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Post Bottle Shock: Bo Barrett reflects on the 1976 Tasting and the modern trend to Big High Alcohol Napa Wines

May 16, 2014

Bo Barrett was played by Chris Pine (who also played Captain Kirk in Star Trek) in Bottle Shock, the film about the 1976 Tasting of Paris. California wines were pitted against top French producers with the Americans coming out on top. Chateau Montelena, owned by Bo's father Jim won for the 1973 Chardonnay created by head winemaker Mike Grgich. Bo was part of the cellar team at the time