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2010 Ultimate Wine Challenge Results

Ultimate Wine Challenge

June 7-11, 2010

Astor Center, New York City

A note on Ultimate Wine Challenge scoring results:

All wines were evaluated by a select group of judges under the most ideal tasting conditions, at the proper service temperature, in manageable flights of no more than 10 wines; and in high-quality glassware specific for wine type and varietal. Wines were poured into numbered glasses in a separate room, served blind in small flights based upon wine type, origin, varietal and price, and evaluated and scored by panels using a unique variation of the 100-point scale. A total of 62 individual flights were evaluated over the course of the first two days. Those wines whose average scores were 90 points and above were then evaluated on the third day in an additional round of flights as finalists, with the top scorer in 23 categories awarded the coveted Chairman's Trophy.

In addition to the award designation of Chairman's Trophy and Finalist, wines are distinguished with the following Accolades based upon final results:

95-100 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
90-94 Excellent, Highly Recommended
85-89 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
80-84 Good, Recommended
75-79 Enjoyable, Commendable
74 and below; Not Recommended

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Champagne | Dessert | Fortified | Red | Rose/Blush | Sake | Sparkling | Vermouth & Aromatized Wine | White |

Champagne

  

Champagne

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 97 Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1999 (France / Champagne); $275.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 95 Charles Heidsieck Rose Reserve NV (France / Champagne); $75.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 93 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995 (France / Champagne); $200.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Champagne Henriot Blanc Souverain NV (France / Champagne / Reims); $55.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    87 Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV (France / Champagne); $55.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Charles Heidsieck Millesime 2000 (France / Champagne); $80.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
 

Dessert

  

Dessert

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Etko Ltd St. Nicholas Commandaria 2000 (Cyprus / Commandaria); $18.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Castello del Poggio Moscato NV (Italy / Piedmont / Provincia di Pavia IGT); $14.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Inniskillin Riesling Icewine VQA 2007 (Canada / Ontario / Niagara Peninsula); $85.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Wagner Vineyards Vidal Blanc Ice 2008 (USA / New York / Finger Lakes); $22.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 Inniskillin Vidal Icewine VQA 2007 (Canada / Ontario / Niagara Peninsula); $59.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Inniskillin Vidal Gold Icewine VQA 2006 (Canada / Ontario / Niagara Peninsula); $77.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Flat Creek Estate Muscato Bianco 2009 (USA / California); $17.95 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Flat Creek Estate Muscato Da Arancia 2009 (USA / California); $17.95 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    81 Wagner Vineyards Riesling Ice 2008 (USA / New York / Finger Lakes); $24.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 La Face Cache de la Pomme Neige Premiere Apple Ice Wine NV (Canada / Quebec / Monteregie); $30.00 Good, Recommended
 
    76 Kluge Estate Cru NV (USA / Virginia / Monticello); $21.00 Good, Recommended
 
 

Fortified

  

Port

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 96 Croft 10 Year Old Tawny NV (Portugal / Douro ); $32.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 94 Fonseca Terra Bella NV (Portugal / Douro ); $21.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage 2003 (Portugal / Douro); $28.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Fonseca Bin 27 Reserve NV (Portugal / Douro); $19.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Warre Otima 10 Year NV (Portugal/Douro); $25.50 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    85 Croft Pink NV (Portugal / Douro); $19.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
 
  

Sherry

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 96 Gonzalez Byass Apostoles Very Old Rare Sherry Palo Cortado NV (Spain/ Jerez); $44.49 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 95 Gonzalez Byass Solera 1847 Superior Selection Sweet Oloroso NV (Spain / Jerez); $17.99 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendtion
 
  Finalist 94 Gonzalez Byass Nectar Superior Selection Sweet Pedro Ximenez NV (Spain / Jerez); $17.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Palomino Fino Extra Dry NV (Spain / Jerez); $17.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
 
  

Vermouth/Aromatized

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 92 Martini & Rossi Rosso (Italy / Piedmont ); $7.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    87 Martini & Rossi Extra Dry (Italy / Piedmont); $7.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Martini & Rossi Rosato (Italy / Piedmont); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    83 Noilly Prat Original French Dry (France ); $14.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Martini & Rossi Bianco (Italy / Piedmont ); $7.99 Good, Recommended
 
 

Red

  

Assorted U.S. Reds

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 91 Pietra Santa Sangiovese 2006 (USA / California / Cienega Valley); $18.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Malibu Vineyards Sangiovese "Vortex" 2008 (USA / California / Malibu County); $30.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    88 Malibu Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2008 (USA / California / Western Malibu); $30.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Rock Wall Cabernet Franc 2008 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $25.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Petite Sirah 2007 (USA / California); $10.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
 
