Sep 192010
 

The 2010 GrapeFest Peoples’ Choice Wine Tasting Classic Award Winners

The wine’s been tasted (for the past four days) and the ballots have been filled out, cast and counted. The winners of this years Peoples’ Choice Texas Wine Competition are given below:

Chardonnay:

1st: Delaney Vineyards – Chardonnay, 2009

2nd: Landon Winery – Unoaked Chardonnay, 2008

3rd: Llano Estacado Winery – Chardonnay, 2009

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White Varietals, All others (<1.5%):

1st: Messina Hof Winery and Resort – Riesling Father and Son, 2009

2nd: Brennan Vineyards – Viognier, 2009

3rd: Red Caboose Winery – Viognier, 2009

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White Proprietary Blends:

1st: St. Rose Vineyard and Winery – Foxy Peach, 2009

2nd: Llano Estacado Winery – Viviana, 2009

3rd: Red Road Vineyard & Winery – Sedoga, 2009

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White Varietals, Sweet (>1.5%):

1st: Messina Hof Winery and Resort – Angel Late Harvest Riesling, 2009

2nd: Landon Winery – Yellow Rose, NV

3rd: La Buena Vida Vineyards – Redheaded Stepchild Sangria, NV

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Blush / Rose:

1st: CrossRoads Winery – My Cheeky Bastard, NV

2nd: St. Rose Vineyard & Winery – Foxy Strawberry, 2009

3rd: Haak Vineyards & Winery Inc – Pink Pelican, NV

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Cabernet Sauvignon:

1st: Texas Hills Vineyard – Kick Butt Cab, 2007

2nd: Lightcatcher Winery – Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005

3rd: Messina Hof Winery and Resort – Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008

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Merlot:

1st: Haak Vineyards & Winery Inc – Purple Porpoise, NV

2nd: Lone Oak Winery – Merlot, 2008

3rd: Texoma Winery – Bob’s White Quail Tail Barrel Reserve Merlot, 2005

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Red Varietals, All Other (<1.5%):

1st: Red Caboose Winery – Tempranillo, 2007

2nd: Messina Hof Winery and Resort – Paulo Shiraz, 2005

3rd: Tara Winery – Stagecoach Red, NV

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Red Proprietary Blends:

1st: St. Rose Vineyard & Winery – Foxy Blue, 2009

2nd: Red Caboose Winery – Lenoir/Tempranillo, 2008

3rd: Llano Estacado Winery – Viviano, 2007

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Red Sweet Varietals, Sweet (<1.5%):

1st: LightCatcher Winery – Happy Dog Sweet Red, NV

2nd: CALAIS Winery – Red Dessert Wine, 2009

3rd: Texas Hills Vineyard – Volare, 2007

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More information on what I learned at GrapeFest Peoples’ Choice Competition, at:

http://vintagetexas.com/blog/?p=2423

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