Samuel Billard

Samuel Billard

While half the Renegade team steamed ahead to the Samuel Billard winery and what turned out to be a fantastic few hours, the other half of the team caught up on sleep. But both were present that evening to a monumental dinner. Samuel Billard hosted at the famed Hostellerie des Clos restaurant bringing his 2010 Mont de Milieu (still young). Skipping the drama with the glassware, Samuel surprised us with a 2007 Raveneau Blanchot. This one was a baby, even after decanting BUT at this stage it was perfect with the raw scallop appetizer.

Once again the generosity of Samuel was apparent when a 2010 Roumier Chambolle-Musigny appeared. There was so much going on with this gentle giant. Truly one of the best village wines we’ve had in years. It’s no wonder his wines command the prices they do.

A dinner in France could not conclude without the cheese course. Our server brought over a cart the size of ping pong table (see picture). We indulged further.

As for Samuel, we hope to get him to Santa Barbara for a dinner one of these days. (Oh yeah…almost forgot…the food was Michelin-worthy. #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb #sbindependent #sbindy

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