PRESS RELEASE FOR June 23, 2010 PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Central Coast Wine Competition

Paso Robles, California June 17-18, 2010 the Central Coast Wine Competition was held at the Paso Robles Event Center. A total of 527 wines from the Central Coast American Viticulture Area (AVA) as well as Ventura County were entered. The Central Coast AVA encompasses Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties.

The gold medal wines from the Central Coast Wine Competition will be displayed at the Santa Barbara County Fair (July 14-18, 2010), the California Mid-State Fair (July 21- August 10, 2010), the Ventura County Fair (August 4-15, 2010) and the Monterey County Fair (September 1-6, 2010). Thank you to all who participated and the Central Coast Wine Competition would like to congratulate the following winners:

Best of Show, Best of White Wine, Best of San Luis Obispo County, and Best of Other White Dry

Vina Robles, Paso Robles 2009 White4 Huerhuero

Best of Red Wine and Best of Italian Red Varieties

Alapay Cellars, Santa Maria 2008 Lagrein, Paso Robles

Best of Dessert Wine and Best Dessert White

Pear Valley, Paso Robles 2009 Orange Muscat

Best of Cabernet Sauvignon

Aron Hill Vineyard, Templeton 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Best of Chardonnay

Harmony Cellars, Harmony 2008 Chardonnay, Paso Robles

Best of Fortified Red, Port Style

Paso Port, Templeton 2007 Ruby

Best of Meritage Rhone Blend

Rideau Vineyard, Solvang 2007 Chateau Duplantier, Santa Ynez Valley

Best of Meritage Style Bordeaux

Justin, Paso Robles 2007 Isosceles

Best of Merlot

Rancho Sisquoc, Santa Maria 2007 Merlot, Flood Family Vineyards

Best of Other Red Varietal and Best of Santa Barbara County

William James Cellars, Santa Maria 2007 Grenache, Santa Maria Valley

Best of Petite Sirah

Leprino Vineyards, Paso RObles 2007 Petite Sirah

Best of Pink

San Marcos Creek, Paso Robles 2009 White Estate Merlot

Best of Pinot Grigio

Quail Crossing, Santa Ynez 2008 Pinot Grigio, Santa Ynez Valley

Best of Pinot Noir

Claiborne & Churchill, San Luis Obispo 2008 Pinot NoiR

Best of Rhone Style

Venteux Vineyards, Templeton 2007 PMS

Best of Sauvignon Blanc

Ancient Peaks, Santa Margarita 2009 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Best of Spanish Red

Alapay Cellars, Santa Maria 2008 Tempranillo, Paso Robles

Best of Super Tuscan Red

Rancho Sisquoc, Santa Maria 2007Tre-Vini, Flood Family Vineyards

Best of Syrah

Venteux Vineyards, Templeton 2007 Syrah

Best of Viognier

Eberle, Paso Robles 2009 Mill Road Vineyard Viognier

Best of White Rhone

Per Cazo Cellars, Paso Robles 2009 Tres Blanc

Best of Zinfandel

Kenneth Volk, Santa Maria 2007 Zinfandel

Best of Monterey County

Lockwood Vineyard, Monterey 2008 Estate Chardonnay

Gold Medal Winners:

  1. Oso Libre, Templeton 2005 Por Vida, Paso Robles
  2. Stone Pine Estate, Maricopa 2007 Sagebrush Annie’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara County
  3. Midnight Cellars, Paso Robles 2006 Solstice Malbec
  4. Paso Port, Paso Robles Tawny
  5. Mosby Winery, Buellton 2007 Dolcetto, Santa Ynez Valley
  6. Mosby Winery, Buellton 2005 La Seduzione Lagrein, Santa Ynez Valley
  7. Laraneta, Templeton 2005 No. 5
  8. Clos La Chance, San Martin 2007 Buff Bellied
  9. Harmony Cellars, Harmony 2008 Refosco, Paso Robles
  10. Kenneth Volk, Santa Maria 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon,  Santa Maria Valley
  11. Kenneth Volk, Santa Maria 2007 Mouvedre, Lime Kiln Valley
  12. Kenneth Volk, Santa Maria 2007 Aglianico, Santa Maria Valley
  13. Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards, San Luis Obispo 2008 Pinot Noir
  14. Rocky Creek Cellars, Templeton 2001 Handcrafted Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
  15. Robert Hall, Paso Robles 2009 Sauvignon Blanc
  16. Scott Cellars, Los Olivos 2008 Sand Dune Sangiovese, Santa Ynez Valley
  17. SVP Winery, Shandon 2007 Tarrica Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  18. Costa De Oro, Santa Maria 2008 Estate Gold Coast Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
  19. Costa De Oro, Santa Maria 2008 Reserva Dorada Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
  20. Saucelito Canyon Vineyard, San Luis Obispo 2009 Sauvignon Blanc
  21. Saucelito Canyon Vineyard , San Luis Obispo 2009 Cote de Blanc
  22. Croad Vineyards, Paso Robles 2007 Ariki GSM
  23. R.N. Estate, Paso Robles 2008 Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir
  24. Lockwood Vineyard, Monterey 2008 Estate Chardonnay
  25. Baileyana, San Luis Obispo 2007 Grand Firepeak Chardonnay
  26. Penman Springs, Paso Robles 2007 Merlot
  27. Still Waters Vineyard, Paso Robles 2006 Estate Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon
  28. Changala, Paso Robles 2006 Petite Verdot
  29. Domaine Degher, Paso Robles 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
  30. J. Lohr, Paso Robles 2008 Zinfandel
  31. San Marcos Creek, Paso Robles 2006 Sapphire Estate Cuvee
  32. Venteux Vineyards, Templeton 2007 Tache La Verre
  33. Toretti’s Family Vineyard, Santa Maria 2007 Inocencio Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County
  34. Clayhouse, Paso Robles 2008 Malbec
  35. Villa San Juliette, San Miguel 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
  36. William James Cellars, Santa Maria 2007 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley

For a complete list of all the medalists from the 2010 Central Coast Wine Competition, please refer to our Facebook page or the competition’s blog at http://centralcoastwinecomp.com

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