Fine wine stolen from famed Napa Valley restaurant

Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoFrench Laundry was closed for renovations when bottles of expensive wine was stolen from the restaurant on Christmas Day.

Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoFrench Laundry was closed for renovations when bottles of expensive wine was stolen from the restaurant on Christmas Day.

Wine sold for nearly $8,000 a bottle was stolen from the French Laundry in Napa Valley, a restaurant that has twice been named the best in the world.

The theft occurred on Christmas Day at Chef Thomas Keller's famed restaurant that is known for twice daily serving nine-course tasting menus, none of which uses the same ingredient more than once. In 2003 and 2004 the French Laundry was named best restaurant in the world by Restaurant Magazine.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Keller released a statement saying Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Screaming Eagle wines were stolen. The statement did not say how many bottles were taken or the specific value of each.

An online wine list shows the bottles sell for $3,250 to $7,950. The restaurant was closed for renovations when the theft occurred. Police are investigating.

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