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FULL LIST: 2013 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge winners


The Press Democrat's 1st Annual North Coast Wine Challenge Winners

BEST OF THE BEST

Beaulieu Vineyard, 2009 Tapestry, Reserve, Red Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, 98 points

BEST OF COUNTIES

BEST OF NAPA COUNTY

Beaulieu Vineyard, 2009 Tapestry, Reserve, Red Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, 98 points

BEST OF SONOMA COUNTY (3-way tie)

Sivas-Sonoma, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, 98 points

Kokomo, 2012 Grenache Rose, Pauline's Vineyard, Estate, Dry Creek Valley, 98 points

Trombetta Family Wines, 2011 Pinot Noir, Gap's Crown Vineyard, Vineyard Selection, Sonoma Coast, 98 points

BEST OF MENDOCINO COUNTY

Navarro Vineyards, 2012 Gewurztraminer, Late Harvest, Cluster Select, Anderson Valley, 97 points

BEST OF LAKE COUNTY

Shed Horn Cellars, 2010 Non Typical Red Blend, Lake County, 96 points

BEST OF MARIN COUNTY

DeLoach Vineyards, 2010 Pinot Noir, Marin County, 89 points

BEST OF SOLANO COUNTY

Grape Heart Vineyards, 2010 The Beat, Proprietary Red Blend, Estate Grown, Suisun, 89 points

BEST OF THE CLASS

BEST SPARKLING WINE

Breathless Wines, NV Brut, North Coast, 98 points

BEST WHITE WINE

Sivas-Sonoma, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, 98 points

BEST ROSE

Kokomo, 2012 Grenache Rose, Pauline's Vineyard, Estate, Dry Creek Valley, 98 points

BEST RED

Beaulieu Vineyard, 2009 Tapestry, Red Bordeaux Blend, Reserve, Napa Valley, 98 points

BEST DESSERT

Navarro Vineyards, 2012 Gewurztraminer, Late Harvest, Anderson Valley, 97 points

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

CABERNET FRANC

Pech Merle Winery, 2010 Cab Franc, Alexander Valley, 96 points

CABERNET SAUVIGNON UNDER $20

Shooting Star, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County, 91 points

CABERNET SAUVIGNON OVER $20

J. Keverson, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley, 95 points

St. Anne's Crossing Winery, 2006 Schuhart Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley, 95 points

Cole Bailey Vineyards, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cole Bailey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County, 92 points

de Lorimier Winery, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Warm Springs, Dry Creek Valley, 91 points

Louis M. Martini, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 91 points

CABERNET SAUVIGNON OVER $40

Archimedes, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Sonoma County, 96 points

Midsummer Cellars, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Cannon Creek Vineyard, California, Napa Valley, 96 points

Silenus, 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 95 points

CABERNET SAUVIGNON OVER $75

Sbragia Family Vineyards, 2009 Wall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard, California, Napa Valley, Mount Veeder, 96 points

Beaulieu Vineyard, 2009 Georges de Latour, Private Reserve, California, Napa, 93 points

CHARDONNAY UNDER $20

Rodney Strong Vineyards, 2011 Sonoma County Chardonnay, Sonoma County, 94 points

Main & Geary, 2011 Chardonnay, Sonoma County, 92 points

Balletto, 2012 Teresa's Chardonnay, Estate, Russian River Valley, 91 points

CHARDONNAY OVER $20

Krutz Family Cellars, 2011 Chardonnay, Martenelli Road, Russian River, 96 points

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut, 2011 Chardonnay, California, Russian River Valley, 95 points

Roche, 2011 Chardonnay French Oak Reserve - Barrel Reserve, Carneros, 94 points

Roche, 2011 Chardonnay American Oak Reserve, Barrel Reserve, Carneros, 93 points

Thirty-Seven, 2010 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast,92 points

Wattle Creek, 2011 Chardonnay, Mendocino County, Yorkville Highlands, 92 points

Cache Creek Vineyards, 2011 Reserve Chardonnay, Estate Grown, Family Owned, California, Lake County, 90 points

Gallo Signature Series, 2011 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 90 points

Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, 2011 Chardonnay, Russian River Selection, Russian River, 90 points

CHARDONNAY OVER $40

Dutton-Goldfield, 2011 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch-Rued Vineyard, Single Vineyard, Sonoma County, Green Valley, 96 points

CHENIN BLANC

Husch, 2012 Chenin Blanc, Mendocino, 92 points

GEWURTZTRAMINER UNDER 3.0% RESIDUAL SUGAR

Navarro Vineyards, 2011 Gewurztraminer, Estate Bottled, Anderson Valley, 92 points

