Nevada County wineries praised in S.F. Chronicle tasting contest

NEVADA COUNTY WINERIES WERE BIG WINNERS in the S.F. Chronicle’s annual wine tasting contest, one of the most prestigious regional contests.

The winning wineries included Avanguardia, Indian Springs, Lucchesi, Montoliva, Naggiar, Pilot Peak, Sierra Starr, Smith, Solune and Szabo.

Pilot Peak won the prestigious “Best of Class: Judge’s Choice” award for its port.

A list of the winners and their winning wines is here:

Avanguardia: Silver (Ampio), Bronze (Sangineto), Bronze (Premiato)
Indian Springs: Gold (Hog Wild Red), Silver (Hog Wild White), Silver (Barbera), Bronze (Cab), Bronze (Chardonnay), Bronze (Syrah Port), Bronze (Primitivo)
Lucchesi: Silver (Port), Bronze (Cab), Two Bronze (Chardonnay), Bronze (Sauvignon Blanc)
Montoliva: Silver (Sierra Bella), Silver (Aglianico), Silver (Teroldego), Bronze (Sangiovese), Bronze (Sangiovese Estate)
Naggiar: Silver (Petite Syrah), Bronze (Mourvedre), Bronze (Malbec), Bronze (Grenache)
Pilot Peak: “Best of Class: Judges’ Choice” (Porta Joyas), Bronze (Barbera), Bronze (Paramour), Bronze (Tempranillo)
Smith: Silver (Red blend), Bronze (Cab), Bronze (Primitivo), Bronze (Syrah)
Sierra Star: Silver (Sauvignon Blanc), Silver (Rhone blend), Silver (Zin), Bronze (Cab), Bronze (Cab Franc)
Solune: Silver (Tempranillo), Bronze (Cab Franc), Two Bronze (Petite Syrah), Bronze (Tempranillo)
Szabo: Silver (Syrah), Bronze (Primitivo)

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  1. Bob Garza says:

    My friend Mary and I visited Pilot Peak on Saturday. We tasted and bought the Syrah Port. It was just amazingly good. Also, the hosts were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We’ re telling our friends in the Bay Area to come up and try this winery with us!

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