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Monterey Wine Competition Winners T-Z
By Robert Whitley
Mar 4, 2008
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Here's the T-Z list of medal-winning wines from the 15th annual Monterey Wine Competition, staged March 1-2 at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City, Ca.

A team of 24 wine professionals -- overseen by Chief Judge Linda Murphy -- evaluated more than 1200 wines over two days.

Best of Show Sparkling went to the 2000 Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvee; Best of Show White was the 2006 Ventana Vineyards Riesling; Best of Show Red the 2005 V. Sattui Vittorio's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignonl; and Best of Show Dessert was bestwoed upon the 2006 Navarro Vineyards gewurztraminer Late Harvest.

Please note that the term "Sweeps" indicates Gold medal wines that were nominated for Best of Show and evaluated in the final "Sweepstakes" round of judging.

Tangent
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Gris, Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley  $17.00

Tapena
 Bronze 2006 Garnacha Tierra de Castilla, Spain $10.00
 Silver 2006 Verdejo Tierra de Castilla, Spain $10.00

Tempus Two
 Silver 2006 Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia $26.00

The Hogue Cellars
 Bronze 2005 Merlot Columbia Valley $9.00
 Bronze 2005 Merlot, Genesis Columbia Valley $16.00
 Silver 2007 Pinot Grigio Columbia Valley $9.00
 Gold 2006 Riesling Columbia Valley $9.00
 Bronze 2007 Late Harvest White Riesling Columbia Valley $9.00
 Silver 2006 Fume Blanc Columbia Valley $9.00

The Lane
 Silver 2006 Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, Australia $29.00

The Yard
 Silver 2006 Shiraz, Acacia Vineyards Frankland River, Western Australia $40.00
 Bronze 2007 Riesling, Whispering Hill Vineyard Western Australia $22.00

Three Thieves
 Bronze NV True Earth Red Mendocino County $12.99
 Bronze 2005 Bandit Cabernet Sauvignon California $9.99
 Silver 2006 The Show Cabernet Sauvignon California $12.99
 Bronze 2006 Bandit Chardonnay California $9.99

Tin Roof
 Silver 2005 Tin Roof Merlot California $8.99
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 Tin Roof Chardonnay California $8.99
 Gold 2006 Tin Roof Sauvignon Blanc California $8.99

Tisdale Vineyard
 Gold NV Chardonnay California $2.99

Toasted Head
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley $17.99
 Bronze 2005 Pinot Noir, Barrel Reserve Sonoma Coast $17.99
 Silver 2005 Shiraz California $13.99
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay Russian River Valley $17.99
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay California $13.99

Tom Eddy Wines
 Silver 2003 'Elodian' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $20.00

Trinchero Winery
 Gold 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lewelling Vineyard St. Helena $50.00
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley $50.00
 Silver 2005 Family Merlot California $12.00
 Bronze 2005 Family Syrah Monterey County $12.00

Trinity Oaks Winery
 Bronze 2004 Merlot California $7.00
 Bronze 2006 Riesling California $7.00

Tsillan Cellars
 Silver 2005 Bellissima Rossa Columbia Valley $34.95
 Bronze 2005 Merlot Columbia Valley $35.00
 Bronze 2005 Syrah Columbia Valley $28.00
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay Columbia Valley $22.95
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay, Estate Barrel Select Columbia Valley $24.95
 Silver 2006 Gew├╝rztraminer, Reserve Columbia Valley $23.00
 Silver 2007 Pinot Grigio, Estate Columbia Valley $23.00
 Bronze 2006 Riesling, Estate Columbia Valley $20.00

Two Rivers Winery
 Silver 2005 Ruby Port, Chateau Deux  Grand Valley $12.50
 Bronze 2006 Merlot Grand Valley $12.75
 Silver 2006 Riesling Delta County $12.00

