Results Of The 2009 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition Announced

Below the jump you will find the complete wrap up and list of gold medal winners.

Winners announced from 2009 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

DALLAS (April 16, 2009) – In February of this year, 3,146 wines came to Dallas from 31 states and 20 countries to compete in The Dallas Morning News Wine Competition. Winners of the 25th annual competition were announced today with 1,487 wines awarded medals.

An impressive group of 56 wine critics, distributors, importers and sommeliers formed the judging panels this year, awarding 156 gold, 542 silver, and 789 bronze medals.

Traditionally producing more wine, the west coast came through with the highest number of U.S. medals. California claimed the top spot bringing in 87. Next in line was Washington State with 110 followed by Oregon with 45. Other states given their props include Missouri with 14 medal-winners, New York at 19, Texas took 29 and Virginia received 21. Medals were also awarded to wines from Iowa, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Internationally, Australia brought the most medals home totaling 80, New Zealand was next with 36, Italy and France brought in 29 each and 28 went to Spain. Other international winners include Argentina, Austria, Canada, Chile, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, and South Korea.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the list of the gold-medal winners, listed in tasting order, including category, winery name, appellation, wine type and vintage.

2009 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition


Muscat (white, non sparkling)
Portal, Douro DOC, Reserva, Moscatel 2000

Muscat, Black/Red
Quady, California, Elysium, Black Muscat 2007

Port, Ruby – traditional grape varieties
Presidential, Porto DOC, Ruby NV

Port, Ruby – other grape varieties
South Coast Winery, South Coast, Black Jack Port NV

Port, Vintage – traditional grape varieties
Truett Hurst, California, Old Vine, Dessert Wine 2005

Sherry, Sweet – other grape varieties
Rancho de Philo, California, Cucamonga Valley, Triple Cream Sherry NV

Fortified Dessert Wine other
Rotta, California, Black Monukka Dessert Wine 2004

Fortified Fruit Wine
Eola Hills, American, Vin D’Ete Raspberry NV


Blanc de Blancs NV, traditional method, other grape varieties
Lucien Albrecht, Cremant d’Alsace AOC, Blanc de Blancs, Brut NV

Brut NV, traditional method, traditional grape varieties
Piper-Heidsieck, Champagne AOC, Brut NV

Brut NV, traditional method, other grape varieties
Korbel, California, Methode Champenoise, Brut NV

Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2004 and later, traditional method, traditional grape varieties
Gruet Winery, New Mexico, Methode Champenoise, Blanc de Blancs 2004

Dry Vintage 2004 and later, traditional method, other grape varieties
Saint – Hilaire, Blanquette de Limoux AOC, Method Traditionelle, Estate Bottled, Extra Dry 2004

Natural Vintage, 2003 and earlier, traditional method, traditional grape varieties
Gloria Ferrer, Carneros, Late Disgorged, Cuvee Brut 1998

Brut Rose, Vintage 2003 and earlier, traditional method
Gruet Winery, New Mexico, Methode Champenoise, Grand Rose 2002

Dry, bulk process
Landon Winery, American, Cuvee Sec NV

Sparkling, bulk process, other grape varieties/Spumante
Ballatore, California, Gran Spumante NV


Cabernet Franc
R & B Cellars, El Dorado, Counterpoint, Cabernet Franc 2006
Raymond Burr, Sonoma County, Cabernet Franc 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2007 or later
Smoking Loon, California, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2006
B Cellars, Napa Valley, Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Basel Cellars, Columbia Valley, Mirage Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Bell, Napa Valley, Unfiltered, Talianna, Cabernet Sauvignon 80%-Syrah 20% 2006
Hess, Napa Valley, Allomi Vineyard, Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Martin Ray, Napa/Mendocino/Sonoma Counties, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Robert Craig, Napa Valley, Affinity, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Sebastiani, Sonoma County, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Solaire by Robert Mondavi, Central Coast, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2005
Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill, Estate Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Clos du Bois, Alexander Valley, Marlstone, 89% Cabernet Sauvignon-5% Malbec-3% Cabernet Franc-3% Merlot 2005
Livingston Moffett, Napa Valley, Stanley’s Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Mount Veeder Winery, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Peju, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Terremoto Cellars, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District, Asbill Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Trefethen Family Vineyards, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2004
Black Stallion Winery, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Martin Ray, Sonoma Mountain, Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Gamay Noir (Valdiguie)
J. Lohr Estates, Monterey, Wildflower, Valdiguie 2008

La Cereza, California, Temecula Valley, Garnacha 2005

Olympic Cellars Winery, Horse Heaven Hills, Dungeness Red, Lemberger 2007

Merlot, Non Vintage
Beach Dogs, South Eastern Australia, Merlot NV

Merlot, Vintage 2007 or later
Banrock Station, South Eastern Australia, Merlot 2007
Black Box Wines, California, Merlot 2007
Longboard Vineyards, Russian River Valley, Dakine, Merlot 2007

