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2012 DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION RESULTS

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The 2012 Denver International Wine Competition took place on September 15 & 16, 2012 At The Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO.

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

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2012 Denver International Wine Label Competition Winners

 

Individual Wine Label Designs

Gold- Indian Creek Winery Pinot Noir Rose

Silver-Bolder Creek Winery Consensus

Bronze-St. Kathryn Cellars

Wine Label Series Designs

Gold- Indian Creek Winery Garden Series

Silver-Vino Salida

Bronze-St. Kathryn Cellars

 

BEST OF SHOW 2012


Best White Wine

DOUBLE GOLD White

Diversion

Riesling

N/V

Ranier Wines

         

DOUBLE GOLD Red Tie

Delille Cellars Doyene Signature

Syrah

2009

Delille Cellars

DOUBLE GOLD Red Tie

Steele Vineyard
Bien Nacido Vineyard

Pinot Noir

2009

Steele Vineyard


Varietal

Producer

Wine

Vintage

AVA

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkling Wine

Gold

Allure

Bubbly Moscato

NV

California

Silver

Casa Vinicola Zonin

Winemaker's Collection Rosato

NV

Veneto

Bronze Tie

Allure

Pink Moscato

NV

California

Bronze Tie

Allure

Peach

Nv

California


Prosecco

Gold

Zonin Prosecco

Prosecco

NV

Friuli Aquileia DOC

Silver

Casa Vinicola Zonin

Tenuta Ca Bolani

NV

Friuli Aquileja DOC


Off Dry White

Gold

Lange Twins Family Winery & Vineyards

Moscato

2011

Clarksburg

Silver

Ledson

Orange Muscat

2010

Mendocino County

Bronze

Talon Winery

Winespan White

2011

Grand Valley


Late Harvest/Sweet White

Gold

Pacific Rim Winemakers

Vin de Glaciere

2011

Columbia Valley

Silver

Quady Winery

Electra

2011

Califorinia

Bronze

White Truck

White Truck

2010

Califorinia


Pinot Blanc/Pinot Grigo $15 or less

Gold

Van Ruiten Winery

Pinot Grigro

2011

Lodi

Silver

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery LLC

Pinot Grigio

2011

Swan Creek

Bronze

St. Kathrine

Pinot Grigro

NV

American


Pinot Blanc/Pinot Grigo $15-$24.99 

Gold

Steele-Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc

2010

Santa Barbara


Sauvignon Blanc $15 or less

Gold

Cameron Hughes Wine

Lot 346

2011

Lake County

Silver

Lange Twins Family Winery & Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

Clarksburg

Bronze tie

Steele

Shooting Star

2008

Lake County

Bronze tie

Michael David Winery

Micheal David

2010

Califronia


Sauvignon Blanc $15-$24.99

Gold

Clif Family Winery

RTE. Blanc

2011

Napa Valley

Silver

