Discover this wine “pot o’ gold”

March 17, 2022

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Missouri is known for its unique award-winning wines and high-quality vineyards and wineries across the state. Each year new wines are awarded different medals at the Missouri Wine Competition. These awards aren’t won from luck. Here’s a preview list of 2021 gold medal wines you won’t want to miss:
Adam Puchta Winery 

Anniversary Port: Beautifully aged for six years with oak to create caramel and vanilla notes. Norton base features fig, plum and black cherry, spice and coffee flavors
Desire: Light-bodied semi-dry white blend with kiwi, lime and green apple notes
Jazz Berry: Sweet red wine with intense raspberry flavor
Judges Heir: Medium-bodied, dry red blend with black licorice, plum, caramel and dark tart cherry flavors
Misty Valley: Semi-sweet white dessert wine with light, fresh and fruity notes

Augusta Winery 

2020 Icewine: Sweet white dessert wine with bold peach, apricot, pineapple, pear, and honey flavors
5 Year Tawny: Aged for over five years in the barrel, this bold dessert wine features flavors and aromas of roasted nuts, dried fruit, butterscotch, and nutmeg
2020 Reserve Vignoles Estate Bottled: Dry white wine with crisp aromas and notes of pineapple, wild strawberries, tropical fruit, and white peach - named best varietal
River Valley White: This sweet white dessert wine is smooth with notes of tropical fruit & citrus, with hints of apricot & peach
2020 Traminette Estate Bottled: This floral semi dry wine has flavors of white peach, citrus, and honeysuckle

Balducci Vineyards 

4310: Rich white dessert wine with notes of pineapple and tropical fruit. It is made from 100% Vignoles grapes and aged new French oak barrels for 30 months - Learn about the label here

Blumenhof Vineyards and Winery 

2020 Rayon d’Or: Semi-sweet, white wine with fresh apple and citrus character                                                                                                      

Canterbury Hill Winery 

2020 King’s Choice: Sweet white wine with a fruit forward bouquet, honey and pineapple

Defiance Ridge Vineyards 

2020 Heath’s Off-Dry Vignoles: This semi-dry white wine has notes of tropical fruit and pineapple - Learn about the label here

Eagles’ Landing 

2018 Beckmeyer Chambourcin: Medium-bodied dry red with bold spiced flavors

Edg-Clif Farms and Vineyard 

2018 Edg-Clif Chambourcin: Medium bodied, rich and spicy red wine aged in American oak
2020 Vidal Blanc: Light bodied and crisp white wine, dry with a clean citrus fruit flavor - named best varietal

KC Wineworks 

2017 Chambourcin: Medium-bodied, dry red wine was barrel aged for earthy, smoky notes, red berries and hints of vanilla

Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Mizzou White: Crisp, dry white wine with aromas and flavors of citrus like grapefruit and lemon zest

Moscato: Sweet white wine with notes of peach and citrus

Montelle Winery 

2020 Chambourcin Estate Bottled: Dry red wine with tasting notes of blackberries, cassis, licorice, and a hint of vanilla
2020 Seyval Blanc Estate Bottled: Light, dry white wine featuring notes of tropical fruits, citrus, and gooseberry and a crisp acidity
Napoleon Missouri Brandy: Aged in French oak barrels with notes of dried peach, apricot, toffee, vine flowers like jasmine or honey suckle, cinnamon, and middle east spices
Peachy Brandy: Crisp and full of fresh ripe peach flavor and aromas

Noboleis Vineyards 

2019 Dry Vignoles: Light bodied, off-dry white wine with tropical fruit notes
2020 Two Posts White: Sweet, white wine with notes of honey, apple and melon

Stone Hill Winery 

2017 Chambourcin: Medium-bodied, dry red wine featuring flavors of toffee, black currant and cherry compote, toasty oak and a hint of black pepper - Governor’s Cup winner in 2019
2018 Norton: Full-bodied dry red with notes of black currant, butterscotch and toasted nuts from barrel aging
2018 Ozark Hellbender: Dry red blend with notes of sweet cherry, blueberry and a touch of toasted oak
2019 Chambourcin: Medium-bodied red wine with soft tannins, vibrant black current and cherry aromas and a touch of toasty oak and black pepper - Governor’s Cup Winner for 2021
2019 Cross J Norton: Dry, full-bodied red with notes of plum, jammy fruit and earthy pine
2019 Late Harvest Vignoles: Complex white dessert wine featuring bold honey, peach and floral aromas and flavors
2019 Norton: Robust, dry red wine with a complex mix of fruit, spice and oak - named best varietal and C.V. Riley Award winner in 2021
2019 Ozark Hellbender: Dry, medium-bodied red blend with notes of berries and plum compote, as well as cinnamon and smoky oak - named best red blend
2019 Vignoles:  Rich, full-bodied off-dry white wine with aromas of pineapple, strawberry and lime
2020 Traminette: White, semi-dry floral wine with notes of orange peel, guava and lime - named best varietal
Cream Sherry: Complex sweet dessert wine with rich, nutty flavor and aroma characteristic of traditional sherry from aging in oak barrels
Demi-Sec: Semi-dry sparkling style wine with aromas of fresh melon with a touch of floral and citrus, and with honeysuckle and sweet Meyer lemon flavors on the palate - named best sparkling wine
Dry Rosé: Young and crisp wine with beautiful vibrant color, zesty flavors and fresh fruity aromas
Moscato: Sweet white wine with flavors of peach, orange blossom, and lychee

Share what you find in these gold wines on social by tagging us @missouriwine and #missouriwine. Stay tuned for more award winning wines in July 2022.