2019 Wine Judging Categories

Sparkling Wines

100 Blanc de Blanc
101 Blanc de Noirs
102 Brut
103 Rose Sparkling
104 Fruit Sparkling
105 Other Sparkling

White Wines

200 Sauvignon Blanc/Fume: Up to – $16.99
201 Sauvignon Blanc/Fume: $17.00 – $20.99
202 Sauvignon Blanc/Fume: $21.00 – $24.99
203 Sauvignon Blanc/Fume: $25.00 & Over
210 Chardonnay: Up to – $9.99
211 Chardonnay: $10.00 – $13.99
212 Chardonnay: $14.00 – $15.99
213 Chardonnay: $16.00 – $17.99
214 Chardonnay: $18.00 – $20.99
215 Chardonnay: $21.00 – $23.99
216 Chardonnay: $24.00 – $25.99
217 Chardonnay: $26.00 – $28.99
218 Chardonnay: $29.00 – $31.99
219 Chardonnay: $32.00 – $34.99
220 Chardonnay: $35.00 – $38.99
221 Chardonnay: $39.00 – $46.99
222 Chardonnay: $47.00 & Over
230 Viognier: Up to – $24.99
231 Viognier: $25.00 & Over
235 Pinot Gris/Grigio: Up to – $ 14.99
236 Pinot Gris/Grigio: $15.00 – $19.99
237 Pinot Gris/Grigio: $20.00 & Over
240 Semillon
242 Vignoles
244 Muscat
246 Albarino
248 Chenin Blanc
250 Grenache Blanc
252 Vermentino
254 Pinot Blanc
256 Rousanne
258 Marsanne
260 Gruner Veltliner
262 Verdelho
264 Petit Manseng
266 Malvasia Bianca
268 Gewurztraminer: Up to – $19.99
269 Gewurztraminer: $20.00 & Over
272 Riesling: Bone Dry RS <.99
273 Riesling: Medium RS 1.00 – 1.99
274 Riesling: Sweet RS > 2.00 (No Late Harvest or Dessert)
276 Mead
278 White Native American/Hybrid
280 Other White Varietals
282 White Blends: Up to $19.99
283 White Blends: $20.00 – $29.99
284 White Blends: $30.00 & Over

Rose/Blush Wines

300 Dry Rose/Blush – RS 0
302 Dry Rose/Blush – RS .1–.249
304 Dry Rose/Blush – RS .25–.99
306 Dry/Sweet Rose/Blush – RS>1.00 and more

