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2011 DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION RESULTS

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September 17 to 18, 2011 Denver, Colorado

The 2011 Denver International Wine Competition took place on September 17 & 18, 2011 At The Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO.

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

 

2011 Denver International Wine Label Competition Winners


 

Individual Wine Label Designs

 
Gold Canyon Wind Cellars 2007 IV
Silver Cliff Family Winery- The Climber 2010 Boxed Wine
Bronze Cliff Family Winery- The Climber Cabernet Sauvignon
         

Wine Label Series Designs

Gold Coyote Moon Vineyards
         

2011 Denver International Wine Competition Winners


BEST OF SHOW 2011


Best White Wine

Double Gold Deerfield Ranch Pinot Gris 2010 California - Mendocino County
         

Best Red Wine

Double Gold Silkwood WinesSatin and Silk VSPS Petite Sirah 2007 California - Stanislaus County


         
Medal Winery Wine Vintage Region

SPARKLING WINE

Gold Chateau Frank Blance de  Blancs 2005 Finger Lakes
Silver Chateau Frank Celebre Rose NV Finger Lakes
Silver Rack and Riddle Brut NV North Coast
Bronze Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee NV California

PROSECCO (made in Italy)

Silver Bivo Italia Prosecco NV Veneto Italy


OFF DRY WHITE (1-3% sugar)

Gold Dr. Konstantin Frank Muscat Ottonel 2010 Finger Lakes
Silver Airlie Winery White Blend 2009 Willamette Valley
Silver Santa Fe Vineyards Indian Market White NV New Mexico
Bronze Wheelhouse Wine Cellars Kumbaya NV California

LATE HARVEST/SWEET WHITE (4% and over)

Gold White Truck Moscato 2010 California
Silver Coyote Moon Vineyards White Blend 2010 New York State
Bronze Coyote Moon Vineyards Brianna 2010 New York State

PINOT BLANC
Gold Verterra Winery Pinot Blanc 2010 Leelanau Peninsula
Silver Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Blanc 2010 Finger Lakes

PINOT GRIS/GRIGIO

Gold Deerfield Ranch Winery Pinot Gris 2010 Mendocino County
Silver Van Ruiten Winery Pinot Gris 2010 Lodi
Bronze Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Pinot Gris 2010 Finger Lakes

SAUVIGNON BLANC UNDER $15.00

Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 270 2010 Russian River Valley
Silver Napa Station Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Napa Valley
Bronze Goldschmidt Vineyards Nick Goldschmidt 2009 Marlborough

SAUVIGNON BLANC $15.01 UP

Gold Peju Province Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Napa Valley
Silver Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Napa Valley
Bronze Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Finger Lakes

CHARDONNAY UNDER $15.00

Gold Sweet Chardonnay 2010 California
Gold First Press Chardonnay 2009 California
Silver Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 273 2009 Arroyo Seco
Bronze Bodega Elena De Mendoza Chardonnay 2009 Mendoza ARG

CHARDONNAY $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Hook & Ladder Winery Chardonnay 2009 Russian River Valley
Silver Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma County 2010 Northern Sonoma County
Bronze Hagafen Cellars Chardonnay 2010 Oak Knoll District

CHARDONNAY $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Solitude Chardonnay 2009 Carneros
Silver Bailyana Fire Pike Vineyard 2008 Edna Valley

CHARDONNAY $35.01 - OVER

Gold Jeff Gordon Cellars Chardonnay 2008 Cameros
Bronze Partridge Cellars Richard Partridge 2009 Napa Valley
Silver Alysian Star Ridge Vineyards 2008 Russian River Valley

VIOGNIER

Gold Rock Wall Winery Viognier 2010 California
Silver Lange Twins Viognier 2010 Clarksburg
Bronze Coyote Canyon Winery Viognier 2010 Horse Heaven Hills
Bronze Creekside Cellars Viognier 2010 Colorado

DRY RIESLING

Gold Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Reisling 2010 Finger Lakes
Silver Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2010 Finger Lakes
Bronze Flying Ace Dry Riesling 2009 Mosel
Bronze Sheldrake Point Vineyard Riesling 2010 Finger Lakes

SEMI-DRY RIESLING

Gold Flying Ace Kabinett 2009 Mosel
Silver Airlie Winery Semi-Dry Riesling 2009 Willamette Valley
Bronze Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Reisling 2010 Finger Lakes

