the only vineyard where all six of these classic grapes are grown side by side and bottled as individual varietal wines.
California’s Mendocino County, Yorkville Highlands (PRWEB) December 1, 2009
Wine connoisseurs and geeks are celebrating. It is believed that for the first time ever, all six of the noble red varietals originating in the Bordeaux region of France have come together. Bottles of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Merlot are now all included in one custom-made wood case, available from Yorkville Cellars of Mendocino County. Instantly, the search for the perfect special holiday gift is as easy a click or a friendly phone call away.
“To be honest, when we planted these varietals in 1990, we had never tasted a couple of them,” said Edward Wallo, Founder & WineGrower along with his wife, Deborah, of Yorkville Cellars. “As far as we have been able to determine, Yorkville is the only vineyard where all six of these classic grapes are grown side by side and bottled as individual varietal wines. This allows one to compare the unique qualities of each varietal while not being influenced by different growing conditions, regions, or wine-making techniques.”
All varietals were grown on Yorkville Cellar’s certified organic Rennie Vineyard in Southern Mendocino County (Yorkville Highlands AVA) and are from the 2006 vintage. $200 per boxed set; very limited availability. For more information or to order, please visit http://www.yorkvillecellars.com or call (707) 894-9177.
Some of the awards these wines have won:
2006 Malbec – 94 pts, Gold & Best of Class, California State Fair, Silver Medal, Int’l Green Wine Competition, Silver Medal, S.F. Int’l Wine Competition
2006 Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal, Int’l Green Wine Competition
2006 Petit Verdot – Double Gold, S.F. Int’l Wine Competition, Silver Medal, California State Fair
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 pts, Gold & Best of Class, California State Fair, Gold Medal, Int’l Green Wine Competition
2006 Carmenere – Silver Medal, Int’l Green Wine Competition
2006 Merlot – Silver Medal, California State Fair, Silver Medal, S.F. Int’l Wine Competition, Silver Medal, Int’l Green Wine Competition
About Yorkville Cellars
Yorkville Cellars embraces a growing green approach in their vineyards in Mendocino County, one of California’s premier grape growing regions. Certified organic in 1986, it was one of the first dozen vineyards in the state to become so. They have celebrated 24 harvests free from synthetic chemicals and artificial pesticides. Organically grown wine grapes plus the careful production of small, hand-crafted lots results in award-winning, delicious wines. Yorkville Cellars is a family-run boutique winery with a strong, long-term commitment to environmental and socially responsible practices.
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