“It’s beyond words to explain the feelings I’m having right now,” said Becky Bloomfield, the vineyards’ owner and winemaker. “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 produces great wine.”
Besides the Viognier, Bloomfield’s 2007 cabernet sauvignon captured Gold, 95 points, Best of Class Greater Bay Appellations and Best of California. Their 2008 Devil’s Daughter White Wine took the Silver, scored 88 points and was named Best of Class Greater Bay Appellations, and their 2007 pinot noir won Bronze and notched 86 points.
“Your cabernet sauvignon competed against 370 other cabs and took Number one … Wow, that’s impressive and those are some bragging rights,” said “Pooch” Pucilowski, chief judge of the California State Fair Wine Competition. “A non-Sonoma or Napa cab – people are gonna want to meet you.”
Bloomfield’s official release takes place July 19. For more information about the event, e-mail email@example.com. Further information about Bloomfield Vineyards and the California State Fair Wine Competition can be found at www.bloomfieldvineyards.com and www.bigfun.org.