San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2011

The 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was bigger than ever. There were over 5000 entries from 23 States continuing the Chronicle wine competition’s run as the “largest competition of American wines in the world.” Even with the large number of entries, Livermore Valley wineries both large and small were up for the challenge.

Bryersantis would like to congratulate the following Livermore Valley wineries: Bent Creek Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Chouinard Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Fenestra Winery, Harris Tesla Vineyard, John Christopher Cellars, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta’s Well, Nottingham Cellars, Page Mill Winery, Picazo Vineyards, Red Feather Winery, Retzlaff Winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, Ruby Hill Winery, Stony Ridge Winery, Tamás Estates Winery, Thomas Coyne Winery, and Wente Vineyards.

Check out the competition results below and be sure to visit our Livermore wineries and congratulate them on their success.


Bent Creek Winery

Zinfandel – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Livermore Valley Zinfandel $20.00 (Bronze)

Syrah/Shiraz – $20.00 to $24.99 2007 Livermore Valley Syrah $20.00 (Silver)

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2008 Livermore Valley Petite Sirah $25.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $20.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Franc 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Franc $25.00 (Silver)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2008 Livermore Valley Red on Red $25.00 (Bronze)

Port 2007 Amador County Vintage Port $23.00 (Silver)


Charles R Vineyards

Chardonnay – $20.00 to $24.99 2009 Livermore Valley Sur Lie Chardonnay $20.00 (Bronze)

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2008 Livermore Valley Petite Sirah $26.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $25.00 to $29.99 2007 Livermore Valley Quail Creek Cabernet Sauvignon $27.00 (Gold)


Chouinard Vineyards

All Other White Varietals and Blends 2009 Monterey Chenin Blanc $14.75 (Bronze)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $15.00 to $19.99 2006 San Francisco Bay Palomares Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon $16.50 (Bronze)

Malbec 2007 Paso Robles Malbec $18.00 (Silver)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends NV California Red Table Wine $12.00 (Silver)


Concannon Vineyard

Chardonnay – $10.00 to $14.99 2009 Livermore Valley Conservancy Chardonnay WP $14.00 (Gold)

Chardonnay – $10.00 to $14.99 2009 Central Coast Selected Vineyard Chardonnay $10.00 (Silver)

Chardonnay – $20.00 to $24.99 2009 Livermore Valley Reserve Chardonnay $20.00 (Silver)

Riesling – RS<1.49 2009 Central Coast Selected Vineyard Riesling $10.00 (Bronze)

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio – Up to $14.99 2010 Central Coast Selected Vineyard Pinot Grigio $10.00 (Silver)

Pinot Noir – up to $19.99 2009 Central Coast Selected Vineyard Pinot Noir $10.00 (Gold)

Syrah/Shiraz – up to $14.99 2008 Central Coast Selected Vineyard Shiraz $10.00 (Bronze)

Syrah/Shiraz – $25.00 to $29.99 2008 Livermore Valley Reserve Syrah $25.00 (Silver)

Petite Sirah – Up to $19.99 2008 Central Coast Selected Vineyard Petite Sirah $10.00 (Gold)

Petite Sirah – Up to $19.99 2008 Livermore Valley Conservancy Petite Sirah $14.00 (Bronze)

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2007 Livermore Valley Reserve Petite Sirah $38.00 (Gold)

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2007 Livermore Valley Reserve Nina’s Cuvee $30.00 (Bronze)

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2007 Livermore Valley Reserve Captains Joe’s Petite Sirah $30.00 (Bronze)

Merlot- $10.00 to $14.99 2008 Central Coast Selected Vineyard Merlot $10.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – up to $14.99 2008 Central Coast Selected Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $10.00 (Bronze)

Cabernet Sauvignon – up to $14.99 2008 Livermore Valley Conservancy Cabernet Sauvignon $14.00 (Double Gold)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2008 Central Coast Reserve Assemblage Red $15.00 (Silver)


Crooked Vine Winery

Viognier – $20.00 & Over 2009 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Viognier $24.00 (Silver)

All Other White Varietals and Blends 2009 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Charve $22.00 (Silver)

Pinot Noir – $30.00 to $34.99 2009 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Pinot Noir $30.00 (Silver)

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2008 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Petite Sirah $34.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $40.00 to $49.99 2008 Rutherford – Napa Valley Jim’s Cabernet Sauvignon $46.00 (Bronze)

Petit Verdot 2008 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Petit Verdot $28.00 (Gold)


Cuda Ridge Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon – $30.00 to $34.99 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $30.00 (Gold)

Cabernet Franc 2008 Livermore Valley Cabernet Franc $28.00 (Gold)

