Vitus Napa Valley announced it took home a Gold Medal in the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Vitus Napa Valley competed amongst hundreds of wines entered into each category to win the Gold Medal for its 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vitus Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Reserve blend are made from grapes grown in the prestigious Oakville region in Napa Valley, they are big, bold wines aged for 2 years in new French Oak Barrels. Vitus Cabernet offers the perfect representation of what Oakville is all about.
Vitus Merlot is no stranger to accolades; the 2006 vintage took home the Silver Medal in this same competition last year. It is also made from Napa Valley grapes, but these come from a vineyard in the Oak Knoll District. Vitus Merlot is known for its velvety yet full-bodied taste, also aged for 2 years in new French and American Oak Barrels.
The California State Fair Wine Competition aims to rank the best wines in the state of California. It is the oldest and one of the most prestigious wine competitions in North America. The panels of judges come from a wide range of backgrounds and are reviewed before they are permitted to evaluate the wines. From wine educators, wine makers, wine journalists, retailers and wholesalers to wine collectors and those from the restaurant trade, these knowledgeable judges share their personal opinions before reaching a consensus to determine the winning wines.