2021 North Coast Wine Challenge:
GOLD, Best of Class and 98 Points for 2019 Cuvée Sasha
98 Points, Top Value Wine
“Beautiful, sweet & sour cherry, very balanced, loads of baking spices, a WOW wine, stand up and say hello, mocha dust”
“Gorgeous extraction … big, ripe and juicy; sweet and creamy.”
Here are the judges who took part in the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge:
- Daryl Groom: Chief judge and owner/winemaker, Groom Wines, Healdsburg
- Chelsea Barrett: Winemaker, Matterra Cunat Family Vineyards in Napa. She launched Aviatrix of Napa with her mom, winemaker Heidi Barrett, and sister Remi Barrett, Calistoga.
- Heidi Barrett: Winemaker for Barrett & Barrett Wines, Calistoga
- Tim Bell: Winemaker, Dry Creek Vineyards, Healdsburg
- Dan Berger: Master sommelier and wine journalist, Santa Rosa
- Scot Covington: Winemaker for Trione Vineyards and Winery, Geyserville
- Traci Dutton: Sommelier, wine and beverage judge and manager of the Public Wine and Beverage Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa County
- Ziggy Eschliman: Radio and TV personality and wine blogger, Sonoma County
- Nick Goldschmidt: Winemaker and consultant, Goldschmidt Vineyards, Healdsburg
- Bill Hayes: Wine category manager, BevMo!, U.S. West Coast
- Barry Herbst: Wine director, Bottle Barn Liquors, Santa Rosa
- Kady Kahale: Head of wine buying, Naked Wines US; wine consultant and winemaker, Napa
- Jesse Katz: Winemaker, Aperture and Devil Proof Vineyards, Healdsburg
- Ellen Landis: Certified sommelier, certified wine specialist and wine educator, Windsor
- Jon McCarthy: Certified sommelier, wine and beverage director for The Matheson, Healdsburg
- Peg Melnik: Wine critic, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa
- Chris Munsell: Director of winemaking, E&J Gallo Winery, Sonoma County
- Linda Murphy: Contributing writer, Sonoma Magazine and The Press Democrat, Healdsburg
- Laura Ness: Wine journalist, columnist and judge, Bay Area
- Erik Olsen: COO, Fetzer Vineyards, Hopland
- Alexandria Sarovich: Sommelier at the three-Michelin-star Single Thread Farm, Restaurant & Inn, Healdsburg
- Christopher Sawyer: Wine writer and “Sommelier to the Stars,” Sonoma
- Mick Schroeter: Director of winemaking, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor
- Elizabeth “Liz” Thach: Master of wine, professor of wine, professor of management, author
- Greg Urimi: Production manager, Paul Hobbs Wines, Sebastopol
- Larry Van Aalst: Radio host of “The Sonoma Wine Report,” CRN Digital Talk Radio, Santa Rosa
- Wilfred Wong: Chief storyteller, wine.com, San Francisco
- Debbie Zachareas: Wine expert and lecturer, Napa County
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