Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

The results are in for the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Some good results for local wineries. "Best of Class Judges' Choice" awards went to:
  • Creekview Vineyards 2007 Syrah, SCV
  • Martella 2006 Heart Arrow Ranch Petite Sirah, Mendocino
  • Quinta Cruz 2007 "Bokisch Vineyard" Graciano, Mokelumne River
  • Storrs 2006 Rhone Blend, Two Creek Vineyard, Santa Clara County
  • Wente Vineyards 2008 "Morning Fog" Chardonnay, Livermore Valley

Double gold went to
  • Clos Lachance 2008 Estate Zinfandel
  • J Lohr 2007 Tower Road Petite Sirah, Paso Robles
  • Satori Cellars 2006 "Hallelujah" Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley
  • Soquel Vineyard 2007 "Garvey Family Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

There are a few head-scratchers in the list, such as Bronze medals for Stefania's excellent SCM Cabernet Sauvignon, Windy Oaks "Diane's Block" and the sublime Quinta Cruz "Rabelo" port.

Here are the results for the other local wineries - apologies for any errors or winners that I've missed, corrections are appreciated. The full results are here. There's also an interesting blog post by one of the judges talking about how it all works.

Ahlgren
Bronze: 2007 "Veranda Vineyard" Pinot Noir, SCM

Alfaro Family Vineyard
Silver: 2008 "Lindsay Paige Vineyard" Chardonnay, SCM
Silver: 2007 "Lindsay Paige Vineyard" Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2007 Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2007 "Billy K Vineyard" Merlot, SCM

Alicats
Silver: 2007 "King Vineyard" Syrah, San Benito County
Silver: 2007 "Gimelli Vineyard" Syrah, Cienega Valley

Aver Family
Silver: 2007 "Hope" Rhone Blend, California
Bronze: 2006 "Heritage" Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast

Bargetto
Gold: 2004 "La Vita", SCM
Bronze: 2007 Reserve Merlot, SCM
Bronze: 2007 Gew├╝rztraminer, Monterey County

Beauregard Vineyards
Gold: 2005 Merlot, SCM
Silver: 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, SCM
Silver: 2007 Zinfandel, Ben Lomond Mountain
Bronze: 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ben Lomond Mountain

Big Dog Vineyards
Gold: 2006 Estate Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Bay
Bronze: 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Port, San Francisco Bay

Black Ridge Vineyards
Silver: 2008 Viognier, SCM
Silver: 2007 Pinot Noir, SCM

Castillos Hillside Shire
Silver: 2007 Petite Sirah, SCV

Cinnabar
Gold: NV "Lot 310 - Philosopher's Stone", California
Silver: 2007 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
Silver: 2007 "Mercury Rising", California
Silver: 2007 Chardonnay, SCM
Silver: 2008 Chardonnay, Monterey
Bronze: 2007 Merlot, Paso Robles

Clos LaChance
Double Gold: 2007 Estate Zinfandel, Central Coast
Gold: 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast
Silver: 2007 Chardonnay, SCM
Silver: 2006 Merlot, Central Coast
Silver: 2007 Meritage, Central Coast
Silver: 2006 "Lila's Cuvee" Rhone Blend, Central Coast
Silver: 2005 "Red Wine" Central Coast
Bronze: 2006 Estate Petite Sirah, Central Coast

Cooper Garrod
Bronze: 2007 "Finley Vineyard" Viognier, SCM
Bronze: 2005 "Francville Vineyard" Cabernet Franc, SCM

Creekview Vineyards
Best of Class: 2007 Syrah, SCV
Gold: 2007 "Wilder Vineyards" Merlot, SCV
Silver: 2008 Chardonnay, SCV
Bronze: 2008 Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Domenico
Gold: 2006 Aglianico, Amador County
Silver: 2006 Primitivo, Amador County
Silver: 2006 Nebbiolo, Amador County
Bronze: 2007 Columbia Gorge Merlot

Fernwood Cellars
Bronze: 2008 "Vanumanutagi" Chardonnay, SCM
Bronze: 2007 "Redwood Retreat Vineyards Syrah, SCM

Fortino
Gold: 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, SCV
Silver: 2007 Charbono, SCV
Silver: 2005 Sangiovese, Central Coast
Silver: NV "Maribella" Red Blend, Central Coast

Gann Family Cellars
Silver: 2007 Malbec, Santa Clara County

Guglielmo
Silver: 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, SCV
Bronze: 2007 Estate Zinfandel, SCV
Bronze: 2007 Sangiovese, Central Coast
Bronze: 2006 Estate Petite Sirah, SCV

