ABOUT COS D'ESTOURNEL DINNER
Thursday / June 08, 2017
1104 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dinner / 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
PROVENANCE (from the French provenir, "to come from"), is the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of a historical object.
Cos d’Estournel, is a definitive Chateau of the Saint-Estèphe appellation, in Bordeaux, France - a Second Growth in the original Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855. Cos (the S is pronounced) means a "hill of pebbles” and was named so in 1810 by Louis-Gaspard d’Estournel and is presently owned by Michel Reybier who seeks to bring glory to the brand.
The estate controls 100 hectares and is famous for its use of Cabernet and Merlot, and annual production is approx 32,000 cases between all the wines at the property.
Over $4000 in wine for only 18 guests!!
$489 per person all inclusive - increasing to $550 on May 15th.
BEST PRICE GUARANTEED FOR EARLY BIRDS ONLY!!!
TO BE ANNOUNCED
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Etienne de Nantes
Etienne de Nantes started his wine career in 1993 working at Chateau des Antonins, in Bordeaux. He then went on to further explore the industry, studying wine in the Rhone Valley before completing a Masters of Wine Trade in Burgundy. Upon completion of his studies, Etienne worked as a “vigneron”, cellar worker, and a sommelier in Bordeaux and Franschhoek, South Africa. Later, Etienne managed a wine boutique in Bordeaux before working as a négociant specialized in the trade of Grands Crus Classés. Here in the United States, Etienne has worked with Chateau Pontet-Canet and Pichon Comtesse de Lalande.
Today, based in New York City, Etienne is the US Director for the wineries of Michel Reybier, which include Chateau Cos d’Estournel, Chateau Marbuzet, Tokaj Hetszolo and Champagne Michel Reybier.
ABOUT Cos d’Estournel
North of the Medoc, on the hill of Saint-Estèphe. At the bend of the road are the majestic pagodas of Cos d’Estournel. After the sheer delight, it seeks to penetrate the mystery carefully hidden behind the imposing Zanzibar Gate. The residence of the Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe does not fail to surprise. Here is a real palace, entirely dedicated to wine. This had been desired by Louis-Gaspard d’Estournel. Therefore when he inherited a few hectares of vineyards in 1791, he had never ceased to enlarge the estate and to provide it with the best techniques. Convinced of having in his hands an exceptional terroir, this man of taste, adventurer, praised around the world, in India, in particular, from where he brought this penchant for the Orient and exoticism. In the image of his wine, bewitching and elegant, as well as spicy and powerful, he took the chance to be himself in a world so conventional, cultivating his differences and taking up his choices.
Property since 2000 of Michel Reybier, Cos d’Estournel pursues its destiny, between audacity and humility. Every decision is a risk taken, in a visionary philosophy that its founder would not have disowned. Culture divided into plots pushed to its peak, demanding innovation in the winery, a taste for beauty and excellence in a world imbued with unobtrusive elegance, this is the legacy of Louis-Gaspard which its owner today extends. The unique style of Cos d’Estournel, born of a sublime terroir magnified with respect by the passion of men over the centuries, made from his discovery a true journey.
ABOUT MELISSE & CHEF JOSIAH CITRIN
Josiah Citrin is a culinary expert and veteran of Los Angeles’s gourmet dining scene, with more than 25 years of experience. He is a two-star Michelin chef and owner of Santa Monica, California’s highly-acclaimed Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, and Dave’s Doghouse at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles and Indian Wells Tennis Garden. His culinary philosophy, “In Pursuit of Excellence” sets the standard for all of his concepts, whether fine-dining or casual.