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Cru Winery's 2017 Albarino was a best of class winner of the most recent San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

published on January 18, 2019 - 3:44 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Several local wineries took top honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last week in Cloverdale.

A total of 64 professional judges evaluated more than 6,8000 wines from more than 1,132 wineries as part of the annual competition.

Madera’s Cru Winery took the most awards of Valley wineries, earning 11 medals, including a best of class for its 2017 Albarino and a double gold for its 2017 Pinot Noir. It also earned three gold medals for its 2017 Chardonnay and its 2016 and 2017 Pinot Noir. Five silvers and one bronze round out Cru’s haul.

Mendota-based Cardella Winery took best of class honors for its 2017 Rose of Sangiovese. Its 2016 Petite Sirah took gold and its 2017 Pinot Grigio, 2014 Sangiovese and 2014 Barbera earned silver awards.

Quady Winery of Madera was also a big winner, taking home a best of class honor for its Vya Sweet in the Distilled/Fortified category. It won seven additional awards, including a gold medal for its Starboard Batch 88 port and three more silvers in the Distilled/Fortified category.

Toca Madera Winery took home six awards, including silver medals for its 2015 Cab/Syrah and 2015 Syrah/Grenache/Mourvedre.

Oakhurst’s Idle Hour Winery earned three medals, including a silver for its 2015 Tempranillo.

Engelmann Cellars in Fresno won a bronze honor for its Rose as well as silver for its Summer Quartet blend.

Madera’s Fasi Crest won a gold medal for its 2014 Syrah.

Visit the San Francisco Wine Competition website for a list of winners by winery.

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