SAN DIEGO, CA -- V. Sattui's 2008 Pilgrim Vineyard Zinfandel from Lodi, CA, came away with "Wine of the Year" in the 2nd annual Winemaker Challenge international competition.
The Zin, which sells for a suggested retail price of $30, was the best of the winery's wines that also took major honors. V. Sattui also earned a "Best of Class Cabernet Sauvignon," its 2008 Morisoli Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($55), and Platinum awards for its 2008 Petite Sirah, North Coast ($26) and 2008 Syrah, Napa Valley ($32).
Overall, V. Sattui won 18 medals, including two Gold awards to go with its four Platinums.
The Winemaker Challenge reserves Platinum recognition for the wines that advance through the judging to the championship round. This year only 40 of the 705 wines entered made it to the finals and attained Platinum status.
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