SAN FRANCISCO — Added than 100 Lake County wines captured top awards ? including three Best of Class ceremoniousness and three Bifold Gold awards ? at this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the Lake County Winery Association (LCWA) appear this week.
Vigilance Winery & Vineyards won Best of Class with its 2010 Red Hills Lake County Petite Sirah. Additionally, Best of Class was awarded to Sol Rouge for its 2009 Lake County Cabernet Franc and to Writer’s Block (Steele Wines) for its 2010 Lake County Syrah.
Shed Horn Cellars accustomed Bifold Gold for its 2009 Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon, Lavender Blue won Bifold Gold for its 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and Chacewater Wine was accustomed with Bifold Gold for its 2010 Red Hills Lake County Malbec.
Results were acquaint afterward bristles canicule of tasting and evaluating added than 5,500 entries, according to the event’s website.
“Lake County wines and wineries absolutely stood out amid the added than 5,500 entries at the SF Chronicle’s anniversary event,” Monica Rosenthal, controlling administrator of the Lake County Winery Association, said.
The Lake County wineries and varietals awarded gold medals were Cross Springs (2009 Cabernet Sauvignon), Dalliance (2010 Red Wine), Gregory Graham Wines (2009 Riesling), Guenoc (2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, and 2011 Petite Sirah), Shannon Ridge (2009 Petite Sirah), Shed Horn Cellars (2009 Napa Valley Petite Verdot and 2010 Zinfandel), Stymie (2009 Syrah), Shooting Star (2010 Barbera and 2010 Merlot), Steele Wines (2010 Cabernet Franc) and Vigilance (2011 Sauvignon Blanc).
Guenoc, Shed Horn Cellars, Gregory Graham and Cache Creek Vineyards all accustomed argent medals for their 2011 Lake County chardonnay. Several Lake County wineries garnered gold and argent for their Lake County Petite Sirah in accession to the Best of Class awarded to Vigilance Winery & Vineyards. Red Lava Vineyards and Six Sigma Ranch & Winery anniversary took argent medals for their Lake County Tempranillo wines, 2010 and 2009 vintages.
Many Lake County wineries were assorted winners, the antagonism after-effects show. These included Cache Creek Vineyards (two silvers), Chacewater Wine (two silver, two brownish and a bifold gold), Cross Springs (two argent and a gold), Gregory Graham (two gold, three argent and three bronze), Guenoc (three gold, four argent and two bronze) and Rosa d’Oro (two argent and a bronze).
Shannon Ridge took six argent and four brownish medals in accession to its gold medal. Additional Lake County multi-medal winners were Shed Horn Cellars (three argent and two gold in accession to its bifold gold), Six Sigma (two silver), Sol Rouge (two argent and its Best of Class), Writers Block (two silver, three brownish in accession to its Best of Class), Shooting Star (two silver, two brownish and its two gold), Steele Wines (six silver, bristles brownish and its gold), Vigilance (two bronze, a silver, and its gold and Best of Class) and Wildhurst Vineyards (two argent and three bronze).
For added advice about the Lake County Winery Association, appointment the association’s website, www.lakecountywineries.org or acquaintance Rosenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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