Jul 072010
 

Shout Out to Texas Wineries that Garnered Medals at the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition

The 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest, most influential international wine competition in America, was judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts. Judging was based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity as it remains the nation’s most respected wine competition. More details on competition and results are available at: www.sfwinecomp.com.

The results for Texas wineries are given below, listed by winery. A total of 18 medals were awared to these wineries. Special recognition goes to Duchman Estate Winery’s 2008 Dolcetto (Texas) that was awarded a Double Gold Medal, and to Lone Oak Winery’s 2008 Tempranillo (Texas High Plains) awarded a Gold Medal. It’s high time to try some high quality Texas wines. Let’s give out a loud whoop for these wineries that are leading the charge for wine quality in Texas.

P.S. Congratulations to Texas native Don Brady of Robert Hall Winery (www.roberthallwinery.com) in Paso Robles, California.  His 2007 Cabernet won “Best Cabernet Sauvignon” at this competition.  Way to go Don!

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Becker Vineyards (www.BeckerVineyard.com)

Silver Medal – Becker Vineyards 2008 Prairie Rotie, Texas Hill Country $15.

Silver Medal – Becker Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Texas $20. Silver Medal – Becker Vineyards 2008 Merlot, Reserve, Texas $15.

Silver Medal – Becker Vineyards 2008 Chenin Blanc, Martin Vineyards, Texas $14. Bronze Medal – Becker Vineyards 2009 Fumé Blanc, Texas $8.

Bronze Medal – Becker Vineyards 2009 Roussanne, Reserve, Bingham Vineyards, Texas High Plains $19.

Bronze Medal – Becker Vineyards 2008 Claret, Les Trois Dames, Texas $15.

Bronze Medal – Becker Vineyards 2009 Gewürztraminer, Bingham Vineyards, Texas $14.

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Bernhardt Winery (www.bernhardtwinery.com)

Bronze Medal – Bernhardt Winery 2008 Pinot Grigio, Lodi $17.

Bronze Medal – Bernhardt Winery 2008 Blanc du Bois, Estate, Texas $18. [.2% RS]

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Brennan Vineyards (www.brennanvineyards.com)

Silver Medal Brennan Vineyards 2009 Viognier, Texas $18.

Bronze Medal – Austin St. 2008 Red, Texas $13.

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Duchman Family Winery (www.duchmanfamilywinery.com)

Double Gold Medal – Duchman Estate Winery 2008 Dolcetto, Texas $26.

Silver Medal – Duchman Family Winery 2009 Trebbiano, Private Selection, Texas $18.

Silver Medal – Duchman Family Winery 2009 Moscato , Private Selection, Texas $18. [3.5% RS]

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Flat Creek Estate (www.flatcreekestate.com)

Silver Medal – Flat Creek Estate 2009 Pinot Grigio, United States $19.

Bronze Medal  – Flat Creek Estate 2009 Muscato Blanco, United States $18. [3.5% RS]

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Fuqua Winery (www.fuquawinery.com)

Bronze Medal – Fuqua Winery 2006 Syrah, Central Coast, $20.

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Haak Vineyards and Winery (www.haakwine.com)

Silver Medal – Haak Vineyards & Winery 2009 Semi-Sweet Blanc du Bois, Texas NP, [2.5% RS]

Silver Medal – Haak Vineyards & Winery 2005 Madeira, Jacquez, Texas $35.

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Lone Oak Winery (www.loneoakwinery.com)

Gold Medal – Lone Oak Winery 2008 Tempranillo, Texas High Plains $23.

Bronze Medal – Lone Oak Winery 2009 Muscat Canelli, Texas $15. [1.5% RS]

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Torre di Pietra Winery (www.texashillcountrywine.com)

Bronze Medal – Torre di Pietra 2008 Malbec, Estate Bottled, Texas Hill Country $35.

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