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September 13-14, 2008, Denver, Colorado

The Denver International Wine Competition took place on Saturday and September 13 & 14, 2008 at The Warwick Denver Hotel.

Thank you to all of the wineries that participated this year. We received 515 entrees.

Congratulations to the winners!

 

2008 Results (downloadable PDF)


2008 Label Competition Winners

Wine Label Design
Gold: Eos Estate Winery, Paso Robles, CA, 2005 Lost Angel Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: Marlargo Wines, South Australia, 2008 Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio
Bronze: 2007 Del Carlo Winery, Healdsburg, CA, 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel-Dry Creek Valley

Label Series Design
Gold: Cru Vin Dogs Wine Group, Denver, CO
Silver: Marlargo Wines, Fingers Crossed Series, South Australia
Bronze: Marlargo Wines, Marlargo Wines Series, South Australia


 

2008 Medal Winning Wines


SPARKLING WINE
GOLD Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Blanc De Noirs NV, Pinot Noir, United States California - Sonoma
SILVER Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Royal Cuvee 2000, Pinot Noir, United States, California - Carneros
BRONZE Domaine Ste Michelle X-Dry NV,
Chardonnay, United States, Washington State
BRONZE No. 1 Family Estate Cuvee No. 8 NV, Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay, New Zealand- Marlborough

PROSECCO
GOLD La Cantina Pizzolato
, La Cantina Pizzolato 2006, Italy-Veneto

OFF DRY WHITE
SILVER Marlargo Wines, Fingers Crossed 2006
White Blend, Australia-South Australia

LATE HARVEST/SWEET
GOLD Marlargo Wines Botrytis Semillon 2007 Semillon, Australia-West Australia
SILVER Maryhill Winery Maryhill Winery 2007 Muscat, United States, Columbia Valley
BRONZE Briar Rose Winery Briar Rose Winery 2005, Orange Muscat, United States California - Cucamonga Valley

PINOT GRIGIO/GRIS
GOLD Bianchi Winery Signature Selection 2007, Pinot Grigio United States California - Arroyo Grande Valley
SILVER Willamette Valley Vineyards Willamette Valley Vineyards, 2007 Pinot Gris, United States Oregon
BRONZE Estancia Estancia 2007 Pinot Grigio, United States California

SAUVIGNON BLANC-UNDER $15

GOLD Snoqualmie Winery 2007, Snoqualmie Sauvignon Blanc, United States-Washington
SILVER Maryhill Winery, 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, United States-Columbia Valley
SILVER Sebeka Winery, Sebeka 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa-Western Cape
BRONZE Marlargo Wines, Marlargo Wines 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Australia-Adelaide Hills
BRONZE Boisset Family Estates, Yellow Jersey 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, France-Paus D'Oc

SAUVIGNON BLANC-OVER $15
GOLD Spy Valley Winery, Spy Valley 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand-Marlborough
SILVER Mendocino Wine Company, Paul Dolan Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, USA- California - Mendocino & Lake County
BRONZE Summer House Winery, Marlborough 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand-Marlborough

CHARDONNAY UNDER $15

GOLD Michael David Winery, Windmill 2007 Chardonnay, United States California - Lodi
SILVER Estancia, Pinnacles Ranches 2007 Chardonnay, United States California - Monterey County
BRONZE Oak Ridge Winery, 3 Girls 2006 Chardonnay, United States California - Lodi

CHARDONNAY OVER $15
GOLD Rodney Strong Vineyards, Rodney Strong Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay, United States California -Sonoma
SILVER Rodney Strong Vineyards, Chalk Hill 2006 Chardonnay, United States, California - Sonoma
SILVER Cinquain Cellars, Riverview Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay, United States, California - Monterey
BRONZE Chateau Ste Michelle, Canoe Ridge Chardonnay 2006, United States-Washington
BRONZE Chateau St. Michelle, Indian Wells 2006 Chardonnay, United States-Washington State

VIOGNIER UNDER $15

GOLD Loredona Wine Cellars, Lodi 2006 Viognier, United States California - Lodi
SILVER Water 2 Wines, 2008 Viognier, USA
BRONZE Domaine du Grand Chemin, 2007 Viognier, France- Vin de Pays doc

