The results of this year’s San Francisco International Wine Competition are in and Texas wines did well. Considered one of the largest international competitions, and in its 31st years, this event drew 1,200 submissions from wineries in 29 countries and 20 US states.
The medal winners FROM TEXAS:
Flat Creek Estate 2009 Syrah Texas Hill Country $20
Brennan Vineyards 2009 Buffalo Rhône Texas $16
Flat Creek Estate 2010 Pinot Grigio Estate Bottled Texas Hill Country $18
Flat Creek Estate 2010 Muscat Canelli Texas 3% rs $17
Sandstone Cellars Winery 2009 Red Blend VIII Mason County, Texas $25
Sister Creek Vineyards 2010 Muscat Canelli Young Family and Five Star Vineyards Texas High Plains 8% rs $13
Brennan Vineyards 2010 Viognier Texas $18
Duchman Family Winery 2009 Dolcetto Bingham Family Vineyard Texas High Plains $15
Duchman Family Winery 2009 Aglianico Reddy Vineyards Texas High Plains $16
Flat Creek Estate 2010 Rosé of Sangiovese Estate Bottles Texas Hill Country 1% rs $18
Grape Creek Vineyard 2009 Cabernet Trois Texas $20
Sandstone Cellars Winery 2006 Touriga IV Mason County, Texas 12% rs $40
Torre di Pietra 2009 Blanc du Bois Reserve Texas Hill Country $22
Nota Bene that the vast majority of the wines that won medals were not from the Cabernet/Chardonnay/Merlot/Pinot Noir axis. There is something there about vine and place.
SideDish previously discussed the work going on at Sandstone Cellars Winery and Duchman Family Winery. Congratulations to them and all the other winners. May these results inspire other winemakers in the state.