I'm quite honored that two wines I made during my stint as the Cal Poly Student Winemaker have been selected by the prestigious Gold Medal Wine Club: the Cal Poly 2008 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Their recent newsletter discusses both wines, the Cal Poly wine program, and my mentor and friend Christian Rougenant. Both wines are available in their online store, along with the Cal Poly 2007 Pinot Noir made by student winemakers Michael Bruzus and Nicole Chamberlain.
Gold Medal Wine Club not only offers 5 different club series but operates an extensive online wine store. They only select limited production, hard-to-find wines from boutique wineries throughout California and the world. Each wine must meet a strict criterion that includes several medals in major wine competitions and high ratings from large wine publications such as Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.
Check out their website via the link above and buy some of my wine before it's all gone! I'm hoping to have a bottle of each to try upon my return to California in December and will post tasting notes when I have the chance. The rest of the 2008 vintage wines are available on Cal Poly's website: the 2008 Mustang Red, 2008 Mustang White, 2008 Poly Royal Red Dessert Wine, and the newly released Cal Poly 2008 Syrah.