Comparative blind tasting of Napa Valley reds versus Crus Classés from Bordeaux always attract wine aficionados. As is often the case such blind tastings often reveal surprising results. This high quality comparative tasting of wines from reputed California and Bordeaux producers did shock some participants.
When it comes to fine reds that offer richness and elegance, for the past few centuries, Bordeaux stood alone at the top! But since the famous 1976 Paris blind tasting of California reds versus Crus Classés from Bordeaux, the surprising results have modified many experts and aficionado’s opinion. Since, lots has changed, the Bordeaux style has evolved and many determined California producers are now consistently crafting amazing long lived reds from Bordeaux varietals. To evaluate and compare the quality level and aging potential of these reputed California reds vs Crus Classés of Bordeaux, four (4) quality vintages were tasted.