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WINE COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED


July 5, 2011 – Fresno, California: The wines have been tasted and the judges have spoken leading to a fascinating result in our first-ever tri-partite wine competition. Utilizing judges from wine backgrounds, Hispanic Americans, and Millennial’s. Three separate panels tasted wines entered into the San Joaquin Valley Wine Competition, and the results clearly show that some wines are indeed preferred by particular groups, but many wines have appeal across the varied spectrum of wine drinking experience and taste.

The three panels tasted all wines blindly over the course of the day at the historic Fresno Met. Wines were scored utilizing a modified UC Davis 20-point scale. In simple terms, a Gold Medal wine is one where the judge would otherwise be compelled to drink the entire bottle! A Silver Medal wine would be one where the judge would order repeated glasses of the same wine. A Bronze Medal wine would be one in that while the judge enjoyed the glass, another wine would be selected for the next glass in a sit-down setting. After the formal tasting, members of the public were invited in to vote on their favorite wine – all of which were tasted blindly.

Each of the panels awarded their own medals, so it was possible for a single wine to earn more than one award – which happened on numerous occasions. Along with the individual panel awards, the highest point earners from each panel won a special award, ad the highest point winner from all three panels combined was crowned as best of show. The competition will return in the same format next April 2012.

List of winners are as follows:


