Red Single Varieties

Quite often, we get red wines entered that would make for a very small category. We rarely see enough varietally labelled petit verdot or petit syrah entered to make for their own meaningful result, so we often have to taste them as red single varieties. This also makes for some seriously challenging flights for our judges, as one flight might be a mix of zinfandels from both the new world and from the old, while the next flight might tax the judges to assess the characters of foch or touriga. It’s well-known that variety is the spice of life, can we tempt you to try something new? Tom Firth

Red Single Varieties

BEST IN CLASS (TIE)

Los Clop 2015 Paraje Altamira Cabernet Franc
Uco Valley, Argentina
$26-30 CSPC 805149

 

 

 

 

 

Monte Creek 2016 Foch
British Columbia, Canada
$20-22 CSPC 785866

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Aranwa 2014 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Uco Valley, Argentina
$21-24 CSPC 799622

 

 

 

 

 

Kingston 2010 Eminent Petit Verdot
Riverland, Australia
$24-27 CSPC 770605

 

 

 

 

 

Ponce 2015 P.F. Bobal
Manchuela, Spain
$26-29 CSPC 782638

 

 

 

 

 

Zinfandel and Petit Sirah

BEST IN CLASS

La Storia 2016 Petite Sirah
Alexander Valley, United States
$30-35 CSPC 734657

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Shed Horn Cellars 2015 Zinfandel
Lake County, United States
$30-33 CSPC 777814

 

 

 

 

 

Miro 2016 Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley, United States
$39-43 CSPC 793479

 

 

 

 

 

Montico 2015 Italian Zinfandel di Puglia
Puglia, Italy
$16-18  CSPC 796648

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