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Cooper’s Hawk Announces a 99-Point Triumph for Lux Pinot Noir at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in California


Coopers HawkChicago, IL – July 2015 – Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants announces a 99-point achievement at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego, California for their Lux Pinot Noir. This accomplishment joins hundreds of awards the quickly-growing winery and restaurant concept has received in their short tenure.

The platinum-winning Lux Pinot Noir is an American grown Pinot Noir, with grapes sourced from some of the top wine growers in Northern California and produced in the company’s Chicago-based winery. The medium-bodied varietal boasts aromas of cherry, baked fruits, earth, smoke, lavender, and vanilla with fruitful flvors of berries, black pepper, coffe, and clove. Cooper’s Hawk Lux Pinot Noir is available by the glass at all Cooper’s Hawk restaurants for $11.50 and by the bottle for $37.99.

It can be purchased in tasting rooms and online at chwinery.com/shop.

Recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Cooper’s Hawk also received silver medal nods for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Ice Wine, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and the signature Cooper’s Hawk Red at the same competition.

“The philosophy we applied to our Lux Pinot Noir is the same philosophy we use to create all of our wines and has led us to receive over 300 wine awards. This accomplishment is a true testament to our team’s commitment to the winemaking craft, ” says Tim McEnery, Founder and CEO of Cooper’s Hawk. Learn more about Cooper’s Hawk’s Lux Pinot Noir by visiting: chwinery.com/awards

Redefiing the modern casual dining experience, Cooper’s Hawk is an unparalleled combination of restaurant, winery, Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal retail market. The innovative concept
partners with some of the best grape growers in the world to craft the award-winning Cooper’s Hawk wine collection. Additionally, Cooper’s Hawk boasts one of the country’s largest Wine Clubs, a life-style driven monthly affiation offring exclusive wines, events, and privileges.

Helmed by CEO and Founder Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk was fist uncorked in Orland Park, Illinois in 2005. Operations have since expanded to nineteen locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, with three additional units slated for construction through early 2016. Cooper’s Hawk has received accolades such as ‘Breakout Brand’ and ‘Hot Concept’ by Nation’s Restaurant News. In 2014, the concept was profied by the Wall Street Journal and Tim McEnery was named Ernst & Young’s ‘Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year.’

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