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2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Rack & Riddle russian river valley Pinot Meunier Wins Double Gold!

 Rack & Riddle has won a DOUBLE GOLD medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our Russian River Valley Pinot Meunier.

Rack & Riddle also placed for the following sparkling wines:

GOLD: NV Blanc de Blancs North Coast

GOLD: NV Sparkling Rosé North Coast

GOLD: NV Brut North Coast

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Wine Enthusiast Rating
April 2022

Rack and Riddle’s Blanc De Blancs was mentioned by Wine Enthusiast on April 1, 2022 in an online review written by Jim Gordon.

You can read the full score and review at: https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/rack-riddle-nv-blanc-de-noirs-sparkling-sonoma-county-385647/

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2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

North Coast Sparkling Rosé Wins Double Gold!

Rack & Riddle has won a DOUBLE GOLD medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our North Coast Sparkling Rosé. Judging took place earlier this year, and announced in January 2023.

Rack & Riddle also placed for the following sparkling wines:

GOLD: NV Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs

SILVER: NV North Coast Blanc de Blancs

SILVER: NV California Brut

SILVER: NV North Coast Brut

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Wine Enthusiast Ratings
Spring 2022

In the early months of 2022, Rack and Riddle has earned high scores by Wine Enthusiast:

  • California Brut: 92 Points
  • North Coast Bland De Blancs: 91 Points
  • North Coast Brut: 89 Points
  • North Coast Sparkling Rosé: 87 Points

You can read the full scores and reviews at: https://www.winemag.com/?s=Rack+%26+Riddle&search_type=all

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Wine Enthusiast Rating
December 2021

Rack and Riddle’s Blanc De Noirs was mentioned by Wine Enthusiast on December 17, 2021 in an article written by Virginie Boone, titled, “The Best Sparkling Wines from Napa and Sonoma to Buy Now.”

You can read the full score and review at: https://www.winemag.com/buying-guide/rack-riddle-nv-blanc-de-noirs-sparkling-sonoma-county-385647/

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2021 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs Wins Gold

Rack & Riddle has won a GOLD medal in the “Any Sparkling Wines – e.g.; Blanc de Blanc; Blanc de Noir; Brut; Natural; etc” category at the 2021 Sonoma County Harvest Fair wine competition.  Judging took place September 14-15.

Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge logo and a bottle of North Coast Sparkling Rosé

2021 International Women’s Wine Competition

Double Gold — 96 pts

Rack & Riddle recently won DOUBLE GOLD and 96 points for our NV Sonoma County Blanc De Noirs at the 2021 International Women’s Wine Competition. Judging took place May 11-12, 2021.

2020 International Women's Wine Competitions logo and a bottle of Rack & Riddle Brut

2021 International Women’s Wine Competition

Gold — 92 pts

Rack & Riddle recently won GOLD and 92 points for our NV North Coast Brut at the 2021 International Women’s Wine Competition. Judging took place May 11-12, 2021.

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2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

California Brut Wins Gold!

Rack & Riddle has won a GOLD medal in the Brut category at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our California Brut. Judging took place earlier this year, and announced March 8, 2021.

Beautiful green apple and tropical notes in the aroma follows through in the mouth with a smooth fine mousse. This wine finishes with refreshing, lingering light tropical flavors that beg for another sip. 100% Chardonnay.

Rack & Riddle also placed Silver for serveral other varietals at the 2021 competition. See below for details.

Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge logo and a bottle of North Coast Sparkling Rosé

2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Sparkling Rosé Wins Gold

Rack & Riddle’s North Coast Sparkling Rosé won GOLD and 91 points at the 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. Judging took place July 14-15, 2020 and entries were from Northern California AVAs, including Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Marin and parts of Solano County.

2020 International Women's Wine Competitions logo and a bottle of Rack & Riddle Brut

2020 International Women’s Wine Competition

North Coast Brut Wins Gold!

Rack & Riddle recently won GOLD and 94 points for our North Coast Brut at the 2020 International Women’s Wine Competition. Judging took place June 9-10, 2020.

 

 

Rack & Riddle Gold Medal at SFCWC

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Blanc de Blancs Wins Gold!

Rack & Riddle has won a GOLD medal in the Blanc de Blancs category at the the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our North Coast Blanc de Blancs. Judging took place January 7-10, 2020. Winners were announced on January 12, 2020.

Beautiful green apple and tropical notes in the aroma follows through in the mouth with a smooth fine mousse. This wine finishes with refreshing, lingering light tropical flavors that beg for another sip. 100% Chardonnay.

SFCWC 2020 Gold Medal and a bottle of the winning Sparkling Rosé.

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

ROSÉ Wins Gold!

Rack & Riddle has won a GOLD medal in the Rosé Sparkling category at the the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our North Coast Sparkling Rosé . Judging took place January 7-10, 2020. Winners were announced on January 12, 2020.

Ripe strawberry with a hint of cream and spice. The mouth is round, with a creaminess from the fine mousse. The bright, fresh fruit is followed to the finish-crisp and clean. Blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

2019 International Women's Wine Competition logo and bottle of Blanc de Blancs.

2019 International Women’s Wine Competition

Blanc de Blancs Wins Gold!

Our North Coast Blanc De Blancs won Gold — 93pts at the 2019 International Women’s Wine Compeition that took place June 11-12, 2019.

Over 1,025 wines were entered into the annual competition that was expertly judged by the wine industry’s leading professional women (though open to men and women winemakers alike). The competition not only recognizes the best wines that appealed to the judges, but also the wines they felt would most appeal and influence other women wine buyers and consumers.

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge logo and a bottle of Blanc de Blancs.

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge 2019

Blanc de Blancs Wins Gold!

Our North Coast Blanc De Blancs won Gold — 95pts at the 7th Annual Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge held April 9-10, 2019.

Wines were judged from a field of 1186 entries. Only wines rating 90+ points were awarded gold medals and were eligible to move on to the “Best Of” Category.

2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition logo and a bottle of Blanc de Noirs.

2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Blanc de Noirs Wins Gold!

Our Sonoma County Blanc De Noirs was the Sparkling Sweepstake award winner of the 2018 San Francisco Wine Competition.

In a competition of nearly 7,000 wines from 35 states with an emormous field of entries, only a few wines were declared best of the best — and we’re proud to be one of them! Mike Dunne, contributing wine writer, notes:

“Against a brassy backdrop, robust beads of fine bubbles lift the delicate scent of tiny berries tossed with slivered almonds. Overall, dry, lean and refined.”