2016 Competition Results

 

Best of Show

1876 Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Petillant. Medium. 5.7% avb. California Estate Grown.

Reserve (Second Best of Show)

Gravenstein Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Made with Gravenstein apples from Gowan Orchards. Petillant. Medium. 6.1% avb. California Estate Grown.

 

3rd annual California Cider Competition

Culinary Cider

GOLD & BEST OF SHOW. 1876 Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Petillant. Medium. 5.7% avb. California Estate Grown.

GOLD. Orchard Blend #1 Cider made by Far West Cider Co., Richmond, CA. Sparkling. Medium. 6.5% avb. MASICC, Commercial.

SILVER. Tony's 2015 Blend Cider made by Antony Boyd in Sebastopol, CA, Sonoma County. Made from Baldwin, Jonathon, Winesap, and Rhode Island Greening apples. Still. Dry. 7.0% avb. California Grown. 

Varietal Cider

GOLD & RESERVE. Gravenstein Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Made with Gravenstein apples from Gowan Orchards. Petillant. Medium. 6.1% avb. California Estate Grown.

GOLD. Sierra Beauty Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Made with Sierra Beauty apples from Gowan Orchards. Sparkling. Medium. 6.9% avb. California Estate Grown.

GOLD. Macintosh Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Made with Macintosh apples from Gowan Orchards. Sparkling. Medium. 6.9% avb. California Estate Grown.

SILVER. Swanton - Senior Project #1 Cider made by Amanda Lathrop in San Luis Obispo, CA. Made from Lodi apples from Cal Poly's Swanton Ranch. Petillant. Medium. 6.0% avb. California Grown.

SILVER. Goldrush Cider made by Hidden Star Orchards in Clements, CA. Made from Goldrush apples from Hidden Star Orchards. Petillant. Medium. 6.0% avb. California Estate Grown.

Wine-Style Cider

SILVER. No. 8 Heirloom Cider made by Gowan’s Heirloom Cider in Philo, CA, Mendocino County. Still. Dry. 9.0% avb. California Estate Grown.

Wild-Yeast/Farmhouse Cider

SILVER. Farmhouse Dry Cider made by Lassen Traditional Cider in Chico, CA. Made from 60% King David apples, 40% mix of Winesap, Arkansas Black, and Newtown Pippin apples. Petillant. Dry. 8.5% avb. California Grown.

Fruit Cider

BRONZE. Lot 14 Blueberry Cider made by Santa Cruz Cider Co., Santa Cruz, CA. Blueberry and pomegranate juice added to a blend of five apple cider. Petillant. Medium. 6.0% avb. California Estate Grown.

Hopped/Herbal Cider

SILVER. Pink Cascade Cider made by Far West Cider Co. in Richmond, CA. Made from Pink Lady apples from River Bend Orchards. Petillant. Dry. 6.9% avb. California Grown.

English Cider

SILVER. San Joaquin Sparkler Cider made by Far West Cider Co. in Richmond, CA. Made from apples from River Bend Orchards. Sparkling. Medium. 6.9% avb. California Grown.

 

2nd Annual Mendocino Apple Show International Cider Competition

Culinary Cider

GOLD. Revival Hard Apple Cider made by Reverend Nats Hard Cider in Portland, OR. A blend of apples with pilionco sugar and Saison Ale Yeast. Petillant. Medium. 6.0% avb. MASICC, Commercial.

SILVER. Mockingbird Cider made by Brandan Swift in Sebastopol, CA, Sonoma County. 6.9% avb. MASICC, Enthusiast.

BRONZE. Tony's 2015 Blend Cider made by Antony Boyd in Sebastopol, CA, Sonoma County. Made from Baldwin, Jonathon, Winesap, and Rhode Island Greening apples. Still. Dry. MASICC, Enthusiast.

BRONZE. Typical David Cider made by David Rider in Watsonville, CA. Sparkling. Medium. 8.0% avb. MASICC, Enthusiast.

Heritage Cider

BRONZE. Hayshed Hard Cider made by Andrew Wells in Fort Bragg, CA, Mendocino County. Made from 100% heirloom Bellflower and King George apples. Sparkling. Dry. 6.2% avb. MASICC, Enthusiast. 

Fruit Cider

SILVER. Sacrilege Sour Cherry made by Reverend Nats Hard Cider in Portland, OR. Made from Granny Smith apples with sour pie cherry juice and a hint of ghost chili peppers. Petillant. Medium. 6.0% avb. MASICC, Commercial.

Spiced Cider

SILVER. Deliverance Ginger Tonic Cider made by Reverend Nats Hard Cider in Portland, OR. A blend of apples with ginger, lemongrass, lime juice and zest, and quinine. Petillant. Medium. 6.1% avb. MASICC, Commercial.

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