Join us for the Judgment of Paris


Thank you everyone who attended our second annual Judgment of Paris blind wine tasting on March 3rd.

The winning wines were:

White

Selected by the Judges:

#1: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Truffières 2014 Etienne Sauzet
#2: 2014 McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay from Kistler
#3: Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014 Bonneau du Martray

Selected by the Guests: 

#1: 2012 Aubert Chardonnay
#2: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Truffières 2014 Etienne Sauzet
#3: 2014 McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay from Kistler

Red

Selected by the Judges:

#1: Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 2014 Clos des Porrets Saint Georges Henri Gouges
#2: 2014 Benovia Pinot Noir
#3: Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Mazoyeres 2014 Domaine de la Vougeraie

Selected by the Guests:

#1: 2014 Kosta Browne Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir
#2: 2014 DuMol Russian River Pinot Noir
#3: 2014 Benovia Pinot Noir


March 3, 2017; 6 to 10 pm at The Battery

A celebration in the spirit of the Judgment of Paris, the historic 1976 Paris tasting that put California winemakers on the map.  Only this year instead of Bordeaux we are taking the competition to Burgundy. Come and experience North Beach Citizen’s twist on this famous California versus France wine tasting event.  

Co-hosted by: Michael & Xochi Birch, Jack & Pamela Preston, Jill Reber, and Jeff & Laurie Ubben 

You will enjoy:

  • An exclusive blind tasting of 12 wines including 6 of the most exclusive French wines from Burgundy versus 6 of the finest California Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Napa and Sonoma.
  • Comparing your wine scoring talents to those of an expert panel of wine connoisseurs.
  • A dinner of thoughtfully prepared food pairings. 
  • An elegant evening at The Battery’s penthouse with stunning views of the Bay Bridge Lights.

Judges: 

  • Virginie Boone, wine writer and Wine Enthusiast contributing editor
  • David Glancy, master sommelier and founder of the San Francisco Wine School
  • Ray Johnson, director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University
  • Esther Mobley, wine, beer & spirits writer for the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Martin Sheehan-Stross, lead sommelier at Michael Mina Restaurant; Best New Sommelier 2015, Wine Spirits

The wines include the below: 

French:

  • Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014 Bonneau du Martray
  • Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Truffières 2014 Etienne Sauzet
  • Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Mazoyeres 2014 Domaine de la Vougeraie
  • Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014 Mongeard-Mugneret
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 2014 Clos des Porrets Saint Georges Henri Gouges
  • Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2014 Domaine Jacques Prieur

California:

  • 2014 McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay from Kistler
  • 2012 Aubert Chardonnay
  • 2014 Kosta Browne Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir
  • 2014 DuMol Russian River Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Benovia Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Three Sticks Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

 Tickets/Sponsorship:
–  $1,250 per person
–  Buy tickets here or call 415-772-0918 EXT. 107 to learn about sponsorship opportunities

Time & Place:
– Friday, March 3, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
– The Battery, 717 Battery Street, SF, CA
– Festive Attire
– Valet Parking Available

Proceeds benefit North Beach Citizens — a local non-profit organization that provides real and lasting solutions for San Francisco’s homeless and low-income population.