Bloomfield Viognier Captures ‘Best of California’
California – July 9, 2009 – Bloomfield Vineyards, a Brentwood-based winery owned and operated by Tom and Becky Bloomfield, announced today their awards from the California State Fair. These honors included their 2008 Viognier receiving Double Gold, 98 Points, “Best of California”, “Best of Class Greater Bay Appellations”, and “Best of Region”.
“It is beyond words to explain the feelings I am having right now,” explained Becky Bloomfield, owner and winemaker for Bloomfield Vineyards. Becky continued, “And I hope these awards get people to not only discover the great varietal Viognier is, but to see that Contra Costa County is a great growing region that consistently produces great wine!”
In addition to the Viognier, Bloomfield’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon captured Gold, 95 Points, “Best of California” and “Best of Greater Bay Appellations”. Their 2008 Devil’s Daughter White Wine captured Silver, 88 Points, “Best of Class” and “Best of Greater Bay Appellations”; and their 2007 Pinot Noir won Bronze, 86 Points.
In a conversation with the Bloomfields, chief Judge of the California State Fair Wine competition, “Pooch” Pucilowski was effusive in his praise of not just the Viognier, but also the Cabernet Sauvignon. “The Cabernet Sauvignon competed against 370 others, and took #1…Wow, that’s impressive and those are bragging rights.” Pucilowski continued, “A non-Sonoma or Napa Cab taking Best of California, people are going to want to meet you.”
If you would like to join us for our official release event, July 19th, please contact us. More information about Bloomfield Vineyards and the California State Fair Wine Competition can be found at www.bloomfieldvineyards.com and www.bigfun.org.