3 wines submitted, 3 awarded
- 2013 Merlot- Best of Class
- 2014 Riesling- Gold Medal
- 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon- Silver Medal
Lindsay Creek Vineyards received extraordinarily high praise in this year's San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Already deemed the largest of American wine competitions in the world, its popularity and notoriety continue to grow as illustrated by this year's, record breaking, 7,000+ wine entries.
Competition was steep, but this young winery was able to stand out in the crowd. In total, Lindsay Creek Vineyards entered three separate wines, and all three placed in the event. Among these entries were the 2014 Riesling ($15) receiving gold and the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ($24) awarded silver. However, the greatest recognition was earned by the 2013 Merlot ($22) which was bestowed Best of Class.
While each award is an honor, the most exciting merit of the night was the 2013 Merlot's Best of Class. This designation is the highest possible accolade within a category; surpassing even the coveted double gold honors. The category was competitive, including the likes of many established and reputable brands such as Ferrari-Carano, Rodney Strong and St. Francis. Winemaker, Art McIntosh, shared, "to win against the best of what California had to offer was incredibly humbling; and I am elatedto hear that people really appreciate and believe in the wines we are making." McIntosh felt that the fruit showed extremelywell within the variety. "We started with high quality fruit and the flavors came through exceptionally well." Unfortunately, this celebrated wine is approaching the end of its release, so supply is limited to enjoy this particular vintage. However, Lindsay Creek Vineyards anticipates release of their upcoming 2014 Merlot sometime in the next couple of months. And rumor has it this new release may very well one-up its predecessor.
These outstanding wines can be found in select stores, restaurants, and direct from the Lindsay Creek Vineyards' Tasting Room*. For information on locations to purchase, online orders and more, visit the Lindsay Creek Vineyards website at www.lcvineyards.com.
This Valentine's Day, share a glass of the Best of Class. Or enjoy any other of Lindsay Creek Vineyards' many award winning wines.
*Due to limited supply, Lindsay Creek Vineyards' Tasting Room will be offering the 2013 Merlot "by the glass" only. Bottles still available at select locations.