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2010 DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION RESULTS

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September 11 to 12, 2010 Denver, Colorado

The Denver International Wine Competition took place September
11 & 12, 2010 at The Omni Interlocken Resort.

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

PDF 2010 Winners List

 

2010 Denver International Wine Label Competition Winners


Individual Wine Label Designs

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Gold The Climber Clif Family Winery   St. Helena, CA
Silver TRÉ Cellars TRÉ Cellars   Morgan Hill, CA
Bronze Whitman Cellars Narcissa Red Whitman Cellars   Walla Walla, WA
         

Wine Label Series Designs

Gold R&B Cellars R&B Cellars   Alameda, CA
Silver Westport Winery Westport Winery   Aberdeen, WA
         

2010 Denver International Wine Competition Winners


BEST OF SHOW 2010

Double Gold Cinquain Cellars Chardonnay 2009 California - Monterey

Best White Wine

Double Gold Cinquain Cellars Chardonnay 2009 California - Monterey
         

Best Red Wine (TIE)

Double Gold Coiled Wines Syrah 2008 Idaho - Snake River Valley
Double Gold Andretti Winery Dolcetto 2008 California

Best Varietals (at any price point)

Sauvignon Blanc

Double Gold Borghese Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009 New York - North Fork Long Island

Chardonnay

Double Gold Cinquain Cellars Chardonnay 2009 California - Monterey

Merlot

Double Gold

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Gravity Merlot 2008 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills

Malbec

Double Gold Cinquain Cellars Malbec 2007 California - Paso Robles

Pinot Noir

Double Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 110- Pinot Noir 2007 California - Los Caneros

Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold Venteux Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 California - Paso Robles

Zinfandel

Double Gold Rock Wall Wine Company Sonoma County Reserve 2008 California - Sonoma

         
Medal Winery Wine Vintage Region

SPARKLING WINE

Gold Southwest Wines DH Lescombes Brut NV New Mexico
Silver Chateau Frank Chateau Frank Brut 2004 New York State - Finger Lakes
Silver Chateau Frank Chateau Frank Celebre Rose NV New York State - Finger Lakes
Bronze Barefoot Bubbly Premium Extra Dry NV California

PROSECCO (made in Italy)

Gold Mionetto Prosecco Brut   Prosecco DOC
Silver Mionetto IL Prosecco NV Prosecco DOC
Bronze Mionetto Prosecco Organic   Prosecco

CAVA (made in Spain)

Gold Can Vendrell Cava Brut Can Vendrell Cava Brut NV Penedés

OFF DRY WHITE (1-3% sugar)

Gold Langetwins Family Winery & Vineyards Muscat Canelli Frizzante 2009 California - Clarcksburg
Silver Kumbaya- Wheelhouse Wines Kumbaya White Table Wine NV California
Bronze Rose Bank Winery Vidal 2009 Pennsylvania

LATE HARVEST/SWEET WHITE (4% and over)

Gold Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinfera Cellers Riesling Bunch Select Late Harvest 2008 New York State - Finger Lakes
Bronze Quady Winery Essensia- Orange Muscat 2008 California
Silver Fortress Vineyards Finale- Semilon 2007 California - Lake County

PINOT GRIS/GRIGIO

Gold Mercer Wine Estates Pinot Gris 2009 Washington State - Columbia Valley
Silver King Estate Winery Signature Pinot Gris 2009 Oregon
Bronze Van Ruiten Winery Pinot Grigio 2009 California - Lodi

SAUVIGNON BLANC UNDER $15.00

Gold Rodney Strong Vineyards Charlott's Home Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2009 California - Russian River Valley
Silver Napa Station Sauvignon Blanc 2008 California - NAPA
Bronze Clif Family Winery The Climber-Sauvignon Blanc 2009 California

SAUVIGNON BLANC $15.01 - $35.00

Gold Borghese Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009 New York -North Fork Long Island
Silver Schug Carneros Estate Winery Schug Sauvignon Blanc 2009 California - Sonoma
Bronze Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2009 California - Napa Valley

CHARDONNAY UNDER $15.00

Gold Coastal Wine Brands First Press Chardonnay 2008 California - NAPA
Gold Van Ruiten Winery Chardonnay 2009 California - Lodi
Silver Peirano Estate Vineyards Chardonnay 2008 California - Lodi
Bronze Lucky Star- Wheelhouse Lucky Star Chardonnay 2009 California

