Charlotte Cru Competition (C3) Winners Announced!

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We are pleased to announce the results of the third Charlotte Cru Competition (C3) held Saturday, February 1 at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Charlotte. Thank you to our sponsor, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, and our partner wineries and wholesale friends who helped make this event happen.  We would particularly like to thank our judges, who donated their time and talent at this competition that recognizes the Cru Groups, the backbone of Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend’s success for 25 years.

We hope you will join us for the upcoming 25th Anniversary of Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend April 22-26.  Tickets are on sale now for all events and may be purchased online at www.charlottewineandfood.org.  Some events are already sold out so we recommend you buy early!

Results are listed below:

Best of Groups, Best in Show
Switchback Ridge 2011 Petite Sirah, Napa
 
Best of Group A
Miner 2009 The Oracle, Napa
Best of Group B
Switchback Ridge 2011 Petite Sirah, Napa
 
Best of Category/Double Gold Wines Group A
California Square 2012 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Saintsbury 2010 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Switchback Ridge 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
Miner 2008 The Oracle Blend, Napa
Robert Foley 2011 Kelly’s Cuvee Syrah, Napa
 
Additional Double Gold Group A
Signorello 2011 Hope’s Cuvee Chardonnay, Napa
Miner 2011 Gary’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
Gallo 2009 Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
2009 Cyrus Blend, Alexander Valley
 
 
Gold Group A
J. Lohr 2012 Riverstone Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco
Saintsbury 2011 Pinot Noir, Carneros
Darioush 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
Napa Angel 2008 Aurelio’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
  
Silver Group A
Bouchaine 2010 Estate Chardonnay, Carneros
Bouchaine 2009 Pinot Noir, Carneros
Faust 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
Kuleto 2009 India Ink Blend, Napa
Neyen 2008 Carmenere-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Colchagua, Chile
Guenoc 2012 Petite Sirah, Lake County
         
Best of Category/Double Gold Wines Group B
Darioush 2012 Chardonnay, Napa
Saintsbury 2010 Brown Ranch Pinot Noir, Carneros
Robert Foley 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
Arietta 2011 Quartet Blend, Napa
Switchback Ridge 2011 Petite Sirah, Napa
  
  
Additional Double Gold Group B
One Hope 2009 Chardonnay, Santa Barbara
J. Lohr 2012 Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir, Monterey
Arietta 2011 Caberent Sauvignon, Napa
Louis M. Martini 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Retro Cellars 2009 Petite Sirah, Howell Mountain, Napa
  
Gold Group B
Robert Foley 2011 Pinot Noir, Carneros
Alexander Valley Vineyards 2010 School Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Finca Perdriel 2006 Centenario, Mendoza, Argentina
Villa San Julliette 2011 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles
  
Silver Group B
Montes Alpha 2011 Chardonnay, Casablanca, Chile
One Hope 2011 Pinot Noir, North Coast
Primus 2010 The Blend, Colchagua, Chile
Kuleto 2009 Caberenet Sauvignon, Napa

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