Judgment of Paris Events
In the 1970s, the Napa Valley was a sleepy community known for raising premium cattle and for harvesting, among other things, plums to create prunes. Suffice it to say, it was hardly the viticultural stalwart it is today.
One event changed all of that. In 1976, at the historic "Judgment of Paris," Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon took top honors among a blind tasting with French judges. The wine triumphed over two first-growth and other renowned wines of Bordeaux. This was a trigger event that brought international recognition to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, the Napa Valley and the American wine industry as a whole. The rest is history.
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the historic "Judgment of Paris" and to celebrate Stag's Leap Wine Cellars is hosting a busy year of tastings and events planned at the winery and in key cities across the U.S. and the globe. In addition, the 2013 S.L.V. Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, which releases May 1, has been bottled with a throwback label reminiscent of the winning 1973 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon label.