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2007-02-03
Media Contact: Beth McCasland
Phone: (805) 237-7959
Website: http://www.penmansprings.com

SEVEN PENMAN SPRINGS WINES WIN SEVEN MEDALS AT 2007 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

Paso Robles’ Penman Springs Vineyard scored awards with every wine they entered at the 2007 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The major wine judging event was held January 8th and attracted 3,800 wine entries from 1,572 wineries in 20 states. Now considered one of the premier wine competitions in the country, the Chronicle event was contested across the palates of 55 professional wine judges. Their results awarded Penman Springs Vineyard with the following medals:
• GOLD: 2004 Penman Springs Vineyard Merlot (Estate) Paso Robles
• SILVER: 2004 Penman Springs Vineyard Meritage "Artisan Cuvée" (Estate)
Paso Robles
• SILVER: 2004 Penman Springs Vineyard Petite Sirah (Estate) Paso Robles
• SILVER: 2004 Penman Springs Vineyard Syrah (Estate) Paso Robles
• BRONZE: 2003 Penman Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Penman
Reserve" (Estate) Paso Robles
• BRONZE: 2004 Penman Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Old Block"
(Estate) Paso Robles
• BRONZE: 2005 Penman Springs Vineyard Muscat Blanc (Estate) Paso
Robles (Dry Alsatian Style)

Penman Springs Vineyard winemaker, Larry Roberts, was very happy and gratified at the news: "This really confirms what (owner) Carl McCasland has been doing over the last few years, particularly with the newer vineyard blocks. As Carl has been getting the farming "dialed in," I’ve had the chance to try out a few different winemaking ideas with these grapes and we’ve arrived at a "sweet spot" now where virtually the entire Penman lineup is outstanding. I was particularly excited to learn that the GOLD award was for our 2004 Merlot, because I feel the Merlot variety has taken a backseat to most other red varieties of late. But I knew that our ’04 was a dynamite bottle of wine and clearly the best Merlot we’ve ever produced."

The Chronicle will be sponsoring their annual tasting of the event’s top wines at San Francisco’s Fort Mason on February 24.

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