Putah Creek Winery Wins Four Medals in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
January 16, 2012 - Local Davis winery, Putah Creek Winery, today announced that it has been awarded four medals in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC). The winning Putah Creek Winery wines include:
Silver medal winner, 2010 Viognier
Silver medal winner, 2009 Zinfandel
Bronze medal winner, 2010 Chardonnay
Bronze medal winner, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
About the wines
All of the wines awarded were 100% estate grown and produced.Putah Creek Winery’s 2010 Viognier hasn’t been released to the public yet. It will make it’s debut at the Spring Open House in May of this year (date TBD).
The 2009 Zinfandel was released at the Fall tasting in October 2011. It has awesome aromas of black fruit and powerful flavors of blackberry, robust cassis and plum. Very full and rich on the palate, complimented by soft tannin in the finish. “This is our first estate-grown Zinfandel and we’re very proud of it. We’re happy the judges liked it, too,” said winery owner Gene Glaeser.
For the second year, Putah Creek Winery made 100% stainless steel fermented Chardonnay. The 2010 Chardonnay has soft layers of pear, brioche, and white peach finish with a gentle minerality and fruity freshness.Putah Creek Winery’s popular 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is soft with hints of oak and mellow tannins.
"This is the fourth year we’ve entered the San Francisco Chronicle competition and the fourth year we’ve done well. It’s always an exciting way to start the year,” said Gene Glaeser, owner of Putah Creek Winery. "Our goal is to grow grapes here in Davis to make quality wine and it’s really an honor to be recognized for doing something that we love and work hard for.”
About Putah Creek Winery
Founded in 2004 by Gene and Cathy Glaeser, Putah Creek Winery is located on sixty acres in South Davis. The winery produces 11 different wines, including Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.Putah Creek Winery creates handcrafted, high quality wines that are balanced and approachable upon release. They host two annual events that are open to the public, a spring and fall open house. Please visit for details.Customers can find Putah Creek Winery wines available for retail sales at the Davis Food Co-Op, Nugget Markets in Davis and select local restaurants. Wines can also be ordered from the website at
About 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 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has set a new American wine competition record with an astounding 5,500 entries, surpassing its previous record of 5,050 last year. For nine consecutive years, this prestigious competition holds strong as the “Largest Competition of American Wines in the World.” Read more at www.winejudging.com.
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