2015 Results

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Top Trophies

Winery of the Year

Gloria Ferrer Winery

To the winery whose multiple entries achieve broad commendation in many categories
Sponsored by Wine Appreciation Guild

Small Winery of the Year

Wollersheim Winery

To the winery whose multiple entries achieve broad commendation in many categories from a limited production

Value Winery of the Year

Sutter Home

To the winery whose multiple entries represent the best overall value and quality
Sponsored by Wines and Vines Magazine

Terroir Award

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards

To the winery that displays the best regional character in its wines

International Riesling Foundation Trophies

Sponsored by International Riesling Foundation

Sweepstakes Winners

  • Sweepstakes Sparkling Wine – Gloria Ferrer – NV Blanc de Noirs
    “Yeast notes, expressive. Full, rich mouth full. Ripe, raspberry notes mid-palate.”
    – Chris Cook, Wine Judge
  • Sweepstakes Rose Wine – Noceto – 2014 Sangiovese Rose
    “Solid fruit, bright nose, outstanding acidity and balance. Fruit kicks in at the mid-palate, nice extended finish.”
    – David Vergari, Wine Judge
  • Sweepstakes White Wine – St. James Winery – 2014 Vignoles
    “Great fruit—acid has married beautifully with the residual sugars. A delicious wine.”
    – Coke Roth, Wine Judge
  • Sweepstakes Red Wine – Thornton Winery – 2013 Barbera
    “An integration that respectfully mimics the Italian in its freshness litheness and snap. Balanced, complex and charming.”
    – Mike Dunne, Wine Judge
  • Sweepstakes Dessert Wine – Husch – 2014 Sweet Gewürztraminer
    “Big late-harvest varietal nose, exquisite spiciness, even with the domestic lush sweetness. Adequate balanced acidity on the finish.”
    – John Buechsenstein, Wine Judge

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