Von Stiehl Winery in Algoma won six awards at the third annual USA Wine Ratings International Competition. This competition judges wines from around the world on a 100-point system based on Quality, Value and Packaging. Von Stiehl’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon brought home coveted Gold with a 92-point rating.
“The Gold Medal winning 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of our growth as winemakers and our brand,” said Anthony Bilwin, general manager at von Stiehl Winery. “This Cabernet showcases how supple and elegant Sierra Foothills AVA fruit can be when aged 16 months in French Hybrid barrels. It releases fragrant aromas of cassis, black cherry and plum with balanced tannins and flavors of dark berries and currant.”
The Riesling continues its winning tradition, bringing home a Silver medal at 87 points.
“The cool-fermentation process really helps to make this wine shine and preserve it’s natural aromas,” Bilwin said. “The Riesling is an exceptionally food friendly wine with a wide range from salads and lighter fare to grilled white fish and Asian cuisine.”
Other wine competition winners are Dolcetto (Silver), Sangiovesse Grosso (Silver), Cherry Bounce (Silver), and Stony Creek Rose’ (Bronze). These wines showcase the diversity of von Stiehl Winery’s portfolio and add on to the already impressive range of fruit wines to brandies, ciders, and high end varietal specific wine from California and Washington fruit.
Visit the von Stiehl tasting room in Algoma to sample these medal-winners, or order online at vonStiehl.com.