We are pleased to report that our 2001 Pride Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won a recent re-enactment of the famous Paris Wine Tasting of 1976 that compared chardonnay and cabernet from France and California. The Wine and Food Society of New York hosted the event at the University Club in New York City on September 21, 2010. Some of the notables in attendance included: George Taber, the only journalist who covered the original 1976 tasting and who wrote the wonderful (and highly recommended) book “The Judgment of Paris”; Frank Prial, wine columnist at the New York Times for over 25 year whose columns about the 1976 event helped put California wine on the map for many US buyers; and Warren Winiarski, who made the 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon that won in Paris 34 years ago. The other 2001 cabernet-based blends in the tasting included three producers who were part of the original tasting, Chateau Haut Brion (Graves), Chateau Leoville-Las Cases (Saint Julien) and Stag’s Leap Cask 23, as well as Lokoya Diamond Mountain.
In the photo, from left to right: George Taber, Greg Hurst (executive vice president and treasurer of the Wine and Food Society of NY), and Frank Prial.