LATHROP, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CalNaturale™, the first and only California wine made from certified organically-grown grapes and available in environmentally-friendly Tetra Pak packaging, today announced that its 2008 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon recently won back-to-back gold medals at two leading international wine competitions: the 2011 Florida State Fair International Wine Competition and the 2011 Monterey Wine Competition.
"It's an honor to achieve this level of recognition at two of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, as it solidifies our excellence as an organic, single-vineyard designated wine on a grand scale," said Heather Pyle, winemaker for CalNaturale. "Not only is our award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon made with premium, organically-grown grapes, its smooth and pleasing flavor solves the taste barrier typically associated with organic and boxed wines. Plus, the Tetra Pak cartons have half the carbon footprint of wines in glass bottles."
CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon is a voluptuous and full-bodied, yet very approachable, wine that bears a single-vineyard designation from the highly acclaimed French Camp Vineyard in the Paso Robles Appellation, which delivers rich and intriguing flavors of berry fruits and the intense aromas of spicy black currants with a hint of French oak.
In addition to these most recent awards, CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon also won a gold medal at the esteemed 2010 San Diego International Wine Competition and was awarded 91 points and a gold medal by the Beverage Testing Institute. Further, both the Cabernet Sauvignon and CalNaturale's 2009 Vintage Chardonnay were awarded Silver Medals at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest domestic wine competition in the U.S.
"While it is always flattering to earn such admiration, these distinctions come at a time when our distribution is rapidly growing, which will help propel our business and ultimately provide consumers with greater access to our wine," said Andy Hicks, director of wine sales and marketing for CalNaturale. "Whenever I pour CalNaturale at events around the country, I consistently receive the same response – which is one of pleasant surprise that a wine that tastes so good is both organic and comes in a box."
Both CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are available in two sizes, 500 ML and 1 liter cartons, and are offered at an outstanding value: $6.99 and $12.99, respectively.
CalNaturale is the first-ever national consumer brand launch from California Natural Products, a leading all-natural food company whose mission is to improve the health and wellness of consumers by offering better tasting, nourishing and convenient foods at a great value, without compromising on quality or the environment. CalNaturale Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines are the first and only California wines made from certified organically-grown grapes to be available in Tetra-Pak flexible packaging. CalNaturale wine is convenient and environmentally friendly and uses less than half the energy of traditional glass bottles in production and transportation. Both varietals are available in leading wine shops, grocery and natural food stores, including H.E.B, Publix and Whole Foods Markets in selected regions across the country. For more information, please visit www.calnaturalewine.com.