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2011 NYIWC Results

By Adam Levy on June 10, 2011 in NYIWC
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Introducing the medal winners from the debut of the NYIWC