Church & State Wines is pleased to announce that their flagship red wine, the 2011 Quintessential has been awarded the Canadian Red Trophy and a Gold Medal – a 95- 100 point equivalent – from the International Wine Challenge in the UK.
“Accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition,” the International Wine Challenge has been rigorously assessing wines from around the world for over 30 years. According to Traci Deman, Coordinator for the British Columbia Wine Institute, this is the first time since 2008 that any BC VQA wine has been awarded higher than Silver, and the 2011 Quintessential is the only Canadian table wine this year, red or white, to win a Gold or Trophy.
The 2011 Quintessential is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot grown in Church & State’s estate vineyards on the Black Sage Bench in the Oliver-Osoyoos Wine Country. From the IWC judges, the Quintessential is “Super savoury, cedar, tobacco, graphite, mulberry, black currant. Very Bordelais (Bordeaux with an extra layer of flesh). Drinking well now to five years. But, why wait? Rocking and rolling finish.”
Recent Vintage’s Awards History
Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence
Gold – InterVin International Wine Awards
Double Gold, Best Bordeaux Over $25 – All-Canadian Wine Championships
95+ Points, Gold – International Wine Challenge
Winner, BC’s Best Iconic Red – Best of BC Icons Judging
96 points – Robert Bell
Gold – All-Canadian Wine Championships
Silver – LA International Wine Competition
Double Gold – San Francisco International Wine Competition
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine
- Retail: $55.00
- Club: $46.75
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