Out-of-staters top Finger Lakes wine test

01 Apr

ROCHESTER — Out-of-state wines took the top awards in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, held at the Rochester Plaza Hotel.

John Rose Award for Best Riesling: Chateau Fontaine 2011 Dry White Riesling ($16) from Lake Leelanau, MI.

Crystal Grape Award for Best Ice Wine: 2008 A Capella Riesling Ice Wine ($92.50) from Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay, MI.

Best Chardonnay: Merryvale Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay from St. Helena, CA.

Best Cabernet Sauvignon: Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($28) from Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA.

New York State wines won more than 450 medals, including 10 double gold and 29 gold. The competition drew about 3,200 entries from 22 countries and all 50 states, which were evaluated by 60 judges from 15 different countries and many states. All proceeds go to Camp Good Days and Special Times, whose headquarters is in Mendon.

The New York double-gold winners:


• Sparkling Pointe: 2006 Blanc de Blancs ($42) and 2002 Brut Seduction ($60).


• Robibero Family Winery: 2010 Dry Riesling ($16.99).


• Lakewood Vineyards: 2009 Lemberger ($15.99).

• Casa Larga Vineyards: 2008 Fiori della Stelle Vidal Ice Wine ($45).

• Fulkerson: 2011 Matinee ($13.99).

• Goose Watch: 2010 Traminette ($13).

• Treleaven: 2010 Dry Riesling ($14.99).

• Schulze: 2010 Late Harvest Vidal Blanc ($24.95).

• Seneca Shore: Cabernet Franc ($16.99).

You can see the full results of all medals awarded by going here.

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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Competition, Wine


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