Thursday, December 8, 2011

Statewide & International medals for Canelo Hillls

Canelo Hills wines recently won 4 awards in prestigious wine competitions. Read on for our news:

In this year's second annual Arizona Republic Wine Competition, we took home 3 prizes for Canelo Hills. Chosen from many entries of wines produced by winemakers throughout Arizona, the Canelo Hills 2010 Riesling and 2009 Finale dessert wine were awarded Bronze Medals.

We're especially proud of the 2010 Riesling; it was also selected as Judge's Favorite by Carlos Batista of Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. The competition took place October 24 and 25 in Scottsdale, and the 16-judge panel was made up of sommeliers and wine experts from some of the state's finest restaurants.

For a list of all winners, click here. The Riesling has very limited availability, for pruchase only in the Canelo Hills tasting room. Our  Finale will be released in Spring 2012.

This was the third year we entered the International Women's Wine Competition, and for the third year in a row Canelo Hills won a Silver Medal. Up against wines from around the world, the 2008 Sangiovese Select was awarded the silver by an all-female panel of industry experts: winemakers, buyers, and chefs. To view all the competition results click here.

The 2008 Sangiovese Select is comprised of 100% Brunello Clone Sangiovese (also known as Sangiovese Grosso) and aged for nearly three years in a mixture of neutral and one year-old American and French Oak barrels. It has wonderful red fruit aromas and flavors and very smooth tannins. Look for it to be released in late Winter 2012. 

Would you like a special email when the Sangiovese Select and Finale are released? Send us an email and we'll make sure you get advance notice.
The Medalists: Sangiovese Select, Finale, and Riesling