GEWÜRZTRAMINER

Silver Verterra Winery Gewurtraminer 2010 Leelanau Peninsula
Gold Dr. Konstantin Frank Gewurtraminer 2009 Finger Lakes
Bronze Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Gewurtraminer 2009 Finger Lakes

WHITE RHONE BLENDS

Gold Micheal David Winery Incognito 2010 Lodi
Silver Un4Seen White Wine 2010 California
Bronze Peirano Estates The Other 2009 Lodi

OTHER DRY WHITE WINE-EURPOEAN

Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 228 2010 Sori Italy
Silver Grape Creek Vineyards Cuvee Blanc 2010 Texas
Bronze Coyote Canyon Winery Downtown White 2010 Columbia Valley

GRUNER VELTLINER
Gold Zocker Paragon Vineyard 2010 Edna Valley
Silver Dr. Konstantin Frank Grüner Veltliner  2010 Finger Lakes

ALBARIÑO

Gold Tangent Albariño 2010 Edna Valley
Silver Coyote Canyon Winery Albariño 2010 Columbia Valley

ROUSSANNE

Silver Hagafen Cellars Roussanne 2010 Lodi
Bronze Cap Rock Winery Roussanne 2010 Texas High Plans

ROSÉ –DRY STYLE

Gold J H Holesinsky Winery Pink Unicorn 2010 Snake River Valley
Silver Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 256 2010 Napa Valley
Silver Coyote Canyon Winery Life is Rose 2010 Horse Heaven Hills
Bronze Cap Rock Winery Dry Grenache Rose 2010 Texas High Plans

ROSÉ - BLUSH STYLE

Gold Cap Rock Winery Blush Royale 2010 Texas High Plans
Silver Westport Winery Smoky Nor'wester 2009 Washington
Bronze Grape Creek Vineyards Cabernet Blanc 2009 Texas

GRENACHE
Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 231 2008 Campo de Borja
Silver Venteux Vineyards Grenache 2008 Paso Robles

TEMPRANILLO

Gold Peirano Estates Heritage Collection 2008 Lodi
Silver Red Caboose Winery La Reina  2009 Texas
Bronze Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 263 2002 Ribera Del Duero

BARBERA

Gold VJB Vineyards & Cellars Barbera 2009 Mendocino County
Silver IL Coure The Heart 2009 Mendocino County

SANGIOVESE UNDER $50.00

Gold Kiona Sangiovese 2004 Red Mountain
Silver Marchesi Torrigiani Chianti 2008 Tuscany
SANGIOVESE OVER $50.00
Silver Petroni Brunello di Sonoma 2005 Sonoma Valley

MALBEC under $15.00

Gold Loscano Vineyards Private Reserve 2008 Mendoza ARG
Silver Redwood Creek Frie Brothers Vineyards 2009 Argentina
Bronze Bodega Elena De Mendoza Malbec 2009 Mendoza ARG

MALBEC $15.00 to $25.00

Silver Grande River Vineyards Malbec Colorado
Bronze Loscano Vineyards Grand Reserve 2008 Lujandecuyo

MALBEC OVER $25.00
Gold H/H Estates G W Smith 2009 Horse Heaven Hills
Silver Pend d'Oreille Freepond Vineyard 2008 Washington

PINOT NOIR under $15.00

Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 276 2009 Los Carneros
Gold Red Rock Winery Pinot Noir 2009 California
Silver Turning Leaf Viineyards Pinot Noir 2009 California
Bronze Fat Cat Pinot Noir 2009 California
Bronze Hahn Winery Nicky Hahn 2010 Monterey County

PINOT NOIR $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Irony Pinot Noir 2009 Monterey County
Silver Lange Twins Pinot Noir 2010 Clarksburg
Bronze William James Cellars Gary Ranch Vineyard 2008 Santa Maria Valley

PINOT NOIR $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Ventana Pinot Noir 2009 Arroyo Seco
Silver Laural Lake Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve 2008 North Fork of Long Island
Silver Davis Bynum Russian River Valley 2009 Russian River Valley
Bronze Bailyana Fire Pike Vineyard 2008 Edna Valley

PINOT NOIR $35.01 - $45.00

Gold Cadre Architects 2007 South East Coast
Silver Alysian Russian River Selection 2008 Russian River Valley

