Is Picard's Chateau French enough?

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  1. Arpy

    Arpy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I get a Spanish vibe from the exterior and a maybe British vibe from the interior....am I wrong?
     
  2. KennyB

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    Yes...........

    "Surrounded by sweeping views overlooking the Santa Ynez Mountains and the winery’s 55-acre estate, the Sunstone Villa is an old world architectural masterpiece. Built from limestone imported from a small village in France, and wood beams and roof tiles reclaimed from a 19th century lavender factory, once owned by Queen Victoria, the Tuscan-inspired Villa boasts 8,500 square feet of luxury living space.

    Completed in 2004, the Villa was constructed entirely from artifacts and materials recovered from buildings and rural villages carefully selected by Sunstone founders Fred and Linda Rice while on numerous trips to quarries and reclamation yards. The Villa has five master suites each replete with its own private bath, fine linens and bedding. It also includes eight fireplaces, a billiards room and numerous terraces and patios with views of the mountains and vineyard. The Villa’s Center Courtyard with fireplace is the ideal setting to enjoy a glass of Sunstone Wine and embrace the wine country lifestyle."

    So if anything I'd say Tuscan outside/French inside.
     
  3. Arpy

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    Italian exterior...indeterminate interior...
     
  4. Nerys Myk

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    Needs more mimes.
     
  5. Tosk

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    How French is France right now compared to 300+ years ago?
     
  6. Agony_Boothb

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    Who cares its got grapes. Why isn't that enough?
     
  7. F. King Daniel

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    Needs mimes just wandering around the vineyard doing routines in the background of every shot.
     
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  8. KennyB

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    Because "fans".
     
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  9. urbandk

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    Honestly I've traveled through the south of France, and this looks very much like a provençal winery.
     
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    agreed. South of france is where I'd put the building architecturally. Very similar to Tuscany and the surrounding environment seems to fit
     
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  11. DEWLine

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    Wow. That description of the villa is...just about right for Picard's needs. And now it has a new tourism PR asset.
     
  12. Bad Thoughts

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    La Barre is in Franche-Comte--eastern France.
     
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  15. urbandk

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    Yes, absolutely, this architecture is atypical for that region.

    However, it is "French" enough.
     
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    In a general sense, yes. No one is going to care whether a regional vineyard would have the correct architecture anymore than Picard would have the correct accent or produce the correct grapes. It's a little bit of scene setting. Of course, knowing what that part of the world is like as well as what California vineyards are like, I can't help feel a little disappointed with the lack of attention to detail.
     
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    I'm so amused by it all. Picard isn't "futuristic enough!" and, also, "Picard doesn't look French enough!"

    Make up your minds! :brickwall:
     
  18. urbandk

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    That's not all. The Picard wine bottles are clearly Bordeaux-style whereas they should be Burgundy-style.

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    I'm really neither surprised nor disappointed though. There are details and then there are details.

    There are also budget constraints and practical, logistical considerations.

    If anything, I think the bottle shape is a bigger oversight.
     
  19. Jesse1066

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    Maybe they chose Bordeaux-style to match the bottles from the real Chateau Picard in Bordeaux.
     
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  20. urbandk

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    Good point!

    This discussion reminds me of that Ricky Nelson song: "But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well/You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself"
     
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