We are proud to present our authentic estate, hand-bottled in our straw-bale winery 2010 Cadenza -- Meritage -- 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc. The California State Fair Wine Competition is the most prestigious and valued of wine competitions. The legendary Cadenza achieved an unprecedented six awards, judged from 2,532 wine entries! 98 rating, Double Gold, Best of Class, Region, top wine against all entries in the opinion of 50 judges! READ REVIEW
The label on the Carmody McKnight Cadenza also won the highest of prizes in the major label competition -- the Orange County Fair, where all California labels are automatically judged. Out of 3,700 labels, the Meritage label (graphics and painting by proprietor Gary Carmody Conway) won the Double Gold and Best of Show! This is the first time that any wine won a double gold for its wine as well as its label in the top competitions!