Kinkead Ridge 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a SILVER Medal at the American Wine Society Commercial Competition ((as was 2010 Cellardoor Winery (Maine), 2009 Don Carlo Vineyard (Oregon), 2009 Penns Woods (Pennsylvania), 2010 The Chiseled Grape Winery (Wisconsin), 2010 Stone Pine Estate (California), and 2010 E & G Gallo)).
Several of these wines come from areas that cannot ripen Cabernet Sauvignon and are probably not estate grown. One winery admits they are North Coast CA grapes.
Note the earlier vintage dates on the other winners. I'm confident if we could enter our 2011 next year, after bottle age, it would garner a gold!
Sunrise at Kinkead Ridge, view over the back barn, photo by Maura Piscopink.