January 20, 1937: On this day, Richard Graff was born. A musician, Navy officer, and winemaker, he was owner of the family-run Chalone Vineyard, which ranked highly during the Judgement of Paris. Graff was an early adopter of barrel aging in California wine culture, and used other traditional techniques from France. For more on the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting, see our other posts.

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