VIOGNIER OVER $15
GOLD Maryhill Winery, Maryhill Winery 2007 Viognier. United States-Columbia Valley
GOLD Michael David Winery, Incognito 2007, United States- Lodi
SILVER Coyote Canyon, 2007 Viognier, United States-Washington State
BRONZE Sharp's Hill Vineyards, 2007 Viognier United States California - Paso Robles
BRONZE Creekside Cellars, 2007 Viognier, United States-Colorado

RIESLING DRY
GOLD Dunham Cellars, Lewis Estate Vineyard 2007 Riesling, United States Washington Columbia Valley
SILVER Chateau Ste Michelle. Dry Riesling 2007, United States- Washington
BRONZE Lakewood Vineyards, 2007 Riesling, United States, New York State-Finger Lakes

RIESLING SEMI-DRY
GOLD Pindar Vineyards, Johannisberg Riesling 2007, United States- North Fork
SILVER Black Swan, 2007 Riesling, Australia-South Australia
BRONZE Chateau Ste Michelle, Cold Creek Riesling 2007 Riesling, United States-Washington
BRONZE Marlargo Wines, 2007 Riesling, Australia-Clare Valley

GEWURTZTRAMINER
GOLD Guadalupe Vineyards, 2007 Gewurztraminer, United States-New Mexico
GOLD Ventana Vineyards, 2007 Gewurztraminer, United States, California - Arroyo Seco
SILVER Lakewood Vineyards, 2007 Gewurztraminer, United States, New York State-Finger Lakes
BRONZE Maryhill Winery, 2007 Gewurztraminer, United States-Columbia Valley


OTHER DRY WHITES
SILVER Jean Perrier et Fils, Apremont 2007, Jacqucre France Vin de Savoie

WHITE ITALIAN VARIETALS

SILVER Azienda Agricola Zaccagnini, Zaccagnini Salmagina 2005 Verdicchio, Italy-Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
BRONZE Cameron Hughes Wines, Della Robbia Del Vento 2006 Pinot Grigio, Italy

ROSE DRY STYLE
GOLD Cave la Romaine, 2007 Grenache/Syrah, France-Cotes du Ventoux
SILVER Ventana Vineyards, 2007 Grenache, United States California - Arroyo Seco
SILVER Peconic Bay Winery, 2006 Merlot Rose, United States New York State
SILVER Marlargo Wines, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Rose, Australia-Mclaren Vale
BRONZE Marlargo Wines, 2008 Rose, Australia McLaren Vale

ROSE BLUSH STYLE
GOLD Maryhill Winery, 2007 Sangiovese Rose, United States-Columbia Valley
SILVER Rosehaven, Signature 2007 White Zinfandel, United States-California
BRONZE Miramont Estate Vineyards, Celestial 2007, United States California-Lodi

TEMPRANILO
GOLD Ventana Vineyards, La Danza 2005 Tempranillo, United States. California-Arroyo Seco
SILVER Bodegas Iranzo Vertvs, 2004 Tempranillo, Spain-Utiel-Requena
BRONZE Organic Vinters, Almagre 2007 Tempranillo, Spain-Rioja

SANGIOVESE
GOLD Deerfield Ranch Winery, 2004 Sangiovese, United States, California-Sonoma
SILVER Coyote Canyon, 2004 Sangiovese, United States, Washington State
BRONZE H/H Estate, 2004 Sangiovese, United States-Washington State

MALBEC
SILVER Cameron Hughes Wines, Lot 52 2006 Malbec, Argentina-Mendoza

PINOT NOIR UNDER $15
GOLD Mendocino Wine Company, Parducci 2007 Pinot Noir, United States, California - Mendocino & Lake County
SILVER Aresti, 2007 Pinot Noir, Chile-Curico Valley
BRONZE Boisset Family Estates, Yellow Jersey 2007 Pinot Noir, France-Pays D'Oc

PINOT NOIR OVER $15
GOLD Willamette Valley Vineyards, Tualatin Estate Vineyards 2006 Pinot Noir, United States, Oregon
SILVER Silver Mountain, 2005 Pinot Noir, United States California - Sierra Foothills
BRONZE Summerland Winery, 2006 Pinot Noir, United States California -Monterey

CARMENERE
BRONZE Merry Cellars, Seven Hills Vineyards 2006 Carmenere, United States-Walla Walla

