At the recent San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American Wines, our 2020 Wiltberger Vineyard Riesling was awarded Best of Class! In this year's competition, forty-eight judges evaluated 5,816 wines from nearly 1,000 wineries. Our humble Riesling was described as,
"A lug box of perfectly ripe summer peaches whose sunny flavor is drawn out with ample sugar, but thanks to the wine's acute acidity the wine is all energy and balance."
What's not to love about perfectly ripe summer peaches?
The Wiltberger Vineyard Riesling is an estate wine, with the grapes coming from the vineyard adjacent to the tasting room which hails after our family's namesake.
Also awarded were our 2020 Cabernet Franc (Gold), 2020 Semi Sweet Riesling (Gold), 2020 Blaufränkisch (Silver), Crooked Lake White (Silver), 2020 Humphreys Vineyard Riesling (Bronze), and 2020 Saperavi (Bronze).
We are honored to be selected among so many excellent wines nationwide!
Our 2020 Cabernet Franc was one of twelve international wines recommended in Wine & Spirits Magazine's December 9th article, "The Short List: Great Buys for Your Holiday Table." Earning a 92 point rating and Best Buy, it is described in the following way:
"With bright wild-strawberry and red-cherry scents grounded by a green-olive verve, this wine’s youth is its best feature: Like a plump Chinon, it leads with berry fruit, cut grass and tobacco." —P.J.C.
We were delighted to be featured among such outstanding company!
"An underrated white wine with styles ranging from dry to sweet, [Gewürztraminer] is one of the most aromatically distinctive varieties often delivering a ripe lychee note. Its full-body and age-worthy notes offer bright acidity layered with flavors of tropical fruit, floral, and spice." --Wine Enthusiast
We were excited to be included in Wine Enthusiast magazine's 10 food-friendly Gewürztraminers to try this season. Our 2019 Gewürztraminer was described as:
"Hallmark aromas of lychee, ginger and jasmine make for a classic Gewürz profile on the nose. It’s rounded and ripe on the palate yet honed by a pleasantly pithy texture. Juicy lychee and peach flavors are studded with rose and dried floral spice, making this a balanced yet fully fleshed-out offering." by Alexander Peartree
It also won an Editor's Choice award. Read the full article: Floral, Spice, Everything Nice: 10 Gewürztraminers for $37 or Less