2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition Results

The wines have been judged and after a full weekend spent by 100 judges organized in 20 panels, from November 10-11, the results are in for the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition. They judged 2,884 wines from 943 wineries in Texas, the United States, and the world. 21 countries participated in the competition and 2,293 medals were awarded. Here are the top award-winning wines:

Grand Champion: 2008 Alexander Valley Vineyards CYRUS, Alexander Valley

Reserve Grand Champion: 2010 William Selyem Westside Neighbors Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Top Texas Wine: 2012 Pedernales Cellars Viognier, Texas

Top All-Around Winery: Messina Hof Winery, Bryan, Texas

Top Italian Wine: 2007 Bolla Amarone, Veneto

Top Red Wine: Silkwood Wines Alicante Boucher, California, Non-Vintage

Top White Wine: 2011 Consilience Viognier, Santa Barbara County

Top Sparkling Wine: Gossett Excellence Brut, Champagne, Non-Vintage

Top Sweet Wine: Yalumba Museum Reserve Antique Tawny, Barossa Valley, Non-Vintage

Top Value Wine: 2011 Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir, California

Top Wine Company: E & J Gallo Winery, Modesto, California

Champions will be awarded buckles, chaps and saddles at the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. In addition to the champion wines, the Best Bites competition features offerings from select Houston-area restaurants and caterers vying to earn attendees’ votes in the Best Bites Competition. The top restaurant awards will be presented that evening, along with three new special titles: the Roundup and Best Bites Tasty Tradition, Rookie and Outstanding Showmanship awards.

All champion wines will be auctioned at the Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction and Dinner Saturday, March 2, 2013.

The complete list of wines and their medals is available at the Rodeo website:
http://www.rodeohouston.com/Events/RodeoUncorked/InternationalWineCompetition.aspx

Here are the medals earned by Texas wineries:

