2011 Wine Awards


The Sweepstakes Winners:

White wines: Shooting Star 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Rose wines: Ceago Vinegarden 2010 Estate Grown Syrah Rose, Del Lago
Red wines: Chacewater 2009 Syrah, Red Hills
Dessert wines: Ceago Vinegarden 2010 Muscat Canelli

Best of Class:

Six Sigma Ranch 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Michael’s Vineyard
Shannon Ridge 2010 Chardonnay
Gregory Graham 2009 Viognier, Bartolucci Vineyard
Brassfield Estate 2010 Pinot Grigio, High Serenity Ranch, High Valley
Writer’s Block 2010 Roussanne
Shooting Star 2009 Riesling
Wildhurst Vineyards 2010 Orange Muscat
Gregory Graham 2007 Syrah, Crimson Hill Vineyard, Red Hills
Sol Rouge 2007 Gypsy Rouge
Steele Stymie 2007 Merlot, Founder’s Reserve
Shooting Star 2009 Barbera
Steele Wines 2008 Cabernet Franc
Hawk and Horse 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills
Dusinberre Cellars 2007 Petite Verdot
Writer’s Block 2009 Tempranillo
Chacewater 2008 O-Eight Headache, Red Hills
Shannon Ridge 2008 Zinfandel, Two-Bud Block/Home Ranch High Valley
Diamond Ridge Vineyards 2008 Petite Sirah
Tulip Hill 2009 Petite Sirah, Canino Ridge Vineyard

Gold Medals were awarded to another eleven competition entries:

Sauvignon Blanc 100
Brassfield Estate 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, High Serenity Ranch, High Valley
Chacewater 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Guenoc 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Viognier 103
Steele Wines 2010 Viognier

Zinfandel/Primitivo 302
Rosa d’Oro 2009 Primitivo, Clear Lake
Steele Wines 2009 Zinfandel, Catfish Vineyard, Clear Lake

Barbera 303
High Valley Vineyards 2009 Barbera, High Valley

Petite Sirah 308
High Valley Vineyards 2009 Petite Sirah, High Valley
Dusinberre Cellars 2007 Petite Sirah

Bordeaux Other Red Blends 316
Snows Lake 2005 Snows Lake Two, Red Hills

Muscat 400
Bonterra 2010 Muscat

Silver Medals were awarded to 72 Lake County competition wines:

Sauvignon Blanc 100
Wildhurst Vineyards 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
The Girls in the Vineyard 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Rooster Vineyard
Gregory Graham 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Rolling Knolls, Red Hills

Sauvignon Blanc 101
Six Sigma Ranch 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Michael’s Vineyard
Vigilance 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Red Hills
Robledo Family Winery 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Seven Brothers

Chardonnay 102
Glamazon Wines 2010 Chardonnay, Robinson Lake Vineyard
Brassfield Estate 2009 Chardonnay, High Serenity Ranch, High Valley
Ceago Vinegarden 2010 Chardonnay, Del Lago
Cache Creek 2008 Chardonnay
Wildhurst Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay
Chacewater 2010 Chardonnay
Wildhurst Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay
Guenoc 2010 Chardonnay
Langtry Estate 2010 Chardonnay, Genevieve, Guenoc Valley

Viognier 103
Sol Rouge 2009 Viognier

Riesling 104
Chacewater 2010 Riesling
Bonterra 2010 Riesling
Tulip Hill 2010 Riesling, Amber View Vineyards

Muscat 105
Ceago Vinegarden 2010 Muscat Canelli, Winemaker’s Selection

Other White Varietals and Blends 109
Sol Rouge 2008 Gypsy Blanc
Cougar’s Leap Winery 2010 Wildcat White, Black Rock Ranch, Red Hills

Rose 200
Gregory Graham 2009 Rose, Crimson Hill Vineyard, Red Hills

Pinot Noir 300
Six Sigma Ranch 2010 Pinot Noir, Christian’s Vineyard
Brassfield Estate 2010 Pinot Noir, High Serenity Ranch, High Valley
Six Sigma Ranch 2009 Pinot Noir, Christian’s Vineyard

Zinfandel 301
Writer’s Block 2008 Zinfandel

Zinfandel 302
Sol Rouge 2008 Zinfandel
Tyler Florence 2008 Zinfandel, Old Vine Zin—HooDoo Creek Vineyard
Cougar’s Leap Winery 2008 Zinfandel, Black Rock Ranch, Red Hills
Brassfield Estate 2009 Zinfandel, Volcano Ridge, High Valley
Shed Horn Cellars 2009 Zinfandel

Barbera 303
Shannon Ridge 2008 Barbera, Terre Vermielle, High Valley

Italian Red Varietals and Blends 304
Rosa d’Oro 2009 Sangiovese, Roumiguiere Vineyards, Clear Lake

Syrah/Shiraz 305
Shooting Star 2008 Syrah
Writer’s Block 2008 Syrah
Cameron Hughes 2009 Shiraz, Lot 224

Syrah/Shiraz 306
Moore Family Winery 2008 Syrah, Syrah’s Vineyard, Red Hills
Steele Stymie 2006 Syrah, Founder’s Reserve

Petite Sirah 307
Writer’s Block 2008 Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah 308
Sol Rouge 2008 Petite Sirah
Beaver Creek 2007 Petite Sirah, Home Ranch
Cache Creek 2007 Petite Sirah
Shed Horn Cellars 2008 Petite Sirah
Wildhurst Vineyards 2009 Petite Sirah
Vigilance 2009 Petite Sirah
Guenoc 2009 Petite Sirah
Langtry Estate 2007 Petite Sirah

Grenache 309
Writer’s Block 2009 Grenache

Merlot 311
Shooting Star 2008 Merlot
Steele Wines 2009 Merlot
Wildhurst Vineyards 2008 Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon 312
Shooting Star 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wildhurst Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon 313
Bullion Creek Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gails Vineyard
Six Sigma Ranch 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
High Valley Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, High Valley
Beaver Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Home Ranch
Sol Rouge 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cache Creek 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Noggle Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Vigilance 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills
Langtry Estate 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Tephra

Cabernet Franc 314
Writer’s Block 2008 Cabernet Franc

Malbec 315
Writer’s Block 2009 Malbec

Bordeaux Other Red Blends 316
Snows Lake 2006 Snows Lake Two, Red Hills

Tempranillo 317
Writer’s Block 2008 Tempranillo
Robledo Family Winery 2009 Tempranillo, Seven Brothers

All Other Red Varietals and Blends 318
Brassfield Estate 2009 Eruption, Volcano Ridge, High Valley
Shannon Ridge 2008 Wrangler Red
Vigilance 2009 Cimarron

Sweet Red Wines 401
Guenoc 2007 Petite Sirah Port, Serpentine Meadow, Guenoc Valley


Shooting Star


Lake County Wine Awards