Trousseau Gris Awards and Reviews

(Current to historic)

2006 Trousseau Gris (Current 2011 release ~550 cases) 2009 Sweepstakes Award for the best white wine of Sonoma and Napa

Sweepstakes White (AKA Best of ALL white wines in the competition!),

Best of Class, and Gold -- North of the Gate Wine Competition 2009

Platinum -2009 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition   

Gold - 2010 Long Beach Grand Cru

“91 Points” -Just wine Points / Wine-X

Dan Berger included Fanucchi Vineyards Trousseau Gris again "among some of the most exciting wines of the year"! In the December 25, Napa Valley register article: The Orphan Wines "...I love the excitement you can find in unusual varieties,.. always make my list of most interesting wines. ...Orphans, like semillon, Trousseau Gris, albariño, pinot blanc and barbera, need adopting.  Fanucchi Vineyards in the Russian River Valley makes a Trousseau Gris each year that is fresh and fruity, a superb aperitif wine." This article also appeared in New York Times' Press Democrat on December 23rd.

Judit and Corina on Wine Dine TV (Online video) "...Inviting, Peach Cobbler, Lively and relaxed, full of surprise and very comforting, a very happy wine, 4.7 points..." July 2011 See the video at this link:

Silver --2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition                                                        Silver --2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair                                                                          Silver - 2009 Long Beach Grand Cru

Wine Advocate online feature June 29,2011

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2005 Trousseau Gris                                    
“99 Points” Just wine Points / Wine-X

“ Highly Recommended” “… finishing clean and balanced, An intriguing varietal white
to serve with Thai green curry or squid salad with green papaya and basil.” -Wine & Spirits

“4 Stars _ Exceptional!” “Pale gold color. The nose is wonderfully complex offering aromas of wild flowers, honeydew melon, grapefruit, and star fruit. The palate confirms the nose being perfectly balanced with a refreshing dose of natural acidity. Be sure to drink this wine at a cold temperature but not too cold as this will mute its subtle flavors. A real find.” -Beverage Experts / Thirsty Thursday

“Top 16 Wines” In January 2008 this was one of the two Fanucchi Vineyards wines -Just wine Points / Wine-X listed & then crowned Peter Fanucchi “Best Veteran Winemaker!”

Silver -San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2009
Silver -Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2008
Silver -San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2008
Bronze -Orange County Fair Wine Competition 2008

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Trousseau Gris Historical Acclaim

When Fanucchi started there was a bit of need to prove that Trousseau Gris was a serious wine & many competitions were entered & writers approached consequently every vintage has garnered acclaim. In addition to the 99 points medals, & quotes above; here are some highlights:

94 points from the Judges @ the California State Fair.

“Top 100 wines of the Year” - Wine & Spirits Rated it 3 times – Always in their Highly Recommended /90s range and described it as
“…consistently Excellent”

“…Today his Old-Vine Zinfandel as well as his Trousseau Gris, an aromatic white, are highly sought after by those in the know.” -Great Wines you can buy Online - Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis

“Something pleasantly out of the norm, a crisp and zesty white with aromas of toasted grain and nuts, spice and peach, with a crisp yet slightly oily texture and a vibrant finish.”- Wine Spectator January 2005 On-Line

Hundreds of Competition awards have been bestowed on Fanucchi Vineyards Trousseau Gris & farther below is a list of trackers who sum them up & ranked it at or among the top medal winners but two of the most outstanding noted are:

Twice Fanucchi Vineyards Trousseau Gris won the
(silent) Unanimous 4 STAR GOLD at the prestigious Orange County Fair Wine Competition –odds of a wine ever getting this award are less than 1%! The Trousseau Gris did it 1997 & 2002! (A feat no other single wine had ever done!)  -The Orange County Wine Competition organization came up to the Vineyard to present that award in person!
Also in the California State Fair the Fanucchi Vineyards Trousseau Gris has 5 times won “Best of Class of (Sonoma County) Region”

When Fanucchi was entering most of the major competitions the Trousseau Gris consistently ranked at or near the top of the “Other White” category (often with” aromatic whites”). ..................
#1 Most Awarded “Other White” in the 9 CA wine competitions tracked by “California Wine Winners 2002” 

Top 1% in “California Grapevine’s” 2001 competition tracking (and 6th against all whites which includes Pinot Gris & many “Rhone Wines” like Viognier!)

It was 2nd Most Awarded “Other White”  in 1999.

Truly the best critical acclaim is the many, many, thousands of unwritten compliments from those who have been enjoying this wine with friends & food since 1993!

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The Four Star Gold Medal Award for Fanucchi Vineyards Trousseau Gris only 17 out of 2940 wines judged recieved this honor in 2002


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