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: