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15 January 2008 @ 07:22 am
SF Chronicle Wine Competition  
The results have been announced and there are a lot of familiar (to me) names on this list.

http://www.sfgate.com/bestofclass/

Strangely, as recently as two weekends ago I've had several wines from one of the winning wineries and I don't get it. The tasting room is beautiful, the people friendly(ish) and helpful, but the wines? Not good enough to justify their price range.

Frankly, I was kind of surprised by some of the winners. Not that I don't think these are good wines, but they're not the BEST wines from that particular winery and there are certainly better wines from other wineries to be found. A good example is Benziger winning in the Pinot Noir category. Really? I was at Benziger and tasted the pinot and it was NOT the wine I wanted to buy.

Obviously I'm not the end all be all of what's good or not and I probably have very different tastes than the judges, but I would love to hear their justification for some of these wins.
 
 
 
Felicitybruingirlie on January 15th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Falkner Sauv Blanc is best for SB over $14? aroog?

Falkner has drinkable wine, but I wouldn't write home about any of it. Temecula wine is, on the whole, not that great. And that's saying a lot from me, considering I'm damn easy to please. Weird.
Beckydakotapie on January 15th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I thought when I read the list - aroog? Definite head scratching there.