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The Judgement Of Paris 1976 'The Judgement Of Paris 1976'
Carved specifically to honor two wineries involved in the Paris Wine Tasting competition of 1976, this barrel is carved on both ends and one side. The year 2001 marked the 25th anniversary of a blind wine tasting competition in Paris where a panel of French judges, selected two wines from the Napa Valley as the best of the best for the very first time.

The title was taken from a Time Magazine article written at the time.
Chateau Montelena's Chardonnay and Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon won the competition in their respective categories. The Paris Tasting of 1976 was a monumental event for the California Wine Industry.

The barrel is now owned by Chateau Montelena and on display in their tasting room.
Napa 'The Grapecrusher' a sculpture by Gino Miles overlooking Highway 29, south of Napa, California is a powerful symbol of the Napa Valley Wine Region. This image was chosen for that very reason for the opposite end of 'The Judgement Of Paris 1976'.

This barrel won a blue ribbon and 'Best Of Show' title at the 2001 Sonoma County Fair.

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