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Whose grapes?

2008-08-26 16:18:26.263733+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Setting the record straight on Bottle Shock. George Taber, who wrote the book Judgement of Paris which inspired the movie, noted that:

... in '73, Chateau Montelena bought "just over 40 tons of chardonnay from local growers" -- about 20 tons from Henry Dick in Alexander Valley, 14 tons from the Bacigalupis in Russian River Valley and the remaining 5 tons from Napa Valley growers John Hanna and Lee Paschich.

So, yeah, despite the Napa label, it was Sonoma grapes that turned the world upside down.

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