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September 12 to 13, 2009 Denver, Colorado

The Denver International Wine Competition took place September
12 & 13, 2009 at The Warwick Denver Hotel.


Thank you to all of the wineries that participated this year.
Congratulations to the winners!

Gold medal winners are now qualified to participate in the
Taste of Elegance Chef's Food & Wine Competition, November 12,
6 to 9om. Location: The Mile High Station, Denver

Winners Order Form
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Denver International Wine Competition
2009 Wine Label Competition

Gold Label Series: R&B Cellars, Almeda, CA
Silver: Rainier Wine/ Mad Housewife Wines, Seattle, WA

2009 Medal Winning Wines

102 Sparkling

Gold: Chateau Frank Brut 2002 Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Silver: Chateau Frank Blanc de Blancs 2002 Chardonnay
Bronze: Rotari Rotari Blanc De Noir Brut NV Chardonnay

105 Prosecco

Gold: Mionetto Prosecco Wines Prosecco Organic Prosecco
Silver: Mionetto Prosecco Wines IL Prosecco Prosecco
Bronze: Mionetto Prosecco Wines Brut Mionetto Prosecco

201 Off Dry White

Gold: Coyote Canyon Winery Coyote Canyon Winery 2008
Silver: Grand River Vineyards 2008 Viognier

202 Later Havest/Sweet White

Gold Tie: Adams County Winery Vidal Ice Wine 2008 Vidal Blanc
Gold Tie: Garfield Estate Vin de Glace 2008 Muscat
Silver: Talon Wineries Talon Wineries 2009 Riesling
Bronze: Atwater Estate Vineyards Atwater 2007 Viognier

205 Pinot Grigo/Pinot Gris

Gold: Jodar Vineyards & Winery Jodar Pinot Gris 2008 Pinot Gris
Silver: Harmony Cellars Diamond Reserve 2008 Pinot Gris
Bronze: Van Ruiten Vineyards Van Ruiten Vineyards 2007 Pinot Grigio

206 Sauvignon Blanc

Gold: R & B Cellars Serenade in Blanc 2007 Sauvignon Blanc
Silver: Cinquain Cellars Baja Viento Vineyards 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
Bronze: Airfield Estates Winery Thunderbolt 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

208 Chardonnay under $15.00

Gold: Rodney Strong Vineyards Rodney Strong Chardonnay-Sonoma Cty 2008
Silver: Chateau Lafayette Reneau Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2007 Chardonnay
Bronze: Rainier Wine Mad Housewife Chardonnay 2007 Chardonnay

208 Chardonnay $15.01-$30.00

Gold: Painted Horse Winery Painted Horse Winery 2007 Chardonnay
Silver Tie: Michael David Winery 7 Hevenly Chards 2007 Chardonnay
Silver Tie: Davis Bynum Winery Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2006 Chardonnay
Bronze Tie: Pezzi King Vineyards Pezzi King Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay
Bronze Tie: Rodney Strong Vineyards Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2007 Chardonnay

208 Chardonnay $30.00 over

Gold: Andretti Winery Montona 2006 Chardonnay
Silver: Cinquain Cellars Riverview Vineyards 2008 Chardonnay

209 Viognier

Gold: Bodega del Tupun Reserva 2006 Viognier
Silver: Coyote Canyon Winery Coyote Canyon Winery 2008 Viognier
Bronze: Michael David Winery Incognito 2007 Viognier

210 Riesling Dry

Gold: Chateau Lafayette Reneau Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2008 Riesling
Silver: Atwater Estate Vineyards Atwater 2008 Riesling
Bronze: Dr Frank Dr Frank 2008 Riesling

212 Reisling Semi-Dry

Gold: Dr Frank Dr Frank 2008 Riesling
Silver Tie: Loredona Loredona 2008 Riesling
Silver Tie: Harmony Cellars Harmony Cellars 2008 Riesling
Bronze Tie: Chateau Lafayette Reneau Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2008 Riesling
Bronze Tie: Dunham Cellars Lewis Estate 2008 Riesling

213 Gewurztraminer

Gold: Ventana Vineyards Ventana Vineyards 2008 Gewurztraminer
Silver: Dr Frank Reserve 2007 Gewurztraminer
Bronze: Dr Frank Dr Frank 2007 Gewurztraminer

