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2006 DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION RESULTS

 

 

 

 

2005 Results

September 16, 2006, Denver, Colorado

The Denver International Wine Competition took place on Saturday September 16, 2006 at The Warwick Denver Hotel.

Thank you to all of the wineries that participated this year. We received 403 entrees, which represented a 233% increase over last year.

Congratulations to the winners!

 

2006 Medal Winning Wines

Best of Show
Double Gold
Kathy Lynskey Wines
2005 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ

Best Red Wine
Double Gold
Michael David Vineyards

2005 Windmill Estate Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, CA

Best White
Double Gold
Kathy Lynskey Wines

2005 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ

Desert Wine
Gold: Quady Winery
, Batch 88 Starboard, California
Silver: Campbells Winery
, Rutherglen Muscat, Victoria, Australia

Bronze: Quady Winery, Elysium Muscat, California

Late Harvest
Gold: Garfield Estates Vineyard & Winery, Vin De Glace 2005 Muscat, Colorado
Silver: Kiona Vineyards, Late Harvest Riesling 2005, Washington
Bronze: Quady Winery, Electra Orange Muscat 2005, California

Ice Wine
Gold Kiona: Vineyards Winery, 2004 Chenin Blanc, Red Mountain, WA
Silver: Covey Run, Semillon Ice Wine 2003, Yakima Valley, WA
Bronze: Renwood Winery, Amador Ice Zinfandel 2005, Amador County,
CA

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
Gold: Mendocino Wine Co, Parducci Pinot Gris 2005, California
Silver: Elk Run Vineyards, Pinot Gris 2005, Maryland
Bronze: Cycles Gladiator, Pinot Grigio 2005, California

Sauvignon Blanc
Gold: Kathy Lynskey Wines, Sauvignon/Fume Blanc 2005, Marlborough, NZ
Silver: Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Hummingbird Hill Vineyards, Sauvignon/Fume Blanc 2005, Sonoma, CA
Bronze: Kenwood, Sauvignon Blanc 2005, Sonoma, CA

Chardonnay
Gold: Two Rivers Winery, Chateau Deux Fleuves Chardonnay 2005, Colorado
Silver: Taft Street Winery, Chardonnay 2005, Sonoma, CA
Silver: Michael David Vineyards, 7 Heavenly Chards 2005, Lodi, California
Bronze: Robert Hall Winery, Chardonnay 2005, Paso Robles, CA

Viognier
Gold: Rosenblum Cellars, Kathy’s Cuvee 2005, California
Silver: Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines, Viognier 2005, Paso Robles, CA
Bronze: Renwood Winery, Viognier 2005, California

Dry Riesling
Gold: Marlargo Wines, Riesling 2006, South Australia
Silver: Kiona Vineyards Winery, Estate Bottled Riesling 2005, Red Mountain, WA
Bronze: Reeder Mesa Vineyards, Riesling 2004, Colorado

White Blends- New World
Gold: Kit Fox Vineyards, White Bordeaux 2005, California
Silver: Jacobs Creek Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2005, South Australia
Bronze: Barreto Cellars, Verdelho White Bordeaux 2005, Lodi, CA

White Italian
Gold: Cantian Del Castello, Acini Soavi 2003, Gargangea
Silver: Stefano Antonucci, Verdicchio 2003 Dei Castelli di Jesi, Santa Barbara
Bronze: Le Vaglie, Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi 2005 Santa Barbara

Other White Wines
Gold: Pelter Station/Uvaggio, Gayla’s Vineyard 2005, Lodi, CA
Silver: Valley of the Moon, Pinot Blanc 2005, Sonoma, CA
Bronze: Merry Cellars, Semillon 2005, Columbia Valley, WA

Rose
Gold: Tamayo Family Vineyards, Cana Celebration Rose 2005, Napa, CA
Silver: Mendocino Wine Co, Roselle 2005, California
Bronze: Guy Drew Vineyards, Crooked Creek Rose 2005, Colorado

Tempranillo
Gold: Barreto Cellars, Tempranillo 2004, Lodi, CA
Silver: Almagre Crianza, Tempranillo 2001, Rioja, Spain
Bronze: Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Tempranillo 2004, Lodi, CA

Barbera
Gold: Az. Agricola Monti, Barbera D’Alba 2001, Alba, Italy
Silver: Niner Wine Estates, Boot Jack Ranch Barbera 2003, Paso Robles, CA
Bronze: Tamas Estates, Carta d Imbarco San Francisco Bay 2004, Livermore Valley, CA

