We have received the results of the West Coast Wine Competition. We entered 19 wines and received 15 medals, 9 golds and 6 silvers. We also won two Best of Class designations the first for the 2020 Dolcetto which is scheduled for release July 1. The second wine to earn a best of class award is the 2019 Reserve Barbera which is almost gone. As of this morning we have less than twenty cases of this wine remaining. A summary of the wines and their awards is listed below.
I think it is interesting to note that two of the wine club selections for March won gold medals.
Alicante Bouschet is a wine club selection and the Grenache is the SMEII selection. Too many times wine clubs are used as an outlet for wines that are not selling well. Not at Jeff Runquist Wines. Wine Club members are our number one customers. They have committed to purchasing wines on a regular basis and when we have a special wine or an award winning wine we make sure our wine club members are first in line for that wine.
2022 WINE COMPETITION RESULTS
BEST OF CLASS
2020 “R” Dolcetto, Rock Wall Vineyard, Sierra Foothills
2019 “R” Reserve Barbera, Amador County
2019 “R” Zinfandel, Peroni Ranch, Estate Bottled, Amador County
2020 “R” Grenache, Three Way Vineyard, Paso Robles
2020 “R” Pinot Noir, Sisters Vineyard, Los Carneros, Napa Valley
2020 “R” Petite Sirah, Enver Salman Vineyard, Clarksburg
2020 “R” Alicante Bouschet, Dutchman Vineyard, San Joaquin Co
2020 “Z” Zinfandel, Massoni Ranch, Amador County
2020 “R” Barbera, Dick Cooper Vineyard, Amador County
2021 “R” Muscat Canelli, River Junction
2020 “R” Tempranillo, Liberty Oaks Vineyard, Jahant District, Lodi
2019 “R” Sangiovese, “The Hill” Vineyard, Amador County
2019 “R” Petit Verdot, Browns Lake Vyd., San Joaquin Co.
2020 “1448” Red Table Wine, California
2019 “R” Reserve Petit Verdot, San Joaquin County