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2008 Central Coast Wine Competition

Best of Class Winners

2007 Eberle Viognier ~ Paso Robles, Mill Road
Beautifully balanced with a lovely bouquet of exotic tropical fruit, delicate flavors of orange blossom, dried apricot and honey are complemented with a bright refreshing finish.
2005 Halter Ranch Syrah ~ Paso Robles, Estate
An excellent definition of fruit and structure, beautifully balanced with intense aromatics of chocolate, berry, tobacco and lush lingering flavors.
2005 Robert Hall Vintage Port ~ Paso Robles
Classic port flair, well balanced, with concentrated ripe dark fruit character and notes of toasted hazelnuts and toffee.

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2007 Huber Chardonnay unoaked ~  Santa Rita Hills, Estate
An excellent wine that is fruit driven, yet crisp and clean with a granny smith apple mouth feel and steely characteristics displaying a great depth of flavor.
2007 Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc ~ Paso Robles, Jardine Vineyard
Nice floral aromas are complimented with green melon, lemon zest and a rich mineral component highlighted by assertive citrus flavors and great length.
2006 Castoro Cellars Pinot Grigio ~ Paso Robles
A bouquet of garden herbs, subtle rose petal, complex fruit flavors and lovely oiliness are followed with mouth filling complex fruit flavors.
2006 Claiborne & Churchill Dry Gewürztraminer ~ Central Coast
Delicate rose petal aromas are nicely balanced with white stone fruit and honey characters displaying bright intense flavors and a lengthy finish.
2007 Harmony Cellars White Riesling ~ Monterey County
Fresh delicate aromas of apricot, jasmine, and a touch of elderberry are balanced with a pineapple, honey sweetness for beautiful structure and rich mouth feel.
2007 Ventana Vineyards Dry Rosato ~ Arroyo Seco, Estate
Beautiful color with a lovely aromatic nose of fresh raspberry and strawberry, a hint of spice, rich in the mouth and crisp lingering finish.
2005 Halter Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Paso Robles, Estate
Deep ruby color, well structured with fragrant black cherry flavors, classic cabernet varietal character is framed with firm tannins.
2005 Niner Wine Estates Merlot ~ Paso Robles, Bootjack Ranch
Intense ripe berries with subtle oak integration, a touch of coffee beans, and fresh herbs are layered with generous flavors and a lush palate.
2005 Per Bacco Cellars Pinot Noir, Dronysus ~ Arroyo Grande Valley,
Full bodied and complex with spicy cherry aromas and flavors enhanced by a savory and herbal old world style character.
2005 Penman Springs Petite Sirah ~ Paso Robles
A powerful wine with mountains of fruit, subtle notes of tobacco and nuts accompanied with rich dense flavors.
2006 Sculpterra Winery Statuesque ~ Paso Robles
Elegant, Bordeaux-like character with ripe blackberry aromas and hints of tobacco leaf and licorice are nicely balanced with a flavorful finish.
2006 Eberle Barbera ~ Paso Robles
Deep red lavender color, spicy black currant aromas and layered fruit flavors – a great food wine!
2006 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Mourvedre ~ Lime Kiln Valley, Enz Vineyard
Well balanced and nicely integrated with oak, ripe and round with a hint of white pepper in a fresh new world style.
2006 Ancient Peaks Zinfandel ~ Paso Robles
Nicely structured with sweet berry flavors, a hint of pepper and refined tannins.
2006 Alapay Cellars Late Harvest Moscato ~ Paso Robles
Clean sweet lemon aromas braced with delicate flavors of peach and apricot is nicely balanced with acid and sweetness leaving a crisp, clean finish.
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