Results

The 2018 San Francisco INTERNATIONAL WINE Competition in Review

Check out details, trends, and LAST year’s top winners.

 

The 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition was held at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco from November 17th through November 19th.

VIEW 2018 RESULTS

BEST IN SHOW

BEST IN CLASS

Best Albariño
Mettler Family Vineyards Albariño, Lodi, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Barbera
Silvestri Vineyards Estate Barbera, Carmel Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $55
Best Blanc de Noirs
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Blanc de Noirs, Carneros, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $22
Best Bordeaux Blend <$25
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Grand Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC VQA, Canada
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Brut
Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut, Anderson Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2012      RETAIL PRICE: $48
Best Cabernet/Shiraz Blend
Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, Australia
VINTAGE: 2014      RETAIL PRICE: $45
Best Cabernet Franc
Maryhill Winery Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $26
Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Round Pond Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $110
Best Chardonnay
V. Sattui Winery Chardonnay, Los Carneros, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $44
Best Cider
Gowan's Heirloom Estate Cuvée Cider, Anderson Valley, USA
VINTAGE:       RETAIL PRICE: $10
Best Extra Brut • Best Champagne
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Extra Brut Champagne, Champagne, France
VINTAGE: 2009      RETAIL PRICE: $65
Best Fruit Wine
St. James Winery Raspberry Sweet Wine, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $9
Best Graciano
GoodMills Family Winery Estate Graciano, Lodi, CA, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $28
Best Grenache
Heirloom Vineyards Alcala Grenache, McLaren Vale, Austrailia
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $60
Best Hybrid White
Villa Bellezza Cotes du Pepin White Wine, UMRV, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $23
Best Late Harvest
Vinné Sklepy Lechovice Late Harvest Ryzlink Rýnský, Czech Republic
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $16
Best Malbec
Jeff Runquist Wines Fiddlehead Vineyard Fairplay Malbec, El Dorado County, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $29
Best Merlot
Ménage à Trois Merlot, California, USA
VINTAGE: 2016       RETAIL PRICE: $12
Best Mourvèdre
Navarro Vineyards Mourvèdre, Mendocino, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $29
Best Nero D'Avola
Calabria Family Wines Private Bin Nero D'Avola, Riverina, Australia
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $15
Best Non-Bordeaux Blend <$25
Milbrandt Vineyards Brothers' Blend, Columbia Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Norton
St. James Winery Estate Frontier Selection Norton, Ozark Highlands, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $14
Best Pálava
Vinařství Líbal Pálava, Moravia, Czech Republic
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $9
Best Petit Verdot
TERO Estates Windrow Vineyard Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2014      RETAIL PRICE: $38
Best Petite Sirah
Maryhill Winery Art Den Hoed Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $36
Best Pinot Gris
The King's Thorn Pinot Gris, Waihopai, New Zealand
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Pinot Noir
DANCIN Vineyards Ecarte Pinot Noir, Oregon, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $49
Best Port
Quady Winery Starboard Batch 88, California, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Premium Bordeaux Blend
J. Lohr Cuvée PAU Premium Bordeaux Blend, Paso Robles, USA
VINTAGE: 2014      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Premium Non- Bordeaux Blend
Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards The Troubadour Red Blend, Malibu Coast, USA
VINTAGE: 2012      RETAIL PRICE: $45
Best Red Rhône Blend
Shale Oak Winery CHI, Paso Robles, USA
VINTAGE: 2014      RETAIL PRICE: $75
Best Rosé
Bird in Hand Rosé, Adelaide Hills, Australia
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $14
Best Roussanne
Dandelion Vineyards Honeypot of the Barossa Roussanne, Barossa Valley, Austrailia
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $28
Best Saké
DASSAI Junmai Daiginjo 23 Saké, Yamaguchi, Japan
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $37
Best Sangiovese
Perrucci Family Vineyard Family Selection, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
VINTAGE: 2013      RETAIL PRICE: $36
Best Sangiovese Blend
Flying Suitcase Wines Winemaker's Blend Premium Red Blend, Amador County, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $40
Best Sauvignon Blanc
Aorangi Road Wines Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $18
Best Tannat
Jeff Runquist Wines Silvaspoons Vineyard Alta Mesa Tannat, Lodi, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $27
Best Tempranillo
Bodegas Ysios Reserva Rioja DOCa, Spain
VINTAGE: 2012      RETAIL PRICE: $34
Best Trebbiano
Velenosi Prope Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC, Italy
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Vermouth
Quady Winery Vya Sweet Vermouth, California, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Vignoles
Keuka Springs Vineyards Vignoles, Fingerlakes, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $15
Best Viognier
Blue Ostrich Winery Viognier, Texas, USA
VINTAGE: 2017       RETAIL PRICE: $22
Best White Italian Blend
Fattoria La Vialla Torbolino White Blend, Italy
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $19
Best Zinfandel
V. Sattui Winery Quaglia Vineyard Ancient Vine Zinfandel, St. Helena, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $49