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Best of Show Awards Best in Show White – Wollersheim Winery 2012 Dry Riesling, American, USA ($9) Best in Show Red – J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines 2009 Cuvée POM, Paso Robles, USA ($50) Best in Show Fortified – Mazuran's Vineyards 1962 Old Tawny Port, New Zealand Best in Show Sparkling – Champagne Charles Heidsieck NV Brut Réserve, Champagne, France ($65) Best in Show Dessert – Navarro Vineyards 2012 Cluster Select Late Harvest Gewürztraminer, Anderson Valley, USA ($59) Best of Nation Awards Argentina – Antucura Southern Starz Australia – Wakefield American Wine Distributors Brazil – Casa Valduga Southern Wine & Spirits of America Bulgaria – Castra Rubra Park Street Imports, LLC Canada – Inniskillin Constellation Wines U.S. Chile – Santa Carolina Carolina Wine Brands Czech Republic – Ludvik Madèřič Park Street Imports,LLC Croatia – Enjingi Vinum, USA Greece – Zacharias Stellar Importing Co. France – Champagne Collet Champagne Collet, USA (MHW) Italy – Mirafiore Park Street Imports, LLC Japan – Okunomatsu Pacific International Liquor Mexico – Santo Tomas La Mision Associates Portugal – Quinta do Tedo Diamond Wine Merchants South Korea – Gyeongju Beobju Co Park Street Imports, LLC New Zealand – Mazuran's Vineyards Park Street Imports, LLC South Africa – Waka Waka Park Street Imports, LLC Spain – Martín Códax Gallo Family Vineyards Germany – Black Tower Park Street Imports, LLC Lebanon – Domaine Wardy Slovenia – Vinakoper Park Street Imports, LLC Serbia – Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan Park Street Imports, LLC China – Domaine Helan Mountain Pernod Ricard Best of Varietal/Type Best Chardonnay – D & L Carinalli Vineyards 2011 Estate Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, USA Best Sauvignon Blanc – Matua Valley Wines 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand Best Pinot Blanc – JoieFarm 2012 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley BC, Canada Best Chenin Blanc – L.A. Cetto 2012 Chenin Blanc, Valle de Guadalupe Mexico Best Viognier – Sculpterra Winery 2012 Estate Viognier, Paso Robles, USA Best Albariño – Martín Códax 2011 Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain Best Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio – TIKI 2011 Pinot Gris Single Vineyard Pinot Gris Rewa Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand Best White Rhône – Hearthstone Winery 2012 Estate Roussanne, Paso Robles, USA Best White Blend – Castra Rubra Winery 2012 Organic Dominant White, Thracian valley Bulgaria Best Ice Wine – G. Marquis 2008 Vidal Ice Wine The Silver Line VQA, Niagara Peninsula, Canada Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Rocca Family Vineyards 2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Grigsby Vineyard, Yountville, USA Best Cabernet/Syrah – Grape Creek Vineyard 2011 Cabernet/Syrah, American Best Bordeaux Blend Under $25 – Antucura 2008 Calcura, Uco Valley Mendoza, Argentina Best Non-Bordeaux Blend – Pennys Hill2011 Cabernet/Shiraz/Merlot The Specialized, McLaren Vale, Australia Best Merlot – Villa Yambo 2011 Merlot, Thracian Valley Bulgaria Best Malbec – Tsillan Cellars 2010 Estate Malbec, Lake Chelan, USA Best Cabernet Franc – Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, USA Best Carmenére – College Cellars of Walla Walla 2012 Carmenère Clarke Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, USA Best Zinfandel – Portalupi Wines 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel Dolinsek Ranch, Russian River Valley, USA Best Petite Sirah – Macchia 2011 Petite Sirah Rebellious, Lodi, USA Best Syrah/Shiraz – Martin Ranch Winery 2010 Syrah Lester Family Thérèse Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA Best Red Rhône Blend – Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve, Elephant Mountain Vineyards Rattlesnake Hills, USA Best Pinot Noir – Hawley Winer 2011 Pinot Noir Dehlman Vineyard, Russian River Valley, USA Best Sangiovese – pureCru 2009 Sangiovese Sangio Vetta, Napa Valley, USA Best Nebbiolo – Mirafior 2007 Barolo Lazzarito, Serralunga d'Alba, Italy Best Barbera – Jeff Runquist Wines 2011 Barbera, Amador County, USA Best Tempranillo – Consensio Cellars 2010 Symphony of Wines Tempranillo Reserve, Amador County, USA Best Spanish/Portuguese Red – Quinta do Tedo 2009 DOC Douro, Portugal Best Tannat – Y Rousseau Wines 2011 Tannat The Musketeer, Russian River Valley, USA Best Hybrid Red Varietal – Swedish Hill Vineyard 2012 Maréchal Foch, Finger Lakes, USA Best Sparkling Muscat – Casa Valduga 2012 Sparkling Moscatel Reserva, Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil Best Prosecco – Zonin NV Prosecco DOC, Veneto, Italy Best Rosé – Moët & Chandon NV Imperial Rosé, Épernay, France Best Port – Mazuran's Vineyards 1973 Vintage Port One Vineyard, New Zealand Best Fruit Wine – Prairie Berry Winery NV Rhubarb Wine, American, USA 150  /  the tasting panel  /  september 2013 TP0913_104-156.indd 150 8/23/13 10:07 AM

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