François Villard, Dave Miner, Jack Edwards & Gary Brookman met in 1999 at the Hospice du Rhone in Paso Robles. In 2004 Dave, François and Gary created "La Diligence," a wine from Rhone varietals grown in the Napa Valley with traditional French techniques... and so was born the first Syrah under that label. In 2008, a white wine of Marsanne was made. The 2009 Marsanne has been selected as the ToutSuite House Wine for the Month of July. You should try it as it is delicious.
Tasting: Cote Rotie Le Gallet Blanc 2009, St Joseph Rouge Poivre et Sol 2009, Condrieu Deponcin 2010, St Peray 2010
Join me, Didier, by enabling your web cameras for François Villard's very first open webcast conversation on ToutSuite Social Club, along with Dave Miner, Gary Brookman and Jack Edwards.