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2008 San Diego Wine Competition Results W-X-Y-Z
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.


 Silver 2005 Riesling, Promised Land South Australia $12.99
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley $16.99
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay, Promised Land, Unwooded South Australia $12.99
 Bronze 2005 Riesling Clare Valley $16.99

White Owl Winery
 Silver NV Sweet Liberty Illinois $8.95

 Bronze 2006 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough $22.00

Wiens Family Cellars
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Temecula Valley $25.00

Wildhurst Vineyards
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Lake County $16.00
 Bronze 2005 Merlot, Reserve Lake County $16.00
 Bronze 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Reserve Lake County $12.00

Willowbrook Cellars
 Bronze 2005 Pinot Noir, Estate Grown Russian River Valley $34.00
 Silver 2005 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $24.00

Willowcroft Farm Vineyards
 Silver 2006 Riesling Muscat Ottonel Virginia $15.95
 Bronze NV Petit Verdot Virginia $25.70

Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards
 Bronze NV Quartet Blanc, Jazz Series Temecula Valley $18.95
 Silver 2005 Merlot, Barrel Reserve Temecula Valley $32.95
 Bronze 2005 Zinfandel, Estate Temecula Valley $34.95
 Bronze NV Almond Champagne California $16.95

Windsor Oaks
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir, Estate Grown & Bottled Russian River Valley $35.00
 Silver 2005 Zinfandel, Reserve, Estate Grown & Bottled Russian River Valley $29.00

Windsor Vineyards
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Private Reserve Knights Valley $20.00
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Platinum Series Sonoma County $30.00
 Silver 2006 Pinot Noir, Platinum Series Russian River Valley $28.00
 Silver 2005 Syrah, Private Reserve Dry Creek Valley $20.00
 Bronze 2005 Zinfandel, Private Reserve North Coast $15.00
 Bronze 2006 Semillon, Middle Ridge Vineyard Mendocino County $14.00

Wine Cube
 Silver 2006 Cabernet Shiraz California $15.99
 Silver 2006 Merlot California $15.99
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Grigio California $15.99

Wollersheim Winery
 Bronze NV White Riesling American $9.00
 Gold, Sweeps 2007 Prairie Fume American $8.00
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay American $14.00

Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi 
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 Chardonnay, Select Vineyard Series, Ghost Oak  Lodi $11.99
 Bronze 2007 Pinot Grigio California $7.99

Yellow Tail
 Bronze 2007 Pinot Grigio South Eastern  Australia $8.00

 Bronze NV Pink South Eastern  Australia $12.00

Zaca Mesa Winery
 Silver 2005 Z CuvĂ©e Santa Ynez Valley $18.00
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 Roussanne Santa Ynez Valley $25.00
 Bronze 2006 Viognier Santa Ynez Valley $17.00

ZD Wines
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $50.00
 Silver 2006 Pinot Noir Carneros $40.00
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir, Reserve Carneros $65.00
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay California $34.00

Zefina Winery
 Bronze 2004 Serience Red Horse Heaven Hills $29.99

Zig Zag Zin
 Bronze 2005 Zinfandel Mendocino County $14.99