Temecula, California – April 28, 2016: South Coast Winery Owner/Vintner Jim Carter kicked off the 2016 Wine Competition Season in grand form this year when he and his talented winemaking team, Jon McPherson and Javier Flores, brought home to Southern California’s Temecula Valley Wine Region the 2016 Grand Champion Best Red Wine award with its 2014 Mourvedre in the 2016 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. In fact, South Coast’s winning Mourvedre was not only crowned the Best Red Wine in the competition, but it also garnered a Best of Show, a Best of Class and Gold Medal honors.
Not one to be content with just one award-winner, 14 other wines from Carter’s impressive collection went on to earn 16 additional awards and medals in the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition this year, including two more Best of Class, five Gold, seven Silver and two Bronze medals this year.
While South Coast Winery 2014 Mourvedre, the Grand Champion and Best Red Wine titleholder, exhibits classic red cherry fruit alongside hints of Red-Vines, leather and gingerbread, there were two other reigning champions coming from the South Coast Winery collection that earned Best of Class honors: 1) 2015 South Coast Winery Verdelho; and 2) 2014 Muscat of Alexandria.
South Coast’s Verdelho, exudes refreshing and vibrant notes ranging from exotic guava and passion fruit to bright lemon and grapefruit and has been crafted beautifully by the South Coast winemaking team into one brilliant bottle. The 2014 Muscat of Alexandria is a dessert wine, possessing rich and unctuous flavor of orange and is finished with close to 17% residual sugar.
“It’s moments like these that cause publications like WINE ENTHUSIAST to stop and take note of emerging wine regions like Temecula,” says Jim Carter, owner/vintner of the award winning winery. “I couldn’t be more pleased with South Coast Winery’s results in this international wine competition, and I am doubly thrilled to see that another Temecula winery share in Temecula Wine Country’s triumphs and claim two of the top seven grand champion awards.” In fact, other Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country winners included Thornton, Callaway, Falkner, Maurice Carrie and Hart Winery, who earned a spot in the Grand Champions category with a Best Pacific Rim Rosé for its 2015 Rosé of Sangiovese.
Below is the summary of results from the South Coast Winery Collection in the 2016 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition:
2014 South Coast Winery Mourvedre: Best of Show; Best Pacific Rim Red;
Best of Class; Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Verdelho: Best of Class; Gold
2014 South Coast Muscat of Alexandria: Best of Class; Gold
NV South Coast Winery Brut: Gold
2013 South Coast Winery Grenache: Gold
2015 South Coast Winery Tempranillo Rose: Gold
2014 South Coast Winery Viognier: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Riesling: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery Rosé of Cabernet: Silver
2013 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Zinfandel: Silver
2015 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Touriga: Silver
2015 South Coast Winery TNT: Silver
NV South Coast Winery Brut Sparkling Wine Silver
2013 Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyard Syrah: Bronze
2015 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc: Bronze
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South Coast Winery Resort & Spa produces five-star hospitality and a broad portfolio of premium wines. The winery has received over 2,500 awards and medals from both international and domestic wine competitions, including three-time winner of the coveted California State Best of State distinction. The winery graces the grounds of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, a 39-acre destination property located in the heart of Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country at 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, California. Details can be found online at www.southcoastwinery.com. For more information about this release, electronic photos or to schedule a private media tour of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, contact Crystal Magon at (951) 587-9463 Ext. 7204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.