Monday, January 13, 2020
SF Wine Competition: Best of Class - The Organic Winners
Three organically grown wines got Best of Class awards at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition this week.
1. McFadden Vineyards' Brut
A local's $35 bottle once again bested brands like Domaine Carneros and other well heeled labels. McFadden's Brut has been a winner in the Brut category more often than not for almost a decade.
(Its sparkling rosé is also a top choice, but in limited production).
2. King Estate's Domaine Pinot Gris
A knockout wine (at $29) this limited production wine from the southern end of Oregon's Willamette Valley is made from biodynamic grapes.
It also got a 93 point score from Wine & Spirits magazine.
3. Carol Shelton's Wild Thing Zinfandel
Sourced almost entirely from organically grown grapes, this affordable ($19) Zinfandel is partially fermented on native yeasts, a feat few can match at this case production level (8-10,000 cases). The grapes come from Mendocino.
The annual public tasting of these wines takes place in SF on Sat. Feb. 15.
Posted by Pam Strayer at 3:51 PM