Tasters Guild Medal

The final results of the 2016 International Tasters Guild Wine Competition are in!

The 2016 International Tasters Guild Competition is a highly competitive environment: over 1,600 wines from ten countries and 36 U.S. states and provinces. Out of all of these wines, only 72 were awarded Double Gold!

Double Gold Medal Winner 2012 Cabernet SauvignonThe 2014 Captain’s White, 2013 Chardonnay, and 2015 Sauvignon Blanc were all awarded silver medals in their respective categories. What was most exciting though was the very high honor of being a part of that 4% of Double Gold winners with our own Double Gold winner: the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon!

How does a wine win the title of Double Gold?  Dana Alexander, a columnist for the publisher New York Wines, explains how the process of a wine competition is approached in the article “How a Wine Competition Works.” The author explains at length how there are different types of competitions in the wine community and how awards are given based on the individual nominations of the judges within a collective panel. Essentially, each judge gives a certain number of points based on the same facets of wine: “color, clarity, aroma, bouquet, taste, aftertaste, and overall quality.” (Alexander)

In a separate article, “What Does a Gold Medal Mean Anyway?”, columnist Greg Walter explains the impact of winning a Double Gold medal and why the award is not only a positive for the wine itself but also for the winery!

Captain’s Walk Winery can’t wait to share this fantastic wine with you the next time you come in, so make sure to ask for a sample of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and “taste” what all the hype is about!