On May 24th, 1976 in Paris, France a blind wine tasting of 12 California wines - 6 Chardonnays and 6 Cabernet Sauvignons– were judged against France’s best from Burgundy and Bordeaux. That day, no one could have imagined the results would change the wine world as they knew it and how it would become one of the most iconic wine tastings of our time.
The winners, California Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon, set the wine-world spinning as French winemakers looked on in disbelief as California’s Napa Valley found itself the newly proclaimed shining star of the United States’ wine industry.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cab 2012, Mayacamas Vineyards Cab 2012, Freemark Abbey Rutherford Cab 2012, Ridge Santa Cruz Mountains 2012
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2012, Chateau Montrose 2012, Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2012, Chateau Haut Brion 2012
Chateau Montelena Chard 2012, Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2012
Maison Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru “Clos des Mouches” Blanc 2012, Domaine Roulot Meursault 2012
6pm Tasting 7pm Bubble Reception 7:30 3-course dinner with wine pairings at La Chaumiere Restaurant