It’s safe to say that Michael Muser is enthusiastic about and proud of every single bottle that graces the pages of his wine list—and can tell you everything about the place they’re from and the people who made them. Here are just a few of the highlights.
VALUE WINE HE’S MOST PROUD OF ON HIS LIST
2010 Domaine Guiberteau ($70)
You get more mileage out of the Guiberteau’s Saumur in ways that you’ll never even realize. It is a massively—kind of ghostly—haunting wine. It finds ways to impress you that have nothing to do with powerhouse fruit or wafty aromatics. Its presence is there without ever really being over the top. The wines are super structured: They’re very elegant, they’re rustic and they’re pretty pure. There are touches of all that stuff that you want to be there, and it’s all so well balanced. I have more Guiberteau on my list than anyone in the world, I think.