As vivid and romantic an image as we see when we see the title, this Saturday’s wine tasting won’t be peppered with Madame Defarge knitting coded messages into scarves and sweaters or Dr. Manette’s obsessive Bastille shoemaking. Instead, it will be wines from two wineries, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir, one each from Burgundy and one each from Santa Maria. Presqu’ile certainly sounds French, and we would even suggest it leans toward the Old World in its intentions, but it’s undeniably New World wine, from the heart of Santa Barbara County. Domaine de Rochebin, on the other hand, sounds French because, well, it is. With the opportunity to taste red and white Burgundy next to their red and white California counterparts, we’ll get to know not only two regions and their respective styles, but we’ll get to know two specific wineries as well.
The tasting, like our other Saturday tastings, will take place at 2:00 in our private dining room, and we’ll shoot the breeze with our friend Jennifer about Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, about Burgundy and the Central Coast, about soil and wind and rain and viticulture and winemaking, and at the end of it, I’m convinced the vast majority of us will have found some new favorites, and gotten a discount on them to boot. Call us at (520) 326-9363 and we’ll save you a seat at the table.
You can find the tasting order and pricing here.
A Tale of Two Cities
2020 Domaine de Rochebin Bourgogne Blanc (Chardonnay,) Bourgogne AOC
2020 Presq’ile Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
2020 Domaine de Rochebin Bourgogne Rouge (Pinot Noir,) Bourgogne AOC
2020 Presq’ile Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County