Award Winning Wine

6,700 wines from over 1,000 wineries were entered in the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. It's the most competitive wine competition in North America. GoldLine Brands took home 15 medals.

El Dorado County made another strong showing this year at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The region earned 1 Best of Class medal, 24 Double Golds, 32 Gold Medals and 83 Silver Medals.  The diversity of varietals grown and produced in make it a premier wine growing AVA, growing extraordinary, high-quality grapes and producing world-class wines.

 

The region's focus on quality, friendliness and fabulous scenic beauty attracts an increasing number of visitors every year.  About an hour away from greater Sacramento, but a world apart. Just one visit will awaken your palate and make this region one of your favorite wine tasting destinations.

The List

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Double Gold, Best of Class – Myka Estates Snows Pinot Noir, 2020
Gold – Myka Estates Namesake, 2019 


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90 points, Gold – Myka Estates Namesake, 2019 
Gold – Mediterranean Vineyards Rosso di Baci, 2018
Gold – Mediterranean Vineyards Amarone Zinfandel, 2019
Silver – Mediterranean Vineyards Nebbiolo, 2019
Silver – Myka Estates Snows Pinot Noir, 2020
Silver - Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Rouge, 2019


2020 San Francisco Chronicle

 

Double Gold - Myka Estates, Spanish Cowboy, Fair Play, 2017

Double Gold – Myka Estates, Montepulciano, Fair Play, 2018

Gold - 1850 Wine Cellars, Syrah, El Dorado, 2017

Silver - Myka Estates, Nebbiolo, Fair Play, 2018

Silver - Myka Cellars, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Mountain, 2017

Silver - Myka Estates, Petite Sirah, Fair Play, 2017

Silver - 1850 Wine Cellars, Malbec, El Dorado, 2017

Silver - 1850 Wine Cellars, Petite Sirah, Fair Play, 2017

Bronze - Myka Estates, Cotes du Cruz Blanc , El Dorado, 2017

Bronze - 1850 Wine Cellars, Late Harvest Zinfandel , Amador County, 2017

Bronze - 1850 Wine Cellars, Riesling, El Dorado, 2018

Bronze - 1850 Wine Cellars, Viognier, El Dorado, 2018

Wine Enthusiast

 

93 points – Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Red Wine, 2013
92 points – Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Rouge, 2019
92 points – Fringe Wines Skinny Dipping Riesling, 2019
91 points – 1850 Wine Cellars Viognier, 2015
91 points – 1850 Wine Cellars Zinfandel, 2015
91 points – 1850 Wine Cellars Sangiovese, 2014
91 points – Myka Estates Chloe Reserve Meritage, 2012
90 points – Fringe Wines Unapologetically Zin
89 points – Fringe Wines Terrain Chardonnay, 2019
88 points – Myka Estates Reserve Pinot Noir, El Dorado, 2020
86 points – Myka Estates Snows Pinot Noir, 2020
84 points – Myka Estates Duarte Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2020

 

2018 San Francisco Chronicle


Double Gold - 1850 Wine Cellars, Chardonnay, Sierra Foothills, 2016

Double Gold – 1850 Wine Cellars, Zinfandel, El Dorado County, 2016

Double Gold – Myka Cellars, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2016

Gold – 1850 Wine Cellars, Tempranillo, El Dorado County, 2016

Gold – 1850 Wine Cellars, Syrah, El Dorado County, 2016

Gold – 1850 Wine Cellars, Zinfandel, Cooper Vineyards, 2016

Gold – 1850 Wine Cellars, Roussanne, Cooper Vineyards, 2016

Gold – 1850 Wine Cellars, Viognier, El Dorado County, 2016

Gold – Myka Estates, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2016

Gold – Myka Estates, Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County, 2016

Silver – Myka Estates, Grenache, California, Silver, 2016

Silver – 1850 Wine Cellars, Meritage, Fair Play, 2016

Silver – 1850 Wine Cellars, GSM, El Dorado County, 2016

Silver – 1850 Wine Cellars, Merlot, El Dorado County, 2016

Silver – 1850 Wine Cellars, Grenache, El Dorado County, 2016

Silver – 1850 Wine Cellars, Barbera, Cooper Vineyards, 2016

Bronze – 1850 Wine Cellars, Cabernet Franc, Fair Play, 2016

Bronze – 1850 Wine Cellars, Mourvedre, Cooper Vineyards, 2016

Bronze – 1850 Wine Cellars, Riesling, El Dorado County, 2016

Bronze – Goldline Cellars, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2016

Bronze – Myka Estates, Malbec, Paso Robles, 2016

Bronze – Myka Estates, White Blend, California, 2016

Bronze – Myka Estates, Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast, 2016

 

2017 San Francisco Chronicle

 

Best of Class – Myka Estates Chardonnay, 2015
Double Gold – Coast Merlot, 2014
Gold Medal – 1850 Wine Cellars Sangiovese, 2014
Gold Medal – Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Red Wine, 2013
Silver Medal – Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Blanc, 2015
Silver Medal – Myka Estates Pinot Noir, 2014
Bronze Medal – 1850 Wine Cellars Viognier, 2015
Bronze Medal – 1850 Wine Cellars Rosé, 2015
Bronze Medal – 1850 Wine Cellars Zinfandel, 2015

 

Beverage Testing Institute

 

Gold Medal Wines
Myka Estates "Mitzi" Chardonnay, 2013
Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Blanc, 2015
Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Rouge, 2013
Myka Estates "Rebecca" Pinot Noir, 2013
Myka Estates "Kane" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012
Myka Estates "Chloe" Reserve Meritage, 2012 - Cellar Selection
Myka Estates "Mitzi" Chardonnay, 2013 - Best Buy & Eco-Friendly Wine Challenge Winner
Myka Estates "Baci" Cuvée, 2012
1850 Wine Cellars Sangiovese, 2014
Myka Estates Malbec, 2011
Myka Estates "Mitzi" Chardonnay, 2015 - Best Buy

Silver Medal Winners
1850 Wine Cellars Zinfandel, 2015
Myka Estates "Mitzi" Pinot Noir, 2013 + Cellar Selection
Myka Estates Chardonnay, 2014 + Best Buy
Myka Estates Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 + Eco-Friendly Wine Challenge Winner
Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 + Best Buy
Myka Estates "Whitney" Petite Sirah, 2011
Myka Estates "Chloe" Meritage, 2013 + Best Buy
1850 Wine Cellars Red Meritage, 2014
1850 Wine Cellars Rosé, 2015
Myka Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 + Best Buy
1850 Wine Cellars Malbec, 2014
Myka Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
Myka Estates Pinot Noir, 2014 + Best Buy
Coast Merlot, 2014
1850 Wine Cellars Viognier, 2015
Myka Estates "Mitzi" Chardonnay, 2014
Myka Estates Pinot Noir, 2014

Bronze Medal Winners
Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015
Coast Chardonnay, 2013

 

The Finger Lakes International

Wine Competition

 

Gold Medal Wines
1850 Wine Cellars Sangiovese, 2015

 

Silver Medal Wines
1850 Wine Cellars Viognier, 2015
Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Blanc, 2014
Myka Estates Côtes du Cruz Rouge, 2015
Myka Estates Pinot Noir, 2014
Coast Merlot, 2014

 

Bronze Medal Wines
Myka Estates Chardonnay, 2015