Church & State takes World’s Best Malbec

Church & State Takes World’s Best Malbec at 2015
San Francisco International Wine Competition

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2015

Church & State Wines is proud to announce its 2012 Coyote Bowl Mablec has been
awarded the title of Best Malbec at North America’s largest and most influential wine competition. Fielding over 5000 entries from dozens of countries around the world, the Coyote Bowl Malbec was awarded 96 points and declared the Best Malbec at this years competition.

Celebrating its 35th year in 2015, 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.

This tremendous accolade follows the 2011 vintage, also awarded 96 points and Best Canadian Wine at the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, also amongst the most stringently judged competitions on the continent.

This groundbreaking award follows the five Canada’s Best Red Wine awards bestowed upon the winery since 2009, as well as three Canada’s Best White Blend awards since 2012. Other award-winning wines of note include the Bordeaux-style blend Quintessential, Coyote Bowl Syrah, Coyote Bowl Chardonnay, the Rhone-style blend Trebella and and the extremely provocative Lost Inhibitions series.

Church & State Wines was founded by Kim Pullen in 2004, and now farms 125 acres of estate vineyard land in the South Okanagan and a further 10 acres on Vancouver Island. The winery operates two winery facilities, on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver, BC and in Brentwood Bay, BC.

The Coyote Bowl Malbec is available exclusively through churchandstatewines.com or at our two winery tasting bars.

John Pullen
Marketing Director
marketing@churchandstatewines.com
250-486-5524
Images available upon request

Recent Awards for Church & State

Quintessential Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Best Bordeaux Blend over $25 – 2015 All-Canadian Wine Championships
92 points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2015
Best Iconic Red – 2014 BC Icons Judging
Canada’s Best Red Wine, 95+ points – 2014 International Wine Challenge (UK)
Double Gold – 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Canada’s Best Red Wine – 2009 All-Canadian Wine Championships

Coyote Bowl Malbec
Best Malbec, 96 points – 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Canada’s Best Wine, 96 points – 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Best Malbec – 2014 All-Canadian Wine Championships

Coyote Bowl Syrah
91 points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2015
95+ points – 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
Best in Class – 2014 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
Canada’s Best Red Wine – Jancis Robinson, MW, Wine Advisor to the Queen, 2012
Canada’s Best Red Wine – 2011 Canadian Wine Awards

Coyote Bowl Chardonnay
Best White in Show – 2015 Best of BC Wine Awards
Judge’s Choice – 2014 Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada
Best Chardonnay – 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Trebella Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier
91 points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2015
Best White Blend – 2013 Wine Align World Wine Awards
Best White Blend – 2014 Wine Align World Wine Awards

Lost Inhibitions Viognier, Reisling, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc
Best White Blend – 2015 All-Canadian Wine Championships