Both of Locus Wines submissions won awards at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – the largest competition of American wines in the world – announced earlier in the week:
- The 2013 Locus Red (Grenache/Syrah blend) won the GOLD in the Rhone Blend $20-$29.99 category: The 2013 red was one of the 6 Gold winners, among the 32 awarded gold, silver and bronze. Only one other Washington winery (one of our favorites actually) Coyote Canyon won gold as well.
- The 2014 Locus Modo Red (Merlot blend, with Malbec, Syrah and Cab) took BRONZE honors in All Red Blends up to $19.99 category.
This year’s competition received the highest amount of entries on record for the competition: 7,162 from 28 states. The wines were judged by 65 judges in January (5th through the 8th) and the awards were announced expeditiously afterwards.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition marks the first public acknowledgement that 2014 Locus Modo Red is not half bad (It is pretty darn good actually). Here is to hoping that this competition represents more nods to the brilliant Locus Modo red, one of the best wines for the price (there may be some bias in that last statement).