Local Wineries Receive Medals in International Competitions



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In addition to winning Double Gold for its 2015 Sangiovese, Los Pinos’Ranch Vineyards in Pittsburg won Silver awards for its estate-grown Besitos de Chocolate, Blanc du Bois, and Colibri, as well as for its barrel-aged 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Texican in the San Francisco Wine Completition and numerouos other awards in the Uncorked International Wine Competion.

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Three Upper East Side of Texas wineries received awards for the 2018 Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition and are part of the Champion Wine Garden during the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo February 27 through March 28.

Judging for the competition included a record 3,188 entries from 18 different countries, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal and South Africa. Texas wineries represented 420 entries.

Kiepersol Vineyards & Winery in Bullard, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards in Pittsburg, and Sloan & Williams Winery in Grapevine represented the Upper East Side of Texas well with 21 gold, silver, and bronze medals plus several Texas and regional class awards.

Sloan & Williams Winery

• Sloan & Williams Winery Chardonnay, Lodi, 2016. Chardonnay aged in all or part in barrels ($25-$39). Bronze

• Sloan & Williams Winery Port, Amador County, 2013. Desserts - Ports - Ruby & Tawny Port Styles. Silver

• Sloan & Williams Winery Rosé, Texas High Plains, 2016. Other Semi - Dry White (1% - 4% RS, not fortified) ($22- $35). Bronze

• Sloan & Williams Winery Sangiovese, Texas High Plains, 2015. New World Sangiovese & Sangiovese Non-Bordeaux Varietal Blends ($14-$89). Silver

• Sloan & Williams Winery Spectrum, Texas High Plains, 2015. Rose - Off Dry - ($16-$34) Silver

• Sloan & Williams Winery Tempranillo, Texas High Plains, 2015. New World Tempranillo and Blends ($14 - $29). Gold, Reserve Class Champion, Reserve Texas Class Champion

• Sloan & Williams Winery Triplicity Red, Texas, 2016. Other Red Wines ($23-$31). Silver

Kiepersol Vineyards & Winery

• Kiepersol Mengsel Red, Texas, 2014. New-World Red Boardeaux Blend and Meritage ($15-$35). Gold, Reserve Texas Class Champion

• Kiepersol Merlot, Texas, 2012. Merlot and Merlot based Blends ($15-$24). Gold, Reserve Class Champion, Texas Class Champion

• Kiepersol Rosé of Malbec, Texas, 2016. Rose - Dry -($20-$40). Bronze

• Kiepersol Sangiovese, Texas, 2014. New World Sangiovese & Sangiovese Non-Bordeaux Varietal Blends ($14-$89). Silver

• Kiepersol Syrah, Texas, 2013. Syrah or Shiraz ($6-$19). Silver, Texas Class Champion

• Kiepersol Texas Artize Red, Texas, 2012. Other Red Wines ($16-$22). Silver

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Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards

• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards All My X’s Red Blend, Texas High Plains, NV. Sweet Red (14% alcohol and below) ($6-$15). Silver, Reserve Texas Class Champion

• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Blanc du Bois, Texas, NV. Other Sweet Whites - up to $25. Silver

• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas High Plains, 2015. Cabernet Sauvignon ($30-$39). Bronze

• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Colibri Sweet Blush, Texas, NV. Rose - Off Dry - ($16-$34). Silver

• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Moscato, Texas High Plains, NV. Muscat - Still ($4-$25). Bronze

• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Riserva Sangiovese, Texas High Plains, 2014. New World Sangiovese & Sangiovese Non-Bordeaux Varietal Blends ($14-$89). Silver

• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Sangiovese, Texas High Plains, 2015. New World Sangiovese & Sangiovese Non-Bordeaux Varietal Blends ($14-$89). Gold, Class Champion, Texas Class Champion

• Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards Texican Red Blend, Texas High Plains, 2015. New World Red Italian Varietals and Blends ($9-$34). Bronze

Los Pinos also won several awards during the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world. From almost 7,000 entries from 35 states across the country, 67 prestigious experts within the media, trade, hospitality, and education industries traveled to Sonoma County to determine the best wines in America.

Los Pinos received the highest honor of a Double Gold award for its 2015 Sangiovese. They also won Silver awards for their estate-grown Besitos de Chocolate, Blanc du Bois and Colibri as well as for their barrel-aged 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Texican. Bronze medals were awarded to their 2017 Blanco Grande, 2017 Rosato, 2014 Sangiovese Riserva, and All My X’s.

“It is evident that our winemaker, Arnulfo Perez, and his team continue to improve on their craft of making excellent wines. To be honored at such a prestigious competition with thousands of entries is truly humbling and we couldn’t be more proud,” said Los Pinos partner and CEO Matt Lipton.  

As for Perez, he simply says, “It is my pleasure in life to make delicious wines with the gifts Mother Nature provides.”

For a full list of winners or for more information about the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition visit www.winejudging.com.

 

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