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2008 San Diego Wine Competition Results O-P-Q-R
By Robert Whitley
Apr 24, 2008
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The 25th San Diego International Wine Competition was staged April 19-20 at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. More than 1100 medals were awarded, including 138 Golds and 408 Silvers.

I congratulate the winners on their fine showing before a star-studded panel of 35 wine experts, including Chief Judge Michael Franz, the Editor of Wine Review Online.

Winners are listed here along with prices.

MEDAL WINNERS O-P-Q-R

Oak Leaf
 Bronze NV Pinot Grigio Chardonnay California $3.99
 Bronze NV Cabernet Sauvignon California $3.99
 Bronze NV White Zinfandel California $3.99
 Bronze NV Chardonnay California $3.99

Oak Summit Vineyard
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir Hudson River $29.00

Off The Leash
 Silver 2006 Max, Shiraz Viognier Adelaide Hills $25.00

Oliver Winery
 Gold 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon American $18.00

Oops 
 Bronze 2006 Cabernet Franc Carmenere, Voluptuous Beauty Valle Central $10.99

Opaque
 Bronze 2005 Petite Verdot Paso Robles $30.00

Orfila Vineyards
 Bronze NV Tawny Port California $22.00
 Bronze 2006 Gewürztraminer, The G Wine Monterey County 
 Bronze 2006 White Riesling Monterey County $15.00
 Bronze 2004 Syrah, Val De La Mer San Pasqual Valley $28.00
 Bronze 2004 Zinfandel, Gold Rush, Old Vines California $28.00
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay, Ambassador's Reserve Edna Valley  $24.00

Osborne
 Gold, Sweeps 2001 Port, LBV Porto $19.00
 Bronze 2007 Blanco Spain $9.00

Owl Ridge Wines
 Bronze 2005 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $32.00

P.B. Hein Vineyards
 Bronze 2005 Syrah, Trailblazer, Lyons Vineyard Napa Valley $57.00

Pacific Breeze Winery
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 GSM, Grenache Syrah Mourvedre High Valley $29.95
 Gold 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hawk & Horse Vineyards Red Hills $39.95
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Signature Series Red Hills $49.95
 Silver 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, aCURE eSTATE Vineyard Alexander Valley $39.95

Pacific Rim Winemakers
 Bronze NV Chenin Blanc American $12.00
 Silver 2007 Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley $11.00
 Gold 2006 Vin de Glaciere Washington State $18.00
 Silver NV Dry Riesling Santa Cruz $12.00
 Silver 2007 Sweet Riesling Columbia Valley $12.00

Pahrump Valley Winery
 Bronze NV Peak White American $9.95
 Silver 2005 Merlot Monterey County $12.95
 Bronze 2005 Chardonnay Central Coast $12.95

Painter Bridge
 Bronze 2006 Zinfandel California $6.99

Parducci Wine Cellars
 Bronze 2005 Petite Sirah Mendocino County $9.99
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Mendocino County $9.99

Parkers Estate
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vine Street Sonoma County $14.99
 Silver 2005 Merlot, North Peyton Block Sonoma County $14.99
 Bronze 2005 Zinfandel, Dillon Springs Road Sonoma County $14.99
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 Chardonnay, Blue Ash Road Sonoma County $14.99

Pascual Toso
 Bronze 2006 Malbec, Reserve, Las Barrancas Mendoza $20.00
 Bronze 2007 Torrontes Mendoza $12.00

Paso Creek
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $18.00

Paul Dolan Vineyards
 Gold 2005 Deep Red Mendocino $39.99
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Made with Organically Grown Grapes Mendocino County $24.99

Pedroncelli Winery
 Bronze 2005 Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley $15.00
 Bronze 2007 Dry Rose of Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley $10.00
 Bronze 2006 Zinfandel, Mother Clone Dry Creek Valley $15.00

Penfolds
 Bronze 2006 Cabernet Merlot, Koonunga Hill South Eastern  Australia $10.00

Penley Estate
 Bronze 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Phoenix Coonawarra $20.00

