Results

The 2019 San Francisco INTERNATIONAL WINE Competition in Review

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

 

The 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition was held at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco from November 9th through November 11th. A list of complete results will be posted after December 16th.

BEST IN SHOW

BEST IN CLASS

Best Blanc de Blanc
Champagne COLLETT Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $49
Best Brut
Champagne COLLETT Millésime Brut, Champagne, France
VINTAGE: 2008      RETAIL PRICE: $65
Best Sparkling Rosé
J Vineyards and Winery Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $45
Best Pinot Gris
Franz Keller Vom Loss Pinot Gris, Baden, Germany
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $30
Best Pinot Blanc
AGROPOL MIKULOV Rulandské bílé, Moravia, Czech Republic
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: 10€
Best Sauvignon Blanc
Mud House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $13
Best Semillion
College Cellars Stan Clarke Vineyard Estate Semillion, Walla Walla Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $18
Best Sauvignon Blanc / Semillion Blend
Bird In Hand Two in the Bush Sauvignon Blanc Semillion, Adelaide Hills, Austrailia
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $14
Best Italian White Varietal
Settesoli Grillo, Sicily, Italy
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $12
Best White Rhône Varietal
McPherson Cellars Reserve Roussanne, Texas High Plains, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Other White Varietal .7% or Below • Best Other White Varietal
B\V Vinarství Müller Thurgau, , Moravia, Czech Republic
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Other White Varietal .71% or above
Ostrožovic Special Collection Lipovina, Tokaj, Slovakia
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $29
Best Chenin Blanc
Simonsig Estate Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $14
Best Riesling .7% or Below
Bird In Hand Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia
VINTAGE: 2019       RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Riesling .71% or Above • Best Riesling
Vinařství Líbal Ryzlink,
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: 8€
Best Riesling 6% r.s. or above
AGROPOL MIKULOV Ryzlink vlašský,
VINTAGE: 2015       RETAIL PRICE: 13€
Best Muscat
Massolino Moscato d'Asti, DOCG, Italy
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $23
Best Gewürztraminer
Nepenthe Winemaker's Selection Gewürztraminer, Adelaide Hills, Australia
VINTAGE: 2018       RETAIL PRICE: $18
Best Chardonnay
Picchetti Winery Leslie's Estate Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $55
Best Varietal Rosé • Best Rosé
Bird In Hand Pinot Nero Rosé, Adelaide Hills, Australia
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Rosé Blend
Sunseeker Rosé , California, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $18
Best Saké
HEAVENSAKE Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Yamaguchi, Japan
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $90
Best Gamay Beaujolais,
Leon Roux Beaujolais-Villages Gamay Beaujolais, A.O.C Beaujolais- Villages, France
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $15
Best Pinot Noir
Fog Crest Vineyard Upper Block Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, USA $69
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $69
Best Tempranillo
Duchman Family Winery Salt Lick Vineyards Tempranillo, Texas, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $52
Best Spanish / Portugese / Argentine Red
South Coast Winery Wild Horse Peak Mountain Vineyards Touriga Nacional , South Coast, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Barbera
DANCIN Vineyards Onore Barbera, Rogue Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $39
Best Sangiovese • Best Italian Red
Naggiar Vineyards Estate Grown Sangiovese, Sierra Foothills, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $29
Best Other Italian Red
Duchman Family Winery Oswald Vineyards Aglianico, Texas, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $30
Best Merlot
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Okanagan Valley Gran Reserve Estate Merlot, BC VQA, Canada
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Malbec
Shadybrook Estate Coombsville Malbec, Napa Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $95
Best Cabernet Franc
Hamilton Cellars Weinbau Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $35
Best Petit Verdot
V. Sattui Winery Petit Verdot, Napa Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $47
Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Priest Ranch Snake Oil Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $100
Best Cabernet / Syrah Blend
Cellardoor Winery Aurora Red Wine, American, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $32
Best Premium Bordeaux Blend • Best Bordeaux Blend
San Simeon Stormwatch, Paso Robles, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $75
Best Non-Bordeaux Blend < $25 • Best Non-Bordeaux Blend
Gnarly Head Double Black Red Blend, Lodi, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $13
Best Non-Bordeaux Blend > $25
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery Grande Riserva Proprietary Red Wine, Swan Creek, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $55
Best Native American Red
Johnson Estate Winery Concord, Lake Erie, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $10
Best Zinfandel
Miro Cellars Hemar Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel , Alexander Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $26
Best Petite Sirah
Jeff Runquist Wines Salman Vineyards Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $28
Best Syrah
Arrington Vineyards Syrah, American, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $27
Best Other Rhône Varietal
Carol Shelton Wines Oat Valley Vineyards Old Vine Carignane, Alexander Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $28
Best Red Rhône Blend
Robert Oatley Vineyards Signature Series GSM, McLaren Vale, Australia
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Sweet Red
Grape Creek Vineyards Grande Rouge Sweet Red Wine, Texas, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $22
Best Late Harvest Red
Vinselekt Michlovský Agni, Moravia, Czech Republic
VINTAGE: 2007      RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Late Harvest • Best Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
The King's A Sticky End Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Late Harvest Riesling
Navarro Vineyards Cluster Select Late Harvest Riesling, Anderson Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $35
Best Icewine
Inniskillin Niagara Sparkling Vidal Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Canada
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $80
Best Passito
Barboursville Vineyards Paxxito, Virginia, USA
VINTAGE: 2015      RETAIL PRICE: $32
Best Ruby Port
Grape Creek Vineyard Ruby Port, Texas, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $33
Best Varietal Port • Best Port
South Coast Winery Daybreak Signature Solera Library Selection Muscat, South Coast, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Sherry
Rancho de Philo California Triple Cream Sherry, Cucamonga Valley, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $40