Hess Collection Wines Enjoying 2010 ‘Portfolio Award’

The Hess Family Estates, Napa, California, was recognized with the “Portfolio Award” for excellence across a spectrum of brands from the San Francisco International Wine Competition held each June to evaluate 3,897 wines from 1,290 wineries.  Typically the wines that do the best at the annual competition have improved awareness and sales and reach more wine lists during the holidays and wine list revision season.  Those accolades create more sales than ever before…often causing shortages and nightmares for distributors and sellers.

A “Best in Show’ Double Gold Medal went to their Sequana 2008 Pinot Noir, Sarmento Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, $32, for Best Red Wine. They also received Silver Medals for Hess Collection 2007 Bock 19 Cuvee, Mount Veeder, Napa; Artezin 2007 Petite Sirah, Mendocino County, Brancaia 2008 ‘Tre’, Tuscany, Italy; Colume 2008 Estate malbec, Valle Calchaqui, Salta Argentina; and also for Peter Lehmann 2009 Layers White, Adelaide, Australia.

Hess Family Wines also received Five  Bronze Medals for Hess Collection 2008 Chardonnay, Mount Veeder, Napa, Artezin 2007 Zinfandel, Colume 2009 Torrontes; Peter Lehmann 2008 Shiraz and Glen Carlou 2008 Chardonnay from Paarl, South Africa.

Anthony Dias Blue, renowned food and wine authority, directed the competition in its 30th year, and the San Francisco event is one of the most important and comprehensive wine competitions in the world, both for the quality of wines entered and for the high level of expertise among its judges. Blue remarked that “The diversity and global impact of the wine competition was notable with 27 countries submitting, six more than last year.

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