Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gold Medal Gewurzt and More at the 2011 SF Chronicle Competition!

The results of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition have been announced! Yet again, every wine we entered was awarded a medal, and for that to happen amongst thousands of wines, year after year, makes us very proud.

Our first-ever Gewurztraminer -- the 2009 Anderson Valley Gewurzt -- won a Gold Medal at this year's competition. This is the second gold for this wine: it was awarded a Gold Medal and runner-up to Sweepstakes White Wine at the Mendocino County Wine Competition in Fall 2010. Considering these are the only two competitions we've entered the wine in, we're thrilled!

Our Sauvignon Blanc always seems to do well at the Chronicle Wine Competition. The soon-to-be-released 2009 vintage just received a Silver Medal. The 2008 vintage (currently for sale but we're getting low on inventory!) received a  Double Gold Medal and the 2007 vintage was awarded a Gold. That's a pretty impressive roster.

Our 2008 Pinot Noirs also received medals at this year's competition, following in a line of Silver and Double Golds for our previous vintages.

Unfortunately, we won't be pouring at the competition's big Fort Mason tasting this year due to an event conflict, but all these wines can be tasted in our tasting room in Boonville. We'll also be pouring the 2009 Gewurztraminer at the International Alsace Varietals Festival on February 12 & 13 (go to avwines.com for more information).

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