On January 8th, 2010, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition concluded the annual week of judging at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County, California.  Over five days, 63 professional wine experts within the media, restaurant and hospitality, education, winemaking and retail wine industries tasted and evaluated a world-record breaking 4,913 entries, a number that maintains the competition's status as the largest competition of American wines in the world.On  the final day of the judging process, each of the "Best of Class Judges' Choice" wines were carefully assessed one more time.  A comprehensive list of the wines and their awards can be found on www.winejudging.com.

Consumers can look forward to tasting the Sweepstake Award Winners, along with hundreds of additional wines, at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting, held at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion in San Francisco.  The Public Tasting is an annual celebration allowing wine lovers to compare their favorites to the top picks announced at the judging while enjoying great food and breathtaking views. 

The Winners are:

Sparkling: J Vineyards & Winery, Russian River Valley, J Brut Rose

White: Keuka Spring Vineyards, Finger Lakes, New York , 2008 Gewurtzraminer

Pink: Bray Vineyards, Shenandoah Valley, Amador County, CA, 2008 Barbera Rosato 

Red: Graton Ridge Cellars, Russian River Valley, Paul Family Vineyard2007 Estate Pinot Noir 

Dessert:Watermill Winery, Walla Walla Valley, Washington 2008 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer  

 

 

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