Contact: Andi Carr
PUTAH CREEK WINERY GETS ITS MEDALS ON A SILVER PLATTER
January 15 th 2014, Davis, California–LOCAL DAVIS WINERY, PUTAH CREEK WINERY, would like to announce today that all five of the wines they submitted to the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition received silver medals. Competing with 5,825 other wines, and over 1,500 participating wineries, Putah Creek Winery’s winning wines include:
2012 Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Unoaked Chardonnay
The 2009 Tannat also won a gold medal and Best of Class of Region at the 2013 California State Fair Wine Competition, and is a varietal that is on the rise in our region. Originally from South West France, the Tannat grape has been adopted by Uruguay as its national red grape variety. In France, it is typically blended with some Cabernet Sauvignon to soften its powerful tannins but Putah Creek Winery has found that it ripens nicely in their vineyards and, while spicy and tannic, has nice blackberry flavors and is still very approachable on its own.
The other two silver medal winning red wines, Syrah and Barbera, are popular varietals at Putah Creek Winery. The 2011 Syrah is an opulent wine with aromas of ripe fruit, oak and blackberry leading to layers of mouthwatering chocolate, blueberry and black olives. Barbera is a milder grape and Putah Creek Winery’s 2011 Barbera does not disappoint. Juicy flavors of blackberry, plum and dark cherry are complimented by a hint of clove. This ruby red vintage is persistent and full in your mouth with good balance, nice acidity and light tannins.
The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc reels you in with its gorgeous straw color and has an enticing nose of guava, honeydew melon, pineapple and lime zest. The finish is long and focused, redolent of ripe tropical fruit balanced by citrus freshness. Putah Creek Winery has been making Chardonnay aged in French and American barrels since their first release and has also been releasing a 100% stainless steel fermented Chardonnay for four years.
The 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay, to be released in May 2014, is crisp and fresh with soft layers of pear and brioche, finishing with white peach.
ABOUT PUTAH CREEK WINERY
At Putah Creek Winery, we are dedicated to bringing you hand-crafted wines that showcase our region. We have been making wines from grapes we farm in South Davis since 2006 and have been entering and winning awards from the San Francisco Chronicle and the California State Fair Wine Competitions since 2009. While the winery is not open for regular tasting hours, check our website for event details: Customers can find Putah Creek Winery wines at both Nugget Markets in Davis, the Davis Food Co-Op, Whole Foods in Davis and Roseville, and at select local restaurants. They can also be ordered from our website or contact Andi Carr for order details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has evolved since its founding in 1983, expanding its eligibility to wineries throughout the United States. Formally established as the largest competition of American wines in the world in 2008, the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has set a new American wine competition record with an astounding 5,825 entries from 25 states. This prestigious competition holds strong as the “Largest Competition of American Wines in the World.” Putah Creek Winery and other medal winners will be pouring their wines at the Competition’s public tasting on February 15th, 2014 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center from 1:30 – 5PM. Read more at www.winejudging.com.
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