Thank You for Attending the Judgment of Paris Wine Tasting

 May 4, 2018 | 6 to 10 pm

North Beach Citizens’ 3rd Annual Judgment of Paris --  California vs. France -- Wine Tasting Fundraiser

We hope that you enjoyed our Judgment of Paris wine tasting event hosted by Jeff and Laurie Ubben. It is an annual celebration in the spirit of the historic 1976 Paris tasting that put California winemakers on the map. This year’s twist was a move from Bordeaux to Burgundy, matching up a new slate of France’s most exclusive reds and whites with California’s finest Pinots and Chardonnays. Below is a list of the winning wines along with more information on the event.

We hope that you join us in 2019!

The Winning Wines:

Per Our Expert Panel of Wine Connoisseurs and Sommeliers (Names listed below):

Red: 

  • 2014 Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Echezeaux Grand Cru (8077) -- 1st place 
  • 2014 Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (5438) -- 2nd place 
  • 2014 Dehlinger High Plains Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (9313) -- 3rd place 

White: 

  • 2015 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (3935) --1st place 
  • 2015 DuMOL Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros (7466) -- 2nd place 
  • 2015 Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain (2032) -- 2nd place 

Per Our Guests: 

Red: 

  • 2014 Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (2961) -- 1st place
  • 2014 Kistler Vineyards 'Kistler Vinyard' Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast (3289) -- 2nd place
  • 2014 DuMOL Finn Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (7814) -- 3rd place

White: 

  • 2015 DuMOL Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros (7446) -- 1st place
  • 2015 Domaine Jean Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Clos des Chevaliers Monopole (1891) -- 2nd place
  • 2015 Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain (2032) -- 3rd place

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Judgment of Paris 2018 on May 4th

Hosted by Jeff and Laurie Ubben

Co-hosts include: Darren & Samantha Bechtel, Michael & Xochi Birch, Ken Fulk & Kurt Wootton, Bill & Stephanie Mellin, Jack & Pamela Preston, and Briana & Miguel Zelaya.

You Will Enjoy:

  • A festive, intimate evening blind tasting twelve exceptional wines, including six exclusive red and white wines from the Burgundy region of France versus six fine Californian Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Napa and Sonoma.

  • Thoughtfully prepared and plentiful hors d'oeuvres.

  • Comparing your wine scoring talents to those of an expert panel of wine connoisseurs and sommeliers.

  • A silent auction to bid on the top scoring wines and your personal favorites to enhance your wine collection.

  • Live music by a Special Musical Guest.   

    The Panel of Wine Tasting Judges Include: 

    • Paul Einbund, Owner of the Morris restaurant and Seam Wines; One of Food & Wine magazine’s 2018 Sommeliers of the Year.
    • Esther Mobley, Wine, beer and spirits writer for the San Francisco Chronicle.
    • Rob Renteria, Sommelier at La Folie Restaurant. 
    • Fred Swan, Instructor at the San Francisco Wine School and writer for the Tasting Panel Magazine.
    • Debbie Zachareas, Owner and partner of the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, and Oxbow Wine & Cheese Merchant

    Time & Place:

    • Friday, March 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
    • Private Residence in San Francisco
    • Festive Attire
    • Valet Parking Available

    Proceeds: All proceeds benefit North Beach Citizens, a non-profit started by Francis Ford Coppola 17 years ago with a proven community-based model for successfully helping San Francisco's homeless annd low-income populaton. 

    The French Wines Include:

    White:

    • 2015 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (3935) 
    • 2015 Domaine Jean Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Clos des Chevaliers Monopole (1891)

    Red:

    • 2014 Domaine Chateau de Meursault Corton Grand Cru (4698)
    • 2014 Domaine Mongeard Mugneret Echezeaux Grand Cru (8077) 
    • 2014 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru 'Clos des 60 Ouvrees' (6479)
    • 2014 Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (5438) 

    The Californian Wines Include:

    White:

    • 2015 DuMOL Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros (7446) 
    • 2015 Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain (2032)

    Red:

    • 2014 Dehlinger High Plains Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (9313) 
    • 2014 DuMOL Finn Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (7814)
    • 2014 Kistler Vineyards 'Kistler Vinyard' Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast (3289)
    • 2014 Williams Selyem Allen Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (2961)

    Tickets/Sponsorship Levels:

    The Nebuchadnezzar Corporate Sponsor - $10,000 per sponsor
    Four individual tickets with Sponsor name associated with the event (i.e., Judgment of Paris sponsored by (your name here), honored at the podium, special recognition during the event and on all print and Web materials and take home one magnum of the winning California wine.

    The Jeroboam Judge - $5,000 per person
    An evening of wine tasting plus special seating for one with our Judges during their formal tasting. Take home two bottles of the winning French wines [one red, one white]. Special recognition during the event on all print and Web materials. Limited seating with the judges for up to four participants.

    The Magnum VIP - $2,500 per person
    An evening of wine tasting plus take home a magnum of the winning California wine; special recognition on all print, Web materials and during the event.

    Individual Ticket - $1,250 per person
    The evening starts promptly at 6pm with a Champagne Reception and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by the blind tasting and judging.  Live music by John Paul White while scores are tabulated at 8pm. Final tasting after winners are announced and labels revealed.


    Learn more about the 2017 event and the winning wines below

    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