The 2012 West Coast Wine Competition announced the winners of the 30th year of the competition. The Best of Show winning wine was Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards 2004 Royal Cuvée, a Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine from Carneros.
Produced by Vineyard & Winery Management, the West Coast Wine Competition is one of the longest-running wine competitions in North America. Judged by a panel of knowledgeable wine professionals and media, the competition celebrates winemaking in the western regions of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
“The top winners of the West Coast Wine Competition express the diversity and creativity of both the grapes and winemaking achieved in this part of the world,” said Bill Traverso, Director of Wine Competitions for Vineyard & Winery Management. “These are truly world class wines.”
Wines were judged from a field of over 800 entries. Judges awarded a total of 20 Double Gold, 66 Gold, 260 Silver, and 263 Bronze medals. Complete results are now posted on EnofileOnline.com.
Best of Show winners were:
Best of Show
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
2004 Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvée, Carneros Méthode Champenoise
Best of Show Red
2009 Naggiar Vineyards Estate Mourvedre, Sierra Foothills
Best of Show White
South Coast Winery
2011 South Coast Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula
Best of Show Rosé
2011 Maryhill Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley (AVA)
Best of Show Dessert/Late Harvest
2011 Navarro Vineyards Riesling Late Harvest, Anderson Valley