The New Paris Tasting Wines…what’s being tasted?

Today is the day of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the 1976 "Tasting of Paris". A new taste off will occur in France and in Napa Valley. The orginal tasting helped put CA wines on the map when CA took top prize among whites and reds. There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding this new tasting, particularly over whether or not the wines will be tasted blind. That said, we should have the results today.

I came across a listing of the wines to be tasted at a French wine blog.

Here is the line up

The Whites
Château Montelena 2003
Mount Eden 2002
Patz & Hall "Hyde Vineyard 2004
Peter Michael Point Rouge 2003
Ramey "Hyde Vineyard 2002
Talley "Rosemary’s Vineyard

Louis Latour Bâtard-Montrachet 2002
Domain Drouhin Beaune Clos de Mouches 2002
Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Caillerets
Domain Laflaive Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 2002

Domain Bonneau Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2003
Domain Roulot Meursault Premier Cru Charmes 2002

The Reds
Clos du Val 2000 Reserve
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2002
Ridge Monte Bello 2000
Safer Hillside Select 2001
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 2001

Staglin Family Vineyard 2001.

Château Haut-Brion 2000
Château Margaux 2000
Château Montrose 2000
Château Rausan Ségla 2000
Chateau Latour 200
Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2001

It all seems like a reasonable selection of CA wines to me. It is interesting that two wines from the Hyde Vineyard are represented in the white tasting.

5 Responses

  1. Fredric Koeppel - May 24, 2006

    If the event isn’t a blind tasting then it’s completely bogus.

  2. Jimmy Smith - May 24, 2006

    what are the results???

  3. bob gustafson - May 25, 2006

    Tom, as you said an interesting chardonnay group: one Napa proper, two from Carneros(Hyde)An Arroyo Grande and a Santa Cruz mountains. I guess I would have rather seen one more Sonoma wine replacing one of the Hyde vineyard wines.

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