Class Placing Wine Name Class Medal
Arche’ Syrah, Montague County, 2011 Syrah or Shiraz (= or > $20.00) Bronze
Becker Vineyards Chenin Blanc, Texas, 2011 Chenin Blanc Dry, Demi Sec and Moelleux (including Loire) Bronze
Texas Class Champion Becker Vineyards Claret, Texas, 2010 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (< or = $28.99) Silver
Texas Class Champion Becker Vineyards Malbec Reserve, Texas High Plains, 2010 Malbec (= or > $14.01) Silver
Becker Vineyards Petite Sirah, Texas Hill Country, 2010 Petite Sirah Bronze
Becker Vineyards Pinot Grigio, Texas Hill Country, 2011 Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio aged all or part in barrels Bronze
Texas Class Champion Becker Vineyards Prairie Rotie, Texas Hill Country, 2011 Mourvedre and Mourvedre-based Blends Silver
TX Reserve Class Champion Becker Vineyards Raven, Texas Hill Country, 2010 Malbec (= or > $14.01) Silver
Becker Vineyards Tempranillo Reserve, Texas High Plains, 2011 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Becker Vineyards Vintage Port, Texas, 2010 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Becker Vineyards Viognier Reserve, Texas High Plains, 2011 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Silver
Bernhardt Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, American, NV Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.00 to $40.00) Bronze
Bernhardt Winery Crimson, Non Vitis Vinifera Red, American, NV Non Vitis Vinifera Red Bronze
Bernhardt Winery Pinnelli, American, 2011 Other Semi-dry White (1% to 4% RS, not fortified) Silver
Bernhardt Winery Pinot Grigio, Lodi, 2011 Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio unwooded (> $11.01) Bronze
Bernhardt Winery Port Reserve, American, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Bernhardt Winery Sarah, American, NV New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (< or = $28.99) Gold
Bernhardt Winery Vin Du Soleil, American, NV Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Bronze
Braman Winery C10 Chardonnay, California, 2009 Chardonnay unwooded Bronze
TX Reserve Class Champion Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($15.00 to $19.99) Silver
Texas Class Champion Brennan Vineyards Dark Horse Nero d’Avola, Texas, 2010 Other Italian Red Varieties and Blends Silver
Texas Class Champion Brennan Vineyards Lily, Texas, 2011 New World Rhone-style White Varietals and Blends Gold
Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Texas, 2011 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Gold
Bruno & George Wines Cardinal Cranberry, Texas, NV Fruit Wines Bronze
Bruno & George Wines Other Than Standard Raisin Wine, Texas, NV Raisin Wines Bronze
Caldwell Family Winery & Vineyards Eaglefire Syrah, Sonoma Valley, 2009 Syrah or Shiraz (= or > $20.00) Silver
Cap*Rock Winery Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.00 to $28.99) Bronze
TX Reserve Class Champion Cap*Rock Winery Toscano Bianco, Texas High Plains, 2011 Other Dry Whites Silver
Cap*Rock Winery Toscano Rosso, Texas High Plains, 2011 New World Sangiovese and Blends Bronze
Cap*Rock Winery Roussanne, Texas High Plains, NV New World Rhone-style White Varietals and Blends Bronze
Cork This! Winery Irreconcilable Differences, American, NV Syrah or Shiraz (< or = $19.99) Silver
Cork This! Winery Rich Urban Biker (R.U.B., American, NV Merlot ($12.00 to $19.00) Silver
Cork This! Winery Seven, American, 2002 Tawny Port and other oxidized red fortified wines Silver
Cork This! Winery Signature Wine, American, NV Cabernet Franc Bronze
Reserve Class Champion Cork This! Winery Sisters Who Sip, American, NV Flavored Wines (excluding Chocolate) Silver
Cork This! Winery Staycation, American, NV Chardonnay unwooded Bronze
Cowtown Winery Bob’s Barrel-Aged Beauty, American, NV Malbec (= or > $14.01) Bronze
Crump Valley Vineyards Belle Sweet Red, Texas, NV Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Bronze
D Vine Wine Pinot Noir, Ca, NV New World Pinot Noir ($18.01 to $27.00) Bronze
Class Champion Driftwood Estate Winery Alamo Red, American, 2010 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (< or = $28.99) Double Gold
Texas Class Champion Driftwood Estate Winery Lone Star Cab, Texas Hill Country, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.00 to $28.99) Silver
Driftwood Estate Winery Longhorn Red, Texas, 2010 Cab-Syrah or Syrah-Cab Blends Bronze
Texas Class Champion Driftwood Estate Winery Muscat Canelli, Texas High Plains, 2011 Muscat-Sweet Silver
Driftwood Estate Winery Syrah, American, NV Syrah or Shiraz (= or > $20.00) Silver
Driftwood Estate Winery Viognier, Texas High Plains, 2012 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Silver
