2013 SHW Jubilee – WOW! What a day! 121 wines judged, over 100 members and their guests enjoying food and wine, and whew! -almost 100° F hot! – BBQ chefs Joe McGillivray and Manuel weren’t the only ones sweltering.
13 cellar rats, 4 clerks, a couple of data gurus, and an assortment of pit bosses kept the 12 judges swirling, sniffing and tasting in Judy’s barn. 4+ hours and 24 flights later, the golds emerged and were lined up for the Best of Division rounds that included 14 reds.
Then the Best of’s competed for Best of Show. Competition was stiff. The judges remarked that SHW’s wines were some of the best that they’ve judged: lively whites; beautiful roses; unusual red blends; outstanding petite sirahs; creative fruits and desserts; that flight of 8 well-crafted tempranillos; and those fruit-intense blackberry wines…
Chief Judge Mike Touchette, assisted by Jubilee Coordinator Judy Pinegar and Assistant Coordinator Shannon Shackelford, announced the winners.
Best of White – Dave Hicks, 2012 Viognier
Best of Rose/Blush – Carl Sweet, 2012 Primitivo
Best of Red – Terry Piazza-Perham, George Smith and Roberta Sparkman, 2011 Petite Sirah
Best of Fruit/Exotic – Rex Johnston and Barbara Bentley, 2012 Wild Blackberry
Best of Dessert – Donna Bettencourt, 2009 Blackberry Port
A complete list of awards can be found at this link: 2013 Jubilee Awards.
Check out Jubilee photos on Sacramento Home Winemakers facebook page. More Jubilee photos to be added to this web site soon.
Congratulations to all!