What wines won the Judgement of Paris?
Official jury results：
|1.||127.5||Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars|
Who was the winner of white wines at the famous Paris wine Tasting 1976?
First to be tasted were white wines. The comparison was with Chardonnay – matching the very best French Chardonnays (Burgundy) against California Chardonnays. The winner was a California Chardonnay, to the shock of all present.
When hearing the case, it was determined that both wineries were founded at the same time, and named for the area, so therefore both had a right to use the name. The resolution: Stag’s Leap would use the apostrophe before the S, and Stags’ Leap would use the apostrophe after the S.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars stunned the world 45 years ago when its 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon bested some of Bordeaux’s first-growth wines at the 1976 Paris tasting. This victory became known as the “The Judgment of Paris” and changed the course of history for our winery, the Napa Valley and the world of wine.
Does white wine get Bottle Shock?
The good news is that younger wines seem less susceptible to travel shock than older, more fragile ones, and I’ll add that white wines also seem to be less affected. But I’d say all wines—no matter what color, style or age—won’t be hurt and can certainly benefit by resting after travel—a few days should do it.
How good is California wine?
In general, California wines are very fruity (that is, they have aromas and flavors that suggest fruits) and very flavorful (those fruity flavors are intense and easy to notice when you taste the wine), and these tastes appeal to the typical American palate. The smart marketing that the California wineries practice.
Was 1976 a good year for wine?
Overall, the 1976 vintage was largely very good and although most wines will be long past their best, the top examples of red, sweet and fortified wines from the most successful regions and producers may still be drinking well but careful research is advisable. …