Gold Medal Winning Wines

Each year, numerous wine competitions are held, where panels of wine experts conduct blind tastings of wines entered from wineries from a particular region, state, country or internationally, depending on the competition guidelines. Scores are tabulated and then medals are awarded to the best wines.Only the highest rated wines are included in the Award Winning Wines database, each having earned a Gold Medal, and in some cases, an even higher medal such as Double Gold or Sweepstakes. All the wines listed here are considered outstanding by professional wine judges.
This information was derived from numerous wine competitions, so details for each wine may vary depending upon how the data was captured by the competitions. Prices are estimates only, and may vary between competitions due to timing issues. Also, the wine may be discounted or sold at a premium from the price shown. (Some competitions do not include wine pricing, so “$N/A” will be shown as the price.)

Description
Year
Malbec Christopher Cameron Van Alyea Ranch Dry Creek Valley 2012 $38.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Malbec Cinquain Cellars Paso Robles 2011 $60.00 California State Fair (2015)
Malbec Colome Estate Salta, Argentina 2012 $30.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Malbec Criterion Reserva Mendoza, Argentina 2012 $14.00 Riverside International (2015)
Malbec Dona Paula Estate Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina 2012 $15.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Malbec Dona Paula Los Cardos Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina 2013 $10.00 Jerry D. Mead's New World International (2015)
Malbec DRNK Wines Kinneybrook Ranch Sonoma Valley 2012 $38.00 Sonoma County Harvest Fair (2014)
Malbec Espuela Del Gaucho Reserve Mendoza, Argentina 2013 $13.00 Monterey (2015)
Malbec HandCraft Artisan Collection California 2013 $12.00 California State Fair (2015)
Malbec Imagery Estate Winery Upper Ridge Pine Mountain/Cloverdale Peak, Sonoma 2012 $42.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Malbec Imagery Estate Winery Upper Ridge Pine Mountain/Cloverdale Peak, Sonoma 2012 $42.00 California State Fair (2015)
Malbec Menage a Trois Mendoza, Argentina 2012 $14.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Malbec Northwest Cellars Red Mountain, Washington 2012 $48.00 Riverside International (2015)
Malbec Nuestro Tiempo Tupungato Valley, Mendoza Mendoza, Argentina 2013 $14.00 Riverside International (2015)
Malbec Paul Mas Estate Gardemiel Vnyd Pays d'OC IGP, France 2014 $15.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Malbec Picket Fence Alexander Valley 2013 $20.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Malbec Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards Umpqua Valley, Oregon 2013 $31.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Malbec Smoking Loon El Carancho Valle Central, Chile 2013 $8.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Malbec St. Anne's Crossing Winery Los Chamizal Sonoma Valley 2012 $38.00 Sonoma County Harvest Fair (2014)
Malbec Tercos Mendoza, Argentina 2013 $14.00 Jerry D. Mead's New World International (2015)
Malbec The Show The Show Mendoza, Argentina 2013 $14.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Malbec Tomero Reserva Mendoza, Argentina 2011 $55.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Malbec Trapiche Broquel Mendoza, Argentina 2012 $18.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Malbec Trapiche Oak Cask Mendoza, Argentina 2013 $14.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Malbec V. Sattui Winery Napa Valley 2012 $37.00 Monterey (2015)
Malbec Wattle Creek Alexander Valley 2012 $38.00 California State Fair (2015)
Malbec Williamson Wines Tango Sonoma 2012 $68.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Malbec Wise Villa Winery Estate Produced & Bottled Alta Mesa 2013 $34.00 California State Fair (2015)
Merlot Ahnfeldt Wines Napa Valley 2012 $44.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Alexander Valley 2012 $20.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Alias Winery California 2013 $11.00 California State Fair (2015)
Merlot Alta Ridge Vineyards Alta Ridge Vineyards Bennett Valley 2012 $19.00 Sonoma County Harvest Fair (2014)
Merlot Amelia Wynn Winery CEPAGE, The Dwelley Vineyard Walla Walla Valley, Washington 2012 $30.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Barefoot Cellars California NA $7.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Benziger Family Winery Sonoma County 2012 $19.00 Sonoma County Harvest Fair (2014)
Merlot Black Stallion Estate Winery Limited Release Napa Valley 2012 $40.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Black Stallion Estate Winery Limited Release Napa Valley 2012 $40.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Bonterra Mendocino County 2012 $14.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Broadside Single Vineyard - Margarita Paso Robles 2013 $20.00 Riverside International (2015)
Merlot Cairdean Vineyards Napa Valley 2010 $44.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Cannonball Wines Sonoma County 2012 $15.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Cartlidge & Browne North Coast 2013 $13.00 California State Fair (2015)
Merlot Castoro Cellars Estate Grown Paso Robles 2012 $16.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Chalone Vineyards The Monterey Vineyards Monterey County 2013 $17.00 Monterey (2015)
Merlot Church & State Wines Coyote Bowl Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada 2011 $20.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Claar Cellars White Bluffs Columbia Valley, Washington 2011 $22.00 Riverside International (2015)
Merlot Cline Cellars Sonoma County 2012 $18.00 San Francisco Chronicle (WineJudging.com) (2015)
Merlot Clos Pegase Winery Carneros, Napa Valley 2012 $35.00 Los Angeles International (2015)
Merlot Clos Pegase Winery Carneros, Napa Valley 2012 $35.00 Pacific Rim (2015)
Merlot Darcie Kent Vineyards Old Vines, Crown Block Vineyard Livermore Valley 2012 $30.00 Pacific Rim (2015)