Jim traveled to Paris to participate in a California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vs. White and Red Burgundy tasting at L'Ambassade de Bourgogne in the 6th Arrondissement. Owner, Philippe Séré, chose the following pairings:
Varner Amphitheater Block 2013 /Puligny-Montrachet Sauzet 2013
Varner Three Blocks Pinot Noir 2009 / Chabolle 1er Cru Feusselottes C. Confuron 2009
Aubert UV Pinot Noir 2010 / Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots Michel Gaunoux 2010
Peter Michael le Caprice 2010 / Echezeaux F. Feuillet 2010
Marcassin Pinot Noir 2006 / Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Bussiéres Roumier 2006
Everyone there thought the California wines were of high quality, but Mr. La Guiche, from the famous family that owns 2.06 hectares of Montrachet Grand Cru on the Puligny side, especially single out our two Varner wines for exceptional grace and elegance.