The French Laundry
Thomas Keller's Napa Valley icon reopens with a stellar new wine list
Before chef-owner Thomas Keller closed the French Laundry in 2004 for remodeling, the Napa Valley restaurant had only a tiny wine cellar plus some off-site storage. Keller barely had room to accommodate a 550-selection wine list—not a bad size, but hardly in keeping with the restaurant's exalted reputation for dining.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 19, 2007.