WineAddicts.com Best of 2007
In recognition of some great wines, wineries and wine related events in the past year, we decided to commission the first annual WineAddicts.com awards. In a surprising result for a group of "Cab-heads", we chose two Merlot varietals as our favourite value and overall wines of the year.
Best Private Tasting at a Winery
Beringer Vineyards in the Rhine House for David's birthday, hosted by Carlos. It was a close decision over the repeatedly good service from Jim at Duckhorn Vineyards.
Best Wine Store
ACME Fine Wines in St Helena offers amazing gems of new Napa wines, great personal service and great prices.
Best New Winery Visited
Sullivan Vineyards in Rutherford was our favourite new find of the year. Family owned with great service a great setting and good wines.
Peju were very hospitable for a quick addicts pop-in, refreshing friendly on a short visit.
Best Value Wine of 2007
Value Prize Winner - 2001 Benziger Reserve Merlot ($42)
Best Value Syrah - 2002 Arrowood Saralee's Vineyard Syrah ($39)
Best Value Merlot - 2001 Benziger Reserve Merlot ($42)
Best Value Cabernet Sauvignon - 2002 Guillaims Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($40)
Best Value Chardonnay - 2003 Sbragia Family Gamble Ranch Chardonnay ($35)
Best Value Sauvignon Blanc - 2006 Keever Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($15)
Best Value Pinot Noir - 2006 Longboard Pinot Noir ($28)
Best Value Cabernet Franc - 2001 Beringer 3rd Century Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc ($29)
Best Wine of 2007
Grand Prize Winner - 2000 Beringer Bancroft Ranch, Howell Mountain Merlot
Best Syrah - 2002 Arrowood Saralee's Vineyard Syrah
Best Merlot - 2000 Beringer Bancroft Ranch, Howell Mountain Merlot
Best Chardonnay - 2003 Sbragia Family Gamble Ranch Chardonnay
Best Sauvignon Blanc - 2006 Keever Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Best Pinot Noir - 2003 Williams Selyem Vista Verde Pinot Noir
Best Cab Franc - 2001 Beringer 3rd Century Howell Mountain Cabernet Franc
Best Cabernet - 2004 Serdonis Ink Grade Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Best Winery Event
Clos Du Val annual harvest party - A regular favourite, this year was especially enjoyable due to the James Bond theme which added to the evening's enjoyment.
Best Wine Tasting Event
Family Winemakers at Fort Mason. Another great year at Fort Mason.