Central Coast Wine Competition showcases local wines

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CC Wine Competition

Central Coast Wine Competition showcases local wines

The 11th Annual Central Coast Wine Competition, held June 11-12, featured the best the Central Coast has to offer in wines. This year’s competition consisted of over 600 entries from 135 wineries throughout California.
“Wine competitions serve several functions, not the least of which is to provide consumers and the trade with a frame of reference to measure overall a region’s development and trends. The Central Coast Wine Competition met that standard by showing just how well San Luis Obispo County can do by white wines as well as red,” said Mike Dunne, CCWC judge.“The overall best-of-show wine at June’s Central Coast Wine Competition, for example, was the lean and electric Mariposa 2013 Edna Valley Albarino, which beat out the spirited and graceful San Simeon 2010 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.”
Award-winning entries have been or will be showcased in four separate California fairs, offering a venue for fairgoers to experience captivating wines from the Central Coast. Gold medal wines were displayed at the Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria and the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles during July; the Ventura County Fair in Ventura through Sept. 1, and Aug. 27-Sept. 1 at the Monterey County Fair in Monterey.

Best of Show, Best White Wine, Best Albarino

CRU Wine Company, Mariposa
2013 Edna Valley Albarino

Best Red

San Antonio Winery, Paso Robles
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Dessert, Best of Fortified Desserts

PasoPort, Templeton
2009 Blend

Best of Merlot

Ancient Peaks Winery, Santa Margarita
2012 Merlot

Best of Grenache

Austin Hope, Paso Robles
2011 Grenache

Best of Bordeaux Blends (Meritage)

B&E Vineyard, Paso Robles
2009 Bordeaux,

Best of Any Other Red Blend

Bodegas, Paso Robles
2009 Blend

Best of Pink-Best Pink

Bushong, Paso Robles
2013 Pink Blend

Best of Tempranillo

Castoro Cellars, Templeton
2012 Tempranillo

Best of Gewurztraminer

Claiborne & Churchill Vintners, San Luis Obispo

2013 Gewurtraminer

Best of Albarino-Best White-BoS

CRU Wine Company, Mariposa

2013 Albarino

Best of Cab Sauv -2011

DAOU Vineyards, Paso Robles

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of Cab Sauv-2012 & 2013

Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of Syrah

Halter Ranch Vineyard, Paso Robles

2011 Syrah

Best of Cabernet Franc

Hearst Ranch Winery, Paso Robles

2010 Cabernet Franc

Best of Viognier

Kelsey Wine, San Luis Obispo

2013 Viognier

Best of Other White Wines-Off Dry

Kelsey Wine, San Luis Obispo

2013 Orange Muscat

Best of Dessert Whites

Kelsey Wine, San Luis Obispo

2013 Orange Muscat

Best of Other White Wines-Dry

Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Paso Robles

2013 Malvasia Bianca

Best of Any Other Red Varietals

Michael Gill Cellars, Paso Robles

2013 Counoise

Best of Zinfandel-2011 & Earlier

Midnight Cellars Winery, Paso Robles

2010 Zinfandel

Best of Sauvignon Blanc

Niner Wine Estates, Paso Robles

2013 Savignon Blanc

Best of Fortified Desserts-Best Dessert

PasoPort, Templeton

2009 Blend

Best of Pinot Noir

Peacock Cellars, Paso Robles

2012 Pinot Noir

Best of Sangiovese

Peacock Cellars, Paso Robles

2012 Sangiovese

Best of Other White Rhones

Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Templeton

2013 White Rhone

Best of Roussanne

Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, Templeton

2013 Roussane

Best of Pinot Gris/Grigio

Quail Crossing Vineyard, Santa Ynez

2013 Pinot Gris

Best of Grenache Blanc

Ranchero Cellars, Paso Robles

2013 Grenache Blanc

Best of Cabernet Based Blends

Rangeland Wines, Paso Robles

2012 Cabernet Blend

Best of Petite Sirah

Red Soles Winery, Paso Robles

2012 Petite Sirah

Best of Chardonnay

Robert Hall, Paso Robles

2013 Chardonnay

Best of Zinfandel-2012

San Antonio Winery, Paso Robles

2012 Zinfandel

Best of Cab Sauv-Prior to ’11 & NV-Best Red

San Antonio Winery, Paso Robles

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of Malbec

San Antonio Winery, Paso Robles

2010 Malbec

Best of Other Italian Style Blends

Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles

2011 Red Blend

Best of Grenache Blanc

SummerWood Winery, Paso Robles

2013 Grenache Blanc

Best of Other Rhone Style Blends

 

Troublemaker Blend, Paso Robles

Best of Riesling-Dry

Wolff Vineyards, San Luis Obispo
2012 Riesling

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