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Winning Wines From the Stock Show’s First Competition

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WinePourThe 2010 Stock Show & Rodeo has announced the gold medal winners in its first wine competition. The wines will be poured throughout the stock show In February of next year. They will also be featured at the Wine & Rodeo gala Jan. 16.

That night, the top award winners will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship Fund.

Medals were given in two groups: critics  and people’s choice.

Wine Competition Critics Winners

Grand Champion Red J. Lohr South Ridge  Arroyo Seco Syrah 2007

Reserve Champion Red Terre D’Oro Amandor County Zinfandel 2006

Grand Champion White Korbel Sonoma Sparkling Rosé

Reserve Champion White Meridian California Chardonnay

“Best of Herd” Winery (Texas Only) Messina Hof Winery

Top All-Around Winery J. Lohr Winery

Critics Gold Medal Winners

Alexander Valley Alexander Valley Cyrus 2005

Austin Hope Paso Robles Syrah 2005

Barefoot Bubbly California White Zinfandel

Bohemian Highway California Merlot

Grigich Hill Fumé Blanc Estate Grown Napa Valley 2008

J Lohr Arroyo Vista Vineyards Chardonnay 2007

J Lohr South Ridge Paso Robles Syrah 2007

Kendall Jackson Vinters RSV Chardonnay 2008

Korbel Sonoma Sparkling Rosé

LaFond Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2007

Matanzas Bennett Valley Sonoma Pinot Noir 2007

Meridian California Chardonnay

Pacific Rim Washington Framboise

Pacific Rim Washington Vin De Glacier 2007

Terre D’Oro California Zinfandel

Williamette Valley Oregon Pinot Grigio

Wine Competition People’s Choice Winners

Grand Champion Red Columbia Crest Reserve Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Reserve Champion Red Alexander Valley School House Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Grand Champion White Messina Hof Martin Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2008

Reserve Champion White Gallo Twin Valley California Moscato

People’s Choice Gold Medal Winners

Acre Central Coast Chardonnay 2008

Alexander Valley School House Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Bonterra Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Barefoot Cellars California Pinot Grigio

Beringer Napa Chardonnay 2007

Columbia Crest Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2006

Davis Bynum Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2007

J Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

King Estate Oregon Pinot Grigio 2007

Messina Hof Texas Pinot Noir Barrel Reserve 2006

Messina Hof Martin Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2008

Sbragia Dry Creek Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sbragia Gino’s Vineyard Sonoma Zinfandel 2004

Terre D’Oro California Moscato 2008

Trefethen Family 2005 Oak Knoll Napa Merlot Estate 2005

Gallo Twin Valley California Moscato

(Photo: Trish Hughes)

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