Best of Wines

Best of the Show Judges

Jason DeRusha
MNMO Food Editor

David Anderson
France 44

Bill Abrahamson
Top Ten Liquors

Bill Belkin
Lunds & Byerlys

Colin Murray
Wandering Kitchen

Mike Shannon
Roth Distributing

Noelle Starr
Surdyks

Joy Summers
MNMO Food Editor

2017 Best of Show Wines

Bordeaux Varietal
2014 Robert Hall Cabernet Sauvignon – O’Neill Vintners

Chardonnay
2014 Chalk Hill Chardonnay – Rodney Strong

Cool Climate White
2015 LaCrescent – Villa Bellezza Winery & Vineyards

Cool Climate Red
2015 Frontenac Dessert Wine (Ruby Port Style) – Parley Lake Winery

Cool Climate Red
2013 Marquette Reserve – Villa Bellezza Winery & Vineyards

Fruity
NV Fortaleza – Villa Bellezza Winery & Vineyards

Imported Red
2014 Primitivo – Layer Cake

Imported White
2015 Domaine Fournier, Sancerre Les Belles Vignes – Vinocopia

Pinot Grigio
2015 Pepi Pinot Grigio – O’Neill Vintners

Pinot Noir
2015 Pinot Noir – Layer Cake

Rhone Ranger
2013 Petite Sirah – Dusted Valley

Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc – Rodney Strong

Sparkling
2016 Minnescato – Carlos Creek Winery

2017 Best Value Wines ($15 and Under)

Bordeaux Varietal
2014 Boomtown by Dusted Valley Merlot – Dusted Valley

Bordeaux Varietal
2014 Boomtown by Dusted Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – Dusted Valley

Chardonnay
2015 Chardonnay – Layer Cake

Cool Climate White
2015 Frontenac Gris – Parley Lane Winery

Imported White
2015 Piattelli Torrontes – Vinocopia

Pinot Grigio
2015 Boomtown by Dusted Valley Pinot Gris – Dusted Valley

Pinot Noir
2015 DeLoach California Pinot Noir – Vinocopia

Rhone Ranger
2014 Boomtown by Dusted Valley Syrah – Dusted Valley

Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Sauvignon Blanc – Layer Cake