Ribera del Duero, Rueda Score Big Praise at TexSom Int’l Wine Awards

Deep in the heart of Texas, sommeliers and wine experts from around the U.S. recently gathered to taste some of the finest wines from around the world at theTexSom International Wine Awards. Thousands of wines from the old and new worlds were sniffed, swirled and sipped, and in the end, wines from Ribera del Duero and Rueda all earned some major distinction.

In all, two Ribera del Duero wines were awarded with a Gold Medal, the highest distinction possible — the 2009  Hacienda Zorita HZ’09 Abascal Vineyard Reserva, and the 2011 Tinto Figuero 15 Reserva.  Ribera del Duero also landed 16 Silver medals along with 18 Bronze medals, while Rueda’s white wines were honored with one Silver medal and seven Bronze medals.

The full list of Ribera and Rueda winners is below:

Rueda
Palacio de Bornos, Sauvignon Blanc, 2016, Rueda DO, Spain, Silver
Castelo de Medina, Verdejo, 2016, Rueda DO, Spain, Bronze
Garciarevalo Bodegas y Vinedos, Casamaro, Verdejo, 2016, Rueda DO, Spain, Bronze
Javier Sanz Viticultor, Verdejo, 2016, Rueda DO, Spain, Bronze
Jose Pariente, Verdejo, 2016, Rueda DO, Spain, Bronze
Marques de Riscal, Sauvignon Blanc, 2015, Rueda DO, Spain, Bronze
Pagos del Rey, Blume, Verdejo, 2015, Rueda DO, Spain, Bronze
Shaya, Habis, Old Vines Verdejo, 2014, Rueda DO, Spain, Bronze

Ribera del Duero
Marques de la Concordia, Hacienda Zorita, HZ’09, 2009, Abascal Vineyard, Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Gold
Tinto Figuero, 15, Tempranillo, 2011, Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Gold
Bodegas el Inicio, Rivendel, 2013, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Bodegas Hacienda Monasterio, 2012, Estate Bottled, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Bodegas Hercal, Bocca, 2015, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Bodegas Vinum Vitae, Avanate, 2014, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Frontaura & Nexus, Nexus+, Tempranillo, 2009, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Lleiroso, Tempranillo, 2011, Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Matarromera, Prestigio, Tempranillo, 2012, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Matarromera, Tempranillo, 2010, Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Nabal, Tempranillo, 2015, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Pagos de Valcerracin, 2013, Vendimia Seleccionada, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Protos, 2013, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Rudeles, 23, 2014, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Rudeles, Cerro El Cuberillo, 2011, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Trus, 2012, Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Trus, 2013, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Silver
Alma de Vino, Old Vine Tempranillo, 2011, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Bodega Virgen de la Ascunción, El Secreto de Maria, 2014, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Bodega Virgen de la Ascunción, Vina Valera, 2014, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Bodega Virgen de la Ascunción, Zarzuela, Seleccion, 2013, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Bodegas Arbas, Rond de Jambe, 2012, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Bodegas el Inicio, Admiracion, 2012, Seleccion Especial, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
El Lagar de Isilla, Gestacion, Tempranillo, 2014, Limited Edition, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Frontaura, Nexus, 2010, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Frontaura, Nexus, 2011, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Grupo Vinicola Marques de Vargas, Conde de San Cristóbal, 2011, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Lleiroso, Tempranillo, 2012, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Matarromera, Tempranillo, 2012, Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Matarromera, Tempranillo, 2013, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Nabal, Tempranillo, 2014, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Pagos del Rey, Altos de Tamaron, Fuego & Hielo, 2015, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Pinna Fidelis, 2012, Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Protos, Tinto Fino, 2015, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Rento, 2011, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Rudeles, Finca La Nacion, 2009, Old Vines, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze
Viña Magna, Tempranillo, 2014, Crianza, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain, Bronze

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