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MONTAGE VINEYARDS WINS DOUBLE GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS AT THE 2010 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

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Two of Montage Vineyards premium wines were recently honored at the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition. The Montage Vineyards 2007 Grenache-Syrah from the Central Coast won the Double Gold medal in the red blend category and the Montage Vineyards 2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir received the Silver medal in the Pinot Noir category.

 

The Double Gold winner Montage Vineyards 2007 Grenache-Syrah is a seductive blend of 34% Grenache from the Larner Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley and 66% Syrah from the Shadow Canyon Vineyard in the York Mountain Appellation. The two varietals used to produce our Double Gold winner received 90 plus points from Robert Parker as barrel samples.

 

Our Silver medal winner Montage Vineyards 2008 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is produced from 100% estate fruit grown at the Flocchini Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap area of the Sonoma Coast AVA. Three clonal varieties of Pinot Noir grapes Pommard, Swan and La Tache were blended together to produce this expressive wine with beautiful aromatics and structure that defines depth and complexity.

 

The 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition is the largest and most respected international wine competition in the United States. Celebrating its 30th year, the 2010 competition took place at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco on June 18, 19, and 20. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity, as it remains the nationís most respected wine competition.

 

For more information contact John Gooden jgooden@montagevineyards.com