Contra Costa Winegrowers Association Announces Results of Second Annual Contra Costa Commercial Wine Competition

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Medals Are Given to More Than 30 Award Winning Wines

The Contra Costa Winegrower’s Association today announced the results of the second annual Contra Costa Commercial Wine Competition award winners. This year’s panel of accomplished judges, who evaluated more than 50 wines from the Contra Costa region included restaurateurs, wine educators, winemakers and members of the wine industry press.

This year, the panel included a wide-range of international and national wine industry expertise, including experts from Napa Valley and beyond, who deliberated extensively before selecting the award-winners.

“We are excited to report this year’s award-winning wines, which best reflect and utilize the unique terroir of Contra Costa County,” said John Viano, Chairman of the Contra Costa Winegrower’s Association. “This year, our competition gave us amazing quality wines and a highly accomplished, well-rounded panel of judges – so choosing the award-winners was especially challenging. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to showcasing wines from the medal winners and all the entrants at our upcoming public tasting.”

Wine enthusiasts will be able to sample the wines from all the participating wineries at a special public tasting – which will be held at Blackhawk Plaza on June 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Tickets can be now purchased at early bird pricing at http://www.2013ccwapublictasting.eventbrite.com. The winning wines include:

Best of Show:

  •     Parkmon Vineyards, 2012, Sauvignon Blanc, Best of Show, White
  •     Cline Cellars, 2011, Zinfandel, Best of Show, Red

Gold:

  •     Parkmon Vineyards, 2009, Cabernet Sauvignon
  •     Cline Cellars, 2011, Mourvedre, Ancient Vines
  •     Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010, Petite Sirah, Lot 116
  •     Cline Cellars Cashmere, 2011, Red Rhone Blend

Silver:

  •     Viano Vineyards, NV, White Table
  •     Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2011, Sauvignon Blanc
  •     Sterling Albert, 2012, Viognier, Nimium Wines
  •     Sterling Albert, 2012, Viognier, San Francisco Bay
  •     Tamayo Family Vineyards, 2007, CANA, Proprietary Red Blend
  •     Shadowbrook Winery, 2010, Red Blend
  •     Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010, Cabernet Sauvignon
  •     Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010, Meritage
  •     Parkmon Vineyards, 2009, Red Bordeaux Blend
  •     Wedl Wine Cellars, 2011, Zinfandel
  •     Shadowbrook Winery, 2010, Zinfandel
  •     Parkmon Vineyards, 2009, Syrah
  •     Shadowbrook Winery, 2009 Syrah
  •     Tamayo Family Vineyards, 2009, Syrah, 10th Anniversary
  •     Parkmon Vineyards, 2009, Red Rhone Blend
  •     Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010, Sauvignon Blanc, Late Harvest
  •     Tamayo Family Vineyards, 2008, J. Jaden Port
  •     Viano Vineyards, 2010, Late Harvest Zinfandel

Bronze:

  •     Parkmon Vineyards, 2010, Pinot Noir
  •     Shadowbrook Winery, 2009, Cabernet Sauvignon
  •     Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010, Cabernet Franc
  •     Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 2010, Malbec, Row 91
  •     Parkmon Vineyards, 2009, Sangiovese
  •     Parkmon Vineyards, 2010, Primitivo
  •     Cline Cellars, 2011, Big Break Vineyard, Zinfandel
  •     Shadowbrook Winery, 2010, Petite Sirah
  •     Viano Vineyards, 2007, Petite Sirah

About the Judges
Judges who participated in reviewing the wines and selecting the award-winners included:

  •     David Everett, Program Director, Viticulture and Winery Technology, Las Positas College, Livermore, California
  •     David Lattin, Winemaker, Kuleto Estates Winery, Foley Family Wines, Napa
  •     Sara Hare, Travel, Food and Wine Writer, Contributor, Diablo Magazine
  •     Ananda Neil, Certified Sommelier/Owner, Artisan Growers and Producers
  •     Jim Telford, Certified Sommelier/Owner, Residual Sugar
  •     Andi Conte, Certified Sommelier, Consultant
  •     Kishla Henry, Wine Buyer and General Manager, Brentwood’s CoCo Wine Bar, Certified Sommelier

About The Contra Costa Winegrowers Association
The Contra Costa Winegrowers Association is a non-profit organization. It was founded to promote grape growing and wine production throughout the county, firmly establishing Contra Costa County as a premium wine producing region. For more information, visit http://www.cccwines.com.

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