Attimo Winery wins 6 awards at American Wine Society competition
An earthy Lodi Zinfandel, a delicate and floral Chenin Blanc from Washington State and a superb sparkler from New York’s Finger Lakes were among the top winners at the 2012 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition held Nov. 6-8 in Portland, Ore.
The AWS competition is one of the oldest, most respected wine competitions in the country, drawing entries from across the United States and Canada. With this year’s American Wine Society national conference and commercial wine competition held in Oregon, the spotlight was naturally on Pinot Noir. Overall, seven categories judged at the competition yielded a total of 22 double golds, requiring unanimous acclaim by the panel of judges, and 54 gold medals.
Attimo Winery of Christiansburg won the following awards: 2011 Sonnet 98 Bronze; 2011 Masquerade Gold; 2011 Bullfrog Symphony Silver; 2010 Deep Silence Silver; 2011 A.D. 325 Silver; and 2011 Yesterday’s Song Silver.
The competition was held over two days at the Red Lion Riverside Hotel in Portland in conjunction with the American Wine Society’s 45th annual conference. Judges included graduates of the rigorous AWS wine judging certification program along with leading wine writers and other prominent wine professionals.
– Submitted by Attimo Winery