Pinot Noir
Gold: Gundlach Bundschu, Rhinefarm Vineyards Pinot Noir 2004, Sonoma, CA
Silver: Wedell Cellars, Hillside Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002, Edna Valley, CA
Bronze: Iris Hill, Pinot Noir 2004, Oregon

Sangiovese
Gold: VJB Vineyards & Cellars, Sangiovese 2004, Sonoma, CA
Silver: Niner Wine Estates, Boot Jack Ranch Sangiovese 2003, Paso Robles, CA
Bronze: Pietra Santa Winery, Sangiovese 2003, Cienega Valley, CA

Merlot
Gold/Tie: Sandhill Winery, Merlot 2002, Red Mountain, WA
Gold/Tie: Whitewater Hill, Merlot 2004, Colorado
Silver: Robert Hall Winery, Merlot 2004, Paso Robles, CA
Bronze/Tie: Pietra Santa Winery, Merlot 2003, Cienega Valley, CA
Bronze/Tie: Merry Cellars, Merlot 2004, Columbia Valley, WA

Cabernet Franc
Gold: Nichols, Cabernet Franc 2003, Paso Robles, CA
Silver: Mesa Grand Vineyards, Cabernet Franc 2004, Grand Valley, CO
Bronze: Elk Run Vineyards, Cold Friday Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2004, Maryland

Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold: Mendocino Wine Co, Big Yellow Cab Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Central Coast, CA
Silver/Tie: Concetta Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Colorado
Silver/Tie: Kenwood, Kenwood Jack London Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Sonoma, CA
Bronze: Merry Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Yakima Valley, WA

Zinfandel
Gold: Michael David Vineyards, Windmill Estate Old Vine Zinfandel 2005, Lodi, CA
Silver: Rosenblum Cellars, Annette’s Reserve Zinfandel 2004, Redwood Valley, CA
Bronze: Tamas Estates, Carta d Imbarco San Francisco Bay Zinfandel 2004, Livermore Valley, CA

Petite Sirah
Gold: Michael David Vineyards, Earthquake Petite Sirah 2004, Lodi, CA
Silver: Rosenblum Cellars, Pickett Road Petite Sirah 2004, Napa, CA
Bronze: Melter Family Vineyards, Petite Sirah 2003, Lodi, CA

Syrah/Shiraz
Gold: Michael David Vineyards, 6th Sense Syrah 2004, Lodi, CA
Silver: Rosenblum Cellars, Hillside Vineyards Syrah 2004, Sonoma, CA
Bronze: Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines, Syrah 2004, Paso Robles, CA

Red Blends
Gold: Gordon Brothers Cellars, Tradition 2000, Columbia Valley, WA
Silver: Justin Vineyards, Isosceles 2003, Paso Robles, CA
Bronze: Alder Ridge, Meritage 2002, Columbia Valley, WA

Other Reds-Old World
Gold: Langhe Erbaluna, Nebbiolo 2003, Piedmont, Italy
Silver: Germano Ettore, Balua 2003, Lange Rosso, Italy
Bronze: Felline, Primilivo Di Manduria, 2004, Manovria, Italy

Other Reds-New World
Gold: Willow Crest Winery, XIII 2004, Yakima Valley, WA
Silver: Leasingham, Magnus Shiraz/Cabernet 2003, Clare Valley, So Australia
Bronze: Robert Hall Winery, Rhone de Robles, Paso Robles, CA

Special Judges Reserve Awards
Gold: Beringer Private Reserve, 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA
Silver/Tie: Creekside Cellars, 2003 Robusto, Colorado
Silver/Tie: Hagafen Cellars, 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA
Bronze: Per Bacco Cellars, Dionysus 2004 Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande, CA

Port
Gold: Graystone Winery, Port II, Grand Valley, CO
Silver: Two Rivers Winery, Chateau Deux Fleuves Port 2003, Grand Valley, CO
Bronze: Tamayo Family Vineyards, Cana Port 2004, Contra Costa County, CA Wine Label Competition

 

Individual Wine Label
Gold: Tamas Estates, Carta d Imbarco San Francisco Bay Sangiovese 2004
Silver: EOS Estate Winery, Novella Petite Sirah 2003
Bronze: Mendocino Wine Company, Big Yellow Cab, Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Wine Label Series
Gold: Marlargo Wines, South Australia, 4 labels
Silver: Merry Cellars, Pullman Washington, 5 labels



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