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2012 Idaho Wine Competition Results

10/21/2012
Media Contact:
Moya Dolsby
(208) 332-1538
moya@idahowines.org
 
October 18, 2012
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Results of the 2012 Idaho Wine Competition?Idaho Wines win 21 Golds at the Idaho Wine Competition conducted by Wine Press Northwest
 
On October 5th in Richland, Washington, six judges took their seats to taste 111 Idaho wines submitted for this years competition. The judges swirled, sniffed, sipped and spit the selection of Idaho wines submitted. By the end of the competition, several medals had been awarded to the fantastic wineries of Idaho.
There were a total of 106 medals awarded: 17 gold medals, 4 double gold medals, 57 silver medals and 28 bronze medals. The coveted Best In Show went to Snake River Winery 2010 Arena Valley Vineyard Sangiovese in the Snake River Valley. 
Take a look at the full list of award winning Idaho wines, then go out and enjoy a few.
 
Double Gold – Best in Show and Best Red:Snake River Winery 2010 Arena Valley Vineyard Sangiovese, SRV $18
Double Gold – Best White:Cinder 2011 Off-Dry Viognier, SRV $18
Double Gold:Snake River Winery 2009 Arena Valley Vineyard Tempranillo, SRV$18
Snake River Winery 2009 Arena Valley Vineyard Reserve Red Wine, SRV $24
Best Dessert Wine:Koenig Vineyards 2010 Botrytis Single Berry Select Late Harvest Riesling, SRV $30

Gold
Williamson Vineyard 2011 Dry Riesling, SRV $10
Coiled Wines 2011 Dry Riesling, SRV $17
Huston Vineyards 2011 Chicken Dinner White, SRV $16
Indian Creek Winery 2011 Viognier, SRV $12
Cinder 2011 Dry Viognier, SRV $18
Koenig Vineyards 2010 Botrytis Single Berry Select Late Harvest Riesling, SRV $30
Williamson Vineyards 2009 Sangiovese, SRV $18
Cinder 2010 Tempranillo, SRV $28
Williamson Vineyards 2009 Windmill Red, SRV $15
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2010 Chateau Series Soft Red, SRV $8
Coiled Wines 2010 Black Mamba, SRV $28
Sawtooth Estate Winery 2010 Vineyard Select Skyline Red, SRV $10
Koenig Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, SRV $25
Snake River Winery 2009 Arena Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, SRV $15
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2010 Verhey Vineyard Malbec Rattlesnake Hills, WA $2
Koenig Vineyards 2010 Three Vineyard Cuvee Syrah, SRV $20
 