215 White Blends

Gold: Cinquain Cellars Haiku 2008 Blend

216 Other Dry White Wine

Gold: Vintage Libalis 2008 Petite Grain
Silver: Talon Wineries Wingspan White 2008

218 White Italian Varietals

Gold: Mezzacorona Mezzacorona 2008 Moscato
Silver: Whitewater Hill Whitewater Hill 2008 Muscat Canelli
Bronze: Arancio Stemmari Arancio Stemmari 2008 Grillo

222 Vinho Verde

Gold: Broadbent Vinho Verde Loureiro

250 Rose Dry Style

Gold: Ventana Vineyards Ventana Vineyards 2008 Grenache/Garnacha
Silver: Cave la Romaine Cave la Romaine 2008 Grenache/Syrah
Bronze: Harbes Family Vineyards Red Horse 2008 Merlot

302 Grenache

Gold: Cameron Hughes Lot 128 2007 Grenache/Garnacha
Silver: Cameron Hughes Lot 129 2007 Grenache/Garnacha

303 Tempranillo

Gold: Ventana Vineyards Ventana Vineyards 2006 Tempranillo
Silver: The Flying Wine Maker The Flying Wine Maker 2007 Tempranillo
Bronze: Ventana Vineyards Ventana Vineyards 2007 Tempranillo

304 Barbera

Gold: Jodar Vineyards & Winery Jordar 2006 Barbera
Silver: VJB Vineyards & Cellars Mendocino County 2007 Barbera

305 Nebbiolo

Gold: Due Vigne Due Vigne 2007 Nebbiolo

306 Sangiovese

Gold: Coyote Canyon Winery H/H Estates 2006 Sangiovese
Silver: Spero Winery Vino e Buono 2006 Sangiovese
Bronze: Balistreri Vineyards Balistreri Vineyards 2008 Sangiovese

307 Malbec

Gold: Bodega del Tupun Reserva 2005 Malbec
Silver: Sleeping Dog Wines Sleeping Dog Wines 2006 Malbec

308 Pinot Noir under $15.00

Gold: Arancio Stemmari Arancio Stemmari 2007 Pinot Noir
Silver: Van Ruiten Vineyards Steamboat Vineyard 2007 Pinot Noir

308 Pinot Noir $15.01 - $30.00

Gold: Rodney Strong Vineyards Russian River Valley 2008 Pinot Noir
Silver: Dr Frank Dr Frank 2007 Pinot Noir
Bronze: Artisanal Wine Cellars Willamette 2007 Pinot Noir

308 Pinot Noir Over $30.01

Gold: Cakebread Cellars Cakebread Cellars 2007 Pinot Noir
Silver: Amici Cellars Amic Cellars 2006 Pinot Noir
Bronze: Artisanal Wine Cellars Adam Valeey Res 2006 Pinot Noir

310 Merlot under $15.00

Gold: 181 DFV Wines 2007 Merlot
Silver: Rainier Wine Mad Housewife 2007 Merlot
Bronze: Whitewater Hill Whitewater Hill 2006 Merlot

310 Merlot $15.01-$30.00

Gold: Basel Cellars Basel Cellars 2006 Merlot
Silver: Cinquain Cellars Nagengast Estate Merlot 2006 Merlot
Bronze: Harbes Family Vineyards Old Barn 2005 Merlot

310 Merlot $30.01 over

Gold: Andretti Winery Montona 2005 Merlot
Silver: R & B Cellars Towne Ranch 2007 Merlot

311 Cabernet Frank

Gold Tie: Creekside Cellars Creekside Cellars 2006 Cabernet Franc
Gold Tie: Peju Province Winery Peju Province Winery 2006 Cabernet Franc
Silver: Grand River Vineyards Grand River Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc
Bronze: Two Mountain Winery Reserve 2006 Cabernet Franc

312 Cabernet Sauvignon under $15.00

Gold: 337 DFV Wines 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: Cameron Hughes Lot 83 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze: Michael David Winery Windmill 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

321 Cabernet Sauvignon $15.01 - $30.00

Gold: Rodney Strong Vineyards Alexander Valley 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: Amici Cellars Olema 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze: Painted Horse Winery Painted Horse Winery 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

