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WINE CHALLENGE JUDGES

Here are the judges who took part in the second annual, 2014 North Coast Wine Challenge wine competition:

Heidi Barrett, winemaker, Barrett & Barrett Wines, Napa Valley

Corey Beck, director of winemaking/general manager, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville

Dan Berger, wine writer and columnist, Santa Rosa

William S. Bloxsom-Carter, executive chef and director of food and beverage, Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles

Carrie Boyle, general manager/buyer, Total Wine & More, Sacramento

Tina Caputo, editor-in-chief, Vineyard & Winery Management magazine and columnist, Sonoma County

Fred Dame, master sommelier

Susan Doyle, winemaking director, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, Napa

Bob Foster, assistant editor, California Grapevine Wine Newsletter, San Diego

Sara Fowler, winemaker, Peju Winery, Napa

Rhett Gadke, senior wine buyer, Bounty Hunter Rare Wine Co., Napa

Nick Goldschmidt, winemaker and consultant, Goldschmidt Vineyards, Healdsburg.

Daryl Groom, chief judge; owner/winemaker, Groom Wines, Healdsburg

Courtney Humiston, wine director, Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen, Healdsburg

Ellen Landis, certified sommelier and certified wine specialist, Half Moon Bay

Tim Marson, master sommelier and buyer, Global Wine Company, San Rafael

Peg Melnik, wine writer, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa

Mary Melton, director of beverage, P.F. Chang's, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Erik Olsen, vice president/chief winemaker, Constellation Wines U.S., Healdsburg

Ben Pearson, buyer, Bottle Barn, Santa Rosa

Christopher Sawyer, "The Sommelier to the Stars," Sonoma County

Michael Scholz, winemaker, St. Supery Vineyards & Winery, Rutherford

Mick Schroeter, director of winemaking, Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor

Mark Thrift, director of wine & spirits, Mollie Stone's Markets, Mill Valley

Larry Van Aalst, sommelier and radio host, Sonoma County

Wilfred Wong, chief story teller, wine.com

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GOLD MEDAL WINNING WINES

CABERNET FRANC

Two Jakes of Diamonds, 2011 Cabernet Franc, 95 points

Peju, 2010 Cabernet Franc Reserve, 92 points

Acorn, 2010 Cabernet Franc, 91 points

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Forefathers, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 98 points

Joseph Cellars, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 98 points

Colagrossi Wines, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 96 points

Roth Estate, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 96 points

Barrel Head Cellars, 2010 Sailor's Grave Red Wine, 95 points

Ledson, 2010 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 points

Two Jakes of Diamonds, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 points

Vinum Cellars, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 points

Charles Creek Vineyard, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, Rutherford, 94 points

Gallo Signature Series, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 94 points

Ledson, 2010 Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 94 points

Spiriterra, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 94 points

Wattle Creek, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 94 points

Forchini Vineyards & Winery, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 93 points

Goldschmidt PLUS, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 93 points

Obsidian Ridge, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 93 points

St. Anne's Crossing Winery, 2009 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon,

93 points

Wilson Winery, 2010 Sydney Cabernet Sauvignon, 93 points

J. Rickards Winery, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 92 points

Louis M. Martini, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 92 points

Rodney Strong Vineyards, 2011 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, 92 points

Charles Creek Vineyard, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 91 points

St. Anne's Crossing Winery, 2009 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 91 points

Danais, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 points

Estate 1856, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 points

Uppercut, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 points

MERLOT

MacLeod Family Vineyard, 2011 Merlot, 98 points

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery, 2010 Merlot, 94 points

Bonterra Vineyards, 2012 Merlot, 92 points

Rodney Strong Vineyards, 2011 Sonoma County Merlot, 91 points

Trecini, 2011 Merlot, 91 points

Trentadue, 2012 La Storia Merlot, 91 points

Wildhurst Vineyards, 2011 Merlot, 91 points

PETITE SIRAH

Trentadue, 2012 La Storia Petite Sirah, 96 points

Simi, 2011 Petite Sirah, 93 points

Harts Desire Wines, 2012 Petite Sirah, 92 points

Shippey Vineyards, 2009 Petite Sirah, 91 points

PINOT NOIR

Handley, 2010 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley, 98 points