  

Cabernet Sauvignon

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 97 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Alexander Valley); $24.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 96 Pietra Santa Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (USA / California / Cienega Valley); $50.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 94 J. Lohr Cuvee Pau 2006 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $50.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 94 Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Alexander Valley); $29.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $100.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Mercer Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $22.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Clos du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (USA / California / Stags Leap District); $70.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Charles Krug Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $69.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $28.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Rock Wall Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $30.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Shafer Vineyards One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Stags Leap District); $70.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Sanctuary Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Rutherford); $30.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Jekel Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Arroyo Seco); $14.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Paso Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $16.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 Malibu Vineyards Meritage 2008 (USA / California / Western Malibu); $30.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    89 Monogamy Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / North Coast); $12.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    89 Wild Horse Winery Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $19.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Rodney Strong Vineyards Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Alexander Valley); $22.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 J. Lohr Hilltop 2007 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $35.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Jordan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Alexander Valley); $52.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Bennett Family Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $26.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $27.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Hayman & Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $14.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 McCrorie Family Vineyard Burly Simpkins Vineyard 2007 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $70.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $35.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Wakefield St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Australia / South Australia / Clare Valley); $49.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Rocca Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $75.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Wente Vineyards Southern Hills 2008 (USA / California / Livermore Valley); $14.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Grady Family Vineyards Shenanigans Fine Irish Cab 2008 (USA / California / Lodi); $13.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Wakefield Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Australia / South Australia / Clare Valley); $16.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 DFV Wines 337 Cabernet 2008 (USA / California / Lodi); $14.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 d'Arenberg The Galvo Garage 2007 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $29.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (USA / California ); $10.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Rex Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon NV (USA / California); $7.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Toasted Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / North Coast); $12.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Night Harvest by R.H. Phillips Cabernet Sauvignon NV (USA / California); $7.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Clos du Bois Marlstone 2005 (USA / California / Alexander Valley); $50.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Casas Patronales Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2009 (Chile / Maule Valley); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (USA / California); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 d'Arenberg The High Trellis 2008 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $19.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $20.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Pietra Santa Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Cienega Valley); $20.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Saronga Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (South Africa / Paarl); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Charles Krug Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Yountville); $27.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $17.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Black Box California Cabernet Sauvignon (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2008 (USA / California ); $24.99 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2008 (USA / California); $18.99 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Alice White Cabernet 2009 (Australia / South Eastern Australia); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road 2007 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $65.00 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Moletto Cabernet Sauvignon Selection 2003 (Italy / Veneto/ IGT); $59.00 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (USA / California / Alexander Valley); $17.00 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Middle Sister Mischief Maker NV (USA / California ); $12.00 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon NV (USA / California ); $6.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 C.K. Mondavi Family Vineyards Wildcreek Canyon 2008 (USA / California); $6.99 Good, Recommended
 
    79 Redwood Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (USA / California); $8.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    79 Black Swan Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Australia /South Eastern Australia); $8.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    79 Vina Valdivieso Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2006 (Chile / Valle Central); $15.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    78 Vina La Rosa La Capitana Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Chile / Rapel / Cachapoal Valley); $15.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    76 Turning Leaf Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (USA / California ); $8.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
 
  

International Reds

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Marques de Caceres Reserva 2004 (Spain / La Rioja); $25.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 d'Arenberg The Sticks & Stones 2006 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $29.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Valentin Bianchi Enzo 2005 (Argentina / Mendoza / San Rafael); $49.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 Vinha de Mazouco Reserva Tinto 2007 (Portugal / Douro ); N/A in the USA Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 d'Arenberg The Sticks & Stones 2005 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $29.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings 2007 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $65.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard 2009 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $29.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Gonzalez Byass Beronia Crianza 2006 (Spain / La Rioja); $13.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Korta Carmenere 2009 (Chile / Maule Valley / Curico Valley); $8.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Familia Martinez Bujanda Casa Solar 2008 (Spain / Castilla y Leon); $5.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Planura Syrah Reserva 2007 (Portugal / Alentejo ); N/A in the USA Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Cono Sur Carmenere 2007 (Chile/Colchagua Valley); $14.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 d'Arenberg The Custodian 2009 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $19.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard 2007 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $29.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Planura Syrah 2007 (Portugal / Alentejo); N/A in the USA Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Vinha de Mazouco Tinto 2008 (Portugal / Douro); N/A in the USA Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Casas Patronales Carmenere Reserva 2009 (Chile / Maule Valley ); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Gonzalez Byass Vinas del Vero Secastilla 2005 (Spain / Somontano); $29.99 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Bodegas Luis Canas Seleccion de la Familia Reserva 2001 (Spain / La Rioja / Alavesa); $30.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Gonzalez Byass Beronia Gran Reserva 2001 (Spain / La Rioja); $24.99 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Planura Tinto 2009 (Portugal / Alentejo); N/A in the USA Good, Recommended
 
