Local Davis winery, Putah Creek Winery, today announced that it has been awarded three medals in the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC). The winning Putah Creek Winery wines include:
- Silver medal winner, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Bronze medal winner, 2009 Chardonnay
- Bronze medal winner, 2009 Viognier
All of the wines awarded were 100% estate grown and produced.
Putah Creek Winery’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is soft with hints of oak and mellow tannins. It was released to the public in October of 2010 and has only been improving with age. The Putah Creek Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon was also awarded a silver medal in last year’s SFCWC competition.
The 2009 Chardonnay was 100% stainless steel fermented resulting in bright, alluring flavors of citrus and melon that pair nicely with a variety of cuisine. “This is the first year the we made the Chardonnay in stainless and it turned out beautifully”, said winery owner Gene Glaeser.
Their 2009 Viognier was also stainless steel fermented, with balanced aromas of stone fruit and delicious ripe tropical fruit flavors and a weight on the palate distinctive of great Viognier. “We are honored and excited that for the third year in a row, Putah Creek Winery wines have been recognized by the nation’s leading wine experts,” said Gene Glaeser, owner of Putah Creek Winery. “We look forward to continuing to offer wines that bring exceptional quality and value.”
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.
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 http://www.putahcreekwinery.com/order.html.
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 SFCWC proudly hosted a competition of over 4,736 wines. In 2011, the SFCWC continued to uphold this title with 5,050 entries from 23 states. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/01/13/prweb8064202.DTL#ixzz1BEHNrQAy
Contact Putah Creek Winery at 916.747.2131.