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards Cabernet Savingnon, CA, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.00 to $28.99) Silver
Texas Class Champion Duchman Family Winery Grenache Syrah Mourvedre, Texas, 2010 Grenache and other Grenache-based red blends Silver
Duchman Family Winery Montepulciano, Texas, 2010 Other Italian Red Varieties and Blends Bronze
Duchman Family Winery Vermentino, Texas, 2010 Italian White Varieties and Blends (from anywhere) Bronze
Duchman Family Winery Viognier, Texas, 2010 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Bronze
Enoch’s Stomp Blanc Du Bois – Sweet, Texas, 2010 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Bronze
Enoch’S Stomp Blanc Du Bois – Dry, Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Bronze
Enoch’s Stomp Blanc Du Bois – Off Dry, Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Bronze
Enoch’s Stomp Chambourcin, Non Vitis Vinifera Red, Texas, 2009 Non Vitis Vinifera Red Bronze
Enoch’S Stomp Cweet Cynthiana, Texas, 2009 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
Reserve Class Champion & TX Reserve Class Champion Enoch’S Stomp Ellen’S Sweet Song, Texas, 2010 Non Vitis Vinifera Fortified Gold
Reserve Class Champion & TX Reserve Class Champion Enoch’s Stomp Norton, Non Vitis Vinifera Red, Texas, 2009 Non Vitis Vinifera Red Silver
Enoch’s Stomp Potter’s Hand, Texas, 2010 Non Vitis Vinifera Red Bronze
Enoch’s Stomp Susan’s Secret, Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
Fall Creek Vineyards Fall Creek, “Salt Lick Vineyards” Tempranillo, Texas Hill Country, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Fall Creek Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, American, NV Sauvignon Blanc and SB-Dom unwooded ( < or =$13.99) Silver
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Flat Creek Estates Flat Creek Pinot Blanc, Texas Hill Country, 2011 Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerios Silver
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Flat Creek Estates Flat Creek Rose’, Texas Hill Country, 2011 White Zin and Dry Rose (RS 1% or less) Gold
Flat Creek Estates Flat Creek Viognier, American, 2011 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Silver
Flat Creek Estates Four Horseman, Texas Hill Country, 2010 New World Sangiovese and Blends Silver
Flat Creek Estates Super Texan, Texas, 2010 New World Sangiovese and Blends Bronze
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Georgetown Winery Capitol Red, Milam County, NV Non Vitis Vinifera Red Gold
Georgetown Winery Holiday Edition, Milam County, NV Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
Reserve Class Champion & TX Reserve Class Champion Georgetown Winery Jubilee Reserve, Milam County, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Gold
Reserve Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Georgetown Winery Lone Star Frost, Milam County, NV Very Sweet White less than 14% alcohol and more than 8% RS Gold
Texas Class Champion Georgetown Winery Lone Star Gold – Peach, Central Texas, NV Fruit Wines Silver
Georgetown Winery Montepulciano, New Mexico, NV Other Red Wines (= or > $15.01) Silver
Georgetown Winery Portejas, Milam County, NV Chocolate Flavored Wines Bronze
Georgetown Winery Ruby Red Reserve, Milam County, NV Fruit Wines Bronze
TX Reserve Class Champion Georgetown Winery Super Big Texan, Milam County, NV New World Sangiovese and Blends Gold
Georgetown Winery Tempranillo, Milam County, NV New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Georgetown Winery Texas Reserve, Milam County, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Gold
Reserve Class Champion Grape Creek Vineyards Cabernet Blanc, American, 2011 White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Gold
Texas Class Champion Grape Creek Vineyards Grand Rouge, Texas, 2011 Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Silver
Grape Creek Vineyards Mosaic, American, 2010 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (= or > $29.00) Silver
Grape Creek Vineyards Rendezvous, Texas, 2010 Other Rhone-style Varietals and Blends Bronze
Grape Creek Vineyards Ser.En.Dip’.I.Ty, American, 2010 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (= or > $29.00) Bronze
Grape Creek Vineyards Viognier, Texas – Lost Draw Vineyards, 2011 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Bronze
Haak Vineyards And Winery Blanc Du Bois Port, Texas, 2006 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Silver
Reserve Class Champion & TX Reserve Class Champion Haak Vineyards And Winery Blanc Du Bois Port, Texas, 2007 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Gold
Haak Vineyards And Winery Blanc Du Bois Port, Texas, 2008 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Silver
