[yellow tail] Moscato named Best Muscat, Double Gold Winner at San Francisco International Wine Competition [yellow tail] portfolio wins total of 10 medals

White Plains, NY

[yellow tail] Moscato, the newest addition to the [yellow tail] portfolio was named Best Muscat and received a double gold medal at the 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition, held June 17‐19. The [yellow tail] portfolio, which includes [yellow tail], [yellow tail] The Reserve and [yellow tail] Bubbles received an impressive 10 medals, including a Gold Medal for [yellow tail] Reserve Shiraz and silver medals for [yellow tail] Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and [yellow tail] Tree Free Chardonnay.

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The San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in America, is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity as it remains the nation’s most respected wine competition. In 2011, more than 1200 wineries submitted wines from 29 countries and 20 states.

[yellow tail] Moscato was launched earlier this year and is already exceeding sales expectations in the thriving Muscat category, the fastest growing grape variety, according to AC Nielsen. Made in Australia from 100 percent Moscato grape, what sets [yellow tail] Moscato apart from others in the category is the slight frizzante which comes with each sip. [yellow tail] Moscato retails for $6.99 (750ml).

“I knew that when John Casella and his outstanding winemaking team decided to produce a Moscato, the quality would be excellent because [yellow tail] wines have always over‐delivered on quality,” said Tom Steffanci, President, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, which imports [yellow tail] wines. “The acknowledgement from SFIWC further validates what we already knew, great tasting wine doesn’t have to be expensive.”

The full list of [yellow tail] medals earned is below:

Best Muscat, Double Gold Medal Yellow Tail 2011 Moscato

Gold Medal Yellow Tail 2009 Shiraz, The Reserve

Silver Medal Yellow Tail NV Tree Free Chardonnay
Silver Medal Yellow Tail 2010 Chardonnay
Silver Medal Yellow Tail 2009 Chardonnay, The Reserve
Silver Medal Yellow Tail 2009 Pinot Grigio, The Reserve
Silver Medal Yellow Tail 2009 Merlot, The Reserve

Bronze Medal Yellow Tail 2010 Pinot Grigio
Bronze Medal Yellow Tail NV Natural Sparkling, Bubbles
Bronze Medal Yellow Tail 2010 Shiraz