2011 Winners:

Expert Panel Awards
Sauvignon Blanc Barefoot Cellars NV California Gold
Chardonnay Barefoot Cellars NV California Gold
Pinot Grigio Barefoot Cellars NV California Gold
Shiraz Barefoot Cellars NV California Gold
Ruby Cabernet Fattoria Cardella 2008 Fresno County Gold
Barbera Fattoria Cardella 2008 Fresno County Gold
Chardonnay Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Gold
Sweet Chardonnay Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Gold
Zinfandel Barefoot Cellars NV Lodi, California Silver
Merlot Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Sweet Red Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Viognier Cedar View Winery 2010 California Silver
Syrah Cedar View Winery 2008 California Silver
Chardonnay Cru Wine Company 2009 Monterey Silver
Merlot Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Silver
Red Wine Jack Tone NV California Silver
Pinot Grigio Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Sweet Red Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Chardonnay Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Sangria Madria Sangria NV California Silver
Chardonnay Redwood Creek 2009 California Silver
Chardonnay Silkwood Wines 2009 California Silver
Red Duet Silkwood Wines NV California Silver
Pinot Grigio Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Silver
Merlot Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Silver
Riesling Barefoot Cellars NV California Bronze
Moscato Barefoot Cellars NV California Bronze
Chardonnay Bridlewood Estate Winery 2009 Monterey County Bronze
Tempranillo Carmichael 2008 Central Coast Bronze
Tempranillo Cedar View Winery 2008 Paso Robles Bronze
Chardonnay Century Oak 2009 Lodi, California Bronze
Moscato Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Bronze
Chardonnay-No Oak Green Eyes 2010 California Bronze
Merlot Liberty Creek NV California Bronze
Chardonnay Miner’s Leap Winery 2008 Clarksburg Bronze
Sangiovese Miner’s Leap Winery 2009 El Dorado Bronze
Syrah Ramos Torres Winery 2008 Madera Bronze
Zinfandel Redwood Creek 2009 Lodi, California Bronze
Cabernet Sauvignon Redwood Creek 2009 California Bronze
Pinot Noir Redwood Creek 2009 California Bronze
Pinot Noir The Naked Grape NV California Bronze
Chardonnay The Naked Grape NV California Bronze
Pinot Grigio The Naked Grape NV California Bronze
Sweet Red Tisadale NV California Bronze
Chardonnay Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Bronze
Hispanic Panel Awards
Brut Andre NV California Gold
Chardonnay Century Oak 2009 Lodi, California Gold
Chardonnay Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Gold
Sweet Chardonnay Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Gold
White Zinfandel Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Gold
Pink Moscato Green Eyes 2010 California Gold
White Wine Jack Tone NV California Gold
Dreirebe Mokelumne Glen Vineyards 2008 Lodi, California Gold
Extra Dry Andre NV California Silver
Sparkling Pinot Gris Barefoot Bubbly NV California Silver
Sparkling Rose Barefoot Bubbly NV California Silver
Riesling Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Chardonnay Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Pinot Grigio Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Shiraz Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
White Zinfandel Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Pinot Noir Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Tempranillo Carmichael 2008 Central Coast Silver
Dry Rose Carmichael 2010 Central Coast Silver
Viognier Cedar View Winery 2010 California Silver
Merlot Cedar View Winery 2008 California Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon Century Oak 2009 Lodi, California Silver
Barbera Fattoria Cardella 2008 Fresno County Silver
Chardonnay-No Oak Green Eyes 2010 California Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Merlot Moody Press 2009 California Silver
Pinot Noir Redwood Creek 2009 California Silver
Chardonnay Tisadale NV California Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Silver
Chardonnay Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Moscato Spumante Barefoot Bubbly NV California Bronze
Extra Dry Barefoot Bubbly NV California Bronze
Sauvignon Blanc Barefoot Cellars NV California Bronze
Sweet Red Barefoot Cellars NV California Bronze
Syrah Cedar View Winery 2008 California Bronze
Roussanne Cedar View Winery 2010 California Bronze
Blanc du Val Chateau Lasgoity 2010 California Bronze
Ruby Cabernet Fattoria Cardella 2008 Fresno County Bronze
Merlot Fattoria Cardella 2007 Fresno County Bronze
Merlot Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Bronze
Moscato Green Eyes 2010 California Bronze
Red Wine Jack Tone NV California Bronze
Merlot Liberty Creek NV California Bronze
Pinot Grigio Liberty Creek NV California Bronze
Sangria Madria Sangria NV California Bronze
Bordeaux Blend Miner’s Leap Winery 2007 Lodi, California Bronze
Cabernet Sauvignon Moody Press 2008 California Bronze
Zinfandel Moody Press 2007 California Bronze
Zinfandel Redwood Creek 2009 Lodi, California Bronze
Chardonnay Silkwood Wines 2009 California Bronze
Red Duet Silkwood Wines NV California Bronze
Chardonnay The Naked Grape NV California Bronze
Cabernet Sauvignon Tisadale NV California Bronze
Pinot Grigio Tisadale NV California Bronze
Merlot Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Bronze
Pinot Noir Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Bronze
Almond Flavored Sparkling Weibel Family Vineyards NV California Bronze
Millennial Panel Awards
Sweet Red Barefoot Cellars NV California Gold
White Zinfandel Barefoot Cellars NV California Gold
Barbera Fattoria Cardella 2008 Fresno County Gold
White Zinfandel Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Gold
Sweet Red Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Gold
Moscato Green Eyes 2010 California Gold
Pink Moscato Green Eyes 2010 California Gold
Red Wine Jack Tone NV California Gold
Cabernet Sauvignon Moody Press 2008 California Gold
Sparkling Pinot Gris Barefoot Bubbly NV California Silver
Riesling Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Shiraz Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Pinot Noir Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Merlot Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon Barefoot Cellars NV California Silver
Tempranillo Carmichael 2008 Central Coast Silver
Chardonnay Century Oak 2009 Lodi, California Silver
Sweet Chardonnay Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Silver
Pinot Grigio Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Chardonnay Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Sweet Red Liberty Creek NV California Silver
Sangiovese Miner’s Leap Winery 2009 El Dorado Silver
Cinsaut Miner’s Leap Winery 2008 Lodi, California Silver
Dornfelder Mokelumne Glen Vineyards 2008 Lodi, California Silver
Pinot Noir Redwood Creek 2009 California Silver
Red Duet Silkwood Wines NV California Silver
Pinot Grigio Tisadale NV California Silver
Sweet Red Tisadale NV California Silver
Merlot Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Silver
Almond Flavored Sparkling Weibel Family Vineyards NV California Silver
Brut Andre NV California Bronze
Moscato Spumante Barefoot Bubbly NV California Bronze
Sparkling Rose Barefoot Bubbly NV California Bronze
Brut Barefoot Bubbly NV California Bronze
Moscato Barefoot Cellars NV California Bronze
Zinfandel Barefoot Cellars NV Lodi, California Bronze
Ruby Cabernet Fattoria Cardella 2008 Fresno County Bronze
Chardonnay Gallo Family Vineyards NV California Bronze
Chardonnay-No Oak Green Eyes 2010 California Bronze
White Wine Jack Tone NV California Bronze
Syrah Ramos Torres Winery 2008 Madera Bronze
Pinot Noir The Naked Grape NV California Bronze
Pinot Grigio The Naked Grape NV California Bronze
Chardonnay Tisadale NV California Bronze
Pinot Noir Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Bronze
Chardonnay Turning Leaf Vineyards 2009 California Bronze

Individual Awards

Highest Total Point Awarded 2008 Fattoria Cardella
Barbera
Highest Total Point – Expert Panel Barefoot Cellars
Chardonnay
Highest Total Point – Hispanic Panel 2010 Green Eyes Pink
Moscato
Highest Total Point -    Millennial Panel Gallo Family Vineyards
White Zinfandel
People’s Choice Award Winner 2010 Green Eyes No-Oak
Chardonnay

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