Renwood Strikes Gold at 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Amador County zinfandel specialist garners three gold medals

Jun 14, 2013, 12:30 ET from Renwood Winery

PLYMOUTH, Calif., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned producer of zinfandel, Renwood Winery just nabbed three gold medals at the 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, the granddaddy of American wine judgings now in its 74th year.  

Renwood was the only winery in the competition – which this year judged more than 3,000 wines from throughout the world – to garner three gold medals for zinfandel. 

The winery's 2011 California Zinfandel earned a gold medal and 93-point score.  Smooth, flavorful and easy-drinking, it's a bargain at a suggested retail price of $15.  The 2010 vintage of Renwood's famed Grandpere Zinfandel also earned a gold medal, and a 92-point score, from the competition's judges.  Rich and robust, its ripe berry, cherry and blackcurrant flavors gain complexity from earthy cedar, spice and tobacco tones. 

Renwood's signature Premier Old Vine Zinfandel, also from 2010, was awarded a gold medal and Best of Class award, the latter for being selected the best zinfandel in the competition between $15 and $30. This wine was also recently named "Golden State Values under $25" by the Wine Spectator. A quintessential Amador County zin, the Spectator called it "jammy and easy to like, with raspberry and spicy caramel flavors."

Renwood Winery has an all-star winemaking team of zinfandel legends supporting Director of Winemaking Dave Crippen, including Kent Rosenblum, nicknamed the "King of Zin;" Jeff Cohn, recently named a "Zinfandel Star," by Wine Spectator; and famed Italian Alberto Antonini.

Renwood President Brent Cohen says, "Renwood is committed to creating wines that fully represent the local terroir. We are excited that these three gold medals acknowledge our direction and the quality of our award-winning zinfandels. "

Established in 1993, Renwood has long been known for its rich, complex and elegant zinfandels.  The three wines honored at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition can be found at selected fine wine shops, restaurants and upscale grocers.

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