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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.

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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.


Sectors: Wine

Companies: Indicazione Geografica Tipica

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