Jean-George Wine List Picks
Billecart-Salmon, Brut Cuvée Jean-Georges Réserve 135- This Champagne is made exclusively for the Jean-George restaurant group. Billecart-
Ruinart, Brut, Blanc de Blancs 248- This NV [non vintage] Champagne is fantastic.
Vazart-Coquart, Brut, Blanc de Blancs Special Club, Chouilly 2008 278- a Champagne from the fantastic 2008 vintage
Trimbach 2014 54- Do you still believe that it is a mistake to order the least expensive wine on a wine list? Don’t be shy to order this wine. This is a pretty Riesling from a nice vintage. If you are not
Agnès & Didier Dauvissat 2012 68- Chabli
Henri Prudhon Sur Gamay 1er Cru 2014 100 - I love St Aubin Chardonnays because they are flavorful without the high price of famous white Burgundies [Puligny and Chassagne].
Sancerre, Lucien Crochet 2015 80- A great food wine.
Enfield Wine Co. Citrine 2015 90- This is a lovely California Chardonnay, that is not too "oaky" and "buttery"
Bitouzet-Prieur Clos du Cromin 2013 160 Meursault [Chardonnay]
Jean-Marc Morey Chenevottes 1 er Cru 2012 200- Jea-Marc Morey’ Chassagne Montrachet [Chardonnay].
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos Saint Jean 2011 144
Zind-Humbrecht Rangen de Thann – Clos Saint Urbain Grand Cru 2001 218- Have you ever tasted 16 year old Riesling wine? This stunner is from the 2001 amazing vintage, so this wine will be exotic.
Peter Michael La Carrière, Knights Valley 2015 348- California Chardonnay at
Domaine de Montille 2012 408- Corton Charlemagne Grand Crus
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Hermitage, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave 2007 675- Chave is a master winemaker in red Hermitage. Here he shows what he can produce with white Rhone grapes. This is a massive wine from the great 2007 vintage.
Jean Dutraive, Fleurie 2016 85- Don’t mistake this Beaujolais for that “super fruity” wine. This is
Château Malescasse 2004 74- Never heard of Chateau Malecasse? Neither have I and it does not matter. Why? Because the 2004 vintage was very good and everybody, including Chateau Malecasse, made great wine. The value is here because this wine is 13 years old and not expensive. I have been drinking a lot of 2004s and have not been disappointed. You will be pleasantly surprised when you taste this wine.
Chinon, Bernard Baudry Clos Guillot 2014 76- This is Cabernet Franc produced by a great winemaker. Cabernet Franc has a spicy flavor with great fruit flavors.
Alain Graillot 2015 98- This Syrah is a great food wine.
Ponzi MV, Willamette Valley 2015 80- Orego
Château Potensac 2005 152-This is an excellent Bordeaux from the great 2005 vintage. With 13 years of bottle age, the tannins will be soft and the fruit flavors very "rich". This is an excellent wine value.
Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Les Taillepieds 2011 178- This is my pick for the best value red Burgundy
Remelluri Reserva 2010 118- One of my favorite Riojas. Close your eyes for a second when you taste this wine, and you will think that you are drinking Bordeaux. That is how good this wine is.
Château Le Prieuré 2009 148- this is a great Bordeaux pick.
Château Meyney 2000 216- This is a steal! I love Chateau Meyney. It is a St Estephe,
Edmond Cornu Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2008 260- I love Cornu’s Corton [Pinot Nor]. This is an intense dark 9 year old wine from the really good 2008 vintage. The bottle age has smoothed out the tannins and allowed the intense black fruit [
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Domaine Jamet 2011 358- Jamet is a brilliant winemaker of Syrah wines. Pick this
Domaine Hubert Lignier Les Chaffots 2012 380- Lignier is a master at producing wines in Morey St Denis. He has the ability to express the true
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MAGNUM Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry 1982 (1.5L) 800- If you are entertaining a party of 5 or more, you will need at least 2 bottles of wine. Why not drink one of the best vintages of the 20th century? Nothing says celebration like a big bottle coming to the table. It is said, that the best juice from the grapes crushed at a vineyard, go into the magnums. Ask the Sommelier if this wine is “tired” [way past
Château Canon 1982 1000- If you are closing a business deal, selling your Bitcoin collection, celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary, pick this wine from the historic 1982 vintage. I recently tasted a 1982 Les Fort