|The 2012 competition winners.|
Sixty judges evaluated 5,500 wines to come up with more than 80 best of class awards. The competition is billed as North America's largest, and this year's number of entries set a record.
The major category winners:
Sparkling: 2006 Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blancs Carneros ($28).
White: 2010 Dr. Konstantin Frank Reserve Finger Lakes Gewurztraminer ($25).
Pink: 2011 Barnard Griffin Columbia Valley Rosé of Sangiovese ($12).
Red: 2008 McGrail Vineyards & Winery Reserve Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($36).
Dessert: 2010 Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Late Harvest Gewurztraminer ($35).
Label: Mutt Lynch Winery 2009 Out of Reach Muttitag.
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