Trilogy Cellars has won Best of Class / Double Gold in the Malbec wine category at the recent San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with Trilogy Cellars 2015 Reserve Malbec.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, hailed as the largest competition of American wines in the world, was held on January 13, at Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County, CA. Over 7,000 wines from 28 different states were judged by an expert panel of judges. The wines were divided by varietal and several categories and subcategories were developed, and the panel rated entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Double Gold and Best in Class which is the clear category winner amongst the vintages awarded Double Gold medals. Trilogy Cellars was awarded Best of Class above seven other Double Gold winners in the Malbec: $25 and above category.
“For me, it’s extremely special to win this kind of award. We’re competing against wines from California, Washington, Oregon – and it’s awesome to be recognized for the quality grapes we are producing right here in Hockley County,” said co-owner, Rowdy Bolen.
Trilogy Cellars was founded by Steve and Cindy Newsom of Sundown, Chace and Elizabeth Hill of Lubbock and Rowdy and Tameisha Bolen of Smyer. All three families grow grapes in Hockley County. The 2015 Malbec wine is the first wine that includes grapes from all three family vineyards and is the wine that “started it all.”
Other wines submitted to the competition by Trilogy Cellars included:
- Intersection (All Other Red Blends up to $24.99 – Silver)
- Relentless (Red Bordeaux $35-44.99 – Silver)
- Merlot (Merlot $27-30.99 – Bronze)
- Pinot Grigio (Pinot Grigio: $10-19.99 – Bronze)
- Gewurtztraminer (Gewurtztraminer: $15 and over – Silver).
For a full listing of results from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition go to http://www.winejudging.com.