    83 Vina Ventisquero Grey Carmenere 2008 (Chile / Maipo Valley); $29.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Korta Cabernet Franc 2009 (Chile / Maule Valley / Curico Valley); $8.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 d'Arenberg The Custodian 2007 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $19.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Red Guitar Tempranillo Garnacha 2008 (Spain / Navarra ); $13.00 Good, Recommended
 
 
  

Italian Red

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 95 Sartori Regolo 2005 (Italy / Veneto / Valpolicella); $21.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 94 Principe Corsini Tenuta Marsiliana Birillo 2007 (Italy / Tuscany / IGT, Rosso Maremma); $19.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Santi Solane Valpolicella Ripasso 2007 (Italy / Veneto / Valpolicella); $14.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Tenuta Rocca di Montemassi Sassabruna 2008 (Italy / Tuscany / Monteregio di Massa Marittima); $24.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Ruffino Chianti Superiore 2008 (Italy / Tuscany / Chianti); $12.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Cecchi Val delle Rose Estate DOC 2006 (Italy / Tuscany / Morellino di Scansano); $20.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Tenuta di Ghizzano Il Ghizzano 2008 (Italy / Tuscany / IGT); $15.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2007 (Italy / Tuscany / Chianti Classico); $17.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Tenuta Ca Bolani Alturio 2005 (Italy / Friuli-Venezia Giulia / Friuli Aquileia); $24.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 Masseria Altemura Sasseo 2008 (Italy / Italy / Salento IGT); $15.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Ognissole VIVI Primitivo 2009 (Italy / Puglia / IGT); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Bella Sera Chianti 2008 (Italy / Tuscany / Chianti); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Arancio Stemmari Nero d'Avola 2008 (Italy / Sicily); $8.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Tenuta Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie 2009 (Italy / Tuscany / IGT, Rosso Maremma); $14.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Principe Corsini Tenuta Marsiliana Marsiliana 2004 (Italy / Tuscany / IGT, Rosso Maremma); $52.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Moletto La Pisara Primitivo 2007 (Italy / Puglia / Salento, IGT); $12.49 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Zonin Ripasso 2008 (Italy / Veneto / Valpolicella); $18.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Ruffino Chianti 2008 (Italy / Tuscany / Chianti); $10.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico 2007 (Italy / Tuscany / Chianti Classico); $15.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Feudo Principi di Butera Nero d'Avola 2008 (Italy / Sicily); $16.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
 
  

Malbec

  Award Score Product Accolade
    88 Bodega Luigi Bosca Reserve Malbec 2007 (Argentina / Mendoza); $20.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Finca El Origen Reserva Malbec 2008 (Argentina / Mendoza / Uco Valley); $10.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Dona Paula Estate Malbec 2008 (Argentina / Mendoza / Lujan de Cuyo); $17.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Bodega Luigi Bosca Malbec 2007 (Argentina / Mendoza / Lujan de Cuyo); $24.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Redwood Creek Malbec 2009 (USA / California); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    83 Bota Box Malbec (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2009 (USA / California ); $18.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Bodegas Callia Alta Malbec 2009 (Argentina / San Juan / Tulum Valley); $8.99 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Bodega Luigi Bosca Gala 1 2007 (Argentina / Mendoza); $39.99 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Trapiche Broquel 2008 (Argentina); $17.00 Good, Recommended
 
    75 Red Rock Malbec 2008 (USA / California ); $12.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
 
  

Merlot

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 92 Shafer Vineyards Merlot 2007 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $48.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Clos du Bois Merlot 2006 (USA / California / Alexander Valley); $22.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Merlot 2007 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $20.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    88 Bella Sera Merlot 2008 (Italy / Friuli-Venezia Giulia); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Paso Creek Merlot 2007 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $16.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Turning Leaf Vineyards Merlot 2008 (USA / California ); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Black Swan Merlot 2009 (Australia / South Australia); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Snoqualmie Vineyards Naked Merlot 2007 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $12.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Northstar Winery Merlot, Columbia Valley 2006 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $41.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Mezzacorona Merlot 2007 (Italy / IGT, Vignetti delle Dolomiti); $8.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Mercer Estates Merlot 2007 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $22.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Wente Vineyards Nth Degree 2007 (USA / California / Livermore Valley); $54.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Purple Cowboy Night Rider Merlot 2007 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $12.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Bota Box Merlot (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2009 (USA / California ); $18.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Charles Krug Winery Merlot 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $24.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Barefoot Merlot NV (USA / California); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot 2007 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $11.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Middle Sister Forever Cool NV (USA / California); $12.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 181 Merlot 2008 (USA / California / Lodi); $14.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Gallo Family Vineyards Twin Valley Merlot NV (USA / California ); $4.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma County Merlot 2006 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $17.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Blackstone Merlot 2008 (USA / California ); $11.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Night Harvest by R.H. Phillips Merlot NV (USA / California); $7.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Vendange Merlot NV (USA / California); $9.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Black Box California Merlot (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2008 (USA / California ); $24.99 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Wild Horse Winery Paso Robles Merlot 2007 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $18.99 Good, Recommended
 
