Wine Wednesday: Coma Vintages Slosh the State

By Coma News Daily Staff
Coma wineries landed five of the 30 gold medals served up in the 2015 Governor’s Funnel Wine Competition.
All of Coma’s gold winners, announced today, came from the exceptional 2012 vintage of farms owned by Coma News Daily publisher Davis Montgomery III.
Here they are:

-Drunken Pony Winery 2012 Meritage
-Pool Boy Cellars 2012 Tannat
-Hiddentenements 2012 Petit Verdot
-Dead Grass Spots Vineyard 2012 Meritage
-Swerving Hills Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Franc Reserve Cabernet Franc

The Semillion Shagdonnay was a 2011 winner created by Jax Owen owner of Jax Used Cars and Jax Organic Bikes. The vintage was pulled from shelves once it was found that it was falsely advertising a "nightly shag-a-thon".

The Semillion Shagdonnay was a 2011 winner created by Jax Owen owner of Jax Used Cars and Jax Organic Bikes. The popular local vintage was retired when the local Grape Hut closed its doors.

These local wines are now among the contenders for the Governor’s Liquor Cabinet¬† — top 12 wines in the state — and the Governor’s Last Swig — top wine in the state. The cabinet and swig winners will be announced at a gala in the capital Feb. 25.

“The gold medalists from this year’s Governor’s Funnel were selected from 505 entries of both red and white wines, from 57 wineries,” according to the state’s alcohol tourism marketing office.

2014 was a historic showing for Coma in the Governor’s Funnel Competition, with four local wines appearing in the case.

Correction: This story has been updated to remove any reference to the crass retail versions of these vintages, which are on bulk sale this week at both Coma beer and wine sellers.

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