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04.29.2004

Winners of the World Wine Market Wine Competition

I won't be heading to this event until Saturday but it looks like the results are already in. The best wines from the World Wine Market Tasting that's happening this weekend at Fort Mason are as follows (not a complete list):

BEST OF SHOW -- Rosenblum Cellars 2002 Feather Foot Man Shiraz Jingalu, McLaren Vale, South Australia;

BEST RED -- Rosenblum Cellars 2002 Feather Foot Man Shiraz Jingalu, McLaren Vale, South Australia;

BEST WHITE -- Groote Post 2003 Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa;

SAUVIGNON BLANC -- BEST OF CLASS -- Groote Post 2003 Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal Region South Africa;

CHARDONNAY -- BEST OF CLASS -- Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery 2001 Chardonnay, Sonoma County;

CABERNET SAUVIGNON -- BEST OF CLASS -- Chumeia Vineyards 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast;

ITALIAN REDS -- BEST OF CLASS -- Leonetti 1999 Amarone della Valpolicella DOC Classico, Italy;

OTHER RED -- BEST OF CLASS -- Fire Station Red 2002 Old Vine Carignane, Lodi;

SYRAH/SHIRAZ -- BEST OF CLASS -- Rosenblum Cellars 2002 Feather Foot Man Shiraz Jingalu, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

I'm happy to see one of my favorite wineries, Rosenblum, take top honors, and I look forward to trying all of these this weekend. See you there!

More info here.

Comments (2)

enoch choi wrote:
04.29.04 at 10:08 PM

had a great time there today... they're not pouring alot of these wines. e.g. rosenblum's winners.

Groote Post 2003 Sauvignon Blanc had a wonderfully grassy nose, and grapefruit and bright tropical flavors

Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery 2001 Chardonnay had a nice creamy mouthfeel, but less interesting on the palate than many other chards, e.g. Ch Potelle VGS Chard (yep, "VGS" stands for very good s**t)

Leonetti 1999 Amarone della Valpolicella DOC Classico, Italy was huge and mouthfilling, needed food to take up some of the tannins and let me taste the fruit, but less tannic than many amarone's i've tasted. smoother tannins too.

have fun saturday!

Ryan wrote:
04.30.04 at 7:58 AM

Always glad to see Rosenblum taking home the gold. I was surprised with Rosenblum's '02 Jingalu Shiraz. It was vastly different than '01 vintage. More floral aromas and less weight than the '01. If you have the chance to taste them side by side, do it - the results are startling.

I'll be there Saturday as well. Can't wait!

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