Haak Vineyards And Winery Blanc Du Bois Port, Texas, 2009 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Bronze
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Haak Vineyards And Winery Dry Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Gold
Haak Vineyards And Winery Madeira Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2006 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Silver
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Haak Vineyards And Winery Madeira Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2010 Liqueur Muscat/Sherry/Madiera/Other oxidized fortified white Double Gold
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Haak Vineyards And Winery Madeira Jacquez, Texas, 2003 Non Vitis Vinifera Fortified Gold
Haak Vineyards And Winery Madeira Jacquez, Texas, 2004 Non Vitis Vinifera Fortified Silver
Haak Vineyards And Winery Madeira Jacquez, Texas, 2006 Non Vitis Vinifera Fortified Silver
Haak Vineyards And Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.00 to $28.99) Silver
Haak Vineyards And Winery Ruby Port, Texas, 2001 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Haak Vineyards And Winery Sweet Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2011 Other Sweet White (not fortified > 4.1% RS) Bronze
Haak Vineyards And Winery Tempranillo, Texas, 2009 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Haak Vineyards And Winery Tempranillo, Texas, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Gold
Haak Vineyards And Winery Vintage Port (Jacquez), Texas, 2008 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Reserve Class Champion & TX Reserve Class Champion Haak Vineyards Semi-Sweet Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
Junction Rivers Winery Cabernet Franc, Texas, 2011 Cabernet Franc Bronze
Junction Rivers Winery Ruby Cabernet, Texas, 2011 Other Red Wines (= or > $15.01) Bronze
Kerrville Hills Winery American Merlot, High Valley Appellation, Lake County, Ca, NV Merlot (= or > $19.01) Silver
Kerrville Hills Winery Gold Cab, High Valley Appellation, Lake County, Ca, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.00 to $40.00) Bronze
Kerrville Hills Winery Purple Cab, High Valley Appellation, Lake County, Ca, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.00 to $40.00) Bronze
Texas Class Champion Kiepersol Estates Winery Barrel 33, Texas, 2009 Other Red Wines ($< or = $15.00) Silver
Kiepersol Estates Winery Bridge, Texas, NV New World Sangiovese and Blends Gold
TX Reserve Class Champion Kiepersol Estates Winery Merlot, Texas, 2009 Merlot ($12.00 to $19.00) Silver
TX Reserve Class Champion Kiepersol Estates Winery Syrah, Texas, 2009 Syrah or Shiraz (< or = $19.99) Silver
La Fuente Winery, Llc Carmenere, Maule Valley Chile, 2011 Carmenere Bronze
La Fuente Winery, Llc Chardonnay, Maule Valley Chile, 2011 Chardonnay unwooded Bronze
La Fuente Winery, Llc Chardonnay, Maule Valley Chile, 2011 Merlot (< or = $11.99) Bronze
La Fuente Winery, Llc Chardonnay, Maule Valley Chile, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and SB-Dom unwooded ( < or =$13.99) Silver
Lakeview Hippy Hollow Naked Chardonnay, Central Texas, NV Chardonnay unwooded Bronze
Texas Class Champion Lakeview Winery Firehouse Red, Central Texas, NV Other Red Wines (= or > $15.01) Silver
Lakeview Winery Longhorn Reserve, Central Texas, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Silver
Texas Class Champion Lakeview Winery Merlot, Central Texas, NV Merlot (= or > $19.01) Silver
Landon Winery 5 Barrel Blend, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley, NV New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (= or > $29.00) Bronze
Landon Winery Chardonnay, New Mexico, 2010 Chardonnay unwooded Silver
Landon Winery Grand Finale, Texas, 2002 Tawny Port and other oxidized red fortified wines Silver
Landon Winery Grande Rosso, America, 2008 Other Rhone-style Varietals and Blends Silver
Landon Winery Grande Rosso, New Mexico, 2009 Other Rhone-style Varietals and Blends Bronze
Landon Winery Grande Rosso, New Mexico, NV Other Rhone-style Varietals and Blends Gold
Landon Winery Meritage, N/A, 2010 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (< or = $28.99) Gold
Landon Winery Pinot Grigio, New Mexico, 2010 Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio unwooded (> $11.01) Bronze
Landon Winery Pinot Noir, N/A, 2011 New World Pinot Noir ($18.01 to $27.00) Bronze
Landon Winery Red Rose, America, NV Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Silver
Landon Winery Signature Reserve, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley, 2009 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (= or > $29.00) Bronze
