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Sep 09

Food & Wine’s American Wine Awards 2008

Food & Wine Magazine has announced the winners of their American Wine Awards for 2008. I was thrilled to see among the judges – Alder Yarrow, brilliant blogger over at Vinography.
I also noticed Doug Frost’s name. Doug is a Master Sommelier and Master
of Wine from whom Kevin & I have taken a few classes. I can
definitely attribute my affinity for Spanish wines to Doug.

In case you’re wondering about the winemaker of the year, Celia
Masyczek, she makes cult cabs. Apparently she’s quite sought after
right now, and probably more so after this.

Have you had many of these wines? I believe I’ve had the A to Z and the
Schramsberg. Otherwise, I’l be seeking out a few of these wines. If any
of my retailer friends are looking for ideas for a tasting table, these
would be some interesting selections.

WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR                Celia Masyczek, Napa Valley, CA

BEST NEW WINERY                       Breggo Cellars, Anderson Valley, CA

BEST IMPORTER
                              Neal Rosenthal of Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York

BEST WINES UNDER $20            

CHARDONNAY                              2007 FoxGlove ($15)

SAUVIGNON BLANC                       2007 Brander Santa Ynez Valley ($15)

PINOT NOIR                                      2006 A To Z Wineworks Oregon ($18)

MERLOT                                      2005 Raymond R Collection ($15)

CABERNET SAUVIGNON                      2005 Columbia Crest H3 ($15)

ZINFANDEL                                      2006 Edmeades Mendocino County ($18)

SYRAH                                      2006 Qupe Central Coast ($16)

BEST WINES OVER $20

CHARDONNAY                              2005 Ramey Ritchie Vineyard ($65)

SAUVIGNON BLANC                       2007 Cliff Lede Napa Valley ($22)

PINOT NOIR                                      2005 Talley Vineyards Rosemary’s Vineyard ($38)

MERLOT                                      2005 Shafer Napa Valley ($45)

SYRAH                                      2006 Tensley Colson Canyon Vineyard ($38)

ZINFANDEL                                      2005 Bella Lily Hill Estate ($36)

CABERNET SAUVIGNON                      2004 Harlan Estate ($600)

BORDEAUX BLEND                              2005 Dominus ($129)

OUTSTANDING SPARKLING WINE       2004 Schramsberg Blanc De Blancs ($35)

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One Response to “Food & Wine’s American Wine Awards 2008”

  1. Alder Yarrow says:

    Thanks for the kind words !!

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