2005 Label Winners

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Grand Champion:

Best of Show - South Coast Winery - 2003 Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley, South Coast, California, Elevation, Peaks and Valleys

Super Traditionals:

Gold – Generations – 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
Silver – Husch - 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, La Ribera Vineyards, California, Estate Bottled
Bronze – Gallo of Sonoma - 2003 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California

Sparklers – Best champagne bottle and label design:

Gold – Gloria Ferrer - 1995 Brut, Carneros, California, Carneros Cuvee
Silver – Mumm Napa - 1998 DVX, Napa Valley, California
Bronze – Greg Norman - NV Sparkling Pinot Noir, South Australia, Australia

Animal Planet – Best use of animals in label design:

Gold – Goundrey Offspring - 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Australia, Australia
Silver – Goose Watch - 2003 Finale White Port, Finger Lakes, New York
Bronze – Forest Glen - 2003 White Zinfandel, California, Forest Fire

Brand Builders – Best use of labeling to promote brand – variations on a theme:

Double Gold – South Coast Winery – 2003 Merlot, South Coast, California, Elevation, Peaks and Valleys
Double Gold - South Coast Winery - 2003 Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley, South Coast, California, Elevation, Peaks and Valleys
Gold – Handpicked - 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yarre Valley, Victoria, Australia
Gold – Handpicked – 2004 Chardonnay, South East, Australia
Gold – Handpicked – 2004 Sauvignon Blanc, Limestone Coast, South East, Australia
Silver – St. Supery - 2003 Meritage White, Napa Valley, California, Virtu
Silver – St. Supery - 2000 Meritage Red, Napa Valley, California, Elu
Bronze – Martha Clara – 2001 Cabernet Franc, North Fork of Long Island, New York
Bronze – Martha Clara – NV Brut, North Fork of Long Island, New York
Bronze – Martha Clara – 2001 Syrah, North Fork of Long Island, New York, Estate Reserve
Bronze – Martha Clara – 2001 Syrah, North Fork of Long Island, New York
Bronze – Martha Clara – 2000 Merlot, North Fork of Long Island, New York

Traditional Graphics – Best use of type to create and enhance design:

Double Gold – Arbios Cellars - 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
Gold – Cosentino Winery – 2003, Red Wine, California, “Med Red”
Silver – Q Collection - 2001 Meritage Red, Napa Valley, California
Bronze – Cedar Creek Winery - 2003 Syrah, Wisconsin, American Dry Red Wine

Talking Heads – Best use of neck foils and type to increase design value:

Gold – Napa Valley Vineyards – 2002 Merlot, Napa Valley, California
Silver – Jacaman Estate Wines - 2002 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California
Bronze – Row Eleven Winery – 2002 Pinot Noir, San Luis Obispo County, Mendocino County, California

The Signature Set – Best incorporation of elegant graphics and type design:

Double Gold – Fetzer Winery – 2001 Red Table Wine, California, Coro Mendocino
Gold – Sugar Creek Winery - 2003 Cynthiana, Missouri
Silver – James Judd & Sons Winery - 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California
Bronze – Yorkville Cellars - 2001 Cabernet Franc, Rennie Vineyard, Yorkville Highlands, California

Generation Why? – Best use of hip graphics to attract the younger wine drinker:

Double Gold – Kelly’s Revenge - 2003 Shiraz, Australia
Gold – Old Moon Winery – 2003 Zinfandel, California
Silver – Cypress Vineyards - 2002 Syrah/Shiraz, California
Bronze – Rattlesnake Cellars - 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Finisecular – Best simply elegant design:

Double Gold – RH Phillips – 2003 Zinfandel, California
Gold – Wattle Creek - 2001 Shiraz, Alexander Valley, California, Vintage Select
Silver – McGuigan Wines - NV Port, Australia, Personal Reserve
Bronze – Braganini - 2002 Chancellor, Lake Michigan Shore, Michigan, Reserve Chancellor

In Your Face – Funny, amusing, great use of color and art:

Double Gold – Big Ass Winery – 2002 Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California
Gold – Rag Apple Lassie – NV Syrah, Lassie Vineyards, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina
Silver – Zingaro Winery - 2002 Zinfandel, Mendocino, California, Benchmark
Bronze – Wildhurst Vineyards - 2002 Syrah, Lake County, California, Reserve