Reserve Class Champion Landon Winery Sparkling Wine, N/A, NV Sparkling Extra Dry and Sec Silver
Landon Winery Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2010 Reserve New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Reserve Class Champion & TX Reserve Class Champion Landon Winery Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2011 Reserve New World Tempranillo and Blends Gold
Landon Winery Vintesa Merlot, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley, 2008 Merlot (= or > $19.01) Double Gold
Texas Class Champion Llano Estacado Winery Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($15.00 to $19.99) Silver
Llano Estacado Winery Cellar Reserve Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, Newsom Vineyard, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Texas Class Champion Llano Estacado Winery Cellar Select Port, Texas, NV Tawny Port and other oxidized red fortified wines Silver
Llano Estacado Winery Chardonnay, Texas, Mont Sec Vineyard, 2010 Chardonnay unwooded Bronze
Llano Estacado Winery Gewurztraminer, American, NV Gewurztraminer Dry and Semi Dry Silver
Llano Estacado Winery Moscato, American, NV Moscato Frizzante – New World Silver
Llano Estacado Winery Riesling, American, NV Riesling-Sweet (more than 4% RS; Spatlese, Auslese ) Bronze
Llano Estacado Winery Signature Red Meritage, American, NV New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (< or = $28.99) Silver
Llano Estacado Winery Viva Rosso, Product Of Italy, NV Sparkling Red-All Bronze
Llano Estacado Winery Viviano Superiore Rosso, Texas, 2008 New World Sangiovese and Blends Bronze
TX Reserve Class Champion Lost Oak Winery Lost Oak Winery Barrel Reserve Shiraz, Texas, 2010 Syrah or Shiraz (= or > $20.00) Silver
Lost Oak Winery Lost Oak Winery Gewurztraminer, Texas High Plains, 2011 Gewurztraminer Dry and Semi Dry Bronze
Lost Oak Winery Lost Oak Winery Riesling, Texas High Plains, 2011 Riesling – Dry (1% or lower RS) Bronze
Lost Oak Winery Lost Oak Winery Tempranillo, Texas, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
McPherson Cellars Sangiovese, Texas, 2009 New World Sangiovese and Blends Gold
Reserve Class Champion & Texas Class Champion McPherson Cellars Tre Colore, Texas, 2010 New World Sangiovese and Blends Double Gold
McPherson Cellars Viognier, Texas, 2011 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Gold
Texas Class Champion Mesa Vineyards 5 Points Chardonnay, Texas, 2011 Chardonnay unwooded Silver
Texas Class Champion Messina Hof Angel Late Harvest Riesling, Texas, 2011 Riesling-Sweet (more than 4% RS; Spatlese, Auslese ) Silver
Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Merlot, Texas, 2010 Merlot (< or = $11.99) Bronze
Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Port, Texas, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Gold
Messina Hof Barrel Reserve Shiraz, Texas, 2010 Syrah or Shiraz (< or = $19.99) Bronze
Messina Hof Cabernet Franc Cedar Crest Vyd Private Reserve, Texoma Texas, 2010 Cabernet Franc Bronze
Messina Hof Ebony, Texas, NV Non Vitis Vinifera Fortified Silver
Texas Class Champion Messina Hof Father and Son Riesling, Texas, 2011 Riesling – Semi-dry (1% – 3.9 % RS) Silver
Texas Class Champion Messina Hof Late Harvest Moscato MIstella, Texas, 2012 Other Sweet White (not fortified > 4.1% RS) Silver
Messina Hof Messina Hof Sophia Marie Rose, Texas, 2012 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
TX Reserve Class Champion Messina Hof Paulo Cabernet Franc, Texas, 2010 Cabernet Franc Silver
Messina Hof Paulo Zinfandel, Texas, 2010 Zinfandel (= or > $17.01) Bronze
Messina Hof Paulo, Texas, 2009 Cab-Syrah or Syrah-Cab Blends Bronze
Texas Class Champion Messina Hof Primativo Cerro Santo, High Plains Texas, 2011 Italian Primativo and Primativo Blends Silver
Messina Hof Private Reserve Chardonnay, Texas, 2011 Chardonnay all/part in barrels ($14.01 – $18.00) Bronze
Messina Hof Private Reserve Merlot Granite Hill, Texas, 2009 Merlot (= or > $19.01) Bronze
Texas Class Champion Messina Hof Private Reserve Merlot, Texas, 2010 Merlot ($12.00 to $19.00) Gold
Messina Hof Private Reserve Papa Paulo Port, Texas, 2005 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Silver
Texas Class Champion Messina Hof Private Reserve Pinot Noir, Texas, 2009 New World Pinot Noir ($13.01 to $18.00) Silver
Messina Hof Private Reserve Port, Texas, 2007 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Texas Class Champion Messina Hof Private Reserve Shiraz Cedar Crest Vin, Texoma Texas, 2010 Syrah or Shiraz (< or = $19.99) Silver
TX Reserve Class Champion Messina Hof Reflections of Love, Texas, 2009 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (< or = $28.99) Silver
TX Reserve Class Champion Messina Hof Tawny Port, Texas, 2004 Tawny Port and other oxidized red fortified wines Silver
