Chateau Montelena Founder Dies


Jim Barrett, the founder of the famed and well established Chateau Montelena, has died at the age of 86. His son Bo has headed up the winemaking since 1982, but Jim was involved with the business up until his death. Barrett put the winery, and California wines in general, on the map at the legendary Judgment of Paris in 1976, as depicted in Bottle Shock. [Weekly Calistogan, Chron]