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TOP 10 Tempranillo – 2018

The panel tasted the Tempranillo category over the course of two months on March 28 and April 18, 2018. It featured 32 wines from 19 producers, including 2 “world” wines from Rioja Spain.

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TOP 10 Rose – 2018

The panel tasted the Tempranillo category over the course of two months on May 16 and June 20, 2018. It featured 42 wines from 26 producers, including 2 “world” wines from Cote de Provence and Ventoux France.

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Top 10 Italian Red Varietals – 2017

The panel tasted the Italian Red Varietal category on November 17th, 2017. It featured 22 wines from 15 producers, including 2 “world” wines from Tuscany and Abruzzo Italy.  Learn more about how these wines did.

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Top 10 Roussanne – 2017

The panel tasted the Roussanne category on June 21st and again on October 18th. It featured 14 wines from 11 producers. The featured wines from the Texas High Plains exclusively. Learn how these wines scored.

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Top 10 Viognier – 2017

The panel tasted the Viognier category on June 21st and again on October 18th. It featured 14 wines from 13 producers, including 2 “world” wines from Virginia and Mont Ventoux (Provence). Learn more about how these wine rated.

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Top 10 Red Blends – 2017

The panel tasted the Red Blends category on July 19th and featured 28 wines from 13 producers, including 2 “world” wines from Virginia and Languedoc. Learn more about how these wines did.

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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

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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