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Tickets to the 1st Annual North Coast Wine Challenge

The Press Democrat

Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Tickets to the 1st Annual North Coast Wine Challenge

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General Admission Ended $75.00 $5.12
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No wine glass will be given, but full access to event and food stations. Wristband will define status.
Ended $35.00 $2.92
Group Admission - 10 or more Ended $67.50 $4.71

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NCWC JudgingTaste 90+ Point Winning Wines

All of these wines achieved both Gold Medal status, and 90 points or higher from a distinguished panel of judges led by eight-time Winemaker of the Year, Daryl Groom.

This tasting is for wine lovers who want to taste the best.

Your ticket to this first-ever event includes access to the 100+ winning wines and delicious bites from North Coast artisan food purveyors.  Meet the winemakers and judges, taste The Best of The Best, all in a setting of bucolic splendor at Shone Farm in Forestville (the agricultural campus of Santa Rosa J.C., 20 minutes west of town).


Here's your chance to taste these award-winning wines:



Archimedes, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 96 points

Midsummer Cellars, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Cannon Creek Vineyard, 96 points

Sbragia Family Vineyards, 2009 Wall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard, 96 points

J. Keverson, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 points 

St. Anne's Crossing Winery, 2006 Schuhart Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 points 

Silenus, 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 points

Beaulieu Vineyard, 2009 Georges de Latour, Private Reserve, 93 points 

Cole Bailey Vineyards, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cole Bailey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, 92 points 

de Lorimier Winery, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Warm Springs, 91 points

Louis M. Martini, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 91 points 

Shooting Star, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 91 points



Dutton-Goldfield, 2011 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch-Rued Vineyard, Single Vineyard, 96 points 

Krutz Family Cellars, 2011 Chardonnay, Martenelli Road, 96 points 

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut, 2011 Chardonnay, 95 points 

Roche, 2011 Chardonnay French Oak Reserve - Barrel Reserve, 94 points 

Rodney Strong Vineyards, 2011 Sonoma County Chardonnay, 94 points 

Roche, 2011 Chardonnay American Oak Reserve, Barrel Reserve, 93 points 

Thirty-Seven, 2010 Chardonnay, 92 points 

Wattle Creek, 2011 Chardonnay, 92 points 

Balletto, 2012 Teresa's Chardonnay, Estate, 91 points 

Cache Creek Vineyards, 2011 Reserve Chardonnay, Estate Grown, Family Owned, 90 points 

Gallo Signature Series, 2011 Chardonnay, 90 points 

Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, 2011 Chardonnay, Russian River Selection, 90 points



Navarro Vineyards, 2012 Gewurztraminer, Late Harvest, 97 points 

Stephen & Walker, 2012 Botrytis Chardonnay, 93 points 

Ceja Vineyards, 2009 Dulce Beso, Late Harvest Dessert Wine, 92 points 

Pedroncelli, 2008 Four Grapes Vintage Port, 90 points



Mossback, 2011 Pinot Noir, 98 points 

Trombetta Family Wines, 2011 Pinot Noir, Gap's Crown Vineyard, Vineyard Selection, 98 points 

Davis Bynum Winery, 2011 Jane's Vineyard, Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, 97 points 

Balletto, 2011 Pinot Noir, Estate Grown & Bottled, 95 points 

Papapietro Perry, 2010 Pinot Noir, Nunes Vineyard, 95 points 

Handley, 2010 Pinot Noir Mendocino, 95 points

James Family Cellars, 2011 Pinot Noir, Stony Point Vineyard, Estate Grown, 94 points 

MacMurray Ranch, 2011 Pinot Noir, 94 points

Sivas-Sonoma, 2010 Pinot Noir, 94 points

Trecini, 2011 Pinot Noir, Vicini Vineyard, Estate Vineyard, 94 points 

Davis Family Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir - Horseshoe Bend, 93 points

Sequana, 2010 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Single Vineyard, 93 points

Cult, 2009 Pinot noir, 92 points

Robin K, 2011 Pinot Noir, Barrel Aged, 92 points

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 2010 Pinot Noir, Estate, 91 points

Ancient Oak Cellars, 2010 Pinot Noir, Siebert Ranch, Estate Bottled & Produced, 90 points 

HKG Estates, 2011 Pinot Noir, Hop Kiln Vineyards, Estate Grown, 90 points 

Masút, 2011 Pinot Noir, Block 7, 90 points

Masút, 2011 Pinot Noir, Block 1, 90 points



Kokomo, 2012 Grenache Rosé , Pauline's Vineyard, Estate, 98 points 

Lula, 2012 Rosato, Comptche, 95 points 

Wattle Creek, 2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir, 95 points 

Naughty Boy, 2012 Dry rosé, Naughty Boy Vineyard, 100% Organically Grown Grapes, 94 points 

River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, 2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir, 93 points

Balletto, 2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Estate, 90 points



