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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 12:16 pm | Updated: 4:50 pm, Mon Jan 10, 2011.

Wines made from expertly-grown Lodi grapes took 25* gold medals out of 5,050 bottlings entered into last week's 2011 S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition, billed as the "Largest Competition of American Wines in the World."

Best of Class awards went to Michael-David's 2009 Incognito White ($18) and the Bokisch 2008 Terra Alta Vineyard Grenache ($18).

Double Gold medals - where all judges in a panel agree the wine is gold-worthy - were bestowed upon the Quinta Cruz 2009 Silvaspoons Vineyard Verdelho ($20), McCay Cellars 2007 Truluck's Zinfandel ($28), and Ripken 2008 Petite Sirah ($25). Quinta Cruz is located in Santa Cruz.

Bokisch and Macchia took home the most Gold for Lodi wines, with Bokisch tacking-on their 2009 Clements Hills Albariño ($16) and 2008 Tempranillo ($21). Macchia scored with their 2009 vintages of Voluptuous Zin, Oblivious Zin, and Rebellious Petite Sirah, all for $24 each.

*I had originally reported 27.

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