PINOT NOIR OVER $45.00
Gold Alysian Rochioli Vineyards River Block 2008 Russian River Valley
Silver Alysian Floodgate Vineyards Rock Hill 2008 Russian River Valley
Silver Jeff Gordon Cellars Pinot Noir 2008 Sonoma Valley

CARMENERE
Gold Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexander 2009 Colchagua Valley Chile
Bronze Fab Wines+ Chile Carmenere 2009 Colchagua Valley CL
Silver Vina Sutil  Colchagua Estate Carmenere 2009 Colchagua Valley CL

MERLOT under $15.00

Gold Domaine Laurier Merlot 2007 Sonoma Valley
Silver Arroba Winery Merlot 2007 Sonoma Valley
Bronze La Famiglia Merlot 2009 Sonoma Valley

MERLOT $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Napa Station Merlot 2008 Napa Valley
Silver Red Caboose Winery Merlot 2009 American
Bronze McNab Ridge Winery Merlot 2009 Mendocino County

MERLOT $25.01 - $35.00
Gold Lange Twins Merlot 2008 Clarksburg
Gold Hagafen Cellars Merlot 2009 Napa Valley
Silver Westport Winery Boom Runner 2009 Washington
Bronze Sagebrush Annie's Merlot 2009 Santa Barbara

MERLOT $35.01 - $35.00
Silver Jeff Gordon Cellars Merlot 2005 Napa Valley

MERLOT OVER $35.00
Silver Prix Vineyards Block Four 2006 Napa Valley

CABERNET FRANC

Gold Micheal David Winery Inkblot 2009 Lodi
Silver Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2008 Alexander Valley
Bronze Creekside Cellars Cabernet Franc 2007 Colorado

CABERNET SAUVIGNON under $15.00

Gold Loscano Vineyards Private Reserve 2008 Mendoza ARG
Silver Lange Twins Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Lodi
Bronze Peirano Estates Heritage Collection 2009 Lodi

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 267 2009 Spring Mountain
Silver Black Stallion Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Napa Valley
Bronze Cameron Hughes Wine Lot 290 2008 Spring Mountain

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Kiona Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Red Mountain
Silver Napa Station Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Napa Valley
Bronze Mill Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Dry Creek Valley

CABERNET SAUVIGNON $35.01 - $50.00

Gold Peju Province Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Napa Valley
Silver R & B Cellars Reserve Cab Sauv 2007 2007 Napa Valley
Bronze R & B Cellars Reserve Cab Sauv 2006 2006 Napa Valley

CABERNET SAUVIGNON over $50.00

Gold Partridge Cellars Richard Partridge 2007 Napa Valley
Silver Hughes Wellman Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Napa Valley
Bronze Hughes Wellman Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Napa Valley

ZINFANDEL under $15.00

Gold Carmentet Zinfandel 2009 California
Silver Zynthesis Zinfandel 2009 California
Silver Van Ruiten Winery Old Vine Zinfandel 2008 Lodi
Bronze Redwood Creek Frie Brothers Vineyards 2009 Lodi

ZINFANDEL $15.01 - $25.00

Gold Alexander Valley Vineyards Redemption  Zin 2007 Dry Creek Valley
Silver Micheal David Winery 7 Deadly Zins 2009 Lodi
Bronze Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine 2009 Lodi

ZINFANDEL $25.01 - $35.00

Gold Micheal David Winery Zinfandel 2009 Lodi
Silver Rock Wall Winery Rockfile Road Zinfandel 2009 Sonoma Valley
Bronze Klinker Brick Winery Old Ghost Old Vine 2009 Lodi
Bronze Sagebrush Annie's Zinfandel 2009 Santa Barbara

PETITE SIRAH

Gold Silkwood Wines Satin and Silk VSPS 2007 California - Stanislaus County
Silver Silkwood Wines Petite Sirah 2007 California
Bronze Van Ruiten Winery Petite Sirah 2009 Lodi

PETIT VERDOT

Gold Creekside Cellars Petite Verdot 2008 Colorado
Gold Canyon Wind Petite Verdot 2008 Grand Valley, Colorado

SHIRAZ / SYRAH under $25.00

Gold Micheal David Winery 6th Sense Syrah 2009 Lodi
Silver Klinker Brick Winery Farrah 2009 Lodi
Bronze Van Ruiten Winery Shiraz 2008 Lodi