MERLOT UNDER $15
GOLD Sonoma Vineyards Wines, 2004 Merlot, United States California - Sonoma
SILVER Two Rivers Vineyards, 2006 Merlot, United States, Colorado
BRONZE Jason's Vineyards, 2000 Merlot, United States, New York- North Fork Long Island

MERLOT OVER $15
GOLD Merry Cellars, Stillwater Creek Vineyards 2006 Merlot, United States, Columbia Valley
SILVER Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Gloria Ferrer Carneros 2005 Merlot, United States California - Carneros
BRONZE Harmony Cellars, 2006 Merlot, United States California - Paso Robles

CABERNET FRANC
GOLD R&B Cellars, Counterpoint 2006 Cabernet Franc, United States California - El Dorado
SILVER Cameron Hughes Wines, Lot 99 2004 Cabernet Franc, United States California - Lake County
BRONZE Bijou Creek, 2006 Cabernet Franc, United States-Colorado

CABERNET SAUVIGNON UNDER $15

GOLD Black Swan, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Australia-South Australia
SILVER 337 Wine Cellars, Lodi 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States California - Lodi
BRONZE Lockwood, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, United States California - Monterey
BRONZE Chessman Vineyards. Red Hill Lake County 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States California - Red Hills

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $15 to $30
GOLD Rodney Strong Vineyards, Alexander Valley Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, USA California - Alexander Valley
SILVER Bianchi Winery, Signature Selection 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States California - Paso Robles
BRONZE Mount Veeder, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States California -NAPA

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $30 to $50

GOLD Trinchero Family Estates, Main Street Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States California - NAPA
SILVER Andretti Winery, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States, California - NAPA
BRONZE Painted Horse Winery, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States California - Sonoma
BRONZE Creekside Cellars, 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States-Colorado

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $50 plus!
GOLD R & B Cellars, Napa Valley 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States, California - NAPA
SILVER Cakebread Cellars, Dancing Bear Ranch 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States California - NAPA, Howell MTN
BRONZE Briar Rose Winery, Private Collection 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, United States California - Temecula

ZINFANDEL UNDER $15
GOLD R&B Cellars, Swingsville Zin 2006 Zinfandel, United States California
SILVER Chessman Vineyards Old Vineyards 2006 White Zinfandel United States California - Sonoma
BRONZE Oak Ridge Winery OZV 2005 Zinfandel, United States California - Lodi

ZINFANDEL $15 to $30
GOLD Trentadue Winery, La Storia 2005 Zinfandel, United States California - Alexander Valley
SILVER EOS Estate Winery, EOS Zin 2004 Zinfandel, United States California Paso Robles
BRONZE Trentadue Winery, 2005 Zinfandel, United States California - Alexander Valley

ZINFANDEL OVER $30

GOLD Balistreri Vineyards, Talbots Vineyards (178-179) 2006 Zinfandel. United States-Colorado
SILVER Briar Rose Winery, Estate 2005 Zinfandel, United States California - Temecula

PETITE SIRAH
GOLD Brassfield Estate Winery, Volcano Ridge 2005 Petite Sirah, United States California - High Valley
SILVER Cameron Hughes Wines, Lot 70 2006 Petite Sirah, United States California - LODI
BRONZE EOS Estate Winery Reserve, 2005 Petite Sirah, United States California Paso Robles

PETIT VERDOT
GOLD Marlargo Wines, 2006 Petit Verdot, Australia-Heathcote
SILVER Briar Rose Winery, Private Reserve 2004 Petit Verdot, United States, California -Temecula
BRONZE Marlargo Wines, 2006 Petite Verdot, Australia-Riverrina

SYRAH/SHIRAZ UNDER $15
GOLD Two Rivers Vineyards, 2006 Syrah, United States-Colorado
SILVER Black Swan, Shiraz 2002, Australia-South Australia
BRONZE Pindar Vineyards, 2005 Syrah, United States, New York, North Fork of Long Island

SYRAH/SHIRAZ $15 to $30
GOLD Maryhill Winery, 2005 Syrah, United States Columbia Valley
SILVER Lost River Winery, 2005 Syrah, United States Washington-Walla Walla
BRONZE Gordon Brothers Gordon Brothers Columbia Valley Syrah 2005 Syrah/Shiraz United States Washington Columbia Valley

