Niner Wine Estates‘ 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon recently earned 96 points and won “Best Red Wine in Show” at the San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014. Both the 2009 Fog Catcher and the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon won Best in Class awards in their respective categories ($50 and up Bordeaux Blends, and $35-$40 Cabernet Sauvignons). In addition, Niner’s 2012 Sauvignon Blanc garnered a gold medal, while their 2011 Cabernet Franc, 2010 Merlot and 2010 Syrah each received a silver medal.
The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition saw a record breaking number of participants, with almost 6,000 entries from over 1,500 wineries from all across America. The competition is a blind tasting event featuring over 65 judges. The judging panel is comprised of people from throughout the wine industry: media experts, education, winemaking, restaurants and hospitality. As said by the SF Chronicle, “this unique competition is designed to bring together the most distinguished judges in the country to compare wines in multiple price ranges and varieties to determine the best of the best in each category that appeal to all walks of life from a college student to a sommelier.”