I am leaving for Paris tomorrow (and yep .. I am behind on packing and otherwise being ready to leave). My cousin - who is quite the wine connoisseur will be letting my niece and I use his Paris apartment during our stay (he has a house in Orleans too).
I would like to bring him a bottle of wine as a little thank you gift for making his apartment available to us. During his last visit he really went back and forth as to whether or not he would buy a bottle of Opus One (not sure the year). He commented to me that he really wanted to buy a big California wine but he was afraid his expectations would not match the bottle. While I don’t think I want to buy a bottle of Opus One – I would be interested in some recommendations for a big California red.
Any thoughts? I am in the Phoenix are and can hit Total Wine on my way to the airport (like I said, I am running behind).
Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.