Merlot, Vintage 2006
1867, Virginia, Meritage 2006
Domaine Laurier, Sonoma County, Reserve, Merlot 2006
Vin du Lac of Chelan, Columbia Valley, Barrel Select, Merlot 2006

Merlot, Vintage 2005 or earlier
Artesa, California, 63% Sonoma County/37% Napa County, Merlot 2005

Dezzani Tradizione, Barolo DOCG, Roncaglie 2003

Chrysalis Vineyards, Virginia, Locksley Reserve, Norton 2005

Petite Sirah
Mettler Family Vineyards, Lodi, Petite Sirah 2005
Ravenswood Winery, California, Vintner’s Blend, Petite Sirah 2006
Zina Hyde Cunningham, Lake County, Petite Sirah 2005

Pinot Noir, Vintage 2007 or later
Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Maria Cuvee, Pinot Noir 2007
Rodney Strong, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley, Estate Vineyards, Pinot Noir 2007
Solena, Willamette Valley, Grand Cuvee, Pinot Noir 2007
Vision Cellars, Santa Lucia Highlands, Garys’ Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir, Vintage 2006
Brassfield Estate Winery, High Valley, High Serenity Ranch, Estate Bottled, Pinot Noir 2006
Byron, Santa Maria Valley, Nielson Vineyard, Estate Bottled & Produced, Pinot Noir 2006
Duck Pond Fries Family Cellars, Oregon, Willamette Valley, St. Jory Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2006
Dutton-Goldfield, Sonoma Coast, McDougall Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2006
Jargon, California, Pinot Noir 2006
Le Cadeau Vineyard, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Cote Est, Pinot Noir 2006
Vision Cellars, Santa Lucia Highlands, Rosella’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir, Vintage 2005
Mark Moretti Winery, Anderson Valley, Hein Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2005

Martin & Weyrich, Paso Robles, Il Palio, Sangiovese 2005
South Coast Winery, South Coast, Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyards, Thunderbolt Block,
Sangiovese 2005

Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2007 or later
McGuigan, Barossa Valley, The Shortlist, Shiraz 2007
Salena Estate, South Australia, Reserve, Accolade, Shiraz 2007

Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2006
Chaddsford, Pennsylvania, 25th Vintage, Syrah 2006
J. Lohr Estates, Paso Robles, South Ridge, Syrah 2006
Little Vineyards, Sonoma Valley, Syrah 2006
Rolling Estate Wines, Central Ranges, Shiraz 2006
Toasted Head, Dunnigan Hills, Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2005
The Gate, McLaren Vale, Shiraz 2005

Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2004 or earlier
Gloria Ferrer, Carneros, Estate Grown & Bottled, Syrah 2004

Fuqua, For Sale in Texas Only, Vat No. 3, Tempranillo 2006

Zinfandel, Non Vintage
Barefoot, California, Lodi, Zinfandel NV

Zinfandel, Vintage 2007 or later
Edmeades, Mendocino County, Zinfandel 2007
Sextant, Paso Robles, Wheelhouse, Zinfandel 2007

Zinfandel, Vintage 2006
Cameron Hughes, Amador County, Lot 88, Ancient Vines, Zinfandel 2006
Limerick Lane, Russian River Valley, Collins Vineyard, Estate Bottled, Unfiltered, Zinfandel 2006

Zinfandel, Vintage 2005
Haywood Estate, Sonoma Valley, Los Chamizal Vineyard, Rocky Terrace, Zinfandel 2005

Red Meritage or Bordeaux Blend
Challenger Ridge, Yakima Valley, Gordon 2006
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Carneros, Estate, Valeriano 2006
La Storia, Alexander Valley, Estate Bottled, Meritage 2004
Montes, Chile, Colchagua Valley, Apalta Vineyard, Limited Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 70%-
Carmenere 30% 2007
Seduction, Napa Valley 2006
Tsillan Cellars, Columbia Valley, Bellissima Rossa, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon –
23% Cabernet Franc – 27 % Merlot 2006
Valley of the Moon, Sonoma County, Cuvee de la Luna 2005

Dry Red Table Wine Blends
Bouke, North Fork of Long Island, Red Table Wine 2007
Epiphany, Santa Barbara County, Gypsy 2005
Middle Sister, California, Rebel Red NV
Paige 23, Santa Barbara County, Tarantula Tinto 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz (Syrah) Blends
B Cellars, Napa Valley, Blend 25, Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah 2005

Sweet Red Table Wine Blends
Breitenbach, American, Roadhouse Red NV

Red Rhone Style Blend
Eberle, Paso Robles, Cotes-du-Robles 2007
Ventana Vineyards, Monterey, Arroyo Seco, Estate Grown, Rubystone, 62% Grenache-38%
Syrah 2006

