2015 Mendocino Apple Show International Cider Competition

Commercial Ciders Fermented in California

Using apples, juice or concentrate from elsewhere.

Culinary Style Cider.

SILVER. Bite Hard by Boonville Cider House, Philo, Mendocino County. Petillant. Dry. 6.9%

BRONZE. William Tell Hard Apple Cider by Cider Brothers, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County. Petillant.

Culinary Perry Style Cider.

SILVER. Perry Hard Cider by Ace Cider, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Medium. 6.9%

Fruit Style Cider.

GOLD. Hard Cider Pineapple by Ace Cider, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Petillant.  6.9%

SILVER. Hard Black Cherry by Red Branch Cider, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County. Sparkling. Medium. 5.5%

SILVER. Raspberry Cider by Red Branch Cider, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County. Sparkling. Medium. 5.5%

SILVER. William Tell Hard Apple Cider with Strawberry by Cider Brothers, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County. Petillant. With Strawberry. 5.5%

SILVER. William Tell Hard Apple Cider with Cherry by Cider Brothers, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County. Petillant. With Natural Cherry. 5.5%

Hopped/Herbal Style Cider.

GOLD. Pumpkin Hard Cider by Ace Cider, Sebastopol, Sonoma County. Sparkling. 6.0%

GOLD. Double IPC by Humboldt Cider Company, Arcata, Humboldt County. Sparkling. Dry. With Hops. 6.9%

SILVER. Dry Hops by Crooked City Cider, Oakland, Oakland County. Petillant. Dry. With Cascade hops. 6.9%

SILVER. The Pulley by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Medium. With anise.

Spiced Style Cider.

SILVER. Summer Speakeasy by Crooked City Cider, Oakland, Oakland County. Petillant. Dry. With ginger and lemongrass. 6.9%

Wood-aged Style Cider.

GOLD. The Imperial by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Medium. With fermented in whiskey barrel with brown sugar. 6.9%

SILVER. Dry Zider by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Dry. Zinfandel barrel-aged. 6.9%

Cyser Style Cider.

SILVER. Apple Honey by Red Branch Cider, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County. Sparkling. Medium.

Specialty Style Cider.

GOLD. The Anvil by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Medium. With bourbon flavor. 6.0%

GOLD. The Washboard by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Medium. With sarsaparilla and vanilla. 5.5%

BRONZE. Hard Apple Cider with Pinot Grigio by Pacific Coast Cider, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County. Petillant. With Pinot Grigio. 6.5%

BRONZE. William Tell Hard Apple Cider with Pinot Grigio by Cider Brothers, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County. Petillant. With Pinot Grigio. 6.5%

BRONZE. The Pitchfork by Sonoma Cider, Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Sparkling. Medium. With pear and vanilla.

 

Local Enthusiast-crafted Ciders Non-Commercial

Any apples, juice or concentrate may be used. Local includes Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, and Humboldt Counties.

Heritage Style Cider.

BRONZE. Batch 3 by Tim Bray, Albion, Mendocino County. Dry. Medium. 7.0%

English Style Cider.

DOUBLE GOLD. Batch 12 by Tim Bray, Albion, Mendocino County. Dry. Medium. 7.0%

SILVER. Batch 4 by Tim Bray, Albion, Mendocino County. Dry. Medium. 7.0%

SILVER. Batch 6 by Tim Bray, Albion, Mendocino County. Dry. Medium. 7.0%

SILVER. Skupnys Scrumpy by Jerzy Skupny, Philo, Mendocino County. Petillant. Dry. Unfiltered.


Open Enthusiast-crafted Ciders Non-Commercial

Any apples, juice or concentrate may be used.

Varietal Style Cider.

SILVER. 2013 Newtown Pippin by Katie and Eric Rider, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County. Made with Newtown Pippin apple variety. Still. Dry. Oak-aged. 7.9%

Wild Yeast / Farmhouse Style Cider.

GOLD. Idunn's Folly by Tuomas Holmberg, Emerald Hills, San Diego County. Petillant. Dry. 5.5%

Specialty/Other Style Cider.

BRONZE. Sour Jerkum Cider by Katie and Eric Rider, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County. Made with Newtown Pippin apple variety. Petillant. Dry. Oak-aged with wild plums. 8.9%

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