Nicola's Redmark wine wins "Best of Class" at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Public tasting on February 18

Nicola’s Redmark Columbia Valley White Wine has won “Best of Class” at the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, and will be presented to the public at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on February 18, 2012.

As the largest competition of American wines in the world, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition set a new American wine competition record with an unprecedented 5,500 entries.

“We made this wine to show that we could put a sexy, approachable white wine in bottle at a consumer-friendly price point and still be taken seriously,” says Tom Mackenzie of Nicola’s Redmark. “We are thrilled to have that validation from 65 judges from throughout the wine industry and the country.”

Nicola’s Redmark Columbia Valley White Wine is a charismatic blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Riesling, and was noted in the competition for its enticing aromas of peaches, passion fruit and white flowers, medium-bodied palate with round and juicy texture, with underlying minerality resulting in exceptional balance.

“This award comes at a perfect time as consumers are looking for a fun, totally drinkable wine for the warm months ahead,” says Mackenzie. “We’re looking to capture a younger audience of wine drinkers looking for an unpretentious, affordable wine, perfect for the beach and barbeque season.”

The public will have an opportunity to taste Nicola’s Redmark, along with other winners at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco from 2-5 pm on February 18, 2012.

For more information on the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, visit http://winejudging.com.