San Francisco Chronicle Announces its Medal-Winning Wines

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The San Francisco Chronicle has announced its 2018 wine competition medal-winning wines.

With more than 7,100 entries, this was the largest competition of American wines in the world.  A public tasting will be held February 17 from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Sparkling Sweepstake Winner

  • Rack & Riddle (CA) NV Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs $22.00

White Sweepstake Winner

  • Brick Barn Wine Estate (CA) 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Vermentino $40.00

Rose Sweepstake Winner

  • Barnard Griffin (WA) 2017 Columbia Valley Rose of Sangiovese $14.00

Red Sweepstake Winner

  • O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery (CA) 2014 Napa Valley Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon $100.00

Dessert Sweepstake Winner

  • Merritt Estate Winery (NY) 2015 Lake Erie Vidal Ice Wine $39.99

Cider Sweepstake Winner

  • Goose Watch Winery (NY) NV Finger Lakes Flying High Semi-Sweet Cider $14.99

Label Sweepstake Winner

  • Rodney Strong Vineyards (CA) 2015 Sonoma County Upshot $28.00

Here is a look at how Contra Costa Wines were scored:

 

Bloomfield Vineyards CA White Blends – $30.00 and above 2016 Contra Costa County Bloomfield Vineyards Devil’s Daughter $30.00 Silver
Bloomfield Vineyards CA Pinot Gris/Grigio – $20.00 and above 2016 Contra Costa County Pinot Grigio $30.00 Bronze
Bloomfield Vineyards CA Chardonnay – $30.00 – $33.99 2016 Contra Costa County Chardonnay $30.00 Silver

 

Campos Family Vineyards CA Dry/Sweet Rose/Blush – RS>1.00 and more 2016 Contra Costa Rose $29.00 Bronze
Campos Family Vineyards CA All Other Red Blends – $30.00 and above 2015 Contra Costa GiGi’s Blend $34.00 Silver
Campos Family Vineyards CA Cab Franc – $30.00 – 39.99 2015 Contra Costa Cabernet Franc $34.00 Silver
Campos Family Vineyards CA Petite Sirah – $29.00 – $32.99 2015 Contra Costa County Petite Sirah $32.00 Bronze
Campos Family Vineyards CA Barbera – $30.00 and above 2015 Contra Costa Barbera $32.00 Silver
Campos Family Vineyards CA Zinfandel – $32.00 – $35.99 2015 Contra Costa County Zinfandel $32.00 Silver
Campos Family Vineyards CA Rose Sparkling 2016 Lodi Sparkling Rose $30.00 Silver

 

Cline Cellars CA All Other Red Varietals 2015 Contra Costa County Ancient Vines Carignane $14.99 Silver
Cline Cellars CA All Other Red Blends – Up to $14.99 2016 California Cashmere Black Magic $14.99 Gold
Cline Cellars CA Merlot – $27.00 – $30.99 2014 Carneros Block 8 Merlot $29.99 Bronze
Cline Cellars CA Merlot – $15.00 – $18.99 2014 Sonoma Coast Merlot $17.99 Silver
Cline Cellars CA Mourvedre 2016 Contra Costa County Ancient Vine Mourvedre $14.99 Silver
Cline Cellars CA Zinfandel – $28.00 – $31.99 2015 Contra Costa County Live Oak Zinfandel $29.99 Silver
Cline Cellars CA Zinfandel – $28.00 – $31.99 2015 Contra Costa County Big Break Zinfandel $29.99 Silver
Cline Cellars CA Zinfandel – $0.00 – $14.99 2015 Lodi Zinfandel $10.99 Silver
Cline Cellars CA Pinot Noir – $15.00 – $19.99 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $17.99 Silver
Cline Cellars CA Dry Rose/Blush – RS >.25-.99 2016 Contra Costa County Ancient Vines Mourvedre Rose $12.99 Bronze
Cline Cellars CA Chardonnay – $14.00 – $15.99 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $14.99 Bronze

 

Dashe Cellars CA Zinfandel Based Blends (inc CORO) -$30.00 and above 2015 Alexander Valley Native Fermentation The Comet $38.00 Silver
Dashe Cellars CA Zinfandel Based Blends (inc CORO) -$30.00 and above 2015 Sonoma Valley Bedrock Vineyard Ancient Vines $38.00 Silver
Dashe Cellars CA Carignan/Carignane 2015 Contra Costa Evangelho Vineyard Carignane $28.00 Bronze
Dashe Cellars CA Zinfandel – $36.00 – $39.99 2015 Alexander Valley Todd Brothers Ranch Zinfandel $38.00 Double Gold
Dashe Cellars CA Zinfandel – $36.00 – $39.99 2015 Dry Creek Valley Florence Vineyard Zinfandel $38.00 Silver
Dashe Cellars CA Chenin Blanc 2016 Adelaida District Chenin Blanc $22.00 Silver
Dashe Cellars CA Riesling – Bone Dry RS <.99 2016 Potter Valley Native Fermentation Dry Riesling $22.00 Gold

