Trends & Styles of Rosé

This session is a moderated panel discussion about the various styles of rosé wines being produced in Texas and how the global rosé trend affects the marketability of Texas rosé.

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


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.



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.