    78 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Merlot 2008 (USA / California ); $10.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
 
  

Pinot Noir

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 96 Clos du Bois Pinot Noir 2007 (USA / California / South Coast); $24.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 95 Sanctuary Wines Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard 2007 (USA / California / Santa Maria Valley); $33.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 94 Carpe Diem Cellars Pinot Noir Firepeak Vineyard 2007 (USA / California / Edna Valley); $29.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Handley Cellars Pinot Noir 2007 (USA / California / Anderson Valley); $30.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $40.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Jekel Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007 (USA / California / Santa Barbara County); $17.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Sequana Vineyards Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2008 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $40.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Clos Du Val Pinot Noir 2008 (USA / California / Los Carneros); $30.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Sequana Vineyards Sarmento Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 (USA / California / Santa Lucia Highlands); $32.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Irony Monterey Pinot Noir 2008 (USA / California / Monterey); $14.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Davis Bynum Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2007 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $35.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    88 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Pinot Noir 2007 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $20.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Erath Winery Prince Hill Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2006 (USA / Oregon / Dundee Hills); $40.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Wild Horse Winery Central Coast Pinot Noir 2008 (USA / California / Central Coast); $24.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Estancia Estates Monterey County Pinot Noir 2008 (USA / California / Monterey); $15.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Ponzi Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008 (USA / Oregon / Willamette Valley); $35.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2008 (USA / California / Carneros); $35.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Wente Vineyards Reliz Creek 2007 (USA / California / Arroyo Seco); $24.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Vina Valdivieso Pinot Noir Reserva 2008 (Chile / Valle Central); $17.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir 2009 (USA / California ); $10.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Handley Cellars Pinot Noir Mendocino 2007 (USA / California / Mendocino); $20.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Bella Sera Pinot Noir 2009 (Italy / Lombardy / Oltrepo Pavese); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Barefoot Pinot Noir NV (USA / California ); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Arancio Stemmari Pinot Noir 2008 (Italy / Sicily ); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2009 (USA / California); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Lucas Lewellen Jane Seymours Pinot Noir 2007 (USA / California / Santa Barbara County); $30.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Turning Leaf Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007 (Italy / Lombardy / Oltrepo Pavese); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Oak Knoll Winery Oregon Pinot Noir 2006 (USA / Oregon / Willamette Valley); $15.00 Good, Recommended
 
    73 Brotherhood Pinot Noir 2007 (USA / New York ); $14.99 Not Recommended
 
 
  

Red Blends

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 91 Chateau Julien La Conviviance 2006 (USA / California / Monterey); $90.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Franciscan Magnificat 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $50.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 Estancia Estates Reserve Meritage 2007 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $30.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Sebeka Shiraz Pinotage 2008 (South Africa / Western Cape ); $10.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Bodega Luigi Bosca Finca Los Nobles Cabernet Bouchet 2004 (Argentina / Mendoza); $70.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 J. Lohr Cuvee St. E 2006 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $50.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Hogue Cellars Genesis Meritage 2007 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $15.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Chateau Julien Black Nova II 2006 (USA / California / San Antonio Valley); $78.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Parson's Flat Henry's Drive 2005 (Australia / South Australia / Padthaway); $39.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Hess Collection 19 Block Cuvee 2007 (USA / California / Mount Veeder); $36.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Blackstone Rubric 2006 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $23.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Kluge Estate New Work Red 2006 (USA / Virginia / Monticello); $21.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Middle Sister Rebel Red NV (USA / California); $12.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Meritage 2008 (USA / California ); $10.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 PromisQous Red NV (USA / California); $12.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Perrin & Fils Vinsobres Les Cornuds 2007 (France / Rhone Valley / Vinsobres); $22.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Sebeka Cabernet Pinotage 2009 (South Africa / Western Cape); $10.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Bosman Family Vineyards Appollis (Rhone Blend) 2009 (South Africa / Western Cape / Wellington); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Bosman Family Vineyards Appollis (Bordeaux Blend) 2009 (South Africa / Western Cape / Wellington); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Kate & Cassie Red NV (USA / California); $12.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Gonzalez Byass Finca Constancia 2007 (Spain); $19.99 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Robert Oatley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007 (Australia / New South Wales / Mudgee); $18.00 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Mouton Cadet Bordeaux 2007 (France / Bordeaux ); $10.00 Good, Recommended
 
