Think of this as delicious history in a bottle: while famed Napa pioneer
Mike Grgich started his namesake winery in 1977 — hence this 40th
anniversary chardonnay released this year — he also was the winemaker at
Chateau Montelena when it won for its chardonnay at the infamous
Judgment of Paris tasting that shocked the wine world in 1976 and
established California’s reputation.