10 Top Wine Destinations from Two Nine North

Drink Like a Wine Pro: 10 Top Wine Destinations
10 Top Wine Destinations

1. Cityzen, Washington, DC
Chef Eric Ziebold

Wine Director Andrew Myers

Bottle to Try 2006 Catena Zapata Malbec ($26). Argentina’s Catena family helped create interest in Malbec in the United States with wines like this powerful, spicy red.

2. Cru, New York City
Chef Shea Gallante

Wine Director Robert Bohr

Bottle to Try 2006 Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano ($15). Capezzana, one of the stars of Italy’s Carmignano region, produces dark, earthy Sangiovese-based red blends.

3. Eleven Madison Park, New York City
Chef Daniel Humm

Wine Director John Ragan

Bottle to Try 2008 Pazo Señorans Albariño ($25). Pazo Señorans’s citrus-and-mineral Albariños are benchmarks of Spain’s Rías Baixas region.

4. Mélisse, Los Angeles
Chef Josiah Citrin

Sommelier Brian Kalliel

Bottle to Try NV Guy Larmandier Grand Cru Cramant ($60). The small Champagne producer is known for this mineral-edged, 100 percent Chardonnay grand cru bottling.

5. Sea Saw, Phoenix
Chef Nobuo Fukuda

Wine Director Peter Kaspierski

Bottle to Try 2007 Cline Ancient Vines Mourvèdre ($18). This plummy red comes mostly from 80-plus-year-old vines in northern California.

6. Frasca Food And Wine, Boulder, CO
Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson

Wine Director Bobby Stuckey

Bottle to Try 2007 Corte Sant’Alda Vigne di Mezzane Soave ($19). For years, northeastern Italy’s Soave region produced oceans of bland white wine. Today, wineries like Corte Sant’Alda and wines like this refined, lightly almondy bottling have restored Soave’s reputation.

7. L2O, Chicago
Chef Laurent Gras

Sommeliers Chantelle Pabros & Jean Tomaro

Bottle to Try 2007 William Fèvre Champs Royaux Chablis ($25). Fèvre’s wines are known for the steely grace that characterizes top Chablis.

8. Spruce, San Francisco
Chef Mark Sullivan

Sommelier Andrew Green

Bottle to Try 2006 Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial ($23). This juicy Tempranillo blend is an ideal introduction to the powerful, smoky reds of north-central Spain’s Sardón del Duero region.

9. Tru, Chicago
Chef Rick Tramonto

Wine Director Chad Ellegood

Bottle to Try 2006 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert ($48). Jaboulet’s renowned Thalabert bottling, one of the best from France’s Crozes Hermitage appellation, is robust and peppery, with notes of smoked meat and olives.

10. Boulevard, San Francisco
Chef Nancy Oakes

Wine Director John Lancaster

Bottle to Try 2006 Scherrer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($40). From his small winery in Sebastopol, California, Fred Scherrer produces some of the region’s best Pinot Noirs—silky, fragrant and rich with black cherry fruit.

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About Two Nine North Luxury Apartments

Two Nine North is everything you want and everything you need. It’s an architecturally stimulating environment with an urban flair that delivers a sense of, “You've Arrived” and makes sure you can indulge your desire for fresh air. The residence floor plans you’ll find at Two Nine North have natural flow. Spaces connect in openness, not through hallways. The eye is drawn outside through large windows and the spirit soars. And yet, if privacy is what you crave, each residence offers you an oasis of peace. Where other communities wear sophistication like an overcoat, it’s deep in our DNA. Designed in. Built in. We call it a Boulder Life and it combines green living with efficiency, economy, comfort, convenience and a really great location.
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