Malbec 2008 Livermore Valley Malbec $26.00 (Silver)


Darcie Kent Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc or Fume – $14.00 to $19.99 2009 Monterey County Rava’s Black Jack Sauvignon Blanc $18.00 (Gold)

Chardonnay – $20.00 to $24.99 2009 Monterey West Pinnacles Chardonnay $24.00 (Bronze)

Chardonnay – $30.00 to $34.99 2009 Livermore Valley De mayo Vineyard Chardonnay $30.00 (Silver)

All Other White Varietals and Blends 2009 Monterey County Rava’s Black Jack Gruner Veltliner $18.00 (Gold)

Pinot Noir – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Monterey West Pinnacles Pinot Noir $24.00 (Bronze)

Zinfandel – $30.00 to $34.99 2008 Livermore Valley Se Mayo Vineyard Zinfandel $30.00 (Silver)

Merlot – $30.00 to $39.99 2007 Livermore Valley Picazo Merlot $30.00 (Bronze)

Merlot – $30.00 to $39.99 2007 Livermore Valley Crown Block Merlot $35.00 (Bronze)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Livermore Valley Madden Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon $24.00 (Silver)


Fenestra Winery

Bordeaux Other Varietals and Blends 2009 Semillon $12.50 (Silver)

Chardonnay – $15.00 to $19.99 2009 Livermore Valley Chardonnay $16.00 (Silver)

Syrah/Shiraz – $20.00 to $24.99 2007 Livermore Valley Estate Syrah $20.00 (Bronze)

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2007 Livermore Valley Ghielemetti Vineyard Petite Sirah $25.00 (Double Gold)

Rhone Other Varietals and Blends 2008 Livermore Valley Estate Mourvedre $25.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $20.00 to $24.99 2006 Livermore Valley Thatcher Cabernet Sauvignon $24.00 (Bronze)

Cabernet Franc 2007 Livermore Valley Ghielmetti Vineyard Cabernet Franc $26.00 (Silver)

Malbec 2008 Livermore Valley Ghielmetti Vineyard Malbec $27.00 (Silver)

Malbec 2008 Lodi Silvaspoons Vineyard Malbec $18.00 (Bronze)

Tempranillo 2008 Lodi Tempranillo $23.00 (Silver)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2007 Lodi Silvaspoons Vineyards Alvarelhao $18.00 (Bronze)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2008 Lodi Graciano $24.00 (Silver)

All Other RedVarietals/Blends 2006 Lodi Silvaspoons Vineyards Tourvannillo $28.00 (Silver)

Port 2004 Lodi Silvaspoons Vineyards Port $30.00 (Silver)


Harris Tesla Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon – $20.00 to $24.99 2006 Livermore Valley Harris Tesla Cabernet Sauvignon $23.99 (Silver)


John Christopher Cellars

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2007 Livermore Valley Reserve Petite Sirah $29.00 (Bronze)


Mitchell Katz Winery

Chardonnay – up to $9.99 2009 Livermore Valley Shadow Hills Chardonnay $6.99 (Bronze)

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio – Up to $14.99 2009 Livermore Valley Buttner Vineyards Pinot Gris $10.00 (Silver)

Sangiovese 2008 Livermore Valley Cracker Box Sangiovese $25.00 (Bronze)

Sangiovese 2008 Livermore Valley Grimes Vines Sangiovese $20.00 (Best of Class)

Syrah/Shiraz- $15.00 to $19.99 2008 Livermore Valley Abbous Acres Shiraz $19.99 (Bronze)

Syrah/Shiraz – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Livermore Valley Ghilmeitti Shiraz $20.00 (Silver)

Merlot- $15.00 to $19.99 2008 Livermore Valley Falling Star Merlot $18.00 (Silver)

Port 2005 Livermore Valley Falling Star Tawny Port $20.00 (Gold)


Murrieta’s Well

All Other White Varietals and Blends 2009 Livermore Valley The Whip White Blend $18.99 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $40.00 to $49.99 2008 Livermore Valley Los Tesoros Cabernet Sauvignon $40.00 (Bronze)

Tempranillo 2008 Livermore Valley Zarzuela $30.00 (Double Gold)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2007 Livermore Valley Los Tesoros Red Meritage $60.00 (Double Gold)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2008 Livermore Valley The Spur Red Blend $24.99 (Silver)


Nottingham Cellars

Chardonnay – $10.00 to $14.99 2009 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Vineyards Chardonnay $14.99 (Double Gold)

Chardonnay – $20.00 to $24.99 2009 Livermore Valley Reserve Chardonnay $24.00 (Silver)