Ventana Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

Aryoy Seco

Bronze

Field Strong Winery & Vineyard

Redwood Ranch

2008

Alexander Valley


Sauvignon Blanc $25-$49.99

Gold

Peju Province Winery

Sauvignon Blanc

2011

Napa Valley

Silver

Hafenfen Cellars

Hagenfen Cellars

2010

Napa Valley


Sauvignon Blanc $50 plus

Gold

Delille Cellars

Chaleur Estate Blanc

2001

Columbia Valley


Chardonnay $15 or less

Gold tie

Cameron Hughes Wine

Lot 324

2010

Napa Valley

Gold tie

Talon Winery

Chardonnay

2011

Grand Valley

Silver tie

Entwine

Entwine

2010

Arroyo Seco Montery

Silver tie

Diversion

Chardonnay

NV

Washington

Bronze

Lange Twins Family Winery & Vineyards

Lange Twins Family Winery

2010

Clarksburg


Chardonnay $15-$24.99

Gold

Wente-Morning Fog

Morning Fog

2010

Arroyo Seco Montery

Silver

Reata

Chardonnay Carneros

2010

Caneros

Bronze

Ventana

Chardonnay 

2010

Aryoy Seco


Chardonnay $25-$49.99

Gold

Trione Vineyards and Winery

Chardonnay

2009

Russian River

Silver

Reata

Napa Valley

2010

Napa 

Bronze

Reata

Barrel Select

2010

Napa 


Chardonnay $50 plus

Gold

Wente Vineyards

NTN Degree

2010

Arroyo Seco Montery


Viognier $15 or less

Gold

Talon Winery

Viognier

2011

Grand Valley


Viognier $15-$24.99

Gold

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Crawford Viognier

2011

Columbia Valley

Silver

Grande River Vineyards

Viognier

2011

Grand Valley

Bronze

Pearmund Cellars

Viognier

2010

NA


Riesling Dry

Gold

Diversion

Riesling

NV

Washington State

Silver

Cameron Hughes 

Lot 347

2011

Lake County

Bronze

FAB 

Germany

2011

Mosel


Riesling Semi-Dry

Gold

Pacific Rim Winemakers

Riesling

2011

Columbia Valley

Silver

Steele

Shooting Star Riesling

2011

Lake County

Bronze

Ryan Patrick Vineyards

Ryan's Riesling

2011

Columbia Valley


Gewürztraminer

Gold

Pacific Rim Winemakers

Gewürztraminer

2011

Columbia Valley


White Rhone Blends

Gold

Grande River Vineyards

Meritage White

2009

Grand Valley


Other Dry White Wine European

Gold

Vellum Wine Craft

Vellum White

Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon

Napa Valley

Silver

Cameron Hughes Wine

Lot 353

Marsanne

St. Peray


White Italian Varietals $15 or Less

Gold

Rocca di Montemassi Calasole

Sasseo Primitivo

2011

Piedmont DOCG


White Italian Varietals $15-$24.99

Gold

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery LLC

Riserva

2011

Swan Creek 

Silver

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery LLC

Vermentino

2011

Swan Creek 

Bronze

Casa Vinicola Zonin

Castello del Poggio Moscato D Asti

2011

Griuli Aquileia DOC


Roussanne

 

 

 

 