All other red varietal wines
Benincasa, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG 2003
Bianchi, Paso Robles, San Juan Vineyards, Signature Selection, Refosco 2006


Gran Vinum, Rías Baixas DO, Albarino 2007

Chardonnay, Vintage 2007
A by Acacia, California, Chardonnay 2007
Ambroise Jay Anatole, Monterey County, Chardonnay 2007
Benziger Family Winery, Carneros, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Chardonnay 2007
Del Rio Vineyards, Oregon, Rogue Valley, Chardonnay 2007
Glen Carlou, Paarl, Chardonnay 2007
Hardys, South Australia, Nottage Hill, Chardonnay 2007
Kim Crawford, New Zealand, Unoaked Chardonnay 2007
Lake Sonoma Winery, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay 2007
Sharpe Hill, Southeastern New England, Chardonnay 2007
Three Rivers Winery of Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, Chardonnay 2007
Trivento, Argentina, Mendoza, Golden Reserve, Chardonnay 2007
Twin Fin, California, Chardonnay 2007

Chenin Blanc, 0 to 1.0% residual sugar
Herding Cats, South Africa, Western Cape, Chenin Blanc-Chardonnay 2008

Riesling, 0 – .7% residual sugar
Ludwig, Monterey, Sweetwater Vineyard, Riesling 2007
Omaka Springs Estates, Marlborough, Riesling 2005
Petaluma, Australia, Clare Valley, Hanlin Hill, Riesling 2007

Riesling, 1.6 – 3% residual sugar
Gunderloch, Rheinhessen, Jean Baptiste, Riesling Kabinett 2007
Hogue, Columbia Valley, Riesling 2007
Ventana Vineyards, Monterey, Arroyo Seco, Estate Grown, Riesling 2007

Riesling, 3.1 – 6.0% residual sugar
Urban, Mosel, Nik. Weis Selection, Riesling 2007
Vertikal, Mosel, Piesporter Goldtropchen, Special Collection, Riesling Auslese 2006

Pinot Gris
Dusted Valley Vintners, Columbia Valley, Boomtown, Pinot Gris 2007
Fetzer Vineyards, California, Valley Oaks, Pinot Grigio 2007
McManis Family Vineyards, California, Pinot Grigio 2007
Milbrandt Vineyards, Washington, Columbia Valley, Traditions, Pinot Gris 2007
Mirassou, California, Pinot Grigio 2007
Roslyn Family Vineyards, Washington State, Columbia Valley, Pinot Gris 2007
Running Hare Vineyard, American, Pinot Grigio NV
Spy Valley, Marlborough, Pinot Gris 2008

Line Shack, California, San Antonio Valley, Roussanne 2007
Truchard, Napa Valley, Carneros, Roussanne 2007

Sauvignon Blanc, Dry, Vintage 2008 or later
Gunn Estate, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Mud House, New Zealand, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Robert Hall, Paso Robles, Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc, Dry, Vintage 2007
Boulder Bank, Marlborough, Nick Goldschmidt, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Chateau Chevalier, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Cinquain Cellars, Monterey, Baja Viento Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Dashwood, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Wildhurst Vineyards, Lake County, Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Semillon, Dry
Casa Madero, Parras Valley, Estate Grown & Bottled, Semillon 2008

Elsa Bianchi, Mendoza, San Rafael, Torrontes 2008

Rustle Hill Winery, Illinois, Semi Dry Vidal Blanc NV

Dry White Table Wine Blends, 0 – .7% residual sugar
Folie a Deux, California, Menage a Trois White 2007
Promisqous, California, White NV
Tangent, Central Coast, Ecclestone 2007

White Rhone blends
Curtis Heritage Series, Central Coast, Heritage Blanc, 55% Viognier-27% Roussanne-18%
Marsanne 2007

All other white varietal wines, 0 – .7% residual sugar
Vatistas, Monemvasia, Malagouzia 2007

All other white non-vinifera varietal wines
Schilling Bridge Winery, Nebraska, Edelweiss 2008


Gewürztraminer, Late Harvest, 6.1% and above residual sugar
Eola Hills, Oregon, Late Harvest, Vin D’Epice, Gewurztraminer 2006

Ice Wine, specify varietal
Jackson-Triggs, Niagara Peninsula VQA, Delaine Vineyard, Niagara Estate, Riesling Icewine 2007


Blush wines, Blended generic
Schilling Bridge Winery, Nebraska, Women Gone Wine 2008

Rose, Rhone Style
Robert Hall, Paso Robles, Hall Ranch, Rose de Robles 2008

Rose, Varietal other
Eagle Castle Winery, California, Paso Robles, Syrah Rosé 2008


All varietals not listed, under 10% alcohol
Martin & Weyrich, California, Moscato Allegro 2007


Tabor Hill, Michigan, Cherry NV