Penman Springs Vineyard
 Gold 2005 Meritage, Artisan Cuvee Paso Robles $24.00
 Bronze 2005 Petite Sirah Paso Robles $22.00

Pepperwood Grove
 Bronze 2006 Syrah California $8.00

Perfecta
 Silver 2005 Merlot Napa Valley $16.99

Perry Creek Winery
 Bronze 2005 Altitude: 2401 Syrah, Fair Play Farms El Dorado $24.00
 Silver 2006 Zinfandel, Zinman Sierra Foothills $13.00
 Bronze 2005 Altitude: 2401 Zinfandel, Fair Play Farm El Dorado $24.00
 Gold 2005 Altitude: 2401 Zinfandel, Potter Vineyard Sierra Foothills $24.00

Pessagno Winery
 Silver 2002 Port, Hames Valley Vineyard Hames Valley $36.00
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir, Lucia Highlands Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands $26.00
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir, Central Avenue Vineyard Monterey $21.00
 Bronze 2005 Pinot Noir, Four Boys Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands $50.00
 Bronze 2005 Chardonnay, Intrinity Santa Lucia Highlands $45.00

Peter Lehmann Winery
 Bronze 2005 Shiraz Barossa Valley $15.99

Peter Murphy Vineyards
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $27.50
 Bronze 2005 Syrah Sierra Foothills $16.50

Pianetta Winery
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Monterey $28.00

Pietra Santa Winery
 Silver 2003 Vache Red Blend, Signature Collection Cienega Valley $45.00
 Gold, Sweeps 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Signature Collection Cienega Valley $50.00
 Silver 2004 Dolcetto Cienega Valley $18.00
 Bronze 2004 Merlot Cienega Valley $15.00
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir Cienega Valley $18.00
 Silver 2007 Rosato Cienega Valley $18.00
 Bronze 2004 Sangiovese Cienega Valley $18.00
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay Central Coast $15.00
 Bronze 2004 Chardonnay, Vache Cienega Valley $35.00

Pina Napa Valley
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, D'Adamo Vineyard Napa Valley $72.00

Pindar Vineyards
 Bronze 2005 Chardonnay, Sunflower Special Reserve North Fork of Long Island $17.00

Plantagenet
 Silver 2007 Hazard Hill, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Western Australia $14.00
 Silver 2005 Shiraz, Omrah Western Australia $18.00

Plungerhead
 Silver 2006 Zinfandel, Old Vine Lodi $16.00
 Gold 2005 Zinfandel, Old Vine Dry Creek Valley $22.00

Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay, Picnic Paso Robles $15.00

Pope Valley Winery
 Bronze 2005 Merlot, Eakle Ranch Napa Valley $22.00

Prats And Symington
 Silver 2004 Chryseia Douro Valley $70.00
 Bronze 2005 Post Scriptum Douro Valley $37.00

Prejean Winery
 Silver 2006 Semi-Dry Gewürztraminer Finger Lakes $16.99
 Bronze 2006 Dry Gewürztraminer, Estate Grown Finger Lakes $16.99

Prima Mano
 Silver 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino $49.99
 Silver 2006 Primitivo Salento IGT $19.99

Prospero Winery
 Bronze 2006 Orange Muscat California $9.99
 Silver 2006 Riesling California $9.99
 Silver 2003 Zinfandel California $15.99

Pugliese Vineyards
 Bronze 2003 Blanc de Blanc Brut North Fork of Long Island $19.99

Quady Winery
 Bronze NV Batch 88 Starboard California $23.99
 Silver 2006 Elysium California $24.99
 Silver 2006 Essensia California $24.99
 Gold NV Deviation California $27.99
 Silver 2007 Red Electra California $13.99

Quinta do Vesuvio
 Best of Show Red Dessert Wine
 Gold 2001 Vintage Porto Douro Valley $58.50

Raffaldini Vineyards
 Bronze 2006 Montepulciano Yadkin Valley $17.00

Rafferty's Rules
 Bronze 2003 Shiraz [Angels' Share] South Eastern  Australia $17.00