    79 Hogue Cellars Red Table Wine 2008 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $9.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    77 Madria Madria Sangria NV (USA / California ); $5.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    76 Wagner Vineyards Meritage 2007 (USA / New York / Finger Lakes); $24.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
 
  

Shiraz/Syrah

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 95 Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Shiraz 2004 (Australia / South Australia / Barossa Valley); $38.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 94 d'Arenberg The Wild Pixie 2008 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $29.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    88 Wakefield Shiraz 2008 (Australia / South Australia / Clare Valley); $16.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 d'Arenberg The Love Grass 2008 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $19.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie 2008 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $29.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 d'Arenberg The Dead Arm 2007 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $65.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Wallaby Creek Shiraz 2008 (Australia / South Australia); $7.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Barefoot Shiraz NV (USA / California); $6.99 Good, Recommended
 
    84 d'Arenberg The Footbolt 2008 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $19.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Black Swan Shiraz 2009 (Australia / South Australia ); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Robert Oatley Shiraz 2007 (Australia / New South Wales / Mudgee); $18.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Shafer Vineyards Relentless 2006 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $70.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Alice White Shiraz 2008 (Australia / South Eastern Australia); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Malibu Vineyards Syrah 2008 (USA / California / Western Malibu); $25.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Fairview La Capra Shiraz 2008 (South Africa); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Toasted Head Shiraz 2006 (USA / California / Dunnigan Hills); $12.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz 2004 (Australia / South Australia / Clare Valley); $49.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Vendange Shiraz NV (USA / California); $9.00 Good, Recommended
 
 
  

Zinfandel

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 96 Ravenswood Napa Valley Zinfandel 2007 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $18.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 94 Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi Old Vine 2007 (USA / California / Lodi); $12.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Ravenswood Zinfandel Telaleschi 2007 (USA / California / Dry Creek Valley); $35.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    88 Paso Creek Zinfandel 2007 (USA / California / Paso Robles); $16.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Pietra Santa Winery Zinfandel 2007 (USA / California / Central Coast); $18.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Ravenswood Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel 2007 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $15.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Twisted Old Vine Zinfandel 2008 (USA / California); $7.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel 2008 (USA / California / Lodi); $10.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Estate Zinfandel 2007 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $18.50 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Redwood Creek Zinfandel 2008 (USA / California / Lodi); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Sanctuary Wines Zinfandel Mariah Vineyard 2006 (USA / California / Mendocino Ridge); $24.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Charles Krug Winery Zinfandel 2007 (USA / California / Saint Helena); $25.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Rock Wall Sonoma County Zinfandel 2008 (USA / California); $25.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Rock Wall Sonoma County Zinfandel Reserve 2008 (USA / California); $30.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Artezin Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2007 (USA / California / Dry Creek Valley); $25.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Bota Box Old Vine Zinfandel (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2008 (USA / California); $18.99 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Barefoot Zinfandel NV (USA / California / Lodi); $6.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Deep Purple Deep Purple Zinfandel 2008 (USA / California / Lodi); $12.00 Good, Recommended
 
    77 Brazin Old Vine Zinfandel 2007 (USA / California / Dry Creek Valley); $18.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    76 Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Zinfandel 2008 (USA / California); $10.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
 

Rose/Blush

  

Rose/Blush

  Award Score Product Accolade
    83 Turning Leaf Vineyards White Zinfandel 2009 (USA / California); $8.00  
 
    83 Barefoot White Zinfandel NV (USA / California ); $6.99 Good, Recommended
 
    79 Gallo Family Vineyards Twin Valley White Zinfandel NV (USA / California); $4.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    78 Robert Oatley Rose of Sangiovese 2009 (Australia / New South Wales / Mudgee); $15.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    76 Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Zinfandel NV (USA / California); $5.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
    73 Malibu Vineyards Irenes Rose of Meritage 2009 (USA / California / Western Malibu); $18.00 Not Recommended
 
 

Sake

  

Sake

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 92 Shimizu-No-Mai Pure Dusk NV (Japan / Sake / Akita); $42.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Shimizu-No-Mai Pure Dawn NV (Japan / Sake / Akita); $35.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 SakeOne Rock Sake Cloud Nigori NV (USA / Oregon ); $16.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 SakeOne Rock Sake Junmai Ginjo Junmai Ginjo NV (USA / Oregon); $16.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
 

Sparkling

  

