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La Chertosa Wines

Wine Awards & Accolades 2021


Recently, La Chertosa Wines received the following awards:

Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge 2021

Gold Medals awarded to both our 2018 Fra Paolo Reserve Zinfandel and our 2018 Don Silvio Reserve Sangiovese.  These two wines are produced with grapes grown in the Sonoma Valley.

Monterey International Wine Competition 2021

Our 2019 Eye of the Swan Aleatico Rosé was awarded its second Gold Medal.  This wine won its first Gold Medal earlier this year in the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

We were thrilled to hear our 2018 Don Silvio Reserve Sangiovese was awarded a Platinum Medal and 93 points.  Wine Writer Rich Cook, who also serves as Director of the competition said, “This wine combines Old World Style with New World ripeness, and it explains why the two worlds can coexist in one glass.  Bold acidic structure and notes of sage and dry earth support cherry and blackberry fruit, and the grip in the finish suggests pairing with saucy pasta and meat dishes – it’s more than up to the task.”

In looking over our latest awards I began wondering just how many medals we actually had won over the years, and I was astonished by the total.  Since 2013, we have received the following awards:

  • 4 Double Gold Medals
  • 2 Platinum Awards
  • 11 “Best of” Awards
  • 70 Gold Medals
  • 97 Silver Medals
  • 39 Bronze Medals
  • 223 Total Medals and Awards

Not bad for a “Micro” winery!