This is the second segment of three parts of Steve Somermeyer's summary of the 2006 Indy International Wine Competition recently held in Indianapolis. For the first part of the summary, including the background on the competition, see my earlier post here.
In this part, Steve takes a look at the winners in the Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot, Zinfadel and other wine categories.
Cabernet Sauvignon: A very strong class this year with 8 concordance golds, 22 golds, 81 silvers and 77 bronzes. The best-in-class cab was Alexander Valley Vineyards '02 Cyrus. One surprise was a cab from Isreal winning a CG but the entry list doesn't give any information other than '04 Reserve. All of the other concordance golds were from California: Geyser Peak '03 Block Kuimelis Vineyard, Kenwood '03 Jack London Vineyard Sonoma Valley, Silver Ridge Vineyards '02 Barrel Select, Trinchero '02 Estate Bottled - Main Street, V. Sattui '03 Morisoli Vineyard Napa Valley, and Will Hill Estates '02 Reserve.