Messina Hof Tribute Moscato, Texas, 2011 Other Semi-dry White (1% to 4% RS, not fortified) Bronze
Messina Hof Tribute Moscato, Texas, 2012 Other Semi-dry White (1% to 4% RS, not fortified) Bronze
Nice Winery Malbec Reserve, Lujan De Cuyo, 2009 Malbec (= or > $14.01) Silver
Nice Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Lujan De Cuyo, 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and SB-Dom unwooded ( = or > $14.00) Bronze
Nice Winery Testamento Cabernet Sauvignon, Lujan De Cuyo, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.00 to $28.99) Bronze
Patrick Whitehead (Blue Ostrich) Lantana, United States, NV Gewurztraminer Dry and Semi Dry Silver
Patrick Whitehead (Blue Ostrich) Meritage, New Mexico – Texas, NV New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (< or = $28.99) Bronze
Patrick Whitehead (Blue Ostrich) Poppy’s Garden, United States, NV White Zin and Sweet Rose (more than 1% RS) Bronze
Patrick Whitehead (Blue Ostrich) Roussanne, Texas, 2011 New World Rhone-style White Varietals and Blends Bronze
Patrick Whitehead (Blue Ostrich) Tempranillo, Texas, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Bronze
TX Reserve Class Champion Pedernales Cellars GSM, Texas, 2011 Grenache and other Grenache-based red blends Silver
Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo, Texas, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Gold
*Top Texas Wine & Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Pedernales Cellars Viognier, Texas, 2012 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Double Gold
Reserve Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Perissos Petite Sirah-Estate Grown, Texas Hill Country, 2010 Petite Sirah Gold
Perissos Racker’S Blend-Estate Grown, Texas Hill Country, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Perissos Vineyards Rose’-Estate Grown, Texas Hill Country, 2011 White Zin and Dry Rose (RS 1% or less) Bronze
TX Reserve Class Champion Perissos Vineyards Roussanne, Texas High Plains, 2011 New World Rhone-style White Varietals and Blends Silver
Texas Class Champion Perissos Vineyards Syrah-Estate Grown, Texas Hill Country, 2011 Syrah or Shiraz (= or > $20.00) Silver
TX Reserve Class Champion Perissos Vineyards Viognier-Estate Grown, Texas Hill Country, 2011 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Gold
Perrine Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, American, NV Cabernet Sauvignon ($11.01 to $14.99) Bronze
Perrine Winery Muscat (With Shiraz & Merlot), American, NV Muscat-Sweet Silver
Perrine Winery Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon/Chardonnay, American, NV Sauvignon Blanc and SB-Dominant barrel aged Bronze
Perrine Winery The Huguenot Double Rouge, No Appellation, NV New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Texas Class Champion Pheasant Ridge Winery Pheasant Ridge “3 Barrels Up” 2011, Texas High Plains, 2011 Other Dry Whites Silver
Pheasant Ridge Winery Pheasant Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Texas High Plains, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon ($15.00 to $19.99) Bronze
Pheasant Ridge Winery Pheasant Ridge Chenin Blanc 2011, Texas High Plains, 2011 Chenin Blanc Dry, Demi Sec and Moelleux (including Loire) Bronze
Pillar Bluff Vineyards Inc Kitty, Texas, 2010 Muscat-Sweet Bronze
Pleasant Hill Winery Portejas Blanco, Texas, NV Non Vitis Vinifera Fortified Bronze
Pleasant Hill Winery Tawny Rosso Forte, Texas, NV Non Vitis Vinifera Fortified Silver
Pontotoc Vineyard 100% Estate Tempranillo, Mason County, Texas, 2011 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Pontotoc Vineyard San Fernando Academy, Texas, 2011 New World Sangiovese and Blends Bronze
Pontotoc Vineyard Smoothing Iron Mountain, Mason County, Texas, 2011 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Red Caboose Range Rider Tempranillo Blend, North Central Tx, NV New World Tempranillo and Blends Double Gold
Red Caboose Viognier, North Central Texas, 2011 Viognier (less than 1.5% RS) Silver
Red Caboose Winery Lenoir/Tempranillo, North Central Texas, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Gold
Reserve Class Champion Red Caboose Winery Merlot, North Central Texas, 2009 Merlot (= or > $19.01) Double Gold
TX Reserve Class Champion Red Caboose Winery Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon, North Central Texas, NV Cab-Syrah or Syrah-Cab Blends Silver
Red Caboose Winery Syrah/Malbec, North Central Texas, 2010 Other Rhone-style Varietals and Blends Bronze
Retreat Hill Cellars Cabriolo, Oregon, NV New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (= or > $29.00) Bronze
