Saber Club

Saber Club is for all of our members who can’t get enough sparkling in their lives. We’ll focus on Grower Champagnes including other outstanding bubbles from all over the world.

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Arnaud Lambert "Breze" Cremant de Loire Blanc

LOIRE VALLEY


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$20

12 Bottles Available

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Arnaud Lambert

The 2017 vintage marked an exciting transition for fans of Arnaud’s captivating wines as he will unite his cuvées from both Brézé and Saint Cyr under one label: Domaine Arnaud Lambert. The father/son team began working together in 2005, and in 2009, they also became managers of the viticultural estate of the Château de Brézé. (the château is not only a UNESCO world heritage site, but also a historically important reference in french fine wine: royals used to exchange these wines annually for Château d’Yquem Sauternes.) The same year, they began to work the château vines, Yves and Arnaud began converting all of their vineyards to organic, and were officially certified in 2012. This movement stemmed first and foremost from the desire to express the terroir of each individual Clos in its purest, most vibrant form.

Grapes come from Saint-Cyr and Brézé. Starting in 2020 grapes will come exclusively from Brézé. chenin blanc (75%), chardonnay (25%). 24 months aging on lattes, dosage approximately 8g/l.

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Paula Kornell Napa Blanc de Noirs

NAPA VALLEY


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$47

8 Bottles Available

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Kornell

Hanns Kornell was imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp in 1938 with his Jewish parents. The British consul to Germany appealed for eight months to win his release, with the stipulation that he leave Germany within 48 hours. He fled to England, where he worked as a dishwasher to save money for passage to the United States.The ship he took was torpedoed by a German submarine. Kornell was rescued and landed in New York with $2 in his pocket. He hitchhiked to California and began working odd jobs, and was soon making sparkling wine for other winemakers while saving his money for his dream winery in the Napa Valley. In 1952, working after hours at his own small, rented facility, Kornell finally produced the bubbly bearing his name.

By 1958, Kornell had saved enough money to acquire the historic Larkmead Cellar south of Calistoga, a stone building that reminded him of his native Germany. He renamed it Kornell Champagne Cellar.

By the 1980s, Kornell had become one of the most recognized sparkling wine brands in America and Hanns Kornell still is considered among the founding fathers of the American wine industry. Paula Kornell worked at her family’s winery and learned every job from the bottom up. She tasted base wines with her father from an early age, riddled bottles, gave tours and built life-long friendships at home and abroad. In 1992, the winery had to suddenly shutter its doors.

True to her lineage, Paula Kornell has continued in the wine industry. Those long-time relationships offered her great opportunities, including roles at Mondavi as General Manager of Vichon Winery, General Manager at Carmenet Winery in Sonoma and at Oakville Ranch Vineyards in Napa. Most recently, Paula headed up her own wine consulting company, Kornell Wine Company. In the back of her mind, she always dreamed about restoring the Kornell brand and legacy…. In 2019 she poured a sneak peek of her new sparkling wine during a NVVA high bidders’ dinner and the rest is history! 

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Camille Savès "Carte Blanche" Premier Cru Brut

CHAMPAGNE


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$42

24 Bottles Available

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Camille Savès

Champagne Camille Savès was established in 1894 by Eugène Savès, an early proponent of making and selling his own wine. The Domaine has since been passed down generationally, and is now headed by Hervé Savès. At 10 total hectares, the Domaine is comprised of only Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards.

Hervé does not use herbicides or pesticides in his vineyards and follows certified organic and biodynamic practices. Vineyard management is meticulous with yield control, de-budding and sorting.

Except for the Bouzy rouge and the cuvee Anaïs (which are vinified in oak) the wines are vinified in enamel tanks. Malolactic fermentations are systematically blocked. Each wine is left on the lees for 36 to 60 months prior to disgorgement. The dosages at Savès vary from 4 to 9 g/l. They are done with traditional liqueur. After disgorgement, the wines rest another six months before they are released.

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Francois Diligent Extra Brut Rose "Epiphanie"

CHAMPAGNE


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$70

16 Bottles Available

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François Diligent

François Diligent has always been a brand owned by the Moutard-Diligent family, a small grower in La Cote des Bar in the far south who has been growing grapes since the 1600s. The brand historically has been used on and off for their second label lower cost wines, that had always been sold at supermarkets and big box wine and liquor stores.

That’s not the story any more! François Diligent led by Boris Politi in partnership with François Moutard set out "to express the best of what the Côte des Bars could express" with a focus on great wines at a fair price point. 

Who's Making These Great Selections?

Sommelier

Clare Gillette

Clare Gillette joined Classic in 2017 as our Director of Wine Sales to manage and grow the wine merchants operations for all three of our Classic locations. Before moving to Texas, Clare spent a significant time in the wine importing and distribution side of the business working with some of the most sought out, collector-worthy wineries and portfolios from all over the world. It was during college that she caught the wine bug, leading her to graduate with a Viticulture & Enology degree and to pursue Sommelier studies.

From Willamette to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley to Napa, or Piedmont to Champagne, Clare has travelled to meet winemakers and visit iconic vineyards as a forever student of the vine. Her expertise and relationships in the wine industry have been integral in elevating our Classic wine community and providing a higher level of value and service to you as our client.

Sommelier

Chester Cox

Chester brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Chester has worked in Fort Worth since 2003 where he spent 11 years as a sommelier at Del Frisco’s. That experience and level of customer service led Chester to spend the next handful of years creating experiences and finding hard-to-get wines for clients at Kent & Co. Wines and Ellerbe Fine Foods. During this time he also started a cellar management business that allowed him to organize, manage and stock cellars from 200 to 90,000 bottles.

As his consecutive, five-time award of "Fort Worth’s Best Wine Expert" by Fort Worth Magazine can attest to, Chester's level of expertise combined with years of concierge style customer service will help elevate your experience as a client with us.

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