CHARDONNAY $15.01 - $25.00

Gold VJB Vineyards & Cellars Chardonnay-Gabriella Ranch 2009 California - Sonoma
Silver William James Cellars Chardonnay 2009 California - Santa Barbara County
Bronze Kovacs Nimrod Winery Battonage Chardonnay 2007 Hungary - Eger

CHARDONNAY $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Andretti Winery Villa Andretti Chardonnay 2009 California - NAPA
Silver Conway Family Wines Deep Sea Chardonnay 2008 California - Santa Barbara County
Bronze Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards El Jabali Chardonnay 2008 California - Santa Rita Hills
Bronze Hannah Nicole Vineyards Chardonnay 2009 California - Russian River Valley

CHARDONNAY $35.01 - OVER

Gold Cinquain Cellars Chardonnay 2009 California - Monterey
Silver Ledson Winery and Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay 2008 California - Carneros

VIOGNIER

Gold Rock Wall Wine Company Mendocino Viognier 2009 California - Mendocino & Lake County
Silver Alexandria Nicole Cellars Crawford Viognier 2009 Washington State - Columbia Valley
Bronze Peirano Estate Vineyards Viognier 2007 California - Lodi

DRY RIESLING

Gold Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinfera Cellers Dry Riesling 2009 New York State - Finger Lakes
Silver Chateau Lafayette Reneau Dry Riesling 2009 New York - Finger Lakes
Bronze Andretti Winery Riesling 2009 California - NAPA

SEMI-DRY RIESLING

Gold Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinfera Cellers Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinfera Cellers 2009 New York State - Finger Lakes
Siver Mercer Wine Estates Mercer Wine Estates 2008 Washington State - Columbia Valley
Bronze Chateau Lafayette Reneau Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2009 New York - Finger Lakes

GEWÜRZTRAMINER

Gold Southwest Wines St. Clair Gewürztraminer NV New Mexico
Silver Handley Cellars Handley Cellars 2009 California - Alexander Valley
Bronze Stein Family Wines Semi-Dry Gewürztraminer 2009 California - Carneros

WHITE RHONE BLENDS

Gold Alexandria Nicole Cellars Shepherds Mark White Rhone Blend 2009 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Silver Hope Family Wines Treanna White 2008 California - Central Coast
Bronze Halter Ranch Vineyard Cotes De Paso 2009 California - Paso Robles

OTHER DRY WHITE WINE-EURPOEAN

Gold VJB Vineyards & Cellars Tocai Friulano 2009 California - Mendocino & Lake County
Gold Zolo- Vino Del Sol Torrontes 2010 La Rioja-Argentina
Silver Cantina di Soave Rocca Sveva 2009 DOC Soave, Italy
Silver Peirano Estate Vineyards The Other White 2007 California - Lodi
Bronze Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinfera Cellers Rkatsitel 2008 New York State - Finger Lakes

ALBARIÑO

Gold Coyote Canyon Winery Albariño 2009 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Bronze Abacela Albariño 2009 Oregon - Umpoium Valley

ROUSSANNE

Gold Cinquain Cellars Roussanne 2009 California - Paso Robles

ROSÉ –DRY STYLE

Gold Coyote Canyon Winery Life is a Rosé 2009 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Silver Peirano Estate Vineyards Rosé of Cabernet 2008 California - Lodi
Bronze Daisy Creek Vineyard LLC Sangiovese Red Rosé 2008 Oregon - Rogue Valley

ROSÉ - BLUSH STYLE

Gold Redwood Creek White Zinfandel 2008 California
Silver Chateau Lafayette Reneau Pinot Noir Blanc 2009 New York - Finger Lakes
Bronze Westport Winery True North White Merlot 2009 Washington State - Columbia Valley

TEMPRANILLO

Gold Covinas- Bond Imports Enterizo Tinto 2008 Utiel-Requena
Silver Stein Family Wines Just Joshin Tempranillo 2007 California - Sierra Foothills
Bronze Altocedro- Vino Del Sol Altocedro 2009 Mendoza

BARBERA

Gold Zerba Cellars Barbera 2007 Washington State - Walla Walla
Silver Guglielmo Winery Guglielmo Private Reserve Barbera 2007 California - Santa Clara County
Bronze Ledson Winery and Vineyards Sonoma Valley Barbera 2007 California - Sonoma

SANGIOVESE

Gold Guglielmo Winery Guglielmo Private Reserve Sangiovese 2007 California - Central Coast
Silver Casa Lisa- Bond Imports Casa Lisa Sangiovese 2008 Marche
Bronze Dog Hill Vineyard Sangiovese 2007 California - Central Coast

