Constellation Wines Excel at 2011 Sommelier Challenge

The results are in for Robert Whitley’s third annual Sommelier Challenge, a competition judged by sommeliers from some of America's leading restaurants, and a number of Constellation wines took home awards.

Inniskillin received one of the competition’s highest honors when its 2007 Inniskillin Vidal Icewine was named Wine of the Year and Best of Show Dessert. The Inniskillin 2007 Riesling Icewine and 2006 Vidal Gold Icewine both received Platinum Awards.

Ruffino’s 2007 Ruffino Riserva Ducale was named the competition’s Best Chianti, and Black Box, Estancia, Hogue Cellars, Wild Horse and Paul Masson were each among the Gold Medal winning wineries.