312 Cabernet Sauvignon $30.01 - $45.00

Gold: Audelssa Estate Winery Audelssa Estate Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: Creekside Cellars Creekside Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze: VJB Vineyards & Cellars Dante 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

312 Cabernet Sauvignon Over $45.00

Gold: R & B Cellars Reserve Bincham Ranch 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: Andetti Winery Montona 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze: VJB Vineyards & Cellars V 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

313 Zinfandell under $15.00

Gold: The Flying Wine Maker The Flying Wine Maker 2007 Zinfandel
Silver: R & B Cellars R & B Cellars 2007 Zinfandel
Bronze Tie: Van Ruiten Vineyards Old vine 2007 Zinfandel
Bronze Tie: Axis Vinterners Axis 2007 Zinfandel

313 Zinfandel $15.01 - $30.00

Gold: Michael David Winery Earthquake 2006 Zinfandel
Silver: Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel 2007 Zinfandel
Bronze Tie: Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins 2007 Zinfandel
Bronze Tie: Rodney Strong Vineyards Knotty Vines 2007 Zinfandel

313 Zinfandel $30.01 - $45.00

Gold: Big Fish Wines Big Fish Wines 2006 Zinfandel
Silver: Cakebread Cellars Cakebread Cellars 2007 Zinfandel
Bronze: Klinker Brick Winery Old Ghost 2007 Zinfandel

313 Zinfandel over $45.00

Gold: Pezzi King Vineyards Reserve 2006 Zinfandel

314 Petite Sirah

Gold: Van Ruiten Vineyards Van Ruiten Vineyards 2007 Petite Sirah
Silver: Michael David Winery Earthquake 2005 Petite Sirah
Bronze Tie: Creekside Cellars Creekside Cellars 2008 Petite Sirah
Bronze Tie: Michael David Winery Petite Petit 2007 Petite Sirah

316 Syrah/Shiraz

Gold: Michael David Winery Earthquake Syrah 2005 Syrah
Silver: Dunham Cellars Dunham Cellars 2005 Syrah
Bronze: Ventana Vineyards Ventana Vineyards 2007 Syrah

321 Other Italian Reds

Gold: Cantina Brancasi Cantina Brancasi 2008 Malvasia
Silver: Due Vigne Due Vigne 2006 Dolcetto
Bronze: Water 2 Wine Italian Amarome Reds blend

322 Other Spanish Reds

Gold: Bai Gorri Bai Gorri 2004 Crianza
Silver: Vintage Reverse Six 2005 Tempranillo
Bronze: Vintage Squared Three 2005 Merlot

323 Other Potuguese Reds

Gold: Quintado Crasto Quintado Crasto 2007 Touriga nacional
Silver: Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande 2002 Touriga nacional

327 Other Red Wines Old World

Gold: Chateau Musar Cuvee Rouge 2007 Syrah/Cab Suav

328 Other Red Wines New World

Gold: Bodega del Tupun Vulcano 2005 Melbec/Blend

329 Late Harvest Reds

Gold: Quady Winery Elysium 2007 Black Muscat

350 Boreaux/Meritage Style Blends

Gold: Halter Ranch Vineyards Hatler Ranch Vineyards 2006 B Blend
Silver: Audelssa Estate Winery Summit 2006 B Blend
Bronze: Cinquain Cellars Independence Red 2007 B Blend

352 GSM Blends

Gold Tie: Halter Ranch Vineyards GSM 2006 GSM
Gold Tie: Cameron Hughes Lot 98 2007 GMS

354 Red Rhone Blends

Gold: Ventana Vineyards Ventana Vineyards 2007 Grenache/Garnacha
Silver: Grand River Vineyards Grand River Vineyards, Coat D' Roan
Bronze Tie: Coyote Canyon Winery Tres Cruces 2006
Bronze Tie: Redblanc Redblanc Syrah Grenache 2007 Rhone Blend

520 Port Style

Gold: Heitz Wine Cellars Heitz Wine Cellars NV Bend
Silver: Quady Winery Starboard Batch 88 NV Tinta Roriz
Bronze: Jodar Vineyards & Winery Jodar Port Style 2006 Port

710 Organic Reds

Gold Tie: Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah 2006 Syrah
Gold Tie: Vintae Luxury Wine Specialists Matsu 2006 Tempranillo

 


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