Masquerade Wine Co. Nets Double Gold at SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Bellingham’s Masquerade Wine Company earned Double Gold honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for its recently released Effervescing Elephant Sparkling Wine.

Over 5500 wines were judged during the competition. Only eight wines were awarded Best of Class and nine received Double Golds.

A list of winners (along with approximate retail prices) include the following:

Best of Class:

Airfield Estates 2011 Barbera, Yakima Valley, $28
Barnard Griffin 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $14
Gordon Brothers Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $21
Hogue Cellars 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11
Kiona Vineyards Winery 2011 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, $15
Marchesi Vineyards 2010 Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley, $35
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Tempranillo, Southern Oregon, $36
South Stage Cellars 2008 Syrah, Rogue Valley, $26

Double Gold:

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2011 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Grenache, Horse Heaven Hills, $38
Brandborg 2011 Gew├╝rztraminer, Umpqua Valley, $18
Del Rio Vineyards 2011 Viognier, Rogue Valley, $20
Diversion Wine NV Riesling, Washington, $15
Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $42
Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $32
Masquerade Wine Co. NV Effervescing Elephant, Columbia Valley, $35
Verve Wines 2011 Gew├╝rztraminer Dessert, Oregon, $22
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2011 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $14

Masquerade Wine Company is located at 2001 Iowa Street in Bellingham and is currently open from 11am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday. For more information: masqueradewines.com

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