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“Pretentious” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Michel-Schlumberger Wines

Michel-Schlumberger Wines
Ranked #42 of 155 things to do in Healdsburg
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Owner description: Winery with a reputation for excellent Bordeaux varieties.
Fairfax, Virginia
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401 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Pretentious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Way more pretentious than it needs to be, perhaps it is the French name. The wine is good but not the best around. The winery is very pretty and the tasting room very nice, so the tasting experience is special.

Visited January 2014
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Pleasanton, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth the short drive from Dry Creek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Visited the day after Christmas on a mild, beautiful day. The winery is a bit off the beaten track, ie about 5-10 minutes from Dry Creek winery. It is a pretty spot with an elegant vibe. The winemaker was the only person there, but was very attentive, personable and obviously knowledgeable about the wines and the area. We did the premium tasting and each wine was off the hook. The Chardonnay is to die for as well as all their reds. The sparkling rose was a nice close, but the paled in comparison to the wines. We enjoyed the experience and the wines so much that we joined their wine club, which is the only way to purchase their wines given the limited production and distribution. Definitely worth a short drive off the 101! They do food pairings as well, but we stuck with the wines only since we stopped at the general store for sandwiches prior.

Visited December 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Have the wine pairing lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

My husband and I enjoyed Michel Schlumberger's lunch of foods paired with M-S wines. They started us with a rose brut sparking wine, followed by 5 small-plate courses, each paired with its own wine. The first two courses featured white wines, and the remaining three featured two reds and a sherry. Wonderful wines. The food was prepared with creativity and flare, and was delicious. Our host was very welcoming and informative; our chef came out to present each of the courses, and accepted questions about the food and the pairings afterward. We were out on the terrace, on a perfect day, sunny and warm. Definitely an experience to enjoy.

Visited January 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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“Exceptional Wine, Food, Ambiance and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Favorite of our trips to the wine country. All the varietals and blends are excellent, the Big Reds are exceptional. The food wine pairing is well worth the extra time. The estate tour is excellent, beautiful and educational. Ryan and all the staff very welcoming and enthused and well informed.
The ambiance is a blend of gorgeous natural beauty with welcoming charm and quiet refinement. Can easily spend a day here and feel refreshed and better for the time and wine.

Fall is a great time to visit. Nice weather, fall color , less crowds.

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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410 reviews
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“Michel- Schlumberger”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

What a great location and beautiful inside.
Luckily we were taken here for a wine and food paring. It was wonderful and the servers and chef were top rate. I do suggest you go here when in Northern California..

Visited October 2013
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