Retreat Hill Cellars Rustic Red Reserve, Oregon, NV New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (= or > $29.00) Gold
Retreat Hill Winery And Vineyard Super Dawg Blanc, Texas, NV Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Bronze
Saddlehorn Winery Blanc Du Bois (Dulce), Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
Saddlehorn Winery Blanc Du Bois (Semi), Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
Saddlehorn Winery Blanc Du Bois, Texas, 2011 Non Vitis Vinifera Whites and Roses Silver
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion Salado Creek Winery & Vineyard Reveille’s Reserve Ruby Port, None, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Gold
Salado Creek Winery & Vineyard Salado Frost, None, NV Very Sweet White less than 14% alcohol and more than 8% RS Bronze
Salado Creek Winery & Vineyard Wildfire White Table Wine, None, NV Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio unwooded (> $11.01) Bronze
Sandstone Cellars Winery Xiii, Mason County Texas, NV Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Singing Water Vineyards Freedom, Texas / California, 2010 Cab-Syrah or Syrah-Cab Blends Silver
Singing Water Vineyards Merlot, Texas / California, 2011 Merlot (= or > $19.01) Bronze
Singing Water Vineyards Pinot Grigio, California / Texas, 2011 Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio unwooded (> $11.01) Silver
Singing Water Vineyards Sweet Lupe, Texas / California, 2011 Sweet Red (under 14% alcohol) Bronze
Singing Water Vineyards Vintner’S Reserve, Texas / California, 2010 New World Bordeaux Blend Red and Meritage (= or > $29.00) Bronze
Solaro Estate Winery Reserve Sangiovese, Texas High Plains, 2011 New World Sangiovese and Blends Silver
Solaro Estate Winery Reserve Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2010 New World Tempranillo and Blends Gold
Spicewood Vineyards Merlot Rose, Texas Hill Country, 2011 White Zin and Dry Rose (RS 1% or less) Bronze
TX Reserve Class Champion Stone House Vineyard Claros, Norton Reserve, Texas Hill Country, 2010 Other Red Wines (= or > $15.01) Silver
Stone House Vineyard Howling Cogs, Barossa, 2008 Other Rhone-style Varietals and Blends Gold
Texas Hills Vineyard Cabernet Franc Newsom Vineyard, High Plains, 2009 Cabernet Franc Silver
Texas Hills Vineyard Merlot, Texas, 2010 Merlot ($12.00 to $19.00) Silver
TX Reserve Class Champion Texas Hills Vineyard Orange Moscato Newsome Vineyard, High Plains, 2010 Other Sweet White (not fortified > 4.1% RS) Silver
Texas Hills Vineyard Port Rubino, Texas Hill Country, 2008 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
Texas Hills Vineyard Sangiovese Newsom Vineyard, High Plains, 2010 New World Sangiovese and Blends Bronze
Texas Hills Vineyard Toro De Tejas Newsom Vineyard, High Plains, 2009 New World Tempranillo and Blends Silver
Texas Class Champion Texas Legato 2009 Family Reunion, Texas, 2009 Other Rhone-style Varietals and Blends Silver
Texas Legato 2010 Merlot, Texas, 2010 Merlot (= or > $19.01) Bronze
Texas Southwind Vineyard And Winery Blackberry Fruit Wine, United States, NV Fruit Wines Silver
Vintners Own Winery Troubadour Ranch – 2010 Merlot, Texas / Sonoma, 2010 Merlot (= or > $19.01) Silver
TX Reserve Class Champion William Chris Vineyards 500 Block Merlot, Texas Hill Country, 2011 Merlot (= or > $19.01) Silver
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion William Chris Vineyards Cabernet Franc, Texas High Plains, 2010 Cabernet Franc Double Gold
William Chris Vineyards Emotion, Texas, Other Red Wines (= or > $15.01) Silver
William Chris Vineyards Jaquez Dessert Wine, Texas Hill Country, 2011 Red Port and Port-style wines (glass-aged, <5years in wood) Bronze
William Chris Vineyards Malbec, Texas Hill Country, 2011 Malbec (= or > $14.01) Bronze
Class Champion & Texas Class Champion William Chris Vineyards Mary Ruth, Texas High Plains, 2011 Other Semi-dry White (1% to 4% RS, not fortified) Silver
Woodrose Winery Tempranillo, High Plains, 2009 New World Tempranillo and Blends Gold
Texas Class Champion Woodrose Winery Unfiltered Cabernet/Syrah, High Plains/Hill Country, 2010 Cab-Syrah or Syrah-Cab Blends Silver
Zin Valle Vineyards Rising Star, Russian River Valley, 2010 New World Pinot Noir ($18.01 to $27.00) Bronze

Comments

  1. The Wine Mistress says:

    I would like to get a list of the all the wines and their placing in the competition. Thank you.

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  2. Terri Honeycutt says:

    Wow! Thanks for writing this up! So exciting to see all the winners!

  3. interested to know more about this great texas wines

  4. Tracy Strain says:

    is there a listing by number of the wines for the 2013 wine garden? IE…#120 a Muacato?

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