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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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Aug102014

Blind Pinot Noir Tasting Results!

The results of our Blind International Pinot Noir tasting on the 2nd of August are in! Thank you all so much for coming out to give the blind tasting experience a try! Folks in all three stores had a blast, and this makes us very happy.

And now, for the winners…

In Redwood City, the clear winner was the 2009 Kingston Family Vineyards "Alazan" Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley $29.99!

In San Francisco, the clear winner was the 2011 Castelfeder "Glener" Pinot Nero Trentino-Alto Adige $26.99!

In Hollywood, the clear winner was the 2009 Pyramid Valley Vineyards "Cowley" Pinot Noir Marlborough $29.99!

Thank you again to everyone who came out to support the tasting! Next up on the blind tasting calendar is Old & Rare in September. See you there!


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