2013 SHW Jubilee Wine Competition Awards

DSCF80992013 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.

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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.

SAM_1222Best of Show – Dave Hicks, 2012 Viognier (pictured above)

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!

 

 

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