Get out there and taste the best wine in Col­orado

A dozen wines out of 325 dom­i­nate at the Gover­nor’s Cup Com­pe­ti­tion

The Denver Post - - FEATURES - By Allyson Reedy Pro­vided by From the Hip Photo Seth Mc­Connell, Den­ver Post file

Thirsty lo­ca­vores will ap­pre­ci­ate this: The Gover­nor’s Cup Wine Com­pe­ti­tion, a Col­orado wine in­dus­try con­test, has an­nounced its win­ners for 2017. Even bet­ter, we can sip (or gulp, what­ever) them all at the pub­lic tast­ing on Aug. 3.

Forty-six lo­cal winer­ies sub­mit­ted 325 wines for judg­ing, and 16 som­me­liers, wine­mak­ers and writ­ers chose the dozen best. The over­all win­ner — “Best of Show” — will be an­nounced at the Aug. 3 event.

Can’t wait? Stock up on the win­ners and host your own gulp­ing ... er, tast­ing!

2017 Gover­nor’s Cup Case:

• Book­cliff Vine­yards (Boul­der), 2016 Ries­ling

• Carl­son Vine­yards (Pal­isade), 2015 Tyran­nosaurus


• Col­orado Cel­lars (Pal­isade), Rasp­berry Wine

• Col­orado Cider Com­pany (Den­ver), GrasshopAh Cider

• Creek­side Cel­lars (Ev­er­green), 2014 Caber­net Franc

• Guy Drew Vine­yards (Cortez), 2015 Syrah

• Mead­ery of the Rock­ies (Pal­isade), Straw­berry Honey

• The In­fi­nite Mon­key

EThe­o­rem (Den­ver), 2013 The Bub­ble Uni­verse Sparkling Al­barino

• Two Rivers Win­ery (Grand Junc­tion), 2015 Port

• Deca­dent Saint (Boul­der), 2013 Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon Re­serve

• White­wa­ter Hill Vine­yards (Grand Junc­tion), 2016 Sweet­heart Red

• Win­ery at Holy Cross Abbey (Cañon City), 2015 Re­serve Mer­lot

Allyson Reedy (areedy@den­ver­ is a food writer for The Den­ver Post. On Twit­ter @AllysonBTC and In­sta­gram, AllysonEat­sDen. DC Spencer, Canon City Daily Record

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