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Amador winners featured at fair

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From page B4 | July 17, 2013 |

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VISITORS TO THE Amador County Fair will enjoy tasting the winners of the commercial wine competition on Friday, July 26. Courtesy photo

Whether it is a rich red or a crisp white wine, visitors to the 2013 Amador County Fair, July 25 to 28, will discover that there are many choices from the wines being poured at the annual wine tasting event on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m.

The casual tasting on the lawn will feature many of the top wines in California — winners in the Amador County Fair commercial wine competition. More than 40 wineries will be participating. Wines entered in the competition must be made from produce from the Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area.

Amador County is renown for its zinfandel and barber vineyards, some dating back to the 1860s. Amador County vineyards also produce world-class Rhône, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese varieties.

The Amador County Fair competition is one of the most notable in the state, with many of the judges’ selections for awards going on to win at the California State Fair.

Winemakers whose wines received a Best of award, double gold, gold, silver or bronze award are invited to pour at the wine tasting presented by the Amador Winegrowers Association.

The admission price to the wine tasting is $25 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass and appetizers. Tickets may be purchased from the fair office until the day of the event.

For more information and to order tickets visit amadorcountyfair.com or call 209-245-6921.

 

Best of awards

Best of Show is 2010 Cooper Vineyards Mourvedre, Amador County.

Best Red Wine is 2010 Cooper Vineyards Mourvedre, Amador County.

Best White Wine is 2012 Amador Foothill Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Shenandoah Vineyards.

Best Sauvignon Blanc is 2012 Amador Foothill Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Shenandoah Vineyards.

Best Blush Wine is 2012 Solune Wine Growers Barbera Rosé, Sierra Foothills.

Best Amador Rhône is 2010 Macchia Wines Petite Sirah “Bodacious,” Amador County.

Best Amador Italian is 2010 Sobon Wine Company Primitivo “Rezerve,” Amador County.

Best Amador Zinfandel is 2010 Bella Grace Vineyards Zinfandel “Old Vine,” Amador County.

Best Dessert Wine is 2011 Shenandoah Vineyards Black Muscat, Amador County.

The following wines are El Dorado County entries that earned medals.

 

Double gold medal winners

dk Cellars 2010 Barbera, El Dorado

 

Gold medal winners

Oakstone Winery 2012 Pinot Grigio, Fair Play Lemley Ranch; Obscurity Cellars 2011Alicante Bouschet, Fair Play; Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery 2009 Merlot, El Dorado Reserve; Obscurity Cellars 2011Petit Verdot, Fair Play; dk Cellars 2009 Other Red Varietal Blend, El Dorado, Cabernet/Syrah; and Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery 2012 White Dessert, El Dorado, Viognier Doux.

 

Silver medal winners

Toogood Estate 2009 Primitivo, Fair Play; Gold Hill Vineyards 2008 Zinfandel 14.6 percent, El Dorado; Toogood Estate 2010 Zinfandel 14.6 percent, Fair Play Estate; Oakstone Winery 2010 Zinfandel 14.6 percent, Sierra Foothills; Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards 2011 Zinfandel 14.6 percent, Fair Play Hawk Creek Vineyard; Fitzpatrick Winery 2008 Zinfandel 14.6 percent, Fair Play Estate; Shadow Ranch Vineyards 2010 Zinfandel 14.5 percent, El Dorado; Shadow Ranch Vineyards 2011 Zinfandel 14.5 percent, El Dorado; Obscurity Cellars 2011 Zinfandel 14.5 percent, Amador, Old Vine, Old Man Murrill; Oakstone Winery 2010 Barbera, Amador; Single Leaf Winery 2010 Barbera, Fair Play Estate; Toogood Estate 2010 Barbera, Sierra Foothills; Toogood Estate 2009 Charbono, El Dorado Arrastra Vineyard; Toogood Estate NV Red Italian Blend, El Dorado, Barbono; Gold Hill Vineyards 2009 Petite Sirah, El Dorado; Cedar Creek Ranch and Vineyards 2009 Petite Sirah, Fair Play; Toogood Estate 2010 Alicante Bouschet, Amador; Obscurity Cellars 2011Carignane, Amador; Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards 2011 Grenache, El Dorado Reserve; Mais Fica Winery 2008 Mourvedre, El Dorado; Fitzpatrick Winery NV Red Rhone Blend, Fair Play Chieftans (Syrah Blend); Oakstone Winery 2011Tempranillo, Fair Play; Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards 2010 Merlot, Fair Play Estate; Winery by the Creek 2011 Merlot, Fair Play Splashdown/Twin Oaks Vineyard; Single Leaf Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Fair Play Estate AHA Vineyard; Oakstone Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Calaveras; Gold Hill Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, El Dorado; Gold Hill Vineyards 2008 Red Bordeaux Blend, El Dorado Meriticious; Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards 2010 Red Bordeaux Blend, Fair Play, Vintage Cuvee; Oakstone Winery 2010 Red Bordeaux Blend, Sierra Foothills Meritage; Gold Hill Vineyards 2009 Malbec, El Dorado; Oakstone Winery 2011Malbec, Fair Play; Single Leaf Winery 2010 Malbec, Fair Play, Vines View Vineyard; Mount Dorado 2010 Malbec, Fair Play; Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards 2012 Riesling, El Dorado Riesling; and Single Leaf Winery 2011 Port, El Dorado Estate.

 

Bronze medal winners

Shadow Ranch Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, El Dorado; Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Foothills; Toogood Estate 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Foothills; Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery 2012 Viognier, El Dorado; Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery 2012 Rousanne, El Dorado Mountain Vineyard; Gold Hill Vineyards, 2011 Chardonnay, El Dorado; Gold Hill Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay, El Dorado Reserve; Winery by the Creek 2012 Other White Variety Blend, Fair Play, SB/Semillon; Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards NV White Table Wine, Fair Play, Madam Ono Pure Sunshine; Winery by the Creek 2009 Zinfandel 14.6 percent, Shenandoah Valley, Splashdown; Single Leaf Winery 2009 Zinfandel 14.5 percent, El Dorado Estate; Single Leaf Winery 2009 Zinfandel 14.5 percent, El Dorado Estate Reserve; Gold Hill Vineyards 2009 Barbera, El Dorado; Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery 2009 Syrah El Dorado, Red Rock Ridge; Toogood Estate 2010 Syrah, Fair Play, Herbert; Winery by the Creek 2011 Petite Sirah, El Dorado Reserve; Mais Fica Winery 2009 Grenache, El Dorado; Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery 2009 Grenache, El Dorado; Gold Hill Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Franc El Dorado; Single Leaf Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Fair Play, Vines View Vineyard; Toogood Estate NV Red Bordeaux Blend, El Dorado, Foreplay; Winery by the Creek 2010 Red Bordeaux Blend, Fair Play Reserve; Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery 2010 Other Red Varietal Blend, El Ddorado, Cabernet/Syrah; Cedar Creek Ranch and Vineyards 2010 Red Table Wine, Fair Play, Ranch Reserve; Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards NV Red Table Wine, Fair Play, Bella Rosa; Shadow Ranch Vineyards NV Red Table Wine, El Dorado; dk Cellars 2012 Varietal Rosé, Fair Play, Merlot; and Winery by the Creek 2012 Muscat, Fair Play, Muscato.

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