Gold

Coyote Canyon Winery

Andrew White

2011

Horse Heaven Hills

Silver

Hagenfen Cellars

Roussane

2011

Napa Valley

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Dry Style $15 or less

Gold

Cameron Huges Wine

Lot 351

2011

Custie're de Nimes

Silver

Steele

Rose

2011

Lake CO

Bronze

McNab Ridge Winery

Rose of Syrah

2011

Mendicino


Rose Dry Style $15-$24.99

Gold

Coyote Canyon Winery

Life is a Rose

2011

Horse Heaven Hills

Silver

Marrenon Vignobles en Luberon et Ventoux

Petula

2011

Luberon

Bronze

Ryan Patrick Vineyards

Rose

2010

Columbia Valley


Rose Blush Style

Gold

Talon Winery

Rose

2011

Grand Valley


Rose Dry Style Hybrid

Gold

Old York Cellars

Rose

2010

New Jersey

Bronze

Juicy Details

Rose

NV

Spain


Grenache

Gold

Coyote Canyon Winery

Grenache

2010

Horse Heaven Hills

Silver

Marrenon Vignobles en Luberon et Ventoux

Orca

2009

Luberon


Tempranillo $15 or less

Gold

Steele

Writer's Block

2010

Lake CO

Silver

Red Caboose Winery and Vineyards

Range Rider

NV

Texas

Bronze

Red Caboose Winery and Vineyards

Malbec/Syrah

2010

Texas


Tempranillo $25-$49.99

Gold

Solaro Estate

Tempranillo

2010

Texas High Plains


Barbera

Gold

Steele

Shooting Star

2010

Lake CO

Silver

Dreyer Wine-Il Cudre

Il Cudre

2010

Mendocino Country


Sangiovese up to $25

Gold

Balistreri

Colorado

2011

Grand Valley

Silver tie

Contemassi

Contemassi

2008

Chianti Classico

Silver tie

Raffaldini-Riservia

Riservia

2011

Swan Creek 

Bronze

Coyote Canyon

Coyote Canyon

2010

Horse Heaven Hills


Sangiovese $35 or higher

Gold

Solaro Estate Winery

Sangiovese

2011

Texas High Plains


Malbec $15 or less

Gold

Steele

Writer's Block

2009

Lake CO

Silver

Loscano Vineyards

Private Reserve

2010

Mendoza

Bronze

FAB

Argentina

2010

Arengtina


Malbec $15-$24.99

Gold

Loscano

Grand Reserve

2010

Mendoza

Silver

Old York Cellars

Malbec

2010

New Jersey

Bronze

Pearmund

Malbec

2010

Virginia


Malbec $25-$35

Gold

Coyote Canyon Winery

Coyote Canyon

2010

Horse Heaven Hills

Silver

Kitzke Cellars

Malbec

2009

Columbia Valley


Pinot Noir $15 or less

Gold

Montpellier

Pinot Noir

2010

California

Silver

Forest Glen

Forest Glen

2011

California


Pinot Noir $15-$24.99

Gold

Steele 

Goodchild Vineyards

2008

Goodchild Vineyards

Silver

Wente

Reliz Creek

2009

Arroyo Seco Montery

Bronze

Rainstorm Winery

Pinot Noir

2010

Oregon


Pinot Noir $25-$35

Gold

Steele

Bien Nacido Vineyard

2009

Bien Nacido Vineyard

Silver

Trione Vineyards and Winery

Pinot Noir

2009

Russian River

Bronze tie

Reata

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2010

Sonama Coast

Bronze tie

Hagenfen Cellars

Pinot Noir

2011

Napa


Carmenere

Gold

FAB

Chile

2009

Colehagua


Merlot $15 or less

Gold

Forest Glen

Forest Glen

2008

California

Silver

Diversion

Merlot

NV

Washington

Bronze

Dryer Wine

Compass

2010

California


Merlot $15-$24.99

Gold

Steele

Catfish Vineyards

2008

Catfish Vineyards

Silver

Canoe Ridge

Vineyard Select

2009

Columbia Valley

Bronze

Field Stone Winery

Fiels Stone Winery

2009

Alexander Valley


Merlot $25-$49.99

Gold tie

Peju Province Winery

Merlot

2008

Napa Valley

Gold tie

Stymie

Merlot

2008

Lake CO

Silver

Hagenfen Cellars

Merlot

2010

Napa


Cabernet Franc $15-$24.99

Gold

Pearmund Cellars

Cabernet Franc

2010

Virginia

Silver

Steele

Cabernet Franc

2009

Lake County

Bronze tie

Writers Block

Cabernet Franc

2009

Lake CO

Bronze tie

Terra Nativa Vineyards

Cabernet Franc

2009

Snake River


Cabernet Franc $25-$49.99

Gold

Michael David Winery

Inkblot