Red Wines

400 Pinot Noir: Up to – $14.99
401 Pinot Noir: $15.00 – $19.99
402 Pinot Noir: $20.00 – $23.99
403 Pinot Noir: $24.00 – $27.99
404 Pinot Noir: $28.00 – $31.99
405 Pinot Noir: $32.00 – $35.99
406 Pinot Noir: $36.00 – $39.99
407 Pinot Noir: $40.00 – $43.99
408 Pinot Noir: $44.00 – $47.99
409 Pinot Noir: $48.00 – $52.99
410 Pinot Noir: $53.00 – $59.99
411 Pinot Noir: $60.00 – $66.99
412 Pinot Noir: $67.00 & Over
420 Zinfandel: Up to – $16.99
421 Zinfandel: $17.00 – $19.99
422 Zinfandel: $20.00 – $25.99
423 Zinfandel: $26.00 – $29.99
424 Zinfandel: $30.00 – $31.99
425 Zinfandel: $32.00 – $34.99
426 Zinfandel: $35.00 – $37.99
427 Zinfandel: $38.00 – $39.99
428 Zinfandel: $40.00 – $49.99
429 Zinfandel: $50.00 & Over
440 Primitivo
450 Sangiovese: Up to – $29.99
451 Sangiovese: $30.00 & Over
455 Barbera: Up to – $29.99
456 Barbera: $30.00 & Over
458 Dolcetto
460 Nebbiolo
462 Aglianico
464 Montepulciano
466 Carignan/Carignane
468 Alicante Bouschet
470 Syrah/Shiraz: Up to – $24.99
471 Syrah/Shiraz: $25.00 – $28.99
472 Syrah/Shiraz: $29.00 – $32.99
473 Syrah/Shiraz: $33.00 – $36.99
474 Syrah/Shiraz: $37.00 – $40.99
475 Syrah/Shiraz: $41.00 & Over
480 Petite Sirah: Up to – $24.99
481 Petite Sirah: $25.00 – $28.99
482 Petite Sirah: $29.00 – $32.99
483 Petite Sirah: $33.00 – $38.99
484 Petite Sirah: $39.00 & Over
486 Mourvedre
488 Grenache: Up to – $29.99
490 Grenache: $30.00 & Over
500 Merlot: Up to – $14.99
501 Merlot: $15.00 – $18.99
502 Merlot: $19.00 – $22.99
503 Merlot: $23.00 – $26.99
504 Merlot: $27.00 – $30.99
506 Merlot: $31.00 – $39.99
507 Merlot: $40.00 & Over
510 Cabernet Sauvignon: Up to – $11.99
511 Cabernet Sauvignon: $12.00 – $14.99
512 Cabernet Sauvignon: $15.00 – $18.99
513 Cabernet Sauvignon: $19.00 – $22.99
514 Cabernet Sauvignon: $23.00 – $26.99
515 Cabernet Sauvignon: $27.00 – $30.99
516 Cabernet Sauvignon: $31.00 – $34.99
517 Cabernet Sauvignon: $35.00 – $38.99
518 Cabernet Sauvignon: $39.00 – $42.99
519 Cabernet Sauvignon: $43.00 – $46.99
520 Cabernet Sauvignon: $47.00 – $49.99
521 Cabernet Sauvignon: $50.00 – $54.99
522 Cabernet Sauvignon: $55.00 – $58.99
523 Cabernet Sauvignon: $59.00 – $62.99
524 Cabernet Sauvignon: $63.00 – $70.99
525 Cabernet Sauvignon: $71.00 – $94.99
526 Cabernet Sauvignon: $95.00 & Over
530 Cabernet Franc: Up to – $29.99
531 Cabernet Franc: $30.00 – 39.99
532 Cabernet Franc: $40.00 & Over
534 Malbec: Up to – $34.99
535 Malbec: $35.00 & Over
537 Petit Verdot
539 Tannat
541 Carmenere
543 Tempranillo: Up to – $29.99
544 Tempranillo: $30.00 & Over
546 Red Native/Hybrid Varietals
548 All Other Red Varietals
560 Red Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon leading blend: Up to $24.99
561 Red Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon leading blend: $25.00 – $34.99
562 Red Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon leading blend: $35.00 – $44.99
563 Red Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon leading blend: $45.00 – $54.99
564 Red Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon leading blend: $55.00 & Over
566 Red Blend: Merlot leading blend: Up to $24.99
567 Red Blend: Merlot leading blend: $25.00 & Over
569 Red Blend: Syrah leading blend: Up to $24.99
570 Red Blend: Syrah leading blend: $25.00 & Over
572 Red Blend: Zinfandel leading blend: Up to $24.99
573 Red Blend: Zinfandel leading blend: $25.00 & Over
575 Red Blend: Cabernet Franc leading blend
577 Red Blend: Petit Verdot leading blend
579 Red Blend: Malbec leading blend
581 Red Blend: Petite Sirah leading blend
583 Red Blend: Grenache leading blend
585 Red Blend: Mourvedre leading blend
587 Red Blend: Tempranillo leading blend
589 Red Blend: Sangiovese leading blend
591 Red Blend: Pinot Noir leading blend
593 Red Blend: Barbera leading blend
595 Red Blend: Red Native/Hybrid
597 All Other Red Blends: Up to $22.99 (Must not have leading varietal listed topping blend)
598 All Other Red Blends: $23.00 – $34.99 (Must not have leading varietal listed topping blend)
599 All Other Red Blends: $35.00 & Over (Must not have leading varietal listed above topping blend)

Specialty Wines (Dessert, Fruit, Port, Fortified, Cider, Other)

700 White Dessert/Late Harvest – RS >3.50
702 Red Dessert – RS >3.5
704 Fruit Wine
706 Sangria
708 Port: Up to $32.99
710 Port: $33.00 & Over
712 Distilled/Fortified
714 Culinary Cider
716 Fruit Cider
718 Varietal Cider
720 Wood Aged Cider
722 Specialty or All Other Cider

Wine Labels (Send one bottle or label)

800 Classic
802 Artistic
804 Series
806 Etched/Painted
808 Other


New for 2019! Only send four bottles for judging versus six bottles in past!