V. Sattui Winery
 Gold, Sweeps 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt. Veeder Mt. Veeder $38.00
 Gold, Sweeps 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vittorio's Vineyard Napa Valley $42.00
 Gold, Sweeps 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sattui Family North Coast $22.00
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Napa Valley $32.00
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Preston Vineyard Napa Valley $45.00
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Morisoli Vineyard Napa Valley $50.00
 Silver 2005 V. Sattui Merlot, Los Carneros Napa Valley $27.00
 Silver 2005 V. Sattui Merlot Napa Valley $26.00
 Bronze 2006 V. Sattui Pinot Noir, Los Carneros Napa Valley $36.00
 Silver 2006 V. Sattui Chardonnay Napa Valley $28.00
 Bronze 2006 V. Sattui Chardonnay, Sattui Family California $17.75
 Gold 2006 V. Sattui Chardonnay, Los Carneros Napa Valley $25.00

Valdubon
 Silver 2005 Tempranillo, Cosecha Ribero del Duero, Spain $14.00
 Silver 2003 Tempranillo, Crianza Ribero del Duero, Spain $15.00
 Silver 2002 Tempranillo, Reserva Ribero del Duero, Spain $24.00

Ventana Vineyards Winery
 Bronze 2006 Rubystone Arroyo Seco $18.00
 Bronze 2005 Due Amici Arroyo Seco $28.00
 Gold 2005 Pinto Noir Arroyo Seco $28.00
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco $28.00
 Silver 2005 Syrah Arroyo Seco $18.00
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 Riesling Arroyo Seco $16.00

Via Wines
 Bronze 2006 Red One Valle Maule Valley, Chile $14.99
 Bronze 2006 Oveja Negra Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Valle Central, Cjile $7.99
 Gold 2007 Oveja Negra Rose Valle Central, Chile $7.99

Victor Hugo Vineyards & Winery
 Bronze 2005 Petite Sirah Paso Robles $20.00
 Bronze 2006 Viognier, Estate Paso Robles $20.00

Vionta
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 Albarino Rias Baixas, Spain $18.00

Virgin Vines
 Bronze 2005 Shiraz California $9.99
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay California $9.99

Wakefield Winery
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley, Australia $16.99
 Gold, Sweeps 2006 Shiraz Clare Valley, Australia $16.99
 Bronze 2006 Promised Land Unwooded Chardonnay South Australia $12.99
 Gold, Sweeps 2005 Riesling Clare Valley, Australia $16.99

Weibel Family
 Silver 2004 Stone Creek Weibel Merlot Mendocino County $8.99
 Silver NV Weibel Raspberry Sparkling Wine California $9.99
 Bronze NV Weibel Almond Sparkling Wine California $9.99
 Silver 2005 Stone Creek Weibel Chardonnay Unoaked Mendocino County $8.99

Wente Vineyards
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Southern Hills Livermore Valley $14.99
 Silver 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Charles Wetmore Livermore Valley $24.99
 Silver 2004 Syrah, Shorthorn Canyon Livermore Valley $14.99
 Bronze 2006 Chardonnay, Morning Fog Livermore Valley $14.99

White Owl Winery
 Bronze NV Persimmon Solera Persimmon Solera $39.95

Wine Cube
 Bronze 2006 Cab/Shiraz California $15.99
 Bronze 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon California $15.99
 Bronze 2006 Merlot California $15.99
 Silver 2006 Chardonnay California $15.99
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Grigio California $15.99

Woodbridge
 Bronze 2005 Cherokee Station California $12.00
 Bronze 2005 SVS Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Dirt Ridge Lodi $12.00
 Bronze 2006 Pinot Noir Vins de Pays d'Oc $8.25
 Bronze 2006 Moscato Bianco California $12.00
 Silver 2006 Riesling Rhein - Mosel $8.25
 Silver 2006 Sauvignon Blanc California $6.25
 Gold 2006 Viognier Lodi $14.00

Yaldara Farms
 Silver 2004 Shiraz Barossa Valley $60.00

ZD Wines
 Bronze 2005 ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $50.00
 Silver 2006 ZD Wines Pinot Noir Carneros $40.00
 Bronze 2006 ZD Wines Pinot Noir, Reserve Carneros $60.00
 Bronze 2006 ZD Wines Chardonnay California $34.00
 Gold 2006 ZD Wines Chardonnay, Reserve Napa Valley $55.00