Silver
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2011 Winemaker's Series Chardonnay, SRV $12
Pend d'Oreille Winery 2010 Chardonnay, Idaho $16
Indian Creek Winery 2011 White Riesling, SRV $9
Bitner Vineyards 2011 Estate Riesling, SRV $17
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2010 Chateau Series Soft White, SRV $8
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2011 Winemaker's Series Sauvignon Blanc, SRV $10
Sawtooh Estate Winery 2011 Estate Pinot Gris, SRV $10
Telaya Wine Co. 2011 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $17
Fujishin Family Cellars 2010 Viognier, SRV $15
Vale Wine Co. 2011 Viognier, SRV $16
Cinder 2011 Small Lot Series Reserve Viognier, SRV $36
Koenig Vineyards 2010 Williamson Vineyard Viognier, SRV $15
Williamson Vineyards 2011 Blossom Sangiovese Rosé, SRV $12
Indian Creek Winery 2011 Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir, SRV $12
Snake River Winery 2008 Port-Style, SRV $30
Indian Creek Winery 2008 Ruby Dahlia Port-Style Dessert Wine, SRV $22
Indian Creek Winery 2011 Ragin' Rapids Sweet Riesling, SRV $16
Ste. Chapelle Winery NV Chateau Series Soft Huckleberry, SRV $8
Fujishin Family Cellars 2011 Late Harvest Chardonnay, SRV $22
Snake River Winery 2010 Arena Valley Vineyard Late Harvest Riesling, SRV $16
Sawtooth Estate Winery 2010 Reserve Carménère, SRV $30
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2010 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Horse Heaven Hills, $28
Terra Nativa Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Franc, Idaho, $14
Split Rail Winery 2010 Mourvedre, SRV $26
Koenig Vineyards 2009 Williamson Vineyard Sangiovese, SRV $20
Pend d'Oreille Winery 2010 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Zinfandel, Washington, $30
Pend d'Oreille Winery 2010 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primitivo, Washington $30
Snake River Winery 2009 Arena Valley Vineyard Barbera, SRV $18
Indian Creek Winery 2010 Star Garnet, SRV $14
Snake River Winery 2010 GSM, SRV $18
Laissez Faire 2011 Red Table Wine, SRV $17
Fraser Vineyard 2010 Couloir Cuvee, SRV $21
Cinder 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, SRV $27
Bitner Vineyards 2008 Estate Reserve Merlot/Petit Verdot, SRV $23
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2010 Renaissance Red, Washington/Idaho $23
Huston Vineyards 2011 Chicken Dinner Red, SRV $18
Indian Creek Winery 2010 Reserve Star Garnet, SRV $26
Williamson Vineyards 2008 Homestead Red, SRV $18
Bitner Vineyards 2008 Estate Reserve Cabernet Shiraz, SRV $28
Vale Wine Co. 2009 Rendezvous Red, SRV $22
Williamson Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, SRV $25
Koenig Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, SRV $20
Fraser Vineyard 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, SRV $24
Terra Nativa Vineyards 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Idaho $25
Snake River Winery 2009 Arena Valley Vineyard Malbec, SRV $19
Indian Creek Winery 2010 Malbec, SRV $22
Coiled Wines 2009 Sidewinder Syrah, SRV $25
Williamson Vineyards 2007 Syrah, SRV $18
Telaya Wine Co. 2009 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $28
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2010 Verhey Vineyard Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills $30
Cinder 2010 Syrah, SRV $27
Cellar 616 2010 Vintners Reserve Skyline Vineyard Block #1 Syrah, SRV $22
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2010 Winemaker's Series Merlot, SRV $12
Koenig Vineyards 2010 Estate Vineyard Merlot, SRV $20
Vale Wine Co. 2009 Merlot, SRV $20
Fujishin Family Cellars 2009 Merlot, SRV $22
Indian Creek Winery 2009 Merlot, SRV $15
 
Bronze
Bitner Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay, SRV $19
Sawtooth Estate Winery 2010 Estate Chardonnay, SRV $10
Indian Creek Winery 2011 Chardonnay, SRV $10
Cinder 2011 Chardonnay, SRV $18
Huston Vineyards 2011 Private Reserve Chardonnay, SRV $24
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2011 Winemaker's Series Riesling, SRV $10
Indian Creek Winery 2010 White Riesling, SRV $9
Snake River Winery 2011 White Table Wine, SRV $10
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2011 Lochsa, Idaho/Washington $15
Williamson Vineyards 2009 Viognier, SRV $15
Cellar 616 2011 Skyline Vineyard Block #39 Viognier, SRV $15
Indian Creek Winery 2011 White Pinot Noir, SRV $9
Cinder 2011 Dry Rosé, SRV $15
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2011 Winemaker's Series Special Harvest Riesling, SRV $12
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2010 Winemaker's Series Late Harvest Riesling, SRV $20
Indian Creek Winery 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir, SRV $29
Indian Creek Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, SRV $16
Indian Creek Winery 2009 Star Garnet, SRV $14
Pend d'Oreille Winery 2009 Bistro Rouge, Washington $13
Huston Vineyards 2010 Private Reserve Red, SRV $40
Telaya Wine Co. 2009 Turas Columbia Valley, WA $32
Sawtooth Estate Winery 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, SRV $13
Indian Creek Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, SRV $15
Cinder 2010 Small Lot Series Foot Stomp Syrah, SRV $42
Indian Creek Winery 2010 Syrah, SRV $15
Ste. Chapelle Winery 2010 Winemaker's Series Syrah, SRV $9
Fujishin Family Cellars 2009 Syrah, SRV $22
Sawtooth Estate Winery 2009 Reserve Merlot, SRV $30
 
SRV = Snake River Valley AVA
 
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