The fifteenth annual Monterey Wine Competition at the Salinas Valley Fair in King City, CA judged over 1200 wines from eight countries. Over two days 24 judges gave out just 55 gold awards-one of them for our 2005 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley.
The Mendocino County Fair has announced the results of its 32nd
annual wine competition. Fifty-four wineries entered 255 wines, 100%
of them crafted exclusively from Mendocino County winegrapes. The
distinguished panel of 14 judges awarded 202 medals in 19 categories.
One of just a few wineries that entered just a single wine and won a gold medal for it, our winner is the Cakebread Cellars 2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir.
Affairs of the Vine
2008 Pinot Noir Shootout-
Rich and lush color. The bouquet is tremendous - intense ripe indulgence of pomegranate and plum with meaty and spicy back notes. Brooding, lascivious and lush. Well done with excellent integration.
Garnet with a core that is transparent to the rim. The nose is clean and quite complex with raspberry, fennel, sour cherry and caramel all carrying onto the palate. The flavors linger through the finish and are accented by dusty notes and cinnamon spice
100% Pinot Noir
Total Acidity: 0.60g/100ml
September 9 - 26, 2005
14 months in French oak.