The winners of the Ultimate Wine Challenge 2013 were announced last week

The winners of the Ultimate Wine Challenge 2013 were announced last week

Last week, Ultimate Beverage Challenge announced the results of its annual Ultimate Wine Challenge in the US. A total of 39 wines received the highest score in their category and were awarded the Chairman's Trophy. Here's the list.

Red wines

  • Basel Cellars Pheasant Run Vineyard Syrah 2007 - Walla Walla, US
  • Bodegas Regina Viarum Mencia 2011 Ribeira Sacra - Spain
  • Brazin (B)Old Vine Zinfandel 2010 - Lodi, US
  • Capafons-Osso Sirsell 2007 Priorat - (DOC) Spain
  • Finca Las Moras Black Label Malbec 2011 - San Juan, Argentina
  • Handley Cellars Pinot Noir 2009 - Anderson Valley, US
  • J. LOHR Tower Road Petite Sirah 2011 - Paso Robles, US
  • Malibu Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2010 - Western Malibu, US
  • Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2007 - Rioja (DOC), Spain
  • Nitty Gritty Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 - Napa Valley, US
  • Noble Vines 181 Merlot 2011 - Lodi, US
  • Poli Phonia Reserva Red Blend 2011 - Alentejo, Portugal
  • Ross Wines Tier 1 2006 - Barossa Valley, Australia
  • Ruffino 2011 Chianti Classico - (DOCG), Italy
  • Sequoia Grove Cambium 2008 - Napa Valley, US

White wines

  • Albanta Albarino Bodegas Altos de Torona Albarino 2011 - Rias Baixas, Spain
  • Drassanes White 2012 - Valencia, Spain
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Pinot Gris 2011 - Finger Lakes, US
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling 2012 - Finger Lakes, US
  • Harbor Town Sauvignon Blanc 2012 - Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Handley Cellars Gerwurztraminer 2012 - Anderson Valley, US
  • Lobo Wines Wulff Vineyard 100% Estate Chardonnay 2011 - Oak Knoll District, US
  • Quails' Gate Estate Grown Chenin Blanc 2011 - Okanagan Valley, Canada
  • Solista Verdelho 2012 - Alentejo, Portugal
  • Two Oceans Moscato 2012 - Western Cape, South Africa

Rose wines

  • Le Caprice de Clementine Les Valentines 2012 - Cotes-de-Provence, France

Champagne/Sparkling wines

  • Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Cuvee de la Pompadour Rose NV - Napa Valley, US
  • Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut NV - Epernay, France
  • Rotari Talento Rose NV - Trento DOC, Italy

Dessert wines/Cider

  • Feudo Arancio Hekate Passito 2009 - Sicily IGT, Italy
  • Vermont Ice Cider Apple 2011 - Vermont, US
  • Whistler Icewine Diamond Estates Vidal Blanc 2011 - Niagara Peninsula, Canada

Aperitifs

  • BarSol Perfecto Amor 2010 - Ica, Peru

Fortified wines

  • Barbadillo San Rafael Oloroso Dulce NV - Jerez-Xeres-Sherry, Spain
  • Cockburn's 10 Year Old Tawny Port NV  - Douro, Portugal

Sake

  • Hiro Sake Junmai Sake NV - Murakami, Niigata, Japan
  • Hiro Sake Junmai Ginjo Sake NV - Murakami, Niigata, Japan
  • Nichiei Junmai Dai-Ginjo Sake NV - Ishikawa, Japan
  • Shirakawago Sasanigori Nigori Sake NV - Gifu, Japan

For the full results of this year's Ultimate Wine Challenge, click here.

The competition judges comprised Christy Canterbury, MW; James Conley; Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW; Doug Frost, MS, MW; Debbie Gioquindo; Mary Gorman-MacAdams, MW; Ed McCarthy; John McClement; Jean K. Reilly, MW; Jack Robertiello; Patricia Savoie, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW and Tara Q Thomas.