MALBEC under $15.00

Gold Redwood Creek Malbec 2009 California
Silver Red Rock Winery Malbec 2008 California
Bronze Peirano Estate Vineyards Heritage Collection Malbec 2007 California - Lodi

MALBEC over $15.01

Gold Cinquain Cellars Malbec 2007 California - Paso Robles
Silver H/H Estates GW Smith Malbec 2008 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Bronze Ksana- Vino Del Sol Ksana-Reserve Malbec 2006 Mendoza- Argentina

PINOT NOIR under $15.00

Gold Lucky Star- Wheelhouse Lucky Star Pinot Noir 2009 California
Silver Van Ruiten Winery Pinot Noir 2007 California - Lodi
Bronze Turning Leaf Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008 California

PINOT NOIR $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 110- Pinot Noir 2007 California - Los Caneros
Silver Kovacs Nimrod Winery Pinot Noir 2007 Hungary - Eger
Silver Shadow Mountain Vineyards Reserve Pinot Noir 2007 Oregon - Willomette
Bronze Conway Family Wines Deep Sea Pinot Noir 2008 California - Central Coast
Bronze Pedroncelli Winery Pinot Noir 2009 California - Russian River Valley
Bronze Shadow Mountain Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007 Oregon - Willomette

PINOT NOIR $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Oak Summit Pinot Noir 2008 New York State- Hudson River Valley
Silver Schug Carneros Estate Winery Pinot Noir Carneros 2008 California - Carneros
Bronze King Estate Winery Signature Pinot Noir 2008 Oregon

PINOT NOIR $35.01 - $50.00

Gold William James Cellars Pinot Noir 2007 California - Santa Maria County
Silver Dogwood Cellars Pinot Noir 2007 California - Anderson Valley
Bronze Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards Pinot Noir-La Encontada Vineyard 2008 California - Santa Rita Hills

MERLOT under $15.00

Gold TRÉ Cellars TRÉ Merlot 2007 California
Silver Turning Leaf Vineyards Merlot 2008 California
Bronze Peirano Estate Vineyards Six Clones Merlot 2007 California - Lodi

MERLOT $15.01 - $35.00

Gold Alexandria Nicole Cellars Gravity Merlot 2008 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Silver Mercer Wine Estates Mercer Wine Estates 2007 Washington State - Columbia Valley
Bronze Macari Vineyards & Winery Merlot Reserve 2005 New York - North Fork Long Island

CABERNET FRANC

Gold Rock Wall Wine Company Cabernet Franc 2008 California - NAPA
Silver Ledson Winery and Vineyards Dry Creek Cabernet Franc 2007 California - Dry Creek
Silver Sherwood House Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2007 New York - North Fork Long Island
Bronze Peju Winery Cabernet Franc 2007 California - NAPA

CABERNET SAUVIGNON under $15.00

Gold Turning Leaf Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 California
Silver Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 136 2007 California - NAPA
Bronze Trace Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 California - Tracey Hills

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 157 2007 California - NAPA
Silver Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvigno 2008 California - Alexander Valley
Bronze Napa Station Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 California - NAPA

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Michael-David Winery Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 California - Lodi
Silver Langetwins Family Winery & Vineyards Propreitory Cabernet Sauviugnon 2007 California - Lodi
Bronze Beaver Creek Vineyards Horne Ranch Cabernet Sauvignot 2007 California - Lake County

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $35.01 - $50.00

Gold Venteux Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 California - Paso Robles
Silver Dogwood Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 California - Mendocino & Lake County
Bronze Whitman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Washington State - Walla Walla

CABERNET SAUVIGNON over $50.00

Gold Sonador Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 California - NAPA
Silver Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 California - NAPA
Bronze Ledson Winery and Vineyards Knights Valley Cabernet 2006 California - Knights Valley

ZINFANDEL under $15.00

Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 163 2008 California - Lodi
Silver Cameron Hughes Wine Zin in Your Face 2008 California
Bronze Van Ruiten Winery Zinfandel 2008 California - Lodi
Bronze Zynthesis- Wheelhouse Wines Zynthesis Lodi Zin 2009 California - Lodi

ZINFANDEL $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Rock Wall Wine Company Rock Wall Wine Company 2008 California - Sonoma
Silver Cocetti Wines Zinfandel 2007 California - Sonoma
Bronze Guglielmo Winery Estate Zinfandel 2007 California - Santa Clara County

ZINFANDEL $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Rock Wall Wine Company Sonoma County Reserve 2008 California - Sonoma
Silver Michael-David Winery Earthquake Zinfandel 2007 California - Lodi
Bronze Dogwood Cellars Zinfandel 2007 California - Mendocino & Lake County

