In yet another in a long string of victories for California winemaking (you've all heard about the famous Judgment of Paris upset in 1976, right?), three Napa Valley wines placed in the top five at the World Series of Wine in Cleveland, Ohio, with the 2005 M by Michael Mondavi coming in first. At $200, that bottle retails for less than half the price of second-place French finisher, the 2006 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild Pauillac ($500), or fifth-place finisher, the 2006 Chateau Margaux ($500). The value winners here would be third and fourth place finishers, two Cabs by Emblem Wines in Rutherford that go for $49 apiece... at least, they did until today.

But anyway, suck it, France. (JK!) [via Eater]