2017 Vine Cliff Los Carneros Chardonnay tonight. Not usually a Napa guy, but it had exceptional complexity for a $35 wine. I've had white Burgundy at 4x the price that couldn't hold a candle to this. Notes of jasmine, green apple and tart stone fruit.
That place five minutes from the Piob Palace on the Top 100 list for resorts suffered greatly from the fallout of COVID. We've not been there since 3/14/20 and I understand all the experienced staff, staff we've known literally for years, are gone. Mrs. Piob's vaccine will be in full force as of 4/16 and we were thinking of celebrating by going to check things out. In prep I pulled the current wine list and someone has redone it. It made me cry. The cellar I used to know is all but gone and, as an example, there is now a section for "French Pinot Noir" that is nothing but Burgundy and a "French G/S/M blend" section that is nothing but southern Rhone.