Sparkling

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 92 Domaine Carneros Cuvee la Pompadour Rose NV (USA / California / Carneros); $36.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Scharffenberger Cellars Brut NV (USA / California / Mendocino); $19.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Piper Sonoma Blanc de Blancs NV (USA / California / Sonoma County); $17.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Gloria Ferrer VA de VI Ultra Cuvee NV (USA / California / Sonoma County); $22.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    88 Martini & Rossi Asti (Italy / Piedmont / Asti); $12.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Barefoot Moscato Spumante NV (USA / California ); $10.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Rotari Talento Brut NV (Italy / Trentino-Alto Adige / Trento); $15.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Ballatore Gran Spumante NV (USA / California); $7.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Zonin Prosecco NV (Italy / Veneto / Prosecco DOC); $14.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Zonin Sparkling Rose NV (Italy); $14.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Piper Sonoma Brut NV (USA / California / Sonoma County); $17.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rose (Italy / Piedmont ); $12.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Kluge Estate Sparkling Blanc de Blanc 2007 (USA / Virginia / Monticello); $28.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Barefoot Sparkling Pinot Grigio NV (USA / California); $10.99 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Gonzalez Byass Vilarnau Brut NV (Spain / Cava); $14.99 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Kluge Estate Sparkling Rose 2007 (USA / Virginia / Monticello); $28.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Martini & Rossi Prosecco (Italy / Piedmont ); $14.99 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Barefoot Chardonnay Premium Extra Dry NV (USA / California); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Cooks Brut Champagne NV (USA / California ); $7.00 Good, Recommended
 
    81 Barefoot Rose Cuvee NV (USA / California ); $10.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Brotherhood Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV (USA / New York ); $10.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Barefoot Brut Cuvee NV (USA / California); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    76 Ballatore Rosso Spumante NV (USA / California); $7.99 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
 

Vermouth & Aromatized Wine

  

Vermouth/Aromatized

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Finalist 87 Lillet Blanc (France / Bordeaux); $18.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Lillet Rouge (France / Bordeaux); $18.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
 

White

  

Assorted U.S. Whites

  Award Score Product Accolade
    88 Handley Cellars Gerwurztraminer 2009 (USA / California / Anderson Valley); $18.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Gallo Family Vineyards Twin Valley Moscato NV (USA / California); $4.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Woodbridge Moscato 2009 (USA / California); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Barefoot Moscato NV (USA / California); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    83 Vendange Symphony NV (USA / California); $9.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Wente Vineyards Small Lot 2008 (USA / California / Arroyo Seco); $24.95 Good, Recommended
 
 
  

Chardonnay

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 98 Carpe Diem Cellars Chardonnay Firepeak Vineyard 2007 (USA / California / Edna Valley); $24.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 95 Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault Domaine 2007 (France / Burgundy / Meursault); $45.00 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 95 Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Les Pierres Chardonnay 2006 (USA / California / Sonoma Coast); $35.99 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
 
  Finalist 94 Rodney Strong Vineyards Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Chalk Hill); $20.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 94 Gallo Family Vineyards Twin Valley Chardonnay NV (USA / California); $4.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 94 Clos du Bois Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / North Coast); $15.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 94 Pietra Santa Winery Signature Collection Chardonnay 2007 (USA / California / Cienega Valley); $35.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 94 Jordan Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $29.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 94 d'Arenberg The Lucky Lizard 2008 (Australia / South Australia / Adelaide Hills); $35.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Toasted Head Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California ); $13.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Handley Cellars Chardonnay 2007 (USA / California / Anderson Valley); $20.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Rock Wall Russian River Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California); $35.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Simi Chardonnay 2007 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $26.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $48.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Rock Wall Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California); $25.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 92 Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Sonoma Coast); $24.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Davis Bynum Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $25.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Rex Goliath Chardonnay 2009 (USA / California); $7.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Trefethen Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2007 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $30.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Clos du Bois Calcaire 2007 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $25.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 Wild Horse Winery Central Coast Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Central Coast); $16.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    89 Black Box Monterey County Chardonnay (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2009 (USA / California / Monterey); $24.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Saronga Chardonnay 2009 (South Africa / Paarl); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Barefoot Chardonnay NV (USA / California); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Estanica Estates Monterey County Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Monterey); $11.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Blackstone Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay 2007 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $17.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Mercer Estates Chardonnay 2008 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $15.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Hess Collection Mount Veeder Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $35.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Vendange Chardonnay NV (USA / California); $9.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Woodbridge Chardonnay 2009 (USA / California); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California); $10.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Jekel Vineyards Chardonnay 2009 (USA / California / Arroyo Seco); $12.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Mezzacorona Chardonnay 2009 (Italy /IGT, Vignetti delle Dolomiti); $8.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Arancio Stemmari Chardonnay 2009 (Italy / Sicily); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Robert Oatley Chardonnay 2007 (Australia / New South Wales / Mudgee); $16.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Monogamy Chardonnay 2007 (USA / California / North Coast); $12.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Alice White Chardonnay 2009 (Australia / South Eastern Australia); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Bota Box Chardonnay (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2008 (USA / California); $18.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Clos du Bois Chardonnay Reserve 2008 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $17.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Black Swan Chardonnay 2008 (Australia / South Australia); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 William Fevre Champs Royaux 2008 (France / Burgundy / Chablis); $23.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Gnarly Head Chardonnay 2009 (USA / California); $10.99 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Rodney Strong Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $13.50 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch 2008 (USA / California / Arroyo Seco); $19.99 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Charles Krug Winery Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Carneros); $20.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 C.K. Mondavi Family Vineyards Willow Springs 2009 (USA / California); $6.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Turning Leaf Vineyards Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Redwood Creek Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Hayman & Hill Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $14.99 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Pietra Santa Dunne Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 (USA / California / Pacheco Pass); $15.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Night Harvest by R.H. Phillips Chardonnay NV (USA / California); $7.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Bennett Family Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2007 (USA / California / Russian River Valley); $17.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Gallo Family Vineyards Cafe Chardonnay NV (USA / California); $5.99 Good, Recommended
 