2010

Lodi

Silver

Stemilt Creek

Transforming Traditions

2007

Columbia Valley

Bronze

Hagenfen

Cabernet Franc

2009

Napa


Cabernet Sauvignon $15 or less

Gold

Diversion

Cabernet Suavignon

NV

Washington

Silver

Loscano Vineyards

Cabernet Suavignon

2010

California

Bronze

Wente

Southern Hills

2010

Livermoore Valley


Cabernet Sauvignon $15-$24.99

Gold

Michael David Winery

Freakshow

2010

Lodi

Silver

Van Ruiten Winery

Cabernet Suavignon

2009

Lodi

Bronze

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

A  Squared

2009

Horse Heaven Hills 


Cabernet Sauvignon $25-$35

Gold

Kitzke Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon

2008

Columbia Valley

Silver

Michael David Winery

Earth Quake

2010

Lodi

Bronze

Grande River Vineyards

Reserve

2009

Grand Valley


Cabernet Sauvignon $35-$50

Gold

Hagenfen Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon

2009

Napa

Silver

Rios Wine Company

Solvino

2008

Napa Valley

Bronze

Clif Family Winery

Kits Killer Cab

2009

Napa Valley


Cabernet Sauvignon $50 plus

Gold

Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Reserve

2007

Knights Valley

Silver

Trione Vineyards and Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon

2008

Alexander Valley

Bronze

Hank & Horse 

Hank & Horse Vineyards

2008

Res Hills


Zinfandel $15 or less

Gold

Steele

Shooting Star

2008

Lake CO

Silver

Wente Vineyards

Double Decker 

2010

California


Zinfandel $15-24.99

Gold

Klinker Brick Winery

Marisa Vineyard

2010

Lodi

Silver

Van Ruiten Winery

Old Vine

2011

Lodi

Bronze

Michael David Winery

7 Deadly Zinz

2010

Lodi


Zinfandel $25-$35

Gold

McNab Ridge

Family Reserve 

2009

Mendicino

Silver

Michael David Winery

Earth Quake

2010

Lodi


Zinfandel $45-$55

Gold

Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Century Vine

2009

Russian River


Zinfandel  $55 plus

Gold

Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Ancient Vine

2009

Sonoma Valley


Petite Sirah $15 or less

Gold

Steele

Writers Block

Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah


Petite Sirah $15-24.99

Gold

Michael David Winery

Petite Sirah

2009

Lake CO

Silver

Van Ruiten Winery

Petite Sirah

2009

Lake CO


Petite Sirah $25-$35

Gold

Michael David Winery

Earth Quake

2010

Lodi

Silver

Silkwood

Que Sirah Syrah

2007

Central Ca

Bronze

Balistreri

Colorado

2010

Grand Valley


Petite Sirah $35-45.00

Gold

Silkwood

Petite Sirah

2007

Central Ca

Silver

Reata

Petite Sirah

2010

Napa 


Petite Verdot $15-$2

Gold

Water 2 Wine

Petit Verdot

2011

South Austiral


Petite Verdot $25-$35

Gold

Michael David Winery

Inkblot

2010

Lodi


Petite Verdot $55 plus

Gold

Vellum Wine Craft

Black

2009

Napa Valley

Silver

Balistereri

Colorado

2011

Grand Valley


Syrah/Shiraz $15 or less

Gold

Steele

Shoting Star

2009

Lake CO

Silver

Red Knot Winery

Red Knot

2010

Mc Claren Vale


Syrah/Shiraz $15-$25

Gold

Polkvra

Chile

2011

Colchagua

Gold

Michael David Winery

6th Sense

2010

Lodi

Gold

Marrenon Vignobles en Luberon et Ventoux

Grand Darrenon

2009

Luberon

Silver

Klinker Brick Winery

Farrah

2010

Lodi

Silver

Boulder Creek Winery

Syrah

2010

Colorado

Silver

Frenchmans Gulch

Syrah

2007

Yakima 

Bronze

Shingleback

The Davey Estate

2010

Mc Claren Vale


Syrah/Shiraz $25-$35

Gold

Stymie

Shiraz 

2009

Lake CO

Silver

Trione Vineyards

Syrah

2008

Russian River

Bronze

Hagenfen Cellars

Syrah

2009

Napa


Syrah/Shiraz $45-$55

Gold

Delille Cellars

Doyenne Signature

2009

Yakima Valley


Pinotage

Gold

McNab

Napoli Vineyard

2010

Mendocino


