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Red wines take center stage

Southern Oregon wineries, from the Umpqua Valley to the Rogue and Applegate valleys, came away with numerous awards from the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Of those awards, 27 were in the white, sparkling and rosé categories, which appeared in my March 31 column. In the red categories, 34 local wineries medaled, with 23 winning in both categories. The local winning reds are listed below.

The entire list of winners and other information is available at winejudging.com.

Aaron Family Winery (UV), 2016 Syrah, Gold

Anchor Valley Wine (RV), 2016 Barbera, Double Gold; 2017 Primitivo, Silver; 2017 Petite Sirah, Silver

Augustino Estate & Vineyard (AV), 2017 Malbec, Bronze; 2017 Tempranillo, Double Gold

Bayer Family Estate (RV), 2016 Zinfandel, Silver; 2017 Dolcetto, Silver; Brook Horse, 2015 Dolcetto, Bronze

Belle Fiore Winery (RV), 2016 Souspire, Silver; 2016 Malbec, Silver; 2017 Pinot Noir Reserve, Silver; 2017 Barbera, Silver; 2017 Syrah, Silver; Belle Arte 2017 Teroldego, Silver

Cliff Creek Cellars (RV), 2015 Cabernet Franc, Bronze; 2016 Syrah, Gold; 2018 Red Red Wine/Tempranillo, Silver

Coventina Vineyards (AV), 2015 Tempranillo, Gold; 2016 Pinot Noir, Silver; 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve, Silver; 2016 Tempranillo, Silver

Dancin’ Vineyards (RV), 2018 Pinot Noir, Silver; 2018 Pinot Noir Trata, Silver; 2018 Pinot Noir Ecarte, Silver; 2018 Pinot Noir Plié, Bronze; 2018 Barbera, Bronze

Del Rio Vineyard Estate (RV), 2019 Pinot Noir, Silver

Eliana Wines (RV), 2015 Merlot, Silver; 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bronze; 2017 Cabernet Franc, Silver

Fences Winery (RV), 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold

Foris Vineyards (RV), 2018 Pinot Noir, Bronze

Grizzly Peak Winery (RV), 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Best of Class; 2016 Syrah, Gold; 2016 Malbec, Silver

Goldback Wines (RV), 2017 Cuvee/Grenache, Bronze; 2018 Syrah, Silver; 2018 Grenache, Bronze

Guzzo Family Winery (AV), 2017 Tempranillo, Silver; 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver; 2019 Red Dessert, Bronze

2Hawk Winery (RV), 2018 Grenache, Silver; 2018 Malbec Darow Series, Double Gold

Kriselle Cellars (RV), 2015 Tempranillo, Silver; 2016 Di’tani, Gold; 2016 Tempranillo, Silver; 2017 Malbec, Silver

Moulton Family Wines (AV), 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver

Mustard Seed Vineyards (UV), 2018 Syrah, Best of Class; 2018 Malbec, Double Gold; 2018 Tempranillo, Gold; 2018 Red blend/Malbec, Gold

Naumes Family Vineyards (RV), 2017 Syrah, Gold; 2017 Tempranillo, Gold; 2017 Triolet/Barbera, Silver; 2017 GSM (Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre), Gold

North Bar Cellars (RV), 2017 Tempranillo, Gold

Pebblestone Cellars (RV), 2016 Tempranillo, Silver; 2017 Malbec, Silver

Rellik Winery (RV), 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold

Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards (UV), 2017 Merlot, Silver; 2018 Pinot Noir, Silver; 2018 Pinot Noir Winemaker’s Reserve, Silver; 2018 Syrah, Double Gold; 2018 Tempranillo, Gold

Rock Point Wines (RV), 2019 Pinot Noir, Bronze

Schmidt Family Vineyards (AV), 2017 Pinot Noir Reserve, Bronze; 2017 Merlot Reserve, Silver; 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver; 2017 Malbec, Silver; 2017 Tempranillo Reserve, Bronze

Schultz Wines (AV), 2017 Merlot, Bronze; 2017 Malbec, Silver

Season Cellars (UV), 2014 Phoenix/ Sangiovese, Silver; 2016 Grenache, Bronze

Spangler Vineyards (UV), 2017 Petite Sirah, Gold; 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Double Gold; 2017 Cabernet Franc, Bronze; 2017 Malbec, Bronze; 2017 Claret, Best of Class

StoneRiver Vineyards (RV), 2015 Tempranillo, Silver; 2017 Syrah, Silver; 2017 Charbono, Gold; 2017 Cabernet Franc, Bronze; 2017 Petite Verdot, Bronze; 2017 Ultraviolet/Tempranillo, Bronze

Trium Wines (RV), 2016 Growers Cuvée, Silver; 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver

Valley View Vineyard & Winery (AV), 2016 Tempranillo, Silver

Villa Catalina Cellars (UV), 2017 Tempranillo, Silver

Weisinger Family Winery (RV), 2017 Estate Tempranillo, Double Gold

Reach Paula Bandy at pbthegrapevine@gmail.com and connect with her on Instagram at @pbthroughthegrapevine.