Best of Class Wine DescriptionsCWA Editor [April 2015] 2008 Central Coast Wine Competition Best of Class WinnersBEST WHITE WINE2007 Eberle Viognier ~ Paso Robles, Mill RoadBeautifully balanced with a lovely bouquet of exotic tropical fruit, delicate flavors of orange blossom, dried apricot and honey are complemented with a bright refreshing finish. BEST RED WINE2005 Halter Ranch Syrah ~ Paso Robles, EstateAn excellent definition of fruit and structure, beautifully balanced with intense aromatics of chocolate, berry, tobacco and lush lingering flavors. BEST DESSERT WINE2005 Robert Hall Vintage Port ~ Paso RoblesClassic port flair, well balanced, with concentrated ripe dark fruit character and notes of toasted hazelnuts and toffee. Click on Blue Link for Winery Information Best in their Class 2007 Huber Chardonnay unoaked ~ Santa Rita Hills, EstateAn excellent wine that is fruit driven, yet crisp and clean with a granny smith apple mouth feel and steely characteristics displaying a great depth of flavor. 2007 Vina Robles Sauvignon Blanc ~ Paso Robles, Jardine VineyardNice floral aromas are complimented with green melon, lemon zest and a rich mineral component highlighted by assertive citrus flavors and great length. 2006 Castoro Cellars Pinot Grigio ~ Paso RoblesA bouquet of garden herbs, subtle rose petal, complex fruit flavors and lovely oiliness are followed with mouth filling complex fruit flavors. 2006 Claiborne & Churchill Dry Gewürztraminer ~ Central CoastDelicate rose petal aromas are nicely balanced with white stone fruit and honey characters displaying bright intense flavors and a lengthy finish. 2007 Harmony Cellars White Riesling ~ Monterey CountyFresh delicate aromas of apricot, jasmine, and a touch of elderberry are balanced with a pineapple, honey sweetness for beautiful structure and rich mouth feel. 2007 Ventana Vineyards Dry Rosato ~ Arroyo Seco, EstateBeautiful color with a lovely aromatic nose of fresh raspberry and strawberry, a hint of spice, rich in the mouth and crisp lingering finish. 2005 Halter Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Paso Robles, EstateDeep ruby color, well structured with fragrant black cherry flavors, classic cabernet varietal character is framed with firm tannins. 2005 Niner Wine Estates Merlot ~ Paso Robles, Bootjack RanchIntense ripe berries with subtle oak integration, a touch of coffee beans, and fresh herbs are layered with generous flavors and a lush palate. 2005 Per Bacco Cellars Pinot Noir, Dronysus ~ Arroyo Grande Valley,Full bodied and complex with spicy cherry aromas and flavors enhanced by a savory and herbal old world style character. 2005 Penman Springs Petite Sirah ~ Paso RoblesA powerful wine with mountains of fruit, subtle notes of tobacco and nuts accompanied with rich dense flavors. 2006 Sculpterra Winery Statuesque ~ Paso RoblesElegant, Bordeaux-like character with ripe blackberry aromas and hints of tobacco leaf and licorice are nicely balanced with a flavorful finish. 2006 Eberle Barbera ~ Paso RoblesDeep red lavender color, spicy black currant aromas and layered fruit flavors – a great food wine! 2006 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Mourvedre ~ Lime Kiln Valley, Enz VineyardWell balanced and nicely integrated with oak, ripe and round with a hint of white pepper in a fresh new world style. 2006 Ancient Peaks Zinfandel ~ Paso RoblesNicely structured with sweet berry flavors, a hint of pepper and refined tannins. 2006 Alapay Cellars Late Harvest Moscato ~ Paso RoblesClean sweet lemon aromas braced with delicate flavors of peach and apricot is nicely balanced with acid and sweetness leaving a crisp, clean finish.