The upshot of San Francisco, California’s RN74 closing last year was that the Seattle location cherry-picked from that cellar, doubling the breadth and depth of its own. Verticals of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Domaine Dujac now join an ever-expanding selection of Washington and Oregon wines.
From the Sommelier: “While Burgundy is becoming more and more unobtainable, lesser-appreciated villages like St. Aubin and Marsannay have been elevating quality through better farming, a warming planet, and improvements in the cellar. These wines are delicious and still largely priced within reason. Another Burgundian gatecrasher, Aligoté Doré, is being taken really seriously in the cellar and creating wines akin to solid Chablis. Even better yet, one is hard pressed to spend more than $60 a bottle on a restaurant winelist.” —Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen, RN74
Dish We Loved: Grilled asparagus and foraged fiddlehead ferns with duck prosciutto, slow-poached egg, golden morel mushroom jus