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Awards For 2016 Nevada County Fair wine competition

Submitted by Rod Byers
Special to The Union
A 76 petite sirah bottle from Peter Arnold.
Photo by Peter Arnold |

Here are the wine award winners from the Nevada County Fair competition:

Best of Show and Judges Choice Award: Peter Wilcox, 2015 Mourvedre Rosé, Cedar Crest Cellars

Best of Division Awards:



Best White Wine, Dave Elliot, 2015 Albarino, Skydances Ranch

Sponsored By Nevada City Winery




Best Red Wine: Dave Elliot, 2014 Syrah, Skydances Ranch

Sponsored by Sandy & George Woods

Rosé, Dessert, or Fruit Wine: Peter Wilcox, 2015 Mourvedre Rosé, Cedar Crest Cellars

Sponsored By Pine Hill Wine Works

Best Label: Jeffrey Schwartz, 2013 “The Rattler,” Diamond Back Ridge

Sponsored By House Of Print And Copy

Best of Varietal Awards:

Best Syrah, Dave Elliot, 2014 Syrah, Skydances Ranch

Sponsored By Sierra Wine & Grape Growers

Best Other Red Varietal: John Geraghty, 2014 Sangiovese, Vista del Oro

Sponsored By Avanguardia Winery

Best Zinfandel, James Warren, 2014 Zinfandel, Chick-A-Dee Cellars

Sponsored By Double Oak Vineyards & Winery

Best Cabernet Sauvignon: Jeff Kiefer, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Aliso

Sponsored By Solune Winegrowers

Best Non-Varietal Red: Gary Glaze, 2013 Miner’s Table,Syrah/Merlot Blend, Wild Iris Cellars

Sponsored By Gray Pine Winery

Individual Medals:

22 Gold Medals

Bill Betts 2013 Barbera

Bill Betts 2013 Zinfandel

David Blitstein 2014 Zinfandel

Pete Callaham 2015 Grenache Rosé

Dave Elliot 2015 Albarino, Best White

Dave Elliot 2014 Syrah, Best Syrah & Best Red

Dave Elliot 2015 Viognier

Dave Elliot 2014 Zinfandel

Dan Carrick 2015 Syrah Rosé

Jim Garrett 2014 Petite Sirah

Jim Garrett 2015 Syrah Rosé

Jim Garrett 2015 Viognier

John Geraghty 2014 Sangiovese, Best Other Varietal

Gary Glaze 2013 Syrah/Merlot Blend, Best Non-Varietals Blend

Jeff Kiefer 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Lou Rego 2012 Saluti Syrah

Lou Rego 2014 Zinfandel

Larry Retallack 2014 Petite Sirah

Larry Retallack 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Deborah Rickman 2014 Chardonnay

James Warren 2014 Zinfandel, Best Zinfandel

Peter Wilcox 2015 Mourvedre Rosé, Best Blush

23 Silver Medals

Bill Betts 2014 Barbera

Bill Betts 2014 Katie’s Red Blend

Bill Betts 2013 Petite Sirah

Pete Callaham

2014 Rough & Ready Rosé

Dan Carrick 2015 Mead

Dan Carrick 2015 Mead/Viognier

Dan Carrick 2012 Petite Sirah

Jim Garrett 2013 Grenache

Jim Garrett 2013 Grenache/Petite Sirah Blend

Jim Garrett 2015 Tempranillo

John Geraghty 2012 Rhone Blend

Tony Mello 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Gary Glaze 2013 GR8 Red Blend

Gary Glaze 2013 Syrah n dipity

Gary Glaze 2013 Syrah, Well Done Red

Gary Glaze 2013 Tempranillo Town Talk

Lou Rego 2013 Zinfandel

Larry Retallack 2013 Merlot

Deborah Rickman 2015 Plum Wine

Deborah Rickman 2014 Zinfandel

Bernie Zimmerman 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Bernie Zimmerman 2014 Zinfandel

Bernie Zimmerman 2013 Sparkling Zinfandel

20 Bronze Medals

Bill Betts 2014 Petite Sirah

David Blitstein 2014 Petite Sirah

Pete Callaham 2015 Viognier

Dan Carrick 2013 Sangiovese

Dan Carrick 2013 Syrah Rosé

Dave Elliot 2013 Syrah

Dave Elliot 2013 Zinfandel

Jim Garrett 2014 Zinfandel

Tony Mello 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Allen Roe 2012 Zinfandel

Paul VerWey 2014 Primitivo

Jeffery Schwartz 2011 The Rattler Red Blend

Alan Smith 2012 Barbera

Alan Smith 2013 Syrah

Lloyd Tosse 2015 Chardonnay

Bernie Zimmerman 2014 Petite Sirah

Bernie Zimmerman 2015 Plum Blush

Bernie Zimmerman 2014 Vin Rouge

Label Awards:

First place, Jeffrey Schwartz — 2013 Rattlesnake Red, The Rattler

Second Place, David Blitstein — Sunshine Valley Vineyards Petite Sirah

Third Place, Gary Glaze — Wild Iris Cellars Town Talk Tempranillo


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