San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2021 – Petit Verdot 2017 Wins Gold!

Petit Verdot 2017 - Muse VineyardsThe 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has awarded Gold to our Petit Verdot 2017. In addition, the SFCWC awarded Silver to Clio 2017 and Cab Franc 2017 and Bronze to our Thalia 2019.

The SFCWC is billed as the largest competition of North American wines. In 2020 they judged 7,000 wines from 28 states and the country of Mexico. Over two decades the SFCWC has grown to become one of the world’s most respected and highly publicized wine competitions.

Our Gold-winning Petit Verdot 2017 is proof that Bordeaux’s orphan grape Petit Verdot has found its “forever home” at Muse vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley. The vines were in their tenth year in the warm dry vintage of 2017, their grapes ripened gently and fully. To be sure, this is a bigger wine than the ’17 Franc, but that’s its uncomplicated nature – foursquare, solid and satisfying. ABV 14%.