Birth date and age: November 8, 1926, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death date: March 14, 2013, San Francisco, California, United States
Education:Loyola Law School, University of California, Los Angeles
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James L. Jim Barrett (November 8, 1926 – March 14, 2013) was the owner of Chateau Montelena which won the Chardonnay competition of the 1976 Judgment of Paris wine tasting. Barrett first purchased the winery with Ernie Hahn in 1972 from Lee Paschich, retaining him as a general manager, and hired Mike Grgich to be his winemaker. Barrett uprooted the Chasselas, Alicante Bouschet, and Carignane that had been previously planted and replanted his acres with premium Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery purchased outsource Chardonnay grapes while waiting for the Cabernet vines to be ready. In 1982, he turned over winemaker duties to his son Bo Barrett.Barrett spent his early years selling news papers in Los Angeles before entering the U.S Navy during World War II. He graduated with his BA from UCLA in 1946 and his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1950.Barrett was portrayed by Bill Pullman in the 2008 film Bottle Shock.