Written by David Castellon
Two wines from Madera-based CRŪ Winery have received double gold medals in the 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
“A double gold medal is awarded to the very few entries that receive a gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these wines are considered to be among some of the finest wines in the world,” states a press release from the winery.
One went to CRŪ’s flagship 2016 Vineyard Montage Pinot Noir, sourced from grapes grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County, the announcement continues.
It also states the CRŪ wine received a 95-point rating out of 100 in the competition held Nov. 9-11 in San Francisco.
The limited-production 2018 CRŪ Clone 828 Pinot Noir also received a double gold medal and was awarded a 94-point score.
“Founded in 1980, the San Francisco International Wine Competition is one of the oldest competitions of its kind,” according to the CRŪ press release.
CRŪ’s other notable accolades from the competition include single gold medals for its 2017 Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir, which received 91 points; its 2018 Albarino, 90 points; and its 2018 Aunt May’s Chardonnay, 92 points.
Silver medals were awarded to CRŪ’s 2018 José’s Rosé and 2018 Viognier.
As for other winners, the San Francisco International Wine Competition will not announce them until mid December.