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A Pinot Noir Comparison: California, Oregon, Burgundy

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Past Event

Houston Galleria

5839 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

Date: March 16, 2018

Time: 5:30pm

Event Type: Wine Tasting

Price: $95 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Join us for a journey through great Pinot Noirs of the United States and France. From the golden slope of the Cote d’Or to the hills and valleys of California and Oregon, this magical grape finds a myriad of variations. Come discover why so many wine drinkers, collectors and sommeliers consider this grape to be the finest wine grape on the planet.


Hors d'Oeuvres

A5 Wagyu Carpaccio, Black Truffle Aioli, Micro Arugula, Triple Cream Mt. Tam Brie

Scallops, Sunchoke Purée, Hazelnut Gremolata, Romanesco, Lemon Oil

Citrus Cured Salmon, Pickled Calabrian Chilies, Finger Limes, Pacino Green Peppers

Roasted Coriander Pork Belly, Pinot Noir-Braised Cabbage, Chestnut and Turnip Mustardo, Poached Pear


Table 1 | Sommelier Chris Walter

Antica Terra ‘Angelicall’ Rosé Willamette Valley 2015


Big Table Farm Willamette Valley 2015


Retour Willamette Valley 2012

Table 2 | Sommelier Chris Havens

 Fort Ross Fort Ross Sea-View 2012


Bien Nacido Vineyards Santa Maria Valley 2013


Littorai ‘Savoy Vineyard’ Anderson Valley 2014

Table 3 | Sommelier Eric Estefano

Alban Vineyards ‘North’ Edna Valley 2013


Aubert ‘UV Vineyard’ Sonoma Coast 2015


Merry Edwards Russian River Valley 2015

Table 4 | Sommelier Lindsay Thomas

 Bourgogne, Domaine A. et P. de Villaine ‘La Digoine’ 2015


Chambolle-Musigny, Domaine Hudelot-Baillet 2014


Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Fonteny Monopole, Domaine Bruno Clair 2010

Table 5 | Wine Director Steven McDonald

Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru, Chandon de Briailles 2012


Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Chaffots, Hubert Lignier 2003


Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru En Orveaux, Mongeard-Mugneret 2015

Wine Dinners

Experience extraordinary wines and expertly crafted cuisine in our sit-down wine dinners. Our executive chefs and our sommeliers collaborate with top winemakers from around the world to create the perfect pairings for these intimate events.

Wine Tastings

Explore the world of wine at our interactive wine tastings. Each event is a uniquely crafted experience with the opportunity to try 10-15 wines and engage in a lively exchange with our sommeliers and other Guests.

Other Events

Sample renowned single malts or fine craft beers paired with a multicourse meal at our Scotch dinners or beer dinners – a distinctive take on food and wine pairings. And for those special holidays like New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy a dazzling feast from our unique event menus. There’s always something wonderful to look forward to.