 
  

International Whites

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 92 Peter Lehmann Layers 2009 (Australia / South Australia / Barossa Valley); $15.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Rotes Haus Gruner Veltliner 2008 (Austria); $28.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Bodega Luigi Bosca La Linda Torrontes 2009 (Argentina / Salta / Cafayete); $10.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 d'Arenberg The Money Spider 2008 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $25.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    89 Alice White Lexia 2009 (Australia / South Eastern Australia); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Sebeka Chenin Blanc 2008 (South Africa / Western Cape); $10.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Trapiche Torrontes 2009 (Argentina); $7.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Bodegas Val de Vid Condesa Eylo 2008 (Spain / Castilla y Leon / Rueda); $14.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    82 Quinta do Minho Vinho Verde 2009 (Portugal /Vinho Verde); N/A in the USA Good, Recommended
 
 
  

Italian White

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Fontana Candida Frascati NV (Italy / Lazio / Frascati); $10.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 93 Feudo Principe di Butera Insolia 2009 (Italy / Sicily); $16.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Rocca di Montemassi Calasole 2009 (Italy / Tuscany / IGT, Bianco Maremma); $14.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Teruzzi & Puthod Rondolino Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2009 (Italy / Tuscany / San Gimignano); $11.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Masseria Altermura Fiano 2009 (Italy / Salento IGT); $12.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 Cantine Lunae Colli de Luni Vermentino 2009 (Italy / Liguria / Colli di Luni); $19.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Ognissole VIVI Falanghina 2009 (Italy / Campania / IGT); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    83 Sartori FERDI 2008 (Italy/Veronese/IGT); $16.00 Good, Recommended
 
 
  

Pinot Grigio/Gris

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 91 Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio 2009 (Italy /IGT, Vignetti delle Dolomiti); $9.99 Excellent, highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Ruffino Lumina 2009 (Italy / Friuli-Venezia Giulia / IGT); $9.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    88 Bella Sera Pinot Grigio 2009 (Italy / Friuli-Venezia Giulia); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Nobilo Pinot Grigio Regional Collection 2008 (New Zealand / North Island/ East Coast); $14.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Barefoot Pinot Grigio NV (USA / California ); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Arancio Stemmari Pinot Grigio 2008 (Italy / Sicily); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Loredona Monterey Pinot Grigio 2009 (USA / California / Monterey); $10.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Handley Cellars Pinot Gris 2009 (USA / California / Anderson Valley); $18.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Robert Oatley Pinot Grigio 2009 (Australia / South Australia / Adelaide Hills); $16.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Flat Creek Estate Pinot Grigio 2009 (USA / California); $18.95 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Black Swan Pinot Grigio 2009 (Australia / South Australia); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Bota Box Pinot Grigio (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2009 (USA / California); $18.99 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Mercer Estates Pinot Gris 2008 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $13.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Tenuta ca Bolani Pinot Grigio 2009 (Italy / Friuli-Venezia Giulia / Friuli Aquileia); $16.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Turning Leaf Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2009 (USA / California ); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Middle Sister Drama Queen NV (USA / California); $12.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Rex Goliath Pinot Grigio 2009 (USA / California ); $7.99 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Redwood Creek Pinot Grigio 2009 (USA / California ); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Grigio 2009 (USA / California ); $10.00 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Santi Sortesele Pinot Grigio 2009 (Italy / Veneto / IGT); $14.99 Good, Recommended
 
