The French Laundry

Thomas Keller's Napa Valley icon reopens with a stellar new wine list
Harvey Steiman
Issue: August 31, 2007

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.

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