Kriselle Cellars’ 2009 Rogue Valley Cabernet Sauvignon received a Double-Gold medal from the San Francisco International Wine Competition held June 15 through 17. The San Francisco International is widely considered to be one of the largest and most respected wine competitions in the United States. This year, more than 4500 wines from 1300 wineries in 26 states and 29 countries were entered into the competition.
Double-Gold is one of the highest rankings given to a wine at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. It is only awarded to a wine when all judges on the tasting panel score the wine as a gold medal winner. Only four Oregon wineries received a Double-Gold ranking for one of their wines. Kriselle Cellars’ Double-Gold award is made more remarkable by the fact that this Cabernet is from the first commercial vintage produced by this fledgling winery.
In addition, another Kriselle Cellars wine, the 2009 Rogue Valley Tempranillo, received a Silver Medal from the competition. Originally a Spanish varietal, Southern Oregon Tempranillo is attracting increasing attention for its robust and spicy character.
Kriselle Cellars is a family owned and operated winery. Using locally sourced fruit from their estate vineyards as well as other Rogue Valley growers, they are focused on producing exceptionally vibrant wines that showcase the rich flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley.
Kriselle Cellars wines can be found at many fine restaurants and wine shops in Oregon and Washington. For a complete list of retail outlets, visit www.krisellecellars.com . Their wines can also be purchased online at this website.
A new tasting room, located at the winery, will open in September 2012. For more information about Kriselle Cellars, contact Nora Lancaster, Sales and Marketing Manager, at 541-301-4456 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Scott Steingraber, Owner and Winemaker, at 541-842-0029 (email@example.com)