Sierra Foothills and Truckee wineries score in 2015 S.F. Chronicle tasting competition

After receiving a record 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, recognized as the largest competition of American wines, this weekend announced its winners. Here are some winning wineries in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee. The full list of winners is here:

Avanguardia Wines:
Premiato, silver
Due Fiori, bronze

Bear River Winery:
Barbera Rose, silver
Syrah, bronze

Ciotti Cellars:
Cabernet Sauvignon, silver
Cabernet Franc, silver
Syrah, bronze

Dono dal Cielo
Zinfandel, silver
Petite Sirah, silver

Fawnridge
Viognier, silver
Old Vine Zinfandel, silver
Chardonnay, bronze
Pinot Noir, bronze
Cabernet Franc, bronze
“Confluence,” bronze

Lone Buffalo
Tatonka Tempranillo, silver
Thunder Beast Zinfandel, bronze

Montoliva
Late Harvest Barbera, silver
Dolcetto, bronze

Mt. Vernon
Cabernet Sauvignon, gold
Cabernet Franc, gold
Sangiovese, silver
Syrah, silver
Petite Sirah, silver
“Girly Man,” silver
Barbera, bronze
Cab-Shiraz, bronze
Merlot, bronze

Naggiar
NV Nightshade, gold
NV Grande Violette, gold
Le Grand Pere, gold,
La Boheme, gold
Dalia Noir, gold
Syrah, silver
Petite Sirah, silver
Cabernet Sauvignon, silver
Della Casa, silver
NV White Oleander, bronze
Mourvedre, bronze

Popie Wines
Basin Red, silver
Bianca di Barbera, bronze
Barbera Reserve, bronze

Secret Ravine
Montepulciano, silver
Cabernet Franc, silver
Sauvignon Blanc, bronze

Truckee River Winery
Pinot Noir, silver
Malbec, silver

Wise Villa
Midnight Delight Mustcat-Chardonnay, double gold
Sangiovese, double gold
Torrontes, gold
Zinfandel, gold
Chardonnay, silver
Petite Sirah, silver
Malbec, silver
Sur Lies Chardonnay, bronze
Pinot Noir Rose, bronze
Syrah Rose, bronze
Pinot Noir, bronze
“Wisdom of Wise,” bronze

In addition, Irwin Family Vineyards, whose winemaker is Derek Irwin, won a silver for its Tempranillo and a bronze for its La Mescla (red blend). Irwin is the winemaker for Naggiar, and he is a wine consultant for ViƱa Castellano.

(Photo: Dan Senkbeil at Naggiar)

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