    80 Woodbridge Pinot Grigio 2009 (USA / California ); $8.00 Good, Recommended
 
    79 Oak Knoll Winery Pinot Gris 2007 (USA / Oregon / Willamette Valley); $14.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
 
  

Riesling

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Hogue Cellars Genesis Riesling 2008 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $15.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Wakefield Riesling 2009 (Australia / South Australia / Clare Valley); $16.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Hogue Cellars Riesling 2008 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $9.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Wagner Vineyards Riesling Dry 2008 (USA / New York / Finger Lakes); $12.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    89 Wagner Vineyards Riesling Semi Dry 2008 (USA / New York / Finger Lakes); $12.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    89 Chateau Ste Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling 2008 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $24.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    89 Wagner Vineyards Riesling Select 2008 (USA / New York / Finger Lakes); $12.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    89 Wakefield St. Andrews Riesling 2007 (Australia / South Australia / Clare Valley); $29.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Mayer Am PfarrPlatz Riesling Ried Alsegg 2009 (Austria); $22.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Loredona Monterey Riesling 2009 (USA / California / Monterey); $10.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Black Swan Riesling 2009 (Australia / South Australia); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Jekel Vineyards Riesling 2009 (USA / California / Monterey); $11.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Brotherhood Riesling 2009 (USA / New York ); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Turning Leaf Vineyards Riesling 2008 (Germany / Pfalz ); $8.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Barefoot Riesling NV (USA / California ); $6.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Mercer Estates Riesling 2008 (USA / Washington / Yakima Valley); $13.99 Good, Recommended
 
 
  

Sauvignon Blanc

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 92 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Regional Collection 2009 (New Zealand / South Island / Marlborough); $14.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Handley Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Handley Vineyard 2008 (USA / California / Dry Creek Valley); $15.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 Vina Valdivieso Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Chile / Valle Central); $8.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    88 Neil Ellis Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (South Africa / Gronekloof); $18.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    88 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Icon 2009 (New Zealand / South Island/ Marlborough); $22.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Mercer Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (USA / Washington / Columbia Valley); $18.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Santa Carolina Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009 (Chile); $10.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Casas Patronales Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009 (Chile / Maule Valley); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Vina Ventisquero Queulat Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Chile / Aconcagua / Casablanca Valley); $18.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    87 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (New Zealand / South Island / Marlborough); $12.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Night Harvest by R.H. Phillips Sauvignon Blanc NV (USA / California ); $7.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Rodney Strong Vineyards Charlotte's Vineyard 2009 (USA / California / Sonoma County); $13.50 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Roth Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (USA / California / Alexander Valley); $15.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Vina La Rosa La Palma Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Chile / Rapel / Cachapoal Valley); $7.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    86 Black Box New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (3-liter box, equivalent to 4-750ml bottles) 2009 (New Zealand); $24.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Villa Maria Estate Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (New Zealand / South Island / Marlborough); $20.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (New Zealand / South Island/ Marlborough); $11.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    85 Robert Oatley Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Australia / Western Australia / Pemberton); $16.00 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Vendange Sauvignon Blanc NV (USA / California ); $7.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (USA / California / Napa Valley); $17.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Sebeka Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (South Africa / Western Cape); $10.00 Good, Recommended
 
    84 Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (New Zealand / South Island/ Marlborough); $14.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc NV (USA / California ); $6.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Bodega Luigi Bosca Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Argentina / Mendoza ); $20.99 Good, Recommended
 
    77 Turning Leaf Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (USA / California); $8.00 Enjoyable, Commendable
 
 
  

Viognier

  Award Score Product Accolade
  Chairman's Trophy 92 d'Arenberg The Last Ditch 2008 (Australia / South Australia / Adelaide Hills); $25.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 91 Toasted Head Viognier 2007 (USA / California / Dunnigan Hills); $13.99 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
  Finalist 90 d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab 2008 (Australia / South Australia / McLaren Vale); $16.00 Excellent, Highly Recommended
 
    82 Flat Creek Estate Viognier 2009 (USA / California); $18.95 Good, Recommended
 
 
  

White Blends

  Award Score Product Accolade
    85 Bosman Family Vineyards Appollis (White Blend) 2009 (South Africa / Western Cape / Wellington); $9.99 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
 
    84 Gonzalez Byass Altozano Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Spain); $9.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Rotes Haus Wiener Gemischter Satz Classic 2009 (Austria); $28.99 Good, Recommended
 
    83 Middle Sister Wicked White NV (USA / California); $12.00 Good, Recommended
 
    82 PromisQous White NV (USA / California); $12.00 Good, Recommended