PRLog - Jul. 12, 2012 - WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Wine is a passion for Gene Mulvihill, owner of Crystal Springs Resort. Wishing to share his love of fine vintage, Mr. Mulvihill has helped assemble one of the world's premier wine collections. More than 135,000+ bottles. Thousands of labels from around the world. Numerous awards and accolades from publications such as Wine Spectator and The New York Times. Our Wine Cellar is truly unparalleled. Experience the passion for wine excellence cultivated by Gene Mulvihill and the experienced and talented Crystal Springs Resort staff, led by VP of Hospitality & Lodging and Wine Director Robby Younes and assisted by Sommelier Susanne Lerescu.
The Wine Cellar located at Restaurant Latour features an opulently appointed tasting room with two expansive walls of arched viewing windows -- allowing full appreciation of the extensive wine storage vault. The integrity of the wine is preserved and protected, while its beauty and history become integral parts of the wine-tasting experience.
Restaurant Latour’s immense wine list is presented in two distinctive cork-covered binders: White Wine & Champagne and Red Wine & Port. These draw from the Restaurant’s private cellar, which houses more than 9,100 labels and 135,000+ bottles. This amazing inventory -- 50 years in the making -- includes all the best vintages (1959, 1961, 1982, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and more) of all great chateaux of Bordeaux and Burgundy and many others.
Other notable inclusions are more than 100 vintages of Chateau Latour (1863 to 2005), many in large format, as well as deep, vertical selections of Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Haut Brion, Lafite, Margaux, Mouton, Petrus, and others … nearly all of which extend more than half a century. Many rare bottles such as Le Pin and Lafleur also populate the wine cellar.
Beyond Bordeaux, Rhone, and Burgundy are represented with hundreds of labels -- including verticals of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti;