Competition recognizes Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
From Staff Reports
Jan. 31, 2018 at 9 a.m.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has awarded Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards near Pittsburg, Texas, with a Double Gold for its 2015 Sangiovese. The SFCWC is the largest competition of American wines in the world. After receiving almost 7,000 entries from 35 states across the country, 67 experts within the media, trade, hospitality and education industries traveled to Sonoma County to determine the best wines in the country. Utilizing an extensive process that divides the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold or "Double Gold," which means the wine received a unanimous rating by all panel members.
In addition to winning Double Gold for its 2015 Sangiovese, Los Pinos also won Silver for its estate-grown Besitos de Chocolate, Blanc du Bois and Colibri as well as for its barrel-aged 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2015 Texican. Bronze medals were awarded to its 2017 Blanco Grande, 2017 Rosato, 2014 Sangiovese Riserva and All My X's.
"It is evident that our winemaker, Arnulfo Perez, and his team continue to improve on their craft of making excellent wines. To be honored at such a prestigious competition with thousands of entries is truly humbling and we couldn't be more proud", stated Partner and CEO Matt Lipton.
As for Arnulfo, he said, "it is my pleasure in life to make delicious wines with the gifts Mother Nature provides."