American FineWine Competition – All Americas judging took place May 30th, 2021, in South Florida
More than 160 wines were evaluated and judged by a 12-member judging panel of wine industry educators, distributors, retailers, journalists, and sommeliers. It encompasses all the Americas – from Canada to Argentina. Medals are awarded – bronze, silver, gold, double gold, Best of Class, and Best of Show. The competition consisted of a two-day, blind-tasting where judges representing all aspects of the wine industry evaluated the wines and award medals accordingly.
Prescription Vineyards – 2018 Chardonnay, Clarksburg ($20) Aromas of baked apple and tapioca are mind reeling. Rich and mouthwatering across the palate, notes of guava, creamed corn, cookie dough and lemon blossom have an ecstatic side effect. This 100% stainless-steel fermented white goes through 95 percent ML, with some oak treatment. Sourced from a single grower and crafted by winemaker Robert Lloyd, it’s a definite cure for the common Chardonnay. ~ Meridith May, Publisher
Prescription Vineyards 2018 Alexander Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon
Big, tarry, espresso notes douse deep, resonant blackberry and arrive on a satin coat. Dry, chalky tannins abound mid-palate, with a hint of mint and shale. Expressive, big boy red, with defined structure for an age-worthy journey. ~ Meridith May, Publisher
Sourced from 1,700 feet above the valley floor on the benchlands of the Mayacamas Moutain Range in Sonoma County, California.
91 Points: “Deep garnet, black color; black fruit, licorice, and oak in the aroma, medium to full depth; full-bodied; packed on the palate, ripe tannins, textured; dry, medium acidity, very good balance; black fruit and oaky flavors; medium finish, firms up in the aftertaste.” ~ Wilfred Wong
Prescription Vineyard’s first foray into the Cabernet Sauvignon landscape has created an absolute gem. The fruit is sourced from a vineyard at 1,700 feet in elevation on the slopes of Geyser Peak Mountain, high above the Alexander Valley floor.
The dramatic west-facing hillsides on the Mayacama Mountain range possess an exquisite profile of soil that drains extremely well and shares a favorable composition that optimizes mature flavors for Cabernet Sauvignon. In these areas, Bordeaux variety grapes achieve a higher quality of tannin and intense blackberry fruit. (source: Alexander Valley Winegrowers)
Winemaker Rob Lloyd has a decade of experience working with this vineyard, so it seemed natural to create a terroir-driven Cabernet Sauvignon at the reasonable price of just $30.00 a 750ml bottle!
Lloyd Cellars and Prescription Vineyards are honored to announce our ‘Chardonnay-Powered’ scores from the Sunset International Wine Competition!
Sunset is the leading media source of the Western lifestyle. Its International Wine Competition makes its winning wines part of the most influential wine program in the country. The competition’s judges are some of the most experienced wine professionals in the West, including many Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine.
Prescription Vineyards 2018 Clarksburg Chardonnay is 100% Chardonnay sourced from James Reamer in Clarksburg, CA. The wine shows lively aromatics of high-toned citrus, lemon peel, tropical fruits and fresh cream lead into a refreshing and mouthwatering palate. Flavors of guava, papaya, key lime and crème brulée flow throughout a long, smooth, mineral-laced finish. >GOLD91 POINTS!
Lloyd Cellars 2018 Carneros Chardonnay 100% Chardonnay is sourced predominately from Sangiacomo Vineyards’ Kiser, Home and Green Acre Blocks with a small amount of fruit from the Truchard Vineyard. The wine is barrel fermented and aged for ten months in American oak, and left on the lees right until bottling. > DOUBLE GOLD 97 POINTS!