05/11/2008 · Chateau Montelena achieved international prominence when its 1973 Alexander Valley Chardonnay won the 1976 Paris Tasting. The property currently makes about 37,000 cases in an average year, including 10,000 cases of Calistoga Estate Cabernet, 9,000 cases of Napa Valley Chardonnay and 14,000 cases of Napa Valley Cabernet. Chateau Montelena put California in the forefront of world-class winemaking. A who’s-who of the French wine and food community selected the 1973 Chardonnay as the top-rated wine over four white Burgundies and six California Chardonnays.
A bottle of the Montelena Chardonnay 1973 is kept at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. In 1982, Barrett named his son Bo his successor. Despite foreign interest to buy into the estate, Chateau Montelena Winery has remained in the Barrett family and has continued to produce wines of outstanding quality. 19/08/2017 · Made famous for their award-winning Chardonnay, I first heard of Chateau Montelena from the movie "Bottleshock." When we decided to go to Napa for our anniversary, this was the first place we wanted to visit so this is where we started our Napa Valley experience. Chateau Montelena shot to fame in 1976 with the Judgement of Paris tasting when it won first place for its 1973 Napa Valley Chardonnay. The tasting was lead by UK wine journalist Steven Spurrier who at the time was living and working in Paris in the wine shop Les Caves de la Madeleine.
Chateau Montelena still produces award-winning wines, and with recent upgrades to the winery, Bo Barrett, who has been working at the winery since 1972, says that today’s Chardonnay is even better than the 1973 vintage. So you may be wondering: did I taste the Chardonnay? It tells a story about how Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay was deemed by French judges to be superior to the best white Burgundy in what was called the Judgement of Paris. Stag’s Leap 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon beat out all Bordeaux in the red wine category. I asked Baker how much of the story was true and he said none of it.
Spectrum Wine Auctions, in partnership with Chateau Montelena, is offering you an extremely rare opportunity to own a bottle of the wine that won the 1976 Paris Tasting and brought California and the entire American wine industry to the forefront of the international wine world – as portrayed in the 2008 film, "Bottle Shock.". Chateau Montelena Winery, originally called A.L. Tubbs winery after its founder Alfred Tubbs, was constructed in 1888 and intended as a barrel-aging facility. The Chateau was unique in materials, plan, size, and style for its era. In nineteenth-century Napa Valley,. Oct 7, 2019- This Pin was discovered by Ken Brown. Discover and save! your own Pins on Pinterest.
|22/07/2016 · ‘The idea was inspired by the Chateau Montelena 1973,’ Ava co-founder Alec Lee told. ‘My co-founder Mardonn saw the wine on display in Napa and thought it was a shame that only a handful of people today know how it tastes.||1429 Tubbs Lane Calistoga, CA 94515 707 942-5105. © Chateau Montelena Winery 2019.||05/04/2009 · Bottle of Chateau Montelena 1973 Chardonnay This is a bottle of Chardonnay from the year that took first place in a blind Paris wine tasting in 1976. For more info see the movie Bottle Shock or the book Judgement in Paris.||12/06/2008 · Rumors are flying up and down the Napa Valley that Chateau Montelena is for sale. "I can't say anything about it," said Bo Barrett, the winemaker and son of founder and principal winery owner Jim Barrett, when asked today about rumors of its sale.|
20/03/2009 · Four white Burgundies were tasted against six California Chardonnays. When the scores were tallied, the French Judges were convinced that the top-ranking white wine was one of their own. In fact, it was Chateau Montelena's 1973 Chardonnay, rated above all other wines. 1973 Chateau Montelena Napa and Alexander Valley Chardonnay, 750ml for sale on WineBid. Wine Type: White Wine, Chardonnay; Appellation: United States, California, Napa Valley; Item 4072875. In fact, it was Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay. Time magazine heralded this event with an article titled “The Judgment of Paris.” Over forty years later, few wineries anywhere in the world can boast a record of consistency comparable to Chateau Montelena. Napa Valley Chardonnay 2007 - Château Montelena: Perché ci piace. Un vino icona, lo Chardonnay di Château Montelena rappresentò uno spartiacque nella storia recente del vino, dimostrando come la Napa Valley avesse un futuro promettente e radioso davanti a sé. Thanks to the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting where Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay outranked France’s best white burgundies. This seminal event helped put California in the forefront of the wine world. Today, the Barrett family continues to produce the finest wines in California and to be the benchmark of quality.
In 1976, the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay won the Paris Tasting and created a lasting reputation for California winemaking. Today you can explore the 103 hectare 254 acre property, including vineyards originally planted in 1896 by Alfred Loving Tubbs and replanted in 1972. Chateau Montelena is a Napa Valley winery most famous for winning the white wine section of the historic "Judgment of Paris" wine competition. Chateau Montelena's Chardonnay was in competition with nine other wines from France and California under blind tasting. Community wine reviews and ratings on 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Napa & Alexander Valleys, plus professional notes, label images, wine details, and recommendations on when to drink.
In fact, it was Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay, rated above all other wines. This seminal event has been memorialized in the book "The Judgment of Paris," by George Taber, as well as in the 2008 feature film Bottle Shock. Everything about Chateau Montelena Napa Valley California Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay wine producer profile, wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, history of the property, information on their wine making techniques, terroir and soil.
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