Hallcrest Vineyards
Gold: 2005 "Terra Serena-Upper Block" Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2005 "Terra Serena-Lower Block" Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2006 "Clos de Jeannine" Rhone Blend, El Dorado County
Bronze: 2006 "Vista Del Mare" Pinot Noir, SCM

Hearts Fire
Bronze: 2007 "Treborce Vineyard" Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Bronze: 2007 "Moniclaire Vineyard" Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

J. Lohr
Double Gold: 2007 Tower Road Petite Sirah, Paso Robles
Gold: 2008 "Riverstone" Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco
Gold: 2007 "South Ridge" Syrah, Paso Robles
Gold: 2007 "Seven Oaks" Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Gold: 2006 "Cuvee PAU" Paso Robles
Gold: 2006 "Cuvee POM" Paso Robles
Silver: 2007 "Los Osos" Merlot, Paso Robles
Silver: 2007 "Arroyo Vista" Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco
Bronze: 2006 "October Night Vineyard" Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco
Bronze: 2006 "Cuvee STE" Paso Robles

Jason-Stephens
Silver: 2008 Estate Chardonnay, SCV
Silver: 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, SCM
Silver: 2006 "Dorcich Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon, SCV
Bronze: 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, SCV

La Honda Winery
Silver: 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese blend, SCM
Bronze: 2005 Viognier, Napa Valley

La Rusticana d'Orsa
Gold: 2007 SCM
Silver: 2006 SCM

Lionheart Cellars
Bronze: 2007 Syrah, Dry Creek
Bronze: 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Bronze: 2008 "The Angel's Share, Saralee's Vineyard, RRV

Liquid Sky Vineyards
Silver: 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

Loma Prieta Winery
Gold: 2008 "Amorosa" Pinotage, Lodi
Silver: 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2008 "Saveria Vineyard" Pinot Noir, SCM
Bronze: 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, SCM

Martella
Best In Class: 2006 Heart Arrow Ranch Petite Sirah, Mendocino
Silver: 2007 "Hammer" Syrah

Martin Ranch
Silver: 2006 Therese Vineyards Cabernet Franc, SCM
Silver: 2003 Therese Vineyards Estate Nebbiolo, SCM
Silver: 2006 Therese Vineyards Sangiovese, SCV
Silver: 2005 Therese Vineyards "Dos Rics Vineyards" Cabernet Sauvignon, SCV
Silver: 2006 JD Hurley Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains
Bronze: 2006 JD Hurley Merlot, Santa Clara Valley
Bronze: 2007 JD Hurley Zinfandel, Santa Clara County
Bronze: 2007 Therese Vineyards Zinfandel, Amador County

Muccigrosso Vineyards
Gold: 2007 Pinot Noir, SCM
Gold: 2007 "Moniz Vineyards - Stanzin" Zinfandel, SCV
Gold: 2006 "Moniz Vineyards - Stanzin" Zinfandel, SCV
Gold: 2006 "Table Two" Syrah-Sangiovese blend, California
Silver: 2007 "Table Two" Syrah-Sangiovese blend, California
Silver: 2007 "Lynzin" Zinfandel, SCV
Silver: 2006 "Lynzin" Zinfandel, SCV

Odonata
Silver: 2007 "McDowell Valley" Petite Sirah, Mendocino
Silver: 2008 "Alta Mesa" Grenache, Lodi
Bronze: 2007 "Jen & Woodys Top Block" Pinot Noir, SCM

Pietra Santa
Gold: 2006 Estate Sangiovese, Cienega Valley
Gold: 2004 "Vache Red Blend", Cienega Valley
Gold: NV "California Cask #5 - Sacred Stone Red Blend", Cienega Valley
Silver: 2007 "Signature" Chardonnay, Cienega Valley
Silver: 2005 Estate Merlot, Cienega Valley
Bronze: 2008 "Amore" Pinot Grigio, Cienega Valley
Bronze: 2008 "Dunne Ranch Vineyard" Pinot Grigio, SCV
Bronze: 2007 Zinfandel, Central Coast
Bronze: 2005 Dolcetto, Cienega Valley
Bronze: 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cienega Valley

Poetic Cellars
Silver: 2007 "Mantra Vineyard" Rhone Blend, Livermore Valley
Bronze: 2006 "Stanza Vineyard" Syrah, Livermore Valley
Bronze: 2006 "Pentameter Vineyard" Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley
Bronze: 2006 "Muse Vineyard" Mourvedre, Livermore Valley

