Thursday, July 28, 2016

2016 Clampitt Paper Judges Wine Dinner at Oak #OakDallas

 This year, Clampitt Paper held its 5th Wine Label Competition and opened it 
up to all of the markets where Clampitt Paper has a presence (DFW, Austin, 
Houston, San Antonio and Oklahoma). Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary,
Don thought 2016 would make the perfect year for the best Wine Label Competition ever!
Don developed his passion for great wine many years ago. He traveled to the California Wine Country and in talking with wine maker and making friends, he found a was to combine two of his passions-paper and wine.

In 2003, Clampitt Paper held its first ever Clampitt Wine Label Competition, inviting graphic designers and artists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to submit a unique design for the first ever Clampitt Family Wine. After much support and participation from the design and print community in their first competition, Don decided to continue holding the competition.

2006, 2009, and 2003 Winner Labels

2012 Wine Label Winner-We used this for our wedding gifts!

Before the winner was revealed, the judges and important friends and family attended a fabulous meal at Oak Dallas

Private room for the event

Champagne, cocktails, and the most delicious hors d'oeuvres were passed to all the guests. Executive Chef, Joel Harrington came out to greet us all and tell about his experiences in cooking and running Oak. 

We had several wines introduced to us by our friend and sommelier, Aaron Benson, who was also one of the guest judges. Each one of these wines were amazingly delicious!

2012 Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District Napa Valley.
The 2013 is $126, so I'm guessing this is $110!

2010 E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, France
This is a Syrah ranging from $24 to $35.

2013 Pinot Noir, Thea's Selection, Lemelson Vineyards, Carlton, Oregon in the Willamette Valley $30

2013 Ramey Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, Healdsburg, California $40

2014 Argyros Santorini Assyrtiko $22
Assyrtiko is an indigenous grape variety from Santorini, Greece.  It is a dry white wine that is the second most desired wine from the region.

2013 Acumen Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $40?
The website does not show it's available. 

We had a wonderful time with everyone and now here's the winner of this year's wine label contest!

Vintage Max (That's Don's dad) by Brian McAdams. He gets to travel to Sebastopol with us this November to bottle the wine! Woohoo!

Moondance Cellars, here we come!

Vickie and Don Clampitt @ Oak