PETITE SIRAH

Gold Michael-David Winery Petite Petit 2008 California - Lodi
Silver R & B Cellars Petite Sirah 2008 California - NAPA
Bronze Van Ruiten Winery Petite Sirah 2008 California - Lodi
Bronze McNab Ridge Winery McNab Ridge Peite Sirah 2007 California - Mendocino & Lake County

PETIT VERDOT

Gold Zerba Cellars Petit Verdot 2007 Washington State - Walla Walla

SHIRAZ / SYRAH under $25.00

Gold Magnificent Wine Company The Original 2007 Washington State - Columbia Valley
Silver Black Swan Black Swan Shiraz 2009 South Australia
Silver Coyote Canyon Winery Syrah 2008 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Bronze Moonstone Cellars Syrah 2007 California - Paso Robles
Bronze Selby Winery Syrah 2007 California - Sonoma

SHIRAZ / SYRAH over $25.00

Gold Coiled Wines Syrah 2008 Idaho - Snake River Valley
Silver William James Cellars Syrah 2006 California - Santa Barbara County
Bronze Cinder Syrah 2008 Idaho
Bronze H/H Estates Reserve Syrah 2007 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills

PINOTAGE

Gold Sebeka Sebeka 2008 Western Cape

OTHER ITALIAN REDS

Gold Andretti Winery Dolcetto 2008 California
Silver Dog Hill Vineyard Toscanno 2007 California - Paso Robles
Bronze Tamas Estates Double Decker Red 2008 California - Central Coast

OTHER SPANISH REDS

Gold Covinas- Bond Imports Crianza Pena Tejo 2006 Spain - Utiel-Requena

OTHER PORTUGUESE REDS

Gold Silver Coast Winery Cape Fear Blood Wine 2007 Virginia

OTHER HUNGARIAN REDS
Gold Kovacs Nimrod Winery NJK 2006 Hungary - Eger
Silver Kovacs Nimrod Winery Bikaver 2007 Hungary - Eger
Bronze Kovacs Nimrod Winery Rhasody 2006 Hungary - Eger

OTHER RED WINE – NEW WORLD

Gold Banknote Wine Company Banknote Red Blend 2007 California - NAPA
Gold Pedroncelli Winery Friends Red 2008 California - Sonoma
Silver Cocetti Wines Grape Feet Red NV California
Bronze Kumbaya- Wheelhouse Wines Kumbaya Red Table Wine NV California
Bronze Zolo Bonarda 2009 Argentina - Mendoza

LATE HARVEST REDS

Gold Quady Winery Elysium 2008 California

BORDEAUX BLENDS / MERITAGE under $15.00

Gold Coyote Canyon Winery Downtown Red NV Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Silver Magnificent Wine Company House Red 2007 Washington State - Columbia Valley
Bronze Kiona Vineyards Winery Cabernet/Merlot 2004 Washington State

BORDEAUX BLENDS / MERITAGE $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Alexandria Nicole Cellars Quarry Butte 2008 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Silver Whitman Cellars Whitman Cellars-Narcissa Red 2005 Washington State - Walla Walla
Bronze Cinnabar Winery Mercury Rising 2007 California

BORDEAUX BLENDS / MERITAGE $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Cinder Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2008 Idaho- Snake River Valley
Silver Dogwood Cellars Dogwood Cellars Meritage 2006 California - Mendocino & Lake County
Bronze H/H Estates Bozak 2008 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills

BORDEAUX BLENDS / MERITAGE over $35.01

Gold Hope Family Wines Treanna 2007 California - Paso Robles
Silver Cinquain Cellars Reserve Meritage 2007 California
Bronze Halter Ranch Vineyard Ancestor 2006 California - Paso Robles

GSM BLENDS

Gold Zerba Cellars Zerba Mouverde 2007 Washington State - Columbia Valley
Silver Hope Family Wines Westside Red Troublemaker NV California - Paso Robles
Bronze Cass Winery Cass Winery Flying Nymph 2009 California - Paso Robles

RED RHONE BLENDS

Gold Conway Family Wines Deep Sea Red 2008 California - Central Coast
Silver Alexandria Nicole Cellars Member's Only 2008 Washington State - Horse Heaven Hills
Bronze Van Ruiten Winery Van Ruiten Rhone Blend 2008 California - Lodi
Bronze Ventana Vineyards Rubystone 2008 California - Arroyo Seco

FORTIFIED WINES Port Style

Gold Quady Winery Batch Starboard   California
 
 

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