Quinta Cruz
Best of Class: 2007 "Bokisch Vineyard" Graciano, Mokelumne River
Silver: 2007 "Pierce Ranch" Tempranillo, San Antonio Valley
Silver: 2007 "Pierce Ranch" Touriga, San Antonio Valley
Bronze: 2006 "Rabelo", Pierce Ranch, San Antonio Valley

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Silver: 2007 "Branciforte Creek" Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2004 "Bella's Reserve" Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2007 "McDowell Valley" Durif/Petite Sirah, Mendocino
Silver: 2006 "Luchessi Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon, SCM

Sarah's Vineyard
Gold: 2007 Pinot Noir, Central Coast
Gold: 2007 "Old Vine" Carignan, SCV
Silver: 2008 "Cote de Madone Blanc" Rhone Blend, SCV
Silver: 2007 "Cote de Madone" Rhone Blend, SCV
Silver: 2007 "Old Vine" Grenache, SCV
Bronze: 2007 "Zayante Vineyard" Zinfandel, SCM

Satori Cellars
Double Gold: 2006 "Hallelujah" Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley
Bronze: 2006 "Oh-So Zin, Fratelli Vineyard" Zinfandel, SCV
Bronze: 2007 "Merlot of the Violet Flame", SCV
Bronze: 2007 "Harmonic Convergence", SCV

Savannah Chanelle
Silver: 2007 "Gunsalus Vineyard" Pinot Noir, RRV
Bronze: 2007 "Tina Marie Vineyard" Pinot Noir, RRV
Bronze: 2007 "Armagh Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Solis Winery
Gold: 2009 Fiano, SCV
Gold: 2008 Muscat Canelli, SCV
Silver: 2006 Estate Merlot, SCV

Sonnet
Silver: 2007 "Tondre's Grapefield" Pinot Noir, SLH
Silver: 2007 "Muns Vineyard" Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2007 "Amber Ridge Vineyard" Pinot Noir, RRV

Soquel Vineyards
Double Gold: 2007 "Garvey Family Vyd" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Gold: 2008 "Lester Family Vineyard", Pinot Noir, SCM
Gold: 2007 "Lester Family Vineyard", Pinot Noir, SCM
Gold: 2006 "Lester Family Vineyard", Pinot Noir, SCM
Gold: 2007 "Luna Matta Vineyard" Sangiovese, Paso Robles
Silver: 2006 "Garvey Family Vyd" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Silver: 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2008 "Schmierer Vineyard" Zinfandel, Lodi
Silver: 2006 "Partners Reserve" Merlot, SCM
Bronze: 2006 "Partners Reserve - Pyramid", SCM

Stefania
Gold: 2007 "Haut Tubbe", California
Bronze: 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, SCM

Storrs
Best of Class: 2006 Rhone Blend, Two Creek Vineyard, SCV
Gold: 2006 "Lester Family Vineyard", Pinot Noir, SCM
Gold: 2007 "Christie Vineyard" Pinot Noir, SCM
Gold: 2007 Zinfandel, Central Coast
Silver: 2006 "Rusty Ridge" Zinfandel, SCV
Silver: 2008 Chardonnay, SCM
Silver: 2008 "Christie Vineyard" Chardonnay, SCM
Silver: 2007 "Riverview Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Monterey

Sycamore Creek
Gold: 2007 Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2007 "Mosaico" SCV
Bronze: 2007 Estate Chardonnay, SCV
Bronze: 2007 Estate Merlot, SCV
Bronze: 2006 "Uvas Valley Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon, SCV

Thomas Fogarty
Gold: 2008 Gew├╝rztraminer, Monterey
Gold: 2008 Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2006 Estate Chardonnay, SCM
Silver: 2006 Skyline Red, California

Tondre
Bronze: 2007 "Tondre's Grapefield" Pinot Noir, SLH

Vine Hill
Gold: 2007 Gatos Locos "Clements Hills" Syrah, Lodi
Gold: 2007 Pinot Noir, SCM
Silver: 2008 "Clements Ridge Vineyard" Chardonnay, Lodi
Bronze: 2007 Cumbre "Barrel 31" Pinot Noir, SCM

Windy Oaks
Bronze: 2007 "Diane's Block" Pinot Noir, SCM
Bronze: 2007 "Terra Narro" Pinot Noir, SCM

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