Super Early Bird Ends
December 10, 2020
April 23, 2021
2021 Judging Date
May 16, 2021
Lemon diamond in color, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’18 immediately entrances with the aroma of tropical passionfruit, mango, and honeydew melon. With notes of lifted gooseberry, lime blossom, pears and summer herbs, the palate is generous and dry, carrying effortlessly to a balanced and delicate, fine and crisp finish.
Produced by: Te Pa Family Vineyards
Te pa family vineyards is located at Marlborough, New Zealand, a place of free-draining soils and bountiful climate.
The MAC Shiraz was created from the outstanding 2013 vintage by selecting and blending only the finest barrels of Shiraz. Following 24 months in tightly grained French oak individual parcels of Shiraz were selected & the resulting wine was blended. Due to the richness, firm tannins and intense fruit flavours the MAC Shiraz was further bottle aged for 12 months.
Produced by: Bird in Hand
Bird in Hand is a family-owned winery cultivating cool-climate wine that captures the spirit of South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. Bottled here and beloved the world over, we produce a varied portfolio of fine wines, each one deliberately designed to celebrate life’s pleasures.
The Pata Negra Toro Roble is a balanced, tasty red wine and was made from 100% Tempranillo grapes. It aged for 3 months in new French oak barrels. Its full and powerful taste convinces with a long and pleasant reverberation.
Produced by: J. GARCIA CARRION
The company García Carrión was born in 1890, date in which the great grandfather of the current owner of the company, José García-Carrión, built a winery of important dimensions for that time to export wine in France.
This wine presents aromas of fresh red berries and cream that mix with a dusting of baking spices and earthy notes hinting at sweet potting soil. On the palate, it delivers flavors of cherry and red plum with prominent notes of Allspice and hints of cocoa on a lingering spicy finish.
Produced by: Monte Ferro Winery
Monte Ferro Winery is a producer of less than 500 cases of wine per year. This allows to source the best fruit from select vineyards that are salmon safe and follow low impact viticultural practices.
Dark berries and black cherry aromatics lead to a dense core of cassis. Field ripe strawberries, crushed blackberries and brooding blue tones encapsulate powerful textural highlights. Fantastic density and weight, with an expanding mid palette that turns to purity and uplift in finishing.Blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon,16% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.
Produced by: High Dive Cellar
High Dive Napa Valley began in 2014 as an adventurous collaboration between SHARE A SPLASH wine co. Founder Yoav Gilat and winemakers Peter Heitz (Turnbull Wine Cellars) and Scott Palazzo (Palazzo Wines).
Intense deep garnet in the glass, this Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of sweet plum and black cherry, complemented by oak spice notes of nutmeg, anise and vanilla. A smooth entry on the palate builds quickly into lush, ripe, dark cherry and black currants, backed up with sweet oak and an excellent tannin structure.
Produced by: Groth Vineyards & Winery
The Groth Oakville estate is nestled on the valley floor in the heart of the Napa Valley. The Oakville AVA is arguably the finest Cabernet Sauvignon appellation in the United States.
From a spectacular vintage, this wine showcases the very best the valley floor has to offer, with fruit that was sourced primarily from the illustrious Rutherford and Oakville appellations. At first swirl complex aromas lift out of the glass. As the wine opens up aromas of cassis and plum take center stage, then layers of spice and vanilla emerge. Full-bodied and luscious at its core, the seductive black fruit is laced with a touch of vanilla. The finish lingers with balanced acidity resting on a bed of supple tannins.
Produced by: Cornerstone Stellar
Twenty-six years in, the next generation of Cornerstone Cellars sales and winemaking teams bring to market a diverse portfolio of Cabernet Sauvignon wines –of which each one delivers a focused flavor profile - with realistic pricing to match.
The Dark Horse Merlot has robust flavors with smooth tannins. Rich aromas of dark, jammy blackberries are complemented by toasted oak with a long, plush finish.
Produced by: E. & J. Gallo Winery
E. & J. Gallo Winery is a family-owned company that will be the leader in the U.S. wine industry and the leading provider of California wines in select markets around the world.
The 2017 Elaine produced is an elegant, Russian River Valley Chardonnay. It has notes of apple, pear, lemon and tangerine. It is barrel fermented by native yeast and aged in 50% new French oak. It has13.05% ABV. The fruit is harvested by hand from Calypte Vineyard, located in the Russian River Valley at 500 feet elevation. This wine has an extremely limited production of 42 cases.
Produced by: Elaine Wines LLC
Furvus Russo, a 100% Syrah crafted in Amphorae graces the drinker with intense, aromatic, richly textured wine. It is dark purple in color with deep aromatics of blackberry, currants, spice and charcuterie.
Produced by: Cline family cellars
Cline Family Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery in Sonoma, California, built on a passion for winemaking and rooted in respect for the land.
Gracious and elegant, bright and delicate, this Rosé is still robust with aromas and flavors of raspberry, strawberry and crisp red Delicious apples. Notes of dried herbs, mint and a touch of cinnamon are evident in the well balanced, medium-bodied wine with a lingering, notably pleasing finish.
Produced by: Treasury Wine Estates
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Alexander Valley wine with medium body, great fruit flavors and smooth, structured tannins. Winemaker Kevin Hall added 13% Merlot for structure, a touch of Cabernet Franc for floral notes and Malbec and Petit Verdot for color. There are aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum, slight blueberry, vanilla, oak, and chocolate.
Produced by: Alexander Valley Vineyard
Alexander Valley Vineyards is a third-generation, family-owned and operated winery in Northern Sonoma County, CA
Dusty garnet color. Aromas of violet water, tart blackberry, and graphite with a dry medium body and an appealing, long raspberry fruit leather, creme de violette, and stone dust finish with dusty, soft tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A dry and floral American Cab Franc to balance out a richer winter entree.
Produced by: White Horse Winery
White Horse Winery opened in July 2016. Situated on a beautiful and bucolic 58 acre farm. Specializing in fine, old world style wines.
2016 Chardonnay is a classic white with a bright personality. It shows off pineapple and lychee on the nose which is complemented by floral aromas of orange blossom and split cedar. Its smooth yet vibrant mouthfeel and notes of freshly cut white peaches distinguish this chardonnay from the crowd. The palate features lively citrus tones. Lemon, grapefruit, and guava are paired with caramel, pistachio, and green apple.
Produced by: Father & Daughter Cellar
This bolder Pinot presents with dark fruits such as blackberry and cherry with earthier notes of vanilla, coffee, tobacco and cedar. Its nice tannin structure makes for a balanced smooth finish.
Produced by:Earth Song Vineyards
Earth Song Vineyards is family owned and operated.The vineyard receives hands on care from all four generations of family for every vintage.