One of the best wine events held yearly in San Francisco is the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Event, where all the winners showcase their prized award winning wines for the public. We were lucky enough this year to do media coverage for the event!
It was an amazing event, featuring your well-known superstars, to international giants, and new and upcoming wineries as well. There was food from local restaurants and bakeries to compliment the wines presented during this evening too. The location was set on the top floor of San Francisco’s METREON, a gorgeous view with wine, food, and gorgeous views, it was certainly one event not to miss.
We covered over 60 wineries there in the limited time we had, but here were some of our favorites of the night.
Among the heavyweights and powerhouse superstars, a very familiar face came in leading the pack. Penfolds was there in full force, pouring not only their Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, but they poured two vintages of their flagship, the world famous Grange Shiraz. As their pedigree would suggest, the wines were absolutely world class.
The 2010 Penfolds Grange Shiraz was an absolute stunner, with rich notes of black fruits, tar, spices and chocolate. The potential behind this wine was breathtaking and was such a treat to taste, a great showing of why they deserved to be here.
The 2006 Penfolds Grange Shiraz was a showcase of how world class Shiraz would age over time, and it was absolutely gorgeous. Big notes of mint and blueberry, with a great structure and backbone, velvety finish that shows elegance and power.