Dauvissat Irancy - a wine dinner


The Chablis of my wine youth was mostly underripe with searing acidity, and simultaneously over-manipulated. Honestly it wasn’t always clear that it was much better than that other Chablis, the big green jug of Almaden. Then, in 1990, a friend brought a bottle of 1982 Dauvissat Chablis Montée de Tonnere to dinner; the wine (and subsequent bottles of Dauvissat, and of Raveneau) were a revelation of quality winemaking. Since then things have much improved in Chablis, at least as far as winemaking goes. But despite years of paying attention, I’d never even seen a bottle of Dauvissat’s Irancy (Pinot Noir) until we purchased some from a collector. So what better chance to taste the wines? We have 6 vintages (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014) to share, along with some of the rare and brilliant Chablis from De Moor, Pattes Loup (Thomas Pico), Laurent Tribut, and Chateau de Béru. The Blue Ribbon Federal Grill will present a special four-course menu; dinner with wine, tax, and service, is $140. Please join us! Jamie Wolff