines from the Golden State, including:

• Screaming Eagle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014
• Harlan Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012
• Louis Martini Lot 1, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2003 & 2013
• Heitz Cellar, Martha’s Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1987
• Scarecrow, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013
• Opus One, Napa Valley 2013

There will be a maximum 20 glasses poured for each wine, and wine lovers are invited to register their interest in tasting these icon wines on this page.

The tasting opportunities will be randomly allocated to the registered guests who have valid Grand Tasting tickets and confirmed prior to the event.

For more information of the event and purchasing tickets, please visit

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