LATE HARVEST WHITE VARIETALS

Navarro Vineyards, 2012 Gewurztraminer, Late Harvest, Anderson Valley, 97 points

Stephen & Walker, 2012 Botrytis Chardonnay, Mendocino Ridge, 93 points

Ceja Vineyards, 2009 Dulce Beso, Late Harvest Dessert Wine, Carneros, 92 points

MALBEC

Writer's Block, 2011 Malbec, Lake County, 93 points

MERLOT UNDER $20

Leveroni Vineyards, 2010 Merlot, Moon Valley Vineyard, California, Sonoma Valley, 93 points

MERLOT OVER $20

Trecini, 2009 Merlot, California, Russian River Valley, 97 points

Silenus, 2010 Merlot, Napa Valley, 93 points

Mill Creek Vineyards, 2009 Merlot, Alexander Valley, 91 points

OTHER RED BLENDS

Shed Horn Cellars, 2010 Non Typical Red Blend, Lake County, 96 points

Deering Wine, 2009 Ideal "A Better Red", Sonoma Valley, 95 points

Roth Estate, 2010 Heritage, Sonoma County, 92 points

Girasole Vineyards, 2010 Hybrid Red, Estate Organically Grown Grapes, Mendocino, 90 points

PETITE SIRAH

Parducci, 2009 True Grit Petite Sirah, Mendocino County, 95 points

Carol Shelton Wines, 2009 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah, Rockpile Vineyard, Reserve, Rockpile, 94 points

PINOT GRIS/ GRIGIO

Handley, 2012 Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley, 93 points

Balletto, 2012 Pinot Gris, Estate Grown & Produced, Russian River Valley, 90 points

PINOT NOIR UNDER $20

MacMurray Ranch, 2011 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 94 points

Robin K, 2011 Pinot Noir, Barrel Aged, Sonoma Coast, 92 points

PINOT NOIR OVER $20

Mossback, 2011 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 98 points

Davis Bynum Winery, 2011 Jane's Vineyard, Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 97 points

Balletto, 2011 Pinot Noir, Estate Grown & Bottled, Russian River Valley, 95 points

Handley, 2010 Pinot Noir Mendocino, Mendocino, 95 points

James Family Cellars, 2011 Pinot Noir, Stony Point Vineyard, Estate Grown, Sonoma Coast, 94 points

Sivas-Sonoma,2010 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 94 points

Trecini, 2011 Pinot Noir, Vicini Vineyard, Estate Vineyard, California, Russian River Valley, 94 points

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 2010 Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley, 91 points

Ancient Oak Cellars, 2010 Pinot Noir, Siebert Ranch, Estate Bottled & Produced, Russian River Valley, 90 points

PINOT NOIR OVER $40

Trombetta Family Wines, 2011 Pinot Noir, Gap's Crown Vineyard, Vineyard Selection, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast, 98 points

Papapietro Perry, 2010 Pinot Noir, Nunes Vineyard, Russian River, 95 points

Davis Family Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir - Horseshoe Bend, California, Russian River Valley, 93 points

Sequana, 2010 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Single Vineyard, California, Russian River Valley, 93 points

Cult, 2009 Pinot noir, Russian River Valley, 92 points

HKG Estates, 2011 Pinot Noir, Hop Kiln Vineyards, Estate Grown, Russian River Valley, 90 points

Mas?t, 2011 Pinot Noir, Block 7, California, Mendocino County, 90 points

Mas?t, 2011 Pinot Noir, Block 1, California, Mendocino County, 90 points

PORT

Pedroncelli, 2008 Four Grapes Vintage Port, Dry Creek Valley, 90 points

PROPRIETARY HOUSE RED

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut, 2010 Cinema, Sonoma County, 93 points

RED BORDEAUX TYPE BLENDS UNDER $20

Paradise View, 2009 Tolay, Sonoma Coast, 90 points

RED BORDEAUX TYPE BLENDS OVER $20

Forchini Vineyards & Winery, 2010 BeauSierra Bordeaux Blend, Estate Grown & Bottled , Dry Creek Valley, 95 points

Estate 1856, 2010 Cabernet Bordeaux Blend, Sonoma County, 94 points

RED BORDEAUX TYPE BLENDS OVER $40

Beaulieu Vineyard, 2009 Tapestry, Reserve, California, Napa Valley, 98 points

Bordigioni Family Winery, 2008 Estate Blend, Annadel Estate, Estate Wine, Sonoma Valley, 95 points

Dry Creek Vineyard, 2009 The Mariner (Meritage Red Wine), Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley, 93 points

RHONE TYPE RED BLENDS

Wattle Creek, 2010 Triple Play, Alexander Valley, 93 points

<RIESLING SEMI-DRY 0.91- 2.0% RESIDUAL SUGAR

Hagafen, 2012 White Riesling, Devoto Ranch, California, Lake County, 91 points

SAUVIGNON BLANC UNDER $20

the girls in the vineyard, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Rooster Vineyard, California, Lake County, 95 points