Sterling Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir, 98 points

W.H. Smith, 2010 Maritime Vineyard Pinot Noir, 98 points

DRNK, 2012 Pinot Noir, 97 points

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir, 97 points

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut, 2012 Pinot Noir, 96 points

Russian River Vineyards, 2012 Pinot Noir, 96 points

Windsor Oaks Vineyards and Winery, 2012 Pinot Noir, 96 points

Balletto, 2012 Pinot Noir - BCD Vineyard, 95 points

Kokomo, 2012 Pinot Noir, 95 points

Windsor Oaks Vineyards and Winery, 2012 Pinot Noir, 95 points

Benziger Family, 2012 de Coelo Quintus, Pinot Noir, 94 points

Ernest Vineyards, 2012 The Wrangler Pinot Noir, 94 points

Hook & Ladder, 2012 Pinot Noir, 94 points

Hook & Ladder, 2012 "Third Alarm" Pinot Noir, 94 points

MacPhail Family Wines, 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 94 points

Mas??t, 2012 Pinot Noir, 94 points

Roth Estate, 2011 Pinot Noir, 94 points

Acacia Vineyard, 2012 Pinot Noir, 93 points

Paul Dolan Vineyards, 2012 Pinot Noir, 93 points

Philo Ridge Vineyards, 2010 Pinot Noir, 93 points

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir, 93 points

Navarro Vineyards, 2012 Pinot Noir, 92 points

Pech Merle Winery, 2011 Pinot Noir, 92 points

Wonderment Wines, 2012 Campbell's Vineyard Pinot Noir, 92 points

Benziger Family, 2012 La Reyna Pinot noir, 91 points

Francis Coppola Reserve, 2012 Pinot Noir, 91 points

Colagrossi Wines, 2012 Duetto, Pinot Noir, 90 points

Heliodoro, 2011 Pinot Noir, 90 points

ZINFANDEL

St. Francis, 2011 Zinfandel, 98 points

Novy Family Wines, 2012 Zinfandel, 96 points

Trentadue, 2012 La Storia Zinfandel, 95 points

Wilson Winery, 2011 Bramble Zinfandel, 94 points

Seaton, 2011 Zinfandel, 93 points

Carol Shelton Wines, 2012 Wild Thing Zinfandel, 92 points

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut, 2012 Zinfandel, 92 points

