Top wine picks of the year revealed

February 18, 2010 5:15:20 PM PST
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition reveals this year's top picks. Pair them with savory and sweet foods for an indulgent experience.

Wines featured in the segment:

Sparkling: J Vineyards & Winery, Russian River Valley
J Brut Rose -- $35

White: Keuka Spring Vineyards, Finger Lakes, New York
2008 Gewurztraminer -- $16.99

Pink: Bray Vineyards, Shenandoah Valley, Amador County, CA
2008 Barbera Rosato -- $17

Red: Graton Ridge Cellars, Russian River Valley, Paul Family Vineyard
2007 Estate Pinot Noir -- $40

Dessert: Watermill Winery, Walla Walla Valley, Washington
2008 Late Harvest Gewurztraminer -- $14

Food information:

Meyenberg: Fine goat milk products since 1934: award-winning European Style Goat Butter, Cream Cheese, Aged Goat Cheddar and Jack cheeses.

Fabrique Délices: All-natural pâtés, mousses, rillettes, sausages, smoked, dried and cured meats. Animals receive no hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products.

Butterfly Brittle: Indulgent gourmet brittles. Tantalizing flavors, mouthwatering ingredients and delicious crunch flutter hearts and tickle taste buds.

Donsuemor Madelines: Soft, moist little French cakes with distinctive shell shapes. Rich and buttery, made with all natural ingredients.

Event Information:

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
$60 Advance Purchase/$80 at the door (if admittance is available)
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