SYRAH/SHIRAZ OVER $30
GOLD Cakebread Cellars, Carneros Napa Valley 2005 Syrah, United States California - Carneros Napa Valley
GOLD Cinquain Cellars, Nagengast Estate 2006 Syrah, United States, California - Paso Robles
SILVER Deerfield Ranch Winery, 2003 Syrah, United States-Sonoma

PINOTAGE
GOLD Sebeka, 2007 Pinotage/Shiraz, South Africa Western Cape
SILVER Sebeka, 2007 Pinotage/Cabernet, South Africa Western Cape

OTHER FRENCH REDS

GOLD Domaine De La Rectorie, Cote Mer 2005 Grenache, France-Collioure
SILVER Chateau De La Liquiere. Vielles Vignes 2005 Red Blend. France-Faugeres
BRONZE Jean Perrier et Fils, 2006 Mondeuse, France- Vin de Savoie

OTHER ITALIAN REDS
GOLD Azienda Agricola Zaccagnini, Morro d'Alba 2006, Lacrima di Morro d'alba, Italy-Marche
SILVER Cantina Brancasi, Notturno 2005 Roso del Salento IGT, Italy- Malvasia Nera

OTHER REDS NEW WORLD
GOLD Cinquain Cellars, Nagengast Estate Vineyards 2006 Red Blend, United States California - Paso Robles
SILVER Coyote Canyon, H/H Estate Hereford Red Blend, United States- Washington State
BRONZE Water 2 Wines, 2008 Red Blend

LATE HARVEST REDS

GOLD Quady Winery, Elysiun 2007 Black Muscat, United States, California
SILVER Quady Winery, Electra Red 2007 Muscat, United States, California
BRONZE Balistreri Vineyards, Late Harvest 2006 Merlot, United States,Colorado

BORDEAUX/MERITAGE STYLE BLENDS UNDER $20
GOLD Jason's Vineyards, 2000 Red Blend, United States New York - North Fork Long Island
SILVER Gordon Brothers Cellars, Kamiak 2006 Red Blend, United States Washington-Columbia Valley
BRONZE Two Rivers Vineyards, Vintner's Blend 2006, United States-Colorado
BRONZE Maryhill Winery, 2006 Red Blend, United States-Columbia Valley

BORDEAUX/MERITAGE STYLE BLENDS OVER $20

GOLD Conn Creek, Anthology 2004, United States California - NAPA
SILVER Mount Veeder Mount Veeder Reserve Blend 2004 Red Blend United States California - NAPA
BRONZE Silver Mountain, Alloy 2003, United States California - Central Coast
BRONZE Casa Rondena Winery, Meritage 2005, United States-New Mexico

GSM BLENDS
GOLD Ventana Vineyards, Rubystone 2006 Red, United States California - Arroyo Seco
SILVER Boisset Family Estates, Louis Bernard Bonus Passus 2007 GSM Blend, France-Cotes du Rhone

RED RHONE STYLE BLENDS
GOLD Michael David Winery, Incognito 2005 Red, United States California -Lodi
SILVER Brassfield Estate Winery, Volcano Ridge Eruption 2005, United States California - High Valley
BRONZE Alexander Valley, Alluvia 2005, United States California - Alexander Valley

WHITE ICE WINE
GOLD Jackson-Triggs, Vidal Ice wine 2006, Canada Niagara

PORT STYLE WINE
GOLD Quady Winery, Batch 88 Starboard NV, United States, California
SILVER Briar Rose Winery, Aheatico 2005, United States California - Cucamingo
BRONZE Balisteri Vineyards, American Port NV, United States Colorado

ORGANIC WHITE
BRONZE La Cantina Pizzolato, 2006 Pinot Gris, Italy-Piave

ORGANIC RED
GOLD Chateau Maris, La Touge 2005 Syrah, France-Minervois La Liviniere
SILVER Bodegas Iranzo, Vertus Tempranillo Crianza 2004, Spain D.O Utiel-Requena

BOXED WHITE WINE
SILVER Boisset Family Estates, French Rabbit 2006 Chardonnay, France-Pays D'Oc

BOXED RED WINE
BRONZE Boisset Family Estates, French Rabbit 2006 Pinot Noir. France-Pays D'Oc


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