Sivas-Sonoma, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, 98 points 

The Girls in the Vineyard, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Rooster Vineyard, 95 points 

Vinoce, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 95 points 

Windsor Oaks Vineyards & Winery, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Rooster Vineyard, Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled, 95 points 

J. Rickards Winery, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Croft Vineyard, 94 points 

Imagery Estate Winery, 2011 Wow Oui, 94 points 

Hanna Winery & Vineyards, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 93 points

Crocker & Starr, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 92 points 

Chacewater, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 90 points

Artesa, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 90 points 

Longboard Vineyards, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 90 points

Solle Wines, 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Sexy Rexy, 90 points



Breathless Wines, NV Brut, 98 points 

Gloria Ferrer, 2008 Brut Rose, 95 points 

Gloria Ferrer, 2001 Carneros Cuvee, 95 points 

Amista Vineyards, NV Blanc de Blanc, Morningsong Vineyard, 91 points



Red Car, 2010 Sonoma Coast Syrah, 94 points

White Oak Vineyards & Winery, 2009 Syrah, 93 points

Trek Wine, 2010 Syrah, 91 points



DeLoach Vineyards, 2010 Russian River Valley Zinfandel, 96 points

Kokomo, 2010 Zinfandel, Timber Crest Vineyard, Estate, 96 points

Starkey's Court, 2010 Zinfandel, Pedrazzini Family Vineyard, 96 points

B.R. Cohn, 2010 Zinfandel, Barrel Aged, 95 points 

de Lorimier Winery, 2010 Zinfandel, Harris Kratka Vineyard, 95 points

Pech Merle Winery, 2010 Zinfandel, Cuccuio Vineyard, 95 points

Rancho Zabaco, 2011 Zinfandel, Reserve, 95 points

Navarro Vineyards, 2011 Zinfandel, 94 points

Rancho Zabaco, 2011 Zinfandel, Heritage Vines, Heritage Series, 94 points

Navarro Vineyards, 2011 Zinfandel, Old Vine, 94 points

Ottimino, 2010 Zinfandel, Biglieri, 94 points

Pezzi King, 2010 Zinfandel, Estate Row 26, 94 points

Wilson Winery, 2010 Zinfandel, Duetto, Estate Grown and Produced, 94 points 

Frei Brothers Reserve, 2011 Zinfandel, 93 points

Kokomo, 2011 Zinfandel, Pauline's Vineyard, Estate, 93 points

St. Anne's Crossing Winery, 2010 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 93 points

Hauck Cellars, 2010 Zinfandel, Treborce, 92 points 

Hughes Family Vineyards, L.L.C, 2009 Zinfandel, Wild Turkey Vineyard, Signature Reserve, 92 points 

Millerick Road, 2011 Zinfandel, Millerick Road, 92 points 

Napa Cellars, 2011 Zinfandel, 92 points 

Russian River Vineyards, 2010 Zinfandel Sack Vineyard, 91 points



Handley, 2012 Pinot Gris, 93 points 

Husch, 2012 Chenin Blanc, 92 points 

Navarro Vineyards, 2011 Gewurztraminer, Estate Bottled, 92 points 

Steele Wines, 2012 Viognier, 92 points 

Hagafen, 2012 White Riesling, Devoto Ranch, 91 points

Balletto, 2012 Pinot Gris, Estate Grown & Produced, 90 points



Beaulieu Vineyard, 2009 Tapestry, Reserve, 98 points 

Trecini, 2009 Merlot, 97 points

Pech Merle Winery, 2010 Cab Franc, 96 points 

Shed Horn Cellars, Non Typical, 2010 Red Blend, 96 points 

Deering Wines, 2009 Ideal "A Better Red", 95 points

Parducci, 2009 True Grit Petite Sirah, 95 points

Forchini Vineyards & Winery, 2010 BeauSierra Bordeaux Blend, Estate Grown & Bottled, 95 points 

Bordigioni Family Winery, 2008 Estate Blend, Annadel Estate, Estate Wine, 95 points

Carol Shelton Wines, 2009 Rockpile Reserve Petite Sirah, Rockpile Vineyard, Reserve, 94 points 

Estate 1856, 2010 Cabernet Bordeaux Blend, 94 points 

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut, 2010 Cinema, 93 points

Silenus, 2010 Merlot, 93 points 

Writer's Block, 2011 Malbec, 93 points

Leveroni Vineyards, 2010 Merlot, Moon Valley Vineyard, 93 points

Wattle Creek, 2010 Triple Play, 93 points

Dry Creek Vineyard, 2009 The Mariner ( Meritage Red Wine ), 93 points

Roth Estate, 2010 Heritage, 92 points

Mill Creek Vineyards, 2009 Merlot, 91 points

Girasole Vineyards, 2010 Hybrid Red, Estate Organically Grown Grapes, 90 points

Paradise View, 2009 Tolay, 90 points


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When & Where

SRJC Shone Farm
7450 Steve Olson Lane
Forestville, CA 95436

Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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