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Inspired by a Clos St. Denis Grand Cru

Had a big 2-year birthday for Evan a week ago, and opened tons of wine for thirsty guests. The large crowd was mostly parents, running after kids, not paying much attention to wine, just grabbing whatever they could manage on the go. But there was also a small contingent of wine geeks, and with those we lingered over a few special bottles, including a 2000 Clos St. Denis - one of the great top-growth (grand cru) Pinot Noir vineyards in Burgundy. You can learn more about it here . The next day, here is what I emailed my friend wine director Eric: On Monday, April 22, 2013 (morning), Gary Chevsky wrote: Good to see you and Mao yesterday! I thought the Tardieu Laurent 2001 Hermitage blanc was quite excellent -- too bad it kind of disappeared without due contemplation... :) but gives me some encouragement to seek out more Hermitage blancs, and I will still ponder on the remains of the Potel 2000 Clos St Denis today... seemed like a very intense wine but not heavy, although not