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SMV EVOE! 2013 won DOUBLE GOLD/Best in Class, Red Blend at the 2016 Maryland Comptroller’s Cup (formerly Winemasters Choice Competition) on June 8. Our Chardonnay 2015, Pinot Gris 2015, Circe 2014 and Viognier 2015 all brought home gold medals; while Rosé 2015, Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012, Chardonnay Unoaked 2015 and Anticipation 2013 all won bronze. The annual competition is directed by Al Spoler, host of WYPR’s Cellar Notes, and brings together wine makers from across the state for the opportunity to taste and evaluate each other’s wine. The competition is blind– judges only know the composition of the wine, not the label, price, intended market or any other details. Panels of five judges are given a flight of wine spanning a single category, and then are asked to evaluate the wines within the category.