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Gloria Ferrer’s 2012 Pinot/Chardonnay Sparkling Wine Named Rosé Today 2016 Competition Best of Show

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Best of Class Included

Domestic Dry: Matrix Winery, 2015, Pinot Noir
International Dry: Chateau Gassier, 2015, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle
Domestic Sweet: Eufloria by Pacific Rim, 2014, Riesling, Muscat, Gewurtztraminer
International Sweet: BANFI / Natura, 2015, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Sparkling: Gloria Ferrer Winery, 2012, Pinot Noir/Chardonnay

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Complete Results Announced

Healdsburg, CA – Thursday, June 16, 2016 — With Gloria Ferrer Winery’s 2012 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay sparkling wine topping the list as Best of Show for Rosé Today: The 2016 Competition, Wine Director Bob Ecker today released the complete standings of entrants at a Media Event at Soda Rock Winery hosted by Wilson Artisan Wines.

In the Domestic Dry category Matrix Winery’s 2015 Pinot Noir named Best of Class; with Double Golds presented to SeaGlass, 2015, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Kelley & Young, 2015, Merlot/Malbec; and Gold ribbons going to Toad Hollow, 2015, Pinot Noir; Finnella Cellars, 2015, Grenache Viognier; J. Rickards Winery, 2015, Aleatico; Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. Marry Me Rosé, 2015, Grenache; Cass Vineyards & Winery, 2015, Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah; Onesta Wines, 2014, Cinsault; Pech Merle Winery, 2015, Syrah; and Pedroncelli Winery, 2015, Zinfandel

Matrix EIn the International Dry Category, Best of Class was awarded to Chateau Gassier, 2015, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle; with Gold ribbons for Domaine de Bila-Haut, 2015, Grenache, Syrah; La Domitienne, 2015, Cinsault, Grenache; Coeur Clementine, 2015, Grenache, Cinsault , Tibouren , Syrah

Eufloria by Pacific Rim, 2014, Riesling, Muscat, Gewurtztraminer was awarded Best of Class in Domestic Sweet.

Banfi / Natura, 2015, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot won Best of Class in International Sweet with Gold going to Tightrope Winery; 2015; Pinot Noir, Barbera; and Autoritas. 2015. Pinot Noir

The Gloria Ferrer Winery, 2012, Pinot Noir/Chardonnay also won Best of Class for Sparkling Wines, with Gold going to Plume Ridge – Jaillance, N/ V, Merlot; and Turkovich Family Wines, N/V, Tempranillo, Grenache

The judges include Sean Brosnihan, Jordan Winery; Debra Del Fiorentino, Director of Wine Competitions for Vineyard and Winery Management; Rick Fraga, Wine Educator for Wilson Winery; Denise Gill, Alexander Valley Vineyards; Teejay Lowe, winegrower; Sara Preiser, The Preiser Key; Christopher Sawyer, internationally heralded sommelier; Bill Smart, Lambert Bridge Winery; Victoria Wilson, Matrix Winery; Deborah Parker Wong, The Tasting Panel.

The Complete list of winners follows. For more information on the Competition and Its  results, visit the website at www.rosewinetoday.com, or contact Bob Ecker by email at [email protected] or by phone at (707) 421-1701.

BEST OF SHOW
Gloria Ferrer Winery 2012 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay

BEST OF CLASS DOMESTIC (U.S.) DRY
Matrix Winery 2015 Pinot Noir

DOUBLE GOLD DOMESTIC (U.S.) DRY
Kelley & Young 2015 Merlot/Malbec
SeaGlass 2015 Pinot Noir, Syrah

GOLD DOMESTIC (U.S) DRY
Cass Vineyards & Winery 2015 Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah
Finnella Cellars 2015 Grenache Viognier
Onesta Wines 2014 Cinsault
J. Rickards Winery 2015 Aleatico
Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. Marry Me Rosé 2015 Grenache
Pech Merle Winery 2015 Syrah
Pedroncelli Winery 2015 Zinfandel
Toad Hollow 2015 Pinot Noir

BEST OF CLASS INTERNATIONAL DRY
Chateau Gassier 2015 Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle

