Senders Wines Ends Harvest Season With 2 Silver Medals in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


Senders Wines is ringing in the new year with a couple of new decorations for their cellar. Dr. Craig and Karen Senders’s new release, a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon retailing at $45, grabbed its first medal and their 2010 Pinot Noir, retailing at $38, grabbed yet another award this fall in the San Francisco Wine Competition in their respective price categories.

“It’s always such an honor to be recognized at competitions,” says Dr. Craig Senders. “Of course it feels good but it’s always a bit nerve-racking to submit your work for judgement and this is the first time we participated in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition,” the largest competition of American wines in the world.

Senders Wines will be offering 15% off the award winning duo on their website through Monday, February 3rd in lieu of both Valentine’s Day and the wines’ recent recognition. “Every great couples deserve some recognition, and some recreation,” according to Karen. “Enjoy our Pinot with some light appetizers and before enjoying a decadent dinner with our newest Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Couple these wines up with your sweetheart to celebrate great pairings. This pinot with the alluring flavors of pomegranate, bright slightly tart raspberries and a touch of earthiness finds its match with grilled lamb chops. Or choose the 2008 Cab to compliment a seared filet mignon with bearnaise sauce. True to the varietal and the region, this powerful, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of juicy black cherries and Italian plums, seamlessly transitioning to flavors of ripe dark fruit. Its rich, fleshy texture, lengthy finish, and impeccable balance impart a regal maturity to this wine that belies its true age.