ah, Nick, add me to the list of jealous admirers you have here. the description was delightful, and obviously i want to go, too! hmmmm, where ever will i find someone to foot that bill for me?
i've had the schramsburg & the le cave you mentioned at first & last, and love them both. if the rest of the wine was as super...
my bf and i just got back to the east coast from a weekend in napa ourselves (a friend was getting married sunday). the wedding & reception were at a resort/restaurant called soleil du auberge, which was super s****y with lovely views and a fantastic wine list itself. the bf said he'd found reviews saying some dishes competed favorably with french laundry's, and while i didn't write a spectacular novel like you did, we certainly enjoyed our reception meal.
long live the foodies & those that feed us!