Sweepstakes Grand Winner – Greatest of Present – Ideal of Class – Double Gold
KENWOOD, CA – (April 6, 2023) – A person of Sonoma County’s top rated places and property to some of the region’s maximum-scoring wines, Ledson Vineyard & Vineyards is thrilled to have gained Grand Sweepstakes – Most effective of Clearly show – Ideal of Course – Double Gold for their 2019 Ledson Moon Mountain District ‘Sonoma County’ Cabernet Franc at the 4th Yearly International Cabernet Franc Opposition (People’s Alternative Judging).
“We are genuinely grateful for this superb recognition,” commented winemaker Steve Ledson. “I’ve usually experienced a passion for growing and making Cabernet Franc. It was intentionally planted on our smaller one particular-acre piece of vineyard to showcase this wonderful appellation and to build the best wine. We have been adhering to this prestigious Cabernet Franc competition for the final numerous several years, and this calendar year we determined to enter. These accolades are the final result of our unique entire world-class property formed by volcanic eruptions hundreds of thousands of yrs ago, put together with our meticulous farming techniques and no-retains barred dedication to the highest amount of winemaking. We carry on to evolve in our boundless pursuit of excellence remain tuned for extra of these mountain releases.”
The 2019 Moon Mountain District Cabernet Franc ($98) is a masterpiece and stellar example of a meticulously crafted wine. The fruit was sourced from Ledson’s Mountain Terraces Winery, a globe-class mountain estate vineyard positioned on the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountain Selection in the very small Moon Mountain District appellation. Defined by its putting blend of area, soils, local climate and farming, the site’s excessive elevation, lesser day to night time temperature swings, with meticulous vine-by-vine sustainable farming tactics, the grapes arrive at legitimate best ripeness, bringing on concentrated fruit flavors.
“Mountain Terraces is exclusive because of to local climate, soil and administration,” affirmed Dr. Daniel Roberts, Soil Scientist and Viticulture Pro. “The human factor, administration, is in fact just as critical as the local weather and soil. Steve Ledson’s unrelenting quest for perfection is really prominent at Mountain Terraces and is confirmed in every single bottle of wine from this extraordinary vineyard web site.”
Tinted in deep purple, concentrated aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant are straight away present. Substantial levels of black plum, graphite, melted dark chocolate and a hint of baking spice coat the palate leading to a stunningly complicated finish with flavors of savory blackberry, chocolate and spice, framed by silky tannins that linger extensive soon after the very last sip.
About Ledson Winery & Vineyards
In the heart of Sonoma Valley, fifth technology winemaker & viticulturist Steve Ledson regularly generates really coveted, small-lot, handcrafted wines from his estate vineyards, increasing some of the most sought-just after grapes in the wine place. Most just lately, 16 of Ledson’s wines have scored in between 95 and 99 factors 3 of them having achieved recognition as ‘Wine of the Year’ at prestigious intercontinental wine competitions. Ledson is acknowledged for showcasing totally some of the best wines Sonoma County has to present. Ledson Winery, an architectural showpiece built and crafted by Steve himself and identified all through the world as the ‘Castle,’ is nestled amid acres of rolling vineyards with a backdrop of 100-calendar year-outdated oak trees. Vine Pair known as it, “One of the twelve most impressive wineries in the world” and the Boston Globe claimed, “This castle is a should see.” Ledson Vineyard & Vineyards is open up everyday by appointment, 10am – 5pm. Master additional at www.ledson.com.