Ramon Bilbao
 Gold 2004 Tempranillo Limited Edition, Crianza Rioja $19.99

Rancho De Philo
 Gold NV Triple Cream Sherry Cucamonga Valley $34.95

Rancho Sisquoc Winery
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Flood Family Vineyards Santa Barbara County $24.00
 Silver 2005 Malbec, Flood Family Vineyards Santa Barbara County $30.00
 Silver 2005 Merlot, Flood Family Vineyards Santa Barbara County $20.00
 Bronze 2005 Syrah, Flood Family Vineyards Santa Barbara County $25.00
 Bronze 2007 Sylvaner, Flood Family Vineyards Santa Barbara County $14.00

Rappahannock Cellars
 Bronze 2006 Viognier, Reserve Virginia $22.00

Raven's Glenn Winery
 Gold 2007 White October, Sonnet Hills Vineyard Ohio   $17.99
 Bronze NV Vidal Blanc American $11.99

Ravenswood Winery 
 Gold 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $17.99
 Silver 2004 Merlot Sonoma County $14.99
 Silver 2005 Zinfandel Napa Valley $14.99
 Silver 2005 Zinfandel, Old Vine Sonoma County $14.99
 Bronze 2005 Chardonnay Sonoma County $14.99

Raymond Burr Vineyards
 Bronze 2004 Cabernet Franc Dry Creek Valley $38.00
 Gold 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $38.00
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 Chardonnay Sonoma County $28.00

Raymond Vineyard
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Napa Valley $35.00
 Silver 2005 Merlot, R Collection California $15.00
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay, Reserve Napa Valley $20.00
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay, R Collection Monterey County $13.00

Red Bicyclette
 Bronze 2005 Rose Vin de Pays d'Oc $12.00
 Bronze 2005 Syrah Vin de Pays d'Oc $12.00

Red Rock
 Silver 2006 Merlot, Reserve California $12.00

Red Tail Ridge Winery
 Silver 2006 Semi-Dry Riesling Finger Lakes $22.00
 Gold 2006 Lemberger Finger Lakes $18.00
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay, Barrel Fermented Finger Lakes $18.00

Redtree
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay California $8.00
 Bronze 2007 Pinot Grigio California $8.00

Redwood Creek
 Bronze 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon California $7.99
 Silver 2006 Merlot California $7.99
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay California $7.99

Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir, Pishon Bloc Umpqua Valley $28.00
 Silver 2006 Tempranillo, Timnah Bloc, Estate Grown and Produced Umpqua Valley $24.00
 Bronze 2007 Gruner Veltliner, Revalation Bloc & Sorek Bloc Umpqua Valley $22.00

Robert Rue Vineyard
 Silver 2005 Zinfandel, Wood Road Reserve, Century Old Vines Russian River Valley $32.00

Rodney Strong Vineyards
 Bronze 2005 Symmetry Meritage Alexander Valley $60.00
 Bronze 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander's Crown, Single Vineyard Alexander Valley $30.00
 Silver 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $25.00
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County $19.00
 Bronze 2004 Merlot Sonoma County $19.00
 Bronze 2006 Zinfandel, Knotty Vines Sonoma County $20.00
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Sonoma County $15.00

Rosemount Estate
 Silver 2005 Shiraz, Diamond Label South Eastern  Australia $12.00

Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate
 Silver 2004 Meritage Malibu Newton Canyon $75.00
 Bronze 2004 Merlot, The Devon Vineyards Malibu Newton Canyon $26.00
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay Malibu Newton Canyon $25.00

Rotta Winery
 Bronze 2005 Zinfandel Port California $25.00
 Silver 2004 Black Monukka Dessert Wine California $22.00
 Bronze 2004 Cabernet Franc, Dino Boneso Vineyard Paso Robles $22.00
 Silver 2004 Zinfandel, Giubbini Vineyard, Estate Paso Robles $27.00

Rutherford Vintners
 Bronze 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $12.99
 Silver 2005 Merlot Napa Valley $12.99
 Silver 2005 Chardonnay Napa Valley $12.99

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