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Top 10 Dry Rose – 2017

Top 10 Dry Rose of 2017

The panel tasted the Dry Rose category on March 15th that featured 27 Texas wines from 21 producers split between 48% being labeled as Texas, 41% being Texas High Plains and the remaining 11% being from Texas Hill Country. That average score across the category was 81 points, but the average category score of the Top 10 and Top 3 are 87 points and 90 points respectively.  The panel demonstrated an acute degree of consensus with average Panel Consensus score of 0.53, which means that on average the judges on the panel tastes within 2.12 points of each other on a 100 point scale.

The following judges participated in this tasting:

  1. Oscar Montes Iga
  2. Mark Rashap
  3. Jennifer Beckmann
  4. Steve Alley
  5. Daniela Dasuta
  6. Ron Weiss
  7. Nathan Prater
  8. Rob Moshein
  9. Jesse Brantley

Top 3

Top 10 Cabernet Sauvignon – 2017

Click To Enlarge – Top 10 Cabernet Sauvignon of 2017

The panel tasted the Cabernet Sauvignon category on February 22nd and featured 24 wines from 16 producers and 11 single vineyards. The panel demonstrated an acute degree of consensus with average Panel Consensus score of 0.55, which means that on average the judges on the panel tastes within 2.20 points of each other on a 100 point scale.

The following judges participated in this tasting:

  1. Steve Alley
  2. Jesse Brantley
  3. Moxy Castro-League
  4. Daniela Dasuta
  5. Peter Gatti
  6. LaSaan Georgeson
  7. Miguel Lecuona
  8. Ron Weiss

*Learn more about Journal judges, rating methodology and 20-point evaluation form


Top 10 Tempranillo- 2016

Top 10 Tempranillo of 2016

The panel tasted the Tempranillo category on November 17th and featured 29 wines from 19 producers and 9 single vineyards with the category split between 45% being Texas High Plains wines, 45% being Texas and the remaining 10% consisting of Texas Hill Country and Texoma AVAs. The panel demonstrated an acute degree of consensus with average Panel Consensus score of 0.63, which means that on average the judges on the panel tastes within 2.52 points of each other on a 100 point scale.

The following judges participated in this tasting:

  1. Peter Gatti
  2. Sam Hovland
  3. Miguel Lecuona
  4. Nathan Prater
  5. Mark Rashap
  6. Ron Weiss
  7. Rae Wilson

Top 3

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Top 10 Syrah/Shiraz – 2016

Syrah is one of those categories that continues to show well, and not just for current vintages. Here is our Top 10 and Top 3 with reviews and ratings of the best Syrah/Shiraz we tasted in 2016.

 

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Top 10 Viognier – 2016

Here is our Top 10 list of the best Viognier starting with the Top 3 we tasted in 2016.   Below are also the panel reviews for the top 3.

TOP 3 Viognier…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here is the Texas Wine Journal’s top ten selections from the 2016 producer submissions of Viognier.

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Top 10 Roussanne of 2016

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Top 10 White Blends – 2016

The Texas Wine Journal announces the Top 10 and Top 3 White Blends out of the producer submissions from all over Texas.  While there are some familiar names on the list there are also many new producers making the top 10 list this year.  The judges panel will be tasting this category for 2017 in April.

TOP 3 White Blends …


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Top 10 Dry Rosé – 2016

The Dry Rosé category featured 20 Texas wines from 17 producers, that came from grapes sourced from across the state; ten (43%) were appellated Texas, three (13%) were appellated Texas Hill Country, and seven (30%) were appellated Texas High Plains.  The 2015 vintage comprised of the largest percentage of total wines submitted at 83%, followed by 2014 at 17%.


Top 3 Rated Dry Rosé:

 

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Top 10 Other Red Varietals – 2016

The Other Red Varietals category featured 45 Texas wines from 23 producers and 10 single vineyards, that came from grapes sourced from across the state; twenty-four (53%) were appellated Texas, ten (22%) were appellated Texas Hill Country, and eleven (24%) were appellated Texas High Plains.  The 2013 vintage comprised of the largest percentage of total wines submitted at 38%, followed by 2014 at 29% and 2012 at 24%.

The overall category was divided into two separate tastings, Other French Red varietals (including Norton and Black Spanish/Lenior) and Other Italian Red varietals, the data from each of these tastings were combined and analysed as a single category.


Top 3 Rated Other Red Varietals:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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