French Reds

Gold

H/H Estates-Mouverde

Robert Andrews

2010

Horse Heaven Hills


Other Italian Reds $15 or less

Gold

Camern Hughes Wines

Lot 312

2011

Sicily

Silver

Bivio-Tuscan Red-B-Blen

Tuscan Red

2011

IGT

Bronze

Casa Vinicola Zonin

Masseria Altemura

2010

Salento IGT


Other Italian Reds $15-$25

Gold

Cayote Canyon

Primitivo

2010

Horse Heaven Hills

Silver

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery LLC

Montepollciano

2011

Swan Creek 


Other Italian Reds $35-$45

Gold

Solaro Estates Winery

Montepulciano

2011

Texas Hill Country


Other Red Wines Old World $15 or less

Gold

Kitzke Cellars

Upsidedown

2006

Columbia Valley


Other Red Wines Old World $15-$25

Gold

Stemilt Creek

Boss lady

2008

Columbia Valley

Silver

Stemilt Creek

Caring Passion

2008

Columbia Valley


Other Red Wines New World

Gold

Van Ruiten Winery

Cab-Shiraz

2011

Lodi

Gold

Field Stone Winery

Convivio Red

2008

Alexander Valley

Silver

Lange Twins Family Winery & Vineyards

Cricrture Red Wine

2011

Calif

Bronze

Wente

Double Decker

2010

California


Late Harvest Reds

Gold

Quady Winery

Red Electra

2011

Califorinia


Bordeaux/Meritage Style Blends $15 or less

Gold

FAB

Luscious

2011

Mendacino

Silver

Besitos

Besitos

NV

Callifornia

Bronze

Loscano Vineyards

Private Reserve

2010

Mendoza


Bordeaux/Meritage Style Blends $15-$25

Gold

Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Quarry Butte

2010

Horse Heaven Hills

Silver

Pearmund Cellars

Ameritage

2010

Virginia

Bronze

Cameron Hughes Wines

Lot325

2010

Atlas Peak


Bordeaux/Meritage Style Blends $35-45

Silver

Delille Cellars

D2

2011

Columbia Valley

Gold

Silkwood

Alicante

NV

Central Ca


Bordeaux/Meritage Style Blends $$45-$65

Gold

Trione Vineyards

Red Wine

2008

Alencer Valley

Silver

Ledson Winery

Bellisimo

2008

Knights Valley


Bordeaux/Meritage Style Blends $75 plus

Gold

Hagenfen Cellars

Melange

2009

Napa


GSM Blends

Gold

Cameron Hughes 

Lot 339

2011

California


Red Rhone Blends $15-$25

Gold

Coyote Canyon

Tres Cruces

2010

Horse Heaven Hills

Silver

Ventana Vineyards

Rubystone

2010

Aryoy Seco

Bronze

Kana Winery

Scarlet Fire

2007

Yakima Valley


Red Rhone Blends $35 plus

Gold

Delille Cellars

AIX

2010

Red Mountain


Port Style

Gold

Quady

Batch 88

NV

Califorinia

Silver

Graystone Winery

PortIV

2004

Grand Valley CO

Bronze

Talon Winery

Aquilla Dessert

2011

Grand Valley


Pure Honey Wines/Meads

Gold

Meadery Lancelot

Lancelot

NV

CO

Silver

Meadery Guinervere

Guinervere

NV

CO


Honey & Fruit Blends

Gold

Meadery-Cheery Honey

Cheery Honey

NV

CO

Silver

Meadery-Peaches Honey

Peaches Honey

NV

CO

Bronze

Meadery-Strawberry Honey

Strawberry Honey

NV

CO


Dry Style Honey Wines

Gold

Meadery-King Auther

King Auther

NV

CO


Apple/Pear

Silver

St. Kathrine-Apple Blossom

Apple Blossom 

NV

American

Gold

St. Kathrine-Golden Pear

Golden Pear

NV

American

Bronze

Tieten Cider-Apple

Apple

NV

American


Berry

Gold

St. Kathrine-Blueberry

Blueberry

NV

American

Silver

St. kathrine-Strawberry Rhubarb

Strawberry Rhubarb

NV

American


Flower/Vegetable

Silver

St. Kathrine-Strawberry Rhubarb

Strawberry Rhubarb

NV

American

Gold

St. Kathrine-Strawberry Rhubarb

Strawberry Rhubarb

NV

American


Grape & Fruit Blends (Same Page as Hard Cider)

Gold

St. Kathrine-Sweet Scarlet

Sweet Scarlet

NV

American


Hard Cider ( Grape & Fruit Blends)

Gold

Tieton Cider-Apricot Blend

 

NV

American

Silver

Tieten Cicer-Wild Wash Apple

 

NV

American

 

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