Little Vineyards, 2012 Zinfandel, 92 points

Portalupi, 2012 Zinfandel, 92 points

Rosenblum Cellars, 2010 Zinfandel, 92 points

St. Anne's Crossing Winery, 2011 Hammertown Zinfandel, 92 points

RED BLENDS

B Side, 2010 Napa Valley Red Blend, 98 points

Fidelity, 2012 Red Wine, Bordeaux Blend, 98 points

Brassfield Estate Winery, 2012 Eruption, Red Blend, 97 points

Dalliance, 2011 Lake County Red Wine, 97 points

Cult X, 2011 Meritage, 96 points

Clos du Bois, 2010 Marlstone, Bordeaux Blend, 95 points

Forchini Vineyards & Winery, 2011 Papa Nonno, 95 points

Anaba Wines, 2011 Turbine Red, 94 points

dc Cellars, 2009 Meritage, 94 points

Seaton, 2011 Red Buzz, Bordeaux Blend, 94 points

White Oak Vineyards & Winery, 2007 Bordeaux Blend, 94 points

Amista Vineyards, 2012 "Tres", Morningsong Vineyards, 93 points

Estate 1856, 2011 Bordeaux Blend, 93 points

Hook & Ladder, 2011 The Tillerman, Red Blend, 92 points

Husch, 2012 Heritage, Red Blend, 92 points

JC Cellars, 2012 The Impostor, Red Blend, 92 points

Wattle Creek, 2011 Triple Play, Rhone Blend, 92 points

Eleanor, 2010 Red Wine, 91 points

OTHER RED

Occidental Road Cellars, 2011 Syrah, 94 points

Imagery Estate Winery, 2011 Malbec, 93 points

Ledson, 2011 Barbera, 93 points

Kokomo, 2012 Grenache, 92 points

La Chertosa Old World Wines, 2012 Sangiovese, 92 points

Imagery Estate Winery, 2011 Tempranillo, 90 points

CHARDONNAY

Charles Creek Vineyard, 2010 Russian River Valley

Chardonnay, 98 points

ROX - Scott Peterson, 2012 Chardonnay, 98 points

Black Knight Vineyards, 2012 Chardonnay, 96 points

Gallo Signature Series, 2011 Chardonnay, 96 points

Benziger Family, 2012 Chardonnay, 95 points

Danais, 2012 Chardonnay, 95 points

Handley, 2012 Chardonnay Estate, 95 points

kopriva, 2012 Chardonnay Carneros, 95 points

Larson Family Winery, 2012 Chardonnay, 95 points

Navarro Vineyards, 2012 Chardonnay, 95 points

Pedroncelli, 2012 Chardonnay, 95 points

Roth Estate, 2012 Chardonnay, 95 points

William Hill Estate, 2012 Chardonnay, 95 points

Merriam Vineyards, 2012 Chardonnay, 94 points

Naughty Boy, 2012 Chardonnay-Thornton Ranch, 94 points

Poseidon Vineyard, 2012 Chardonnay, 94 points

Reata, 2012 Chardonnay, 94 points

Robledo, 2012 Chardonnay, 94 points

Aquinas, 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay, 93 points

Bonterra Vineyards, 2012 Chardonnay, 93 points

Charles Creek Vineyard, 2012 Chardonnay, 93 points

Chateau St. Jean, 2011 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 93 points

Heliodoro, 2012 Chardonnay, 93 points

Ledson, 2012 Chardonnay, 93 points

Windsor Oaks Vineyards and Winery, 2012 Chardonnay, 93 points

Hendry, 2011 Chardonnay, 92 points

Paul Dolan Vineyards, 2012 Chardonnay, 92 points

Rodney Strong Vineyards, 2012 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay, 92 points

Gloria Ferrer, 2012 Carneros Chardonnay, 91 points

Hendry, 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay, 91 points

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Black Stallion Winery, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 94 points

Souverain, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 94 points

Trione Vineyards & Winery, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 94 points

Benziger Family, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 93 points

Dry Creek Vineyard, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 93 points

Hanna, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 93 points

Pedroncelli, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 92 points

Roth Estate, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 92 points

Merriam Vineyards, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 91 points

GOLD MEDAL WINNING WINES

Truett Hurst Winery, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 91 points

OTHER WHITE/WHITE BLENDS

Handley, 2013 Gewurztraminer, 96 points

Gordian Knot Winery, 2012 Albarino, 91 points

Harts Desire Wines, 2012 Viognier, 91 points

Campovida, 2013 Campo di Stelle, White Bordeaux Blend, 90 points

J. Rickards Winery, 2013 S??millon, 90 points

Novy Family Wines, 2013 Four Mile Creek White Table Wine, 90 points

ROS??

Kokomo, 2013 Pauline's Vineyard Grenache Ros??, 95 points

Yorkville Cellars, 2013 Ros?? of Malbec, 94 points

Imagery Estate Winery, 2013 Aleatico Rose, 91 points

Inman Family, 2013 Endless Crush Ros?? of Pinot Noir, 91 points

SPARKLING

Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, 2010 Brut Rose, 96 points

Gloria Ferrer, NV Blanc de Noirs, 96 points

W. Donaldson, NV Blanc de Blancs, 94 points

Breathless Wines, NV Brut, 92 points

McFadden Vineyard, 2009 Reserve Cuvee Brut, 92 points

DESSERT WINES

Husch, 2013 Anderson Valley Late Harvest Gewurztraminer,

96 points

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