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2009-02-09
Media Contact: Beth McCasland
Phone: 805-237-7959
Fax: 805-237-8778

PENMAN SPRINGS VINEYARD WINS BIG AGAIN AT CHRONICLE TASTING
21 Medals out of 22 entries in three years!

PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA - Results of the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, announced following the judging event on January 5, again proved the consistency of wines produced by Paso Robles' Penman Springs Vineyard. For the third year in a row, Penman wines took home seven medals - from 2007 to 2009, Penman Springs Vineyard has won 21 medals in the Chronicle competition, out of 22 wines entered! Out of this year's 4,736 entries the Penman winners were:

• GOLD - 2006 Penman Springs Vineyard Petite Sirah
• GOLD - 2006 Penman Springs Vineyard "Artisan Cuvée" Meritage
• SILVER - 2005 Penman Springs Vineyard "Penman Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon
• SILVER - 2006 Penman Springs Vineyard Merlot
• SILVER - 2007 Penman Springs Vineyard Muscat Blanc "Dry Humor"
• BRONZE - 2006 Penman Springs Vineyard Syrah
• BRONZE - 2006 Penman Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "Old Block"

Owner/ Vineyard Manager Carl McCasland and Winemaker Larry Roberts were extremely proud of the results. Quoting Roberts: "I have been working with Penman's fruit since the first vintage in 1998 and I have seen terrific strides in quality as newly-planted blocks have come into production and as Carl has continued to ‘dial in' each variety. And we've been able to fine tune the winemaking to extract maximum character from each vintage, continually striving to put richer and more distinctive wines in the bottle."

All of us at Penman Springs Vineyard are proud of our medal-winning accomplishments and proud also to be part of the growing excellence of the Paso Robles wine region.

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