J. Rickards Winery, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Croft Vineyard, Alexander Valley, 94 points

HANNA Winery &amp; Vineyards, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, 93 points

Chacewater, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County, 90 points

SAUVIGNON BLANC OVER $20

Sivas-Sonoma, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County, 98 points

Vinoce, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Veeder, 95 points

Windsor Oaks Vineyards &amp; Winery, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Rooster Vineyard, Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled, Russian River Valley, 95 points

Imagery Estate Winery, 2011 Wow Oui, Sonoma County, 94 points

Crocker &amp; Starr, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County, 92 points

Artesa, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, California, Napa Valley, 90 points

Longboard Vineyards, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, 90 points

Solle Wines, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Sexy Rexy, Russian River Valley, 90 points

SPARKLING ROSE UNDER 2.5% RESIDUAL SUGAR

Gloria Ferrer, 2008 Brut Rose, Carneros, 95 points

SPARKLING WHITE UNDER 2.5% RESIDUAL SUGAR

Breathless Wines, NV Brut, North Coast, 98 points

Gloria Ferrer, 2001 Carneros Cuvee, Carneros, 95 points

Amista Vineyards, NV Blanc de Blanc, Morningsong Vineyard, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley, 91 points

SYRAH/ SHIRAZ UNDER $20

White Oak Vineyards &amp; Winery, 2009 Syrah, California, Napa Valley, 93 points

SYRAH/ SHIRAZ OVER $20

Red Car, 2010 Sonoma Coast Syrah, California, Sonoma Coast, 94 points

Trek Wine, 2010 Syrah, Dry Creek Valley, 91 points

Occidental Road Cellars, 2009 Syrah, Russian River Valley, 90 points

VARIETAL ROSES

Kokomo, 2012 Grenache Rose, Pauline's Vineyard, Estate, Dry Creek Valley, 98 points

Lula, 2012 Rosato, Comptche, Mendocino, 95 points

Wattle Creek, 2012 Rose of Pinot Noir, Mendocino, Yorkville Highlands, 95 points

Naughty Boy, 2012 Dry rose', Naughty boy vineyard, 100% Organically Grown Grapes, Mendocino County, Potter Valley, 94 points

River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, 2012 Rose of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 93 points

Balletto, 2012 Rose of Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley, 90 points

VIOGNIER

Steele Wines, 2012 Viognier, Lake County, 92 points

ZINFANDEL UNDER $20

DeLoach Vineyards, 2010 Russian River Valley Zinfandel, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley, 96 points

Rancho Zabaco, 2011 Zinfandel, Heritage Vines, Heritage Series, Sonoma County, 94 points

Navarro Vineyards, 2011 Zinfandel, Mendocino, 94 points

Frei Brothers Reserve, 2011 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, 93 points

Dry Creek Vineyard, 2010 Heritage Zinfandel, Sonoma County, 91 points

ZINFANDEL OVER $20

Kokomo, 2010 Zinfandel, Timber Crest Vineyard, Estate, Dry Creek Valley, 96 points

Starkey's Court, 2010 Zinfandel, Pedrazzini Family Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, 96 points

B.R. Cohn, 2010 Zinfandel, Barrel Aged, Sonoma Valley, 95 points

de Lorimier Winery, 2010 Zinfandel, Harris Kratka Vineyard, Alexander Valley, 95 points

Rancho Zabaco, 2011 Zinfandel,Reserve, Dry Creek Valley, 95 points

Pech Merle Winery, 2010 Zinfandel, Cuccuio Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, 95 points

Navarro Vineyards, 2011 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Mendocino, 94 points

Ottimino, 2010 Zinfandel, Biglieri, Dry Creek Valley, 94 points

Pezzi King, 2010 Zinfandel, Estate Row 26, Dry Creek Valley, 94 points

Wilson Winery, 2010 Zinfandel, Duetto, Estate Grown and Produced, Dry Creek Valley, 94 points

Kokomo, 2011 Zinfandel, Pauline's Vineyard, Estate, Dry Creek Valley, 93 points

St. Anne's Crossing Winery, 2010 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, 93 points

Hauck Cellars, 2010 Zinfandel, Treborce, 30% Napa County, 70% Lake County, 92 points

Hughes Family Vineyards, 2009 Zinfandel, Wild Turkey Vineyard, Signature Reserve, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Mtn, 92 points

Millerick Road, 2011 Zinfandel, Millerick Road, Sonoma County, 92 points

Napa Cellars, 2011 Zinfandel, Napa Valley, 92 points

Russian River Vineyards, 2010 Zinfandel Sack Vineyard, Russian River Valley, 91 points