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10th Annual CSRA Wine Festival Winners Announced

Some of the 12 judges and pourers after the judging was completed.

Twelve judges gathered at the Vineyard Wine Market Thursday, October 5th to select this year’s winner for the upcoming 10th Annual CSRA Wine Festival being held Saturday, October 21st.

BottleReport.com tallied the scoresheets for the festival to determine the winner. The opening round of tasting was the sparklers, at which time a toast was made for Chef Heinz and Bobby Johnson, who were always part of the festival in judging or entering wines for competition.

Here are the winners across the 14 categories:

Red Blends

BEST-IN-SHOW GOLD — The Big Easy 2014
BEST-IN-SHOW HM — Molly Dooker Two Left Feet 2016
GOLD — Chateau Saint-Roch 2015
SILVER-TIE — Cooper & Thief 2014
SILVER-TIE — Bogle Phantom Red 2014

Cabernet Sauvignon

GOLD — Michael David Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
SILVER — Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Pinor Noir

BEST-IN-SHOW SILVER — Irony I Pinot Noir Black 2014
GOLD-TIE — Stoller Pinot Noir 2015
GOLD-TIE — Line 39 Pinot Noir 2015
SILVER — J Pinot Noir 2015

Zinfandels

GOLD — Seghesio Zinfandel 2015
SILVER — Boneshaker Zinfandel 2015

Malbec

GOLD — Septima Obra Malbec 2014
SILVER — Antigal 1 Malbec 2014

Merlot

BEST-IN-SHOW HM — Decoy Sonoma County Merlot 2015
GOLD — Chelsea Goldschmidt 2015
SILVER — Sterling Vintner’s Collection Merlot 2015

Other Reds

GOLD — Villa Rosa Barolo DOCG 2012

Chardonnay

GOLD — La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2014
SILVER — Harken Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016

Sauvignon Blanc

BEST-IN-SHOW SILVER — Hay Maker Sauvignon Blanc 2016
GOLD-TIE — Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016
GOLD-TIE — Uppercut Sauvignon Blanc 2015
SILVER — Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Pinot Gris

GOLD — Williamette Valley Pinot Gris 2015
SILVER — Pulenta Estate Pinot Gris 2015

Other Whites

GOLD — Gotas de Mar Albarino 2015
SILVER — Moonlite Toscana 2015

Rosé

GOLD-TIE — Dona Paula Rosé 2017
GOLD-TIE — Minuty Rosé 2016
SILVER — Fleur de Mer Rosé 2016

Dessert/Sweet

GOLD — Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti 2016
SILVER — Roscato Rosso Dolce NV

Sparkling

GOLD — Gruet Brut NV
SILVER — Prince de Richmemont NV

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