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Willcox Wine Awards by Beverage Testing Institute

The second annual Willcox Wine Awards were recently announced. The wine judging was completed by Beverage Testing Institute. Below is a complete list of the winners and scores! Support your favorite Willcox Winery!

We will be hosting an awards dinner on Friday, October 16 to recognize these outstanding winners and results!

Publish Date: 5/16/2020 (39 wines)

 

BEST OF SHOW

91 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2016 Commonwealth Rhone Blend, Willcox. RED WINES

RED WINES

GOLD MEDAL

91 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2016 Commonwealth Rhone Blend, Willcox.
2020 Best Willcox Red Wine

90 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2016 Lucky Prospector, Willcox.

SILVER MEDAL

89 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2017 Syrah, Willcox.

88 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Willcox.

88 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2016 Cabernet Franc, Willcox.

87 • Pillsbury Wine Company (AZ) 2017 Reserve, Mourvedre, Cochise County, Arizona.

87 • Bodega Pierce (AZ) 2017 Rolling View Vineyard, Zinfandel, Willcox.

86 • Copper Horse Vineyard (AZ) 2017 Sangiovese, Willcox.

86 • Arizona Stronghold Vineyards (AZ) 2017 Nachise, Willcox.

85 • Pillsbury Wine Company (AZ) 2017 Diva, Cochise County, Arizona.

85 • Zarpara Vineyard (AZ) 2016 Estate Bottled, Sangiovese, Willcox.

85 • Carlson Creek Vineyard (AZ) 2017 Grenache, Willcox.

BRONZE MEDAL

84 • Pillsbury Wine Company (AZ) 2017 Reserve, Grenache, Cochise County, Arizona.

84 • High Lonesome Vineyard (AZ) 2018 Lemberger, Cochise County, Arizona.

84 • Bodega Pierce (AZ) 2017 Saeculum Cellars Caché, Willcox.

84 • Zarpara Vineyard (AZ) 2014 Odisea, Cochise County, Arizona.

84 • Carlson Creek Vineyard (AZ) 2015 Sangiovese, Willcox.

84 • Keeling Schaefer Vineyards (AZ) 2015 Shiraz, Cochise County, Arizona.

84 • Keeling Schaefer Vineyards (AZ) 2017 Little Block, Petite Sirah, Cochise County, Arizona.

82 • Bodega Pierce (AZ) 2017 Athena, Willcox.

81 • High Lonesome Vineyard (AZ) 2017 Tannat, Cochise County, Arizona.

80 • High Lonesome Vineyard (AZ) 2018 Mourvedre, Cochise County, Arizona.

80 • Keeling Schaefer Vineyards (AZ) 2015 Three Sisters, Syrah, Cochise County, Arizona.

ROSE WINES

GOLD MEDAL

90 • Bodega Pierce (AZ) 2019 Rosé, Grenache, Willcox.
2020 Best Wilcox Rose

SILVER MEDAL

88 • Arizona Stronghold Vineyards (AZ) 2018 Dayden, Willcox.

BRONZE MEDAL

84 • Golden Rule Vineyards (AZ) 2018 Copper Queen Rosé, Grenache, Willcox.

82 • Carlson Creek Vineyard (AZ) 2018 Grenache, Willcox.

WHITE WINES

GOLD MEDAL

91 • Pillsbury Wine Company (AZ) 2018 Bonnie Lee, Malvasia, Cochise County, Arizona.
2020 Best Willcox White Wine

SILVER MEDAL

87 • Pillsbury Wine Company (AZ) 2018 Chardonnay, Cochise County, Arizona.

87 • Pillsbury Wine Company (AZ) 2018 Viognier, Cochise County, Arizona.

87 • Bodega Pierce (AZ) 2019 Rolling View Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc, Willcox.

86 • Arizona Stronghold Vineyards (AZ) 2018 Tazi, Willcox.

86 • Bodega Pierce (AZ) 2018 Rolling View Vineyard, Malvasia Bianca, Willcox.

86 • Keeling Schaefer Vineyards (AZ) 2019 Best Friends, Viognier, Cochise County, Arizona.

85 • Carlson Creek Vineyard (AZ) 2018 Chardonnay, Willcox.

BRONZE MEDAL

82 • Copper Horse Vineyard (AZ) 2017 Viognier, Cochise County, Arizona.

82 • High Lonesome Vineyard (AZ) 2018 PicPoul Blanc, Cochise County, Arizona.

82 • Carlson Creek Vineyard (AZ) 2018 Malvasia, Willcox.

By |June 16th, 2020|Categories: Willcox Wine Country, Winery|0 Comments

Welcome to Willcox Wine Country

ABOUT COCHISE GRAHAM WINE COUNCIL, INC. | dba WILLCOX WINE COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP:
Willcox Wine Country Partnership is a consortium of Arizona Farm Wineries located in Cochise and Graham Counties in southeastern Arizona. The Willcox area leads the industry’s grape production by growing 74% of the state’s wine grapes and is the source of the most highly rated Arizona wines by Wine Spectator and Beverage Tasting Institute, with 63 wines rated 88-95 over the past 10 years. The area was recently designated the Willcox AVA (American Viticultural Area), making it federally recognized as a unique and distinctive wine growing region in the United States. Willcox Wine Country features 31 licensed farm winery, 12 tasting rooms, tours, locally grown and produced wines, and the semi-annual Willcox Wine Country Festival (held in May and October), which has been rated by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top-ten wine festivals in North America. For more information visit www.willcoxwinecountry.org.