When you chose a wine, do you consider the 100-point system of rating wines to make a decision? On this week’s Kushman by the Bottle, resident wine expert and guest host of Insight Rick Kushman explains the relatively new system that’s very useful for consumers and widely criticized/hated by the wine press. We’ll also talk about the Pinot Noir Summit in Reno.
Rick’s Picks: The State Fair starts on Friday and Rick helped judge the commercial wine competition. Below are the Best of Show winners, many of which are from our local regions.
Best of Show Red
Lewis Grace 2012 Tempranillo El Dorado County
Best of Show White
Oak Farm Vineyards 2014 Albarino Lodi
Best Of Show Sparkling
Korbel Blanc de Noirs California
Best of Show Pink
Gold Hill Vineyard 2014 Barbera Rosé El Dorado County
Best of Show Dessert
Sutter Home Family Vineyards Moscato California
Best Value Wine
Torn Winery 2013 Zinfandel Lodi (it's sold at Target for $9.99)