Viognier – Up to $19.99 2007 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Vineyard Viognier $18.00 (Bronze)

Syrah/Shiraz – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Livermore Valley Haye’s Ranch-Club MemExcl Syrah $24.00 (Bronze)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $24.00 (Silver)

Bordeaux Blends – $20.00 to $29.99 2008 Livermore Valley 60% Cab 40% Merlot Ralphi’s Red Blend $29.00 (Bronze)


Page Mill Winery

Chardonnay – $15.00 to $19.99 2009 Livermore Valley Chandler Vineyard Chardonnay $18.00 (Bronze)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $20.00 to $24.99 2007 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $24.00 (Gold)


Picazo Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc or Fume – $20.00 & Over 2009 Yountville – Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc $35.00 (Gold)

Merlot – $40.00 & Over 2006 Livermore Valley Picazo Estate Merlot $80.00 (Bronze)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2007 Napa Caldwell & Picazo Proprietary Red $55.00 (Silver)


Red Feather Winery

Dry Rose – RS<1% 2009 Livermore Valley Estate White Cabernet Sauvignon $15.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $25.00 to $29.99 2008 Livermore Valley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $29.99 (Silver)


Retzlaff Estate Winery

Port NV Livermore Valley Retzalff Estate Cabernet Port $30.00 (Silver)


Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery

Sangiovese 2008 Livermore Valley Sangiovese $26.00 (Bronze)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $30.00 to $34.99 2006 Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $33.00 (Bronze)


Ruby Hill Winery

Chardonnay – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Livermore Valley Estate Reserve Chardonnay $20.00 (Bronze)

Zinfandel – $20.00 to $24.99 2008 Livermore Valley Livermore Estate Reserve Zinfandel $24.50 (Silver)

Sangiovese 2007 Livermore Valley Livermore Estate Reserve Sangiovese $24.00 (Bronze)

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2007 Livermore Valley Livermore Estate Reserve Petite Sirah $34.00 (Silver)


Stony Ridge Winery

Petite Sirah – $20.00 & Over 2008 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Petite Sirah $26.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $25.00 to $29.99 2007 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Cabernet Sauvignon $26.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $25.00 to $29.99 2008 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Cabernet Sauvignon $26.00 (Bronze)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2008 Livermore Valley Del Arroyo Trifecta $24.00 (Bronze)


Tamás Estates

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio – Up to $14.99 2009 Central Coast Pinot Grigio $9.99 (Silver)

Zinfandel – up to $19.99 2008 Central Coast Zinfandel $9.99 (Silver)

Sangiovese 2007 Livermore Valley Prima Classe Sangiovese R Sangiovese $29.00 (Silver)

Italian Other Varietals and Blends (red) 2008 Livermore Valley Prima Classe Nebbiolo $26.99 (Silver)

All Other Red Varietals/Blends 2008 Central Coast Double Decker Red Blend $9.99 (Bronze)


Thomas Coyne Winery

Viognier – Up to $19.99 2009 California Viognier $16.00 (Bronze)

Rhone Other Varietals and Blends 2008 California Red Rhone Blend “Quest” $14.00 (Silver)

Bordeaux Blends – $20.00 to $29.99 2008 California Bordeaux Blend “Confluence” $20.00 (Silver)


Wente Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc or Fume -$14.00 to $19.99 2009 Livermore Valley Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc $14.99 (Gold)

Chardonnay – $10.00 to $14.99 2009 Livermore Valley Morning Fog Chardonnay $14.99 (Double Gold)

Chardonnay – $15.00 to $19.99 2008 Arroyo Seco Riva Ranch Chardonnay $19.99 (Silver)

Riesling – RS>1.5 2008 Arroyo Seco Riverbank Riesling $12.99 (Bronze)

Pinot Noir -$20.00 to $24.99 2007 Arroyo Seco Reliz Creek Pinot Noir $24.99 (Double Gold)

Pinot Noir – $50.00 & Over 2008 Arroyo Seco Nth Degree Pinot Noir $55.00 (Gold)

Syrah/Shiraz – $40.00 & Over 2008 Livermore Valley Nth Degree Syrah $45.00 (Bronze)

Merlot – $40.00 & Over 2005 Livermore Valley Nth Degree Merlot $50.00 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – up to $14.99 2008 Livermore Valley Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon $14.99 (Bronze)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $20.00 to $24.99 2007 Livermore Valley Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99 (Silver)

Cabernet Sauvignon – $60.00 & Over 2007 Livermore Valley Nth Degree Cabernet Sauvignon $60.00 (Best of Class)

Cabernet Franc 2008 Livermore Valley Small Lot Cabernet Franc $34.99 (Bronze)

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