GOLD INTERNATIONAL DRY
Coeur Clementine 2015 Grenache, Cinsault, Tibouren, Syrah
Domaine de Bila-Haut 2015 Grenache, Syrah
La Domitienne 2015 Cinsault, Grenache

BEST OF CLASS DOMESTIC SWEET
Eufloria by Pacific Rim 2014 Riesling, Muscat, Gewurtztraminer

BEST OF CLASS INTERNATIONAL SWEET
Banfi / Natura 2015 Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

GOLD INTERNATIONAL SWEET
Autoritas 2015 Pinot Noir
Tightrope Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Barbera

SPARKLING BEST OF CLASS
Gloria Ferrer Winery 2012 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay

SPARKLING GOLD
Plume Ridge – Jaillance N/V Merlot
Turkovich Family Wines N/V Tempranillo, Grenache

SILVER DOMESTIC (U.S.) DRY
Atwater Estate Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc
Azur Wines 2015 Syrah
Beauregard Vineyards 2015 Syrah
Campovida Wines 2015 Grenache
Chloe Wine Collection 2015 Pinot Noir
Eleven Eleven Wines 2015 Syrah
Fritz Underground Winery 2015 Zinfandel, Malbec, Cabernet
Kale Wines 2015 Grenache, Mourvedre
Kelley & Young 2014 Merlot/Malbec
Lightning Wines 2015 Syrah, Grenache
Love Noir 2014 Grenache
Mathis Wine 2015 Grenache
Mercer Estates Winery 2015 Grenache
Merriam Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir
Moshin Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir
Peju Province Winery 2015 Proprietary Blend
San Pasqual Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc
Shadow Box 2015 Pinot Noir
Spicy Vines 2015 Cinsault, Grenache, Carignane, Zinfandel, Viognier
Tank Garage Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Grenache Noir, Syrah Noir
Tolosa 2015 Pinot Noir
Trefethen Family Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir
Trione Vineyards & Winery 2015 Pinot Noir
Villa Ragazzi 2015 Sangiovese

BRONZE DOMESTIC (U.S) DRY
AMB Wine Cellars 2015 Syrah / Mourvedre
Beauregard Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir
Benessere Vineyards 2015 Sangiovese
Bella Grace Vineyards 2014 Grenache, Mourvedre (100% Estate)
Blair Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir
Blair Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir
Charles & Charles 2015 Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault
Cooper& Hawk Winery N/V Syrah
Lawer Family Wines 2015 Syrah
Pezzi King Vineyards 2015 Zinfandel
St. Annes Crossing Winery 2015 Zinfandel
Sassoferrato Wines 2015 Sangiovese
Carol Shelton Wines 2015 Carignane
Stinson Vineyards 2015 Mourvedre
Turkovich Family Wines 2015 Tempranillo, Grenache
Jones von Drehle Vineyards 2014 Grenache
Jones von Drehle Vineyards 2015 Grenache

SILVER INTERNATIONAL DRY
Apaltagua 2015 Carmenere, Syrah
Barton & Guestier 2015 Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Brun Estate 2015 Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault
Calcu 2015 Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Domaine de L’Amaurigue 2015 Grenache ,Cinsault
D’Orsay 2015 Grenache
MontGras 2016 Zinfandel
Montes 2016 Syrah, Grenache
Plume Ridge 2015 Grenache
Ravoire & Fils 2015 Grenache

BRONZE INTERNATIONAL DRY
Ravoire & Fils 2015 Grenache

SILVER DOMESTIC SWEET
Grey Wolf Cellars 2015 Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise, Sinsault
Menage á Trois 2014 Merlot, Syrah, Gewurztraminer
Wollersheim Winery 2015 White Marechal Foch

BRONZE DOMESTIC SWEET
Summers Winery 2015 Charbono

SILVER INTERNATIONAL SWEET
Banfi / Sartori Bardolino Chiaretto 2014 Corvina Veronese Rondinella
Barton & Guestier 2015 Grolleau, Gamay

BRONZE INTERNATIONAL SWEET
Banfi / Centine 2014 Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Claro 2015 Rosé

SILVER SPARKLING
Caves Patriarche N/V Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache
Woodenhead 2011 French Colombard, Pinot Noir

BRONZE SPARKLING
Banfi Bolla N/V Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Raboso

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