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• NY gets 11 ‘Best of’ in LA test

11 Jun

New York State wines had a bang-up time at the recent Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition: 11 Best of Class (plus Gold) awards, 11 additional Gold, 34 Silver, and 24 Bronze medals.

This year’s competition included entries from more than 3,000 wineries from the U.S. and 16 other countries. The competition for the first time had a number score included in its Gold Medal awards, 90 or above based on a collection of judges’ ratings.

Best of Class — and, of course, Gold:

  • Thirsty Owl Wine Company 2010 Diamond (96)
  • Merritt Estate Winery Bella Rosa (95)
  • Fulkerson Winery 2009 Riesling-Traminette (94)
  • Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2010 Estate Riesling (94)
  • Coyote Moon Vinyeards 2010 Brianna (94)
  • Sparkling Pointe 2001 Brut Seduction (94)
  • Swedish Hill 2009 Dry Riesling (94)
  • Chateau Frank Blanc de Blanc (93)
  • Coyote Moon Vineyards 2010 Twisted Sister (92)
  • Swedish Hill 2010 Cayuga (92)
  • Sherwood House Vineyards 2008 Estate Chardonnay (91)

Gold Medals:

  • Belhurst Estate Winery 2010 Semi-Dry Riesling (94)
  • Thirsty Owl 2009 Dry Riesling (94)
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Dry Riesling (94)
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank Semi-Dry Riesling (93)
  • Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Vidal (93)Thirsty Owl 2010 Vidal (93)
  • Belhurst Estate Winery 2010 Dry Riesling (93)
  • Swedish Hill Winery 2010 Dry Riesling (91)
  • Swedish Hill Winery Doobie Blues (91)

Critics Challenge:

Platinum — Dr. Konstantin Frank 2009 Rkatsiteli, Lucas Vineyards 2009 Dry Riesling, Sherwood House Vineyards 2008 Estate Chardonnay, Sparkling Pointe 2007 Brut, and Topaz Imperial.

Gold — Dr. Frank 2009 Gewurztraminer, Hazlitt 1852 Merlot, Lucas 2010 Dry Riesling, 2010 Semi-Dry Riesling, and 2009 Semi-Dry Riesling, Sparkling Pointe 2001 Brut Seduction; and Wagner Vineyards 2008 Semi-Dry Riesling.

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Posted by on June 11, 2011 in Competition, Wine

 

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