Jean Leon 3055 Merlot 75cl l 14.5%

Jean Leon 3055 Merlot 75cl l 14.5%

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This wine goes back to 1950s Hollywood, Los Angeles. Jean Leon and James Dean became close friends, so much so that they decided to team up and realize a dream they both shared: to open the most prestigious restaurant in Hollywood.
unfortunately James Dean died in a car accident so the joint restaurant venture was on hold for several months, but finally Jean Leon decided to pursue their shared dream alone. On April 1st, 1956, La Scala opened its doors at 9455 Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills in what used to be a bar on the ground floor of the First National Bank building.

Hollywood was home to many excellent restaurants at the time, but La Scala was special. The space was welcoming, furnished with inviting round tables and elegant décor that exuded sophistication at every turn. In terms of cuisine.

Jean Leon moved into wines with a winery in the Penedès wine region of Spain. His wines even went on to be served on the table for Ronal Reagan’s first dinner in the White House as president.

A youthful interpretation of the winery’s most complex reds. Made from Merlot vines planted in the vineyards in 1997 and a small percentage of Petit Verdot, a variety we have been cultivating since 2006. The number 3055 refers to Jean Leon’s New York cab license and reveals the man behind the legend: the humble beginnings of an idealist who achieved his dream of opening the most famous restaurant in Hollywood and creating his own namesake wine.