SHIRAZ / SYRAH over $25.00

Gold Coiled Sidewinder 2009 Snake River Valley
Silver Venteux Vineyards Tache Le Verre 2008 Santa Barbara
Bronze Ampelos Cellars Gamma 2007 Sta Rita Hills

PINOTAGE

Gold McNab Ridge Winery Pinotage 2009 Mendocino County

OTHER FRENCH REDS

Gold Don Ernesto Vineyards Crescendo 2009 Napa Valley
Gold H/H Estates Robert Andrews Mourvedre 2009 Horse Heaven Hills
Silver Prix Vineyards Melange 2006 Napa Valley
Bronze Don Ernesto Vineyards Clarinet 2010 North Coast

OTHER ITALIAN REDS

Gold Coyote Canyon Winery Primitivo 2009 Horse Heaven Hills
Silver VJB Vineyards & Cellars Primitivo 2007 Sonoma Valley
Bronze Vivo Bivio Tuscan Red 2007 Tuscany Itlay

OTHER SPANISH REDS

Gold Bodega Numanthia Termes 2008 Toro Spain
Silver Red Caboose Winery Tempranillo 2008 Texas
Bronze H/H Estates Michael Andrews Red 2009 Horse Heaven Hills

OTHER RED WINE-OLD WORLD
Gold Peirano Estates The Other 2009 Lodi
Silver Marchesi Torrigiani Guidaccio 2004 Tuscany
Bronze Loscano Vineyards Grand Reserve Capriccio 2008 Lujandecuyo

OTHER RED WINE – NEW WORLD

Gold Wheelhouse Wine Cellars Red Blend NV California
Silver Hook & Ladder Winery Station 10 2008 Russian River Valley
Bronze Hook & Ladder Winery The Tillerman 2007 Russian River Valley

BORDEAUX BLENDS / MERITAGE under $15.00

Gold Mill Creek Vineyards Crush Red 2006 Dry Creek Valley
Silver Pend d'Oreille Bistro Rouge 2008 Washington
Bronze Coyote Moon Vineyards Casa Papa Red NV New York State

BORDEAUX BLENDS / MERITAGE OVER- $15.00

Gold Lange Twins Petite Sirah/Petit Verdot 2009 California
Silver Fletcher Bay Winery Brinbridge Island 2009 Yakima Valley
Bronze Grape Creek Vineyards Mosaic 2009 Texas

GSM BLENDS

Gold Hahn Winery Nicky Hahn 2010 Central Coast
Silver Coyote Canyon Winery Tres Cruces 2009 Horse Heaven Hills

RED RHONE BLENDS

Gold Micheal David Winery Incognito 2009 Lodi
Silver La Mistral Red Blend 2008 Monterey County
Bronze Trenza Tinto 2008 San Luis  Obispo

WHITE ICE WINE

Gold Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Ice Wine 2010 Finger Lakes
Bronze Antolino Brongo Cryomalus 2008 Quebec

PORT STYLE
Gold Graystone Winery Port IV 2004 Grand Valley
Silver Hawk and Horse Vineyards Latigo 2006 Red Hills Lake County
Silver Quady Winery Starboard Batch 88 NV California
Bronze Georgetown Winery Texas Reserve 2009 Texas

ORGANIC RED WINE
Gold J H Holesinsky Winery Purple Oktopus 2009 Snake River Valley
Silver Deerfield Ranch Winery Oraganic Syrah 2006 Sonoma Valley
Bronze Orleans Hills Winery Syrah 2010 California
Bronze Orleans Hills Winery Merlot 2009 California

BOXED WHITE
Gold Cliff Family Winery The Climber Boxed NV California

BOXED RED
Gold Cliff Family Winery The Climber Boxed NV California

VIDAL BLANC
Silver Chateau Morrisette Vidal Blanc 2010 Virginia

CHAMBOURCIN
Bronze Chateau Morrisette Chambourcin 2009 Virginia

APPLE/PEAR WINES
Gold Sheldrake Point Vineyard Apple Wine NV Finger Lakes

FLOWER / VEGATABLE WINE
Bronze Texas Star Winery Prickly Pear Wine 2010 Texas
Bronze Texas Star Winery Hibiscus Flower Wine 2009 Texas

GRAPE & FRUIT BLENDS
Gold Pend d'Oreille Huckleberry Blush 2010 Washington
         
 
 

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