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After surveying California Rhone from various parts of the state, we thought a fitting way to wrap-up our series would be to list our panel’s favorite wines. In general, we were delighted by the quality, but as with any tasting, there were those bottles which stood out above the others. Here are the wines our tasting panel voted as their favorites broken down by category:

Whites

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Best Viognier:

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Hunt Cellars 2010 “Twilight Time” Viognier

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Best Grenache Blanc:

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Fore Family 2013 Grenache Blanc –

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Best Roussanne:

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Vie Winery 2011 Roussanne

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Best White Blend:

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Pomar Junction 2011 “Cotes De Pomar” Blend

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Reds

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Best Grenache:

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Niner Estates 2013 “Vineyard Select” Grenache

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Best Mourvèdre:

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J. Lohr 2011 “Gesture” Mourvèdre

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Best Syrah:

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Hunt Cellars 2009 “Hilltop Serenade” Syrah

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Best Petite Sirah:

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Sol Rouge 2010 Petite Sirah

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Best “Traditional” GSM Blend:

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Vie Winery “Mélange Maison” II

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Best “Non-Traditional” Blend:

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Hunt Cellars 2008 “Que Sirah Syrah”