 

Ehrenberg Cellars CA Dry/Sweet Rose/Blush – RS>1.00 and more 2017 Contra Costa County Favlora Vineyards Rose’ $25.00 Bronze
Ehrenberg Cellars CA Cab Sauv – $43.00 – $46.99 2012 Napa Valley Dixon Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon $46.00 Bronze
Ehrenberg Cellars CA Cab Sauv – $36.00 – $38.99 2012 Lodi Michael-David Cabernet Sauvignon $36.00 Double Gold
Ehrenberg Cellars CA Petite Sirah – $29.00 – $32.99 2012 Lodi Michael-David Petite Sirah $32.00 Silver
Ehrenberg Cellars CA Syrah/Shiraz – $25.00 – $28.99 2012 Solano County England-Shaw Syrah $26.00 Bronze
Ehrenberg Cellars CA Carignan/Carignane 2015 Contra Costa County Carignane $48.00 Silver

 

 

Rock Wall Wine Company CA Montepulciano 2015 Contra Costa County Montepulciano $30.00 Bronze
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Zinfandel – $55.00 and above 2016 Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso Zinfandel $55.00 Gold
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Zinfandel – $55.00 and above 2014 California Sven & Ole Zinfandel $60.00 Silver
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Zinfandel – $44.00 – $54.99 2014 Contra Costa County Pearl Hart Zinfandel $50.00 Silver
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Pinot Noir – $32.00 – $35.99 2016 Sonoma County Pinot Noir $35.00 Double Gold
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Dry Rose/Blush – RS 0 2016 Contra Costa County Zin Nymph White Zinfandel $22.00 Silver
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Dry Rose/Blush – RS 0 2016 Yolo County Uncle Roget’s Rose’ $18.00 Silver
Rock Wall Wine Company CA White Blends – $30.00 and above 2015 California Mama s Reserve $40.00 Bronze
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Other White Varietals 2016 Sutter County Fiano $18.00 Bronze
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Other White Varietals 2016 Livermore Valley Malvasia Bianca $30.00 Silver
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Rose Sparkling 2016 Yolo County Sparkling Grenache Rose $26.00 Silver
Rock Wall Wine Company CA Blanc de Blancs 2016 Yolo County Sparkling Blanc de Blancs $22.00 Silver

 

three CA Petite Sirah – $33.00 – 38.99 2014 Contra Costa County Mazzoni Petite Sirah $38.00 Silver
three CA Zinfandel – $36.00 – $39.99 2015 Contra Costa County Live Oak Zinfandel $36.00 Gold
three CA Zinfandel – $36.00 – $39.99 2015 Contra Costa County Bigelow Zinfandel $36.00 Silver

 

Trinitas Cellars CA All Other Red Varietals 2014 Contra Costa Old Vine Mataro $35.00 Silver
Trinitas Cellars CA Zinfandel Based Blends (inc CORO) -$30.00 and above 2015 California Mysteriama $30.00 Silver
Trinitas Cellars CA Red Bordeaux – $55.00 and above(All Bordeaux Varietals) 2014 Napa Valley Meritage $65.00 Gold
Trinitas Cellars CA Cab Sauv – $59.00 – $62.99 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $60.00 Silver
Trinitas Cellars CA Petite Sirah – $33.00 – 38.99 2015 Contra Costa Old Vine Petite Sirah $35.00 Double Gold
Trinitas Cellars CA Zinfandel – $28.00 – $31.99 2015 El Dorado Zinfandel $30.00 Gold
Trinitas Cellars CA Zinfandel – $28.00 – $31.99 2015 Mendocino Old Vine Zinfandel $30.00 Silver
Trinitas Cellars CA Dry Rose/Blush – RS 0 2016 California Rose’ary $22.00 Silver
Trinitas Cellars CA Chardonnay – $30.00 – $33.99 2015 Carneros Chardonnay $32.00 Silver

 

Viano Vineyards CA Port – Up to $32.99 2014 Contra Costa Zinfandel Port $20.00 Double Gold
Viano Vineyards CA Petite Sirah – $0.00 – $24.99 2013 Contra Costa Petite Sirah $16.00 Silver

 

For more information and tickets, visit www.winejudging.com. For a full list of medal winning wines, click here.


1 COMMENT

  1. Yum, I need to go and check out some of our locals. I’ve been to Campos and Viano- wonderful. I really liked and was impressed with Campos Family Wines. Cheers!

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