There are moments that I feel bad for Bordeaux. It is the region that created modern wine as we know it. It has been an inspiration to wine regions across the world, from Rioja, Barolo, Maipo Valley to the Napa Valley, Tuscan Coast, and Coonawara. It has been keeping us curious about the nuance of vintage since the comet year of 1815, and we have been at its whims in prices since the creation of the 1855 classification. Bordeaux, no matter how you look at it, is the most important wine region in the world.
Yet, it is for all of these reasons that Bordeaux is often villainized. It is the intelligent, creative, and talented friend who comes off as aloof and snooty to others. Much as is often the case with the friend, Bordeaux is misunderstood. With a little searching there is warmth, depth and beauty residing in their soul. Present day Bordeaux is in a spiritual re-awakening, with young and old winemakers making wines, maybe not as polished but just as interesting as those wines that give Bordeaux its elitist reputation. Searching for Bordeaux beyond the classification is a rewarding journey, and with a talented guide more like a treasure hunt than anything else.
We hope you’ll join Trey Stephenson of Neal Rosenthal’s Madrose Imports on Wednesday, February 25th at the Granary for a three-course wine dinner. The dinner starts with a reception where we will focus on Bordeaux for every day, and then we will move on to dinner. He will guide us through a number of the treasures in Bourdeaux’s portfolio. We will showcase many different styles from dry white, to a comparison of two different left bank properties, to a great and noble dessert wine. This dinner is not to be missed!
Please call 919.542.2121 to reserve a spot for this incredible dinner.