Double Gold Winner – Martin & Weyrich 2010 Moscato Allegro $11.00
Delicious, very fruity and sweet but not as sweet as the Best Moscato winner but its certainly just as enjoyable. Sweet and refreshing – what’s not to love.
Double Gold Winner & Winemaker of the Year – Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnays
Both the Francis Ford Coppola 2010 Chardonnay Director’s ($17.00) and the 2011 Chardonnay Rosso & Bianco ($11.00) won Double Gold and the Winery won the Andre Tchelistcheff Winemaker of the Year award. I found myself enjoying the 2011 Rosso & Bianco more as it was slightly sweeter than other Chardonnays I’ve tasted. Both Chards were light, crisp and fruity.
Double Gold Winner & Best Chardonnay – Five Rivers 2010 Chardonnay $11.00
A thoroughly enjoyable Chardonnay, very light and smooth, almost subtle. Light enough to enjoy at any time of the day. Although I didn’t partake in the tasting of the next featured spirits, I did enjoy the silhouettes and intricate details of their bottles. From the female figures etched into the Tavi Tequila Anejo bottle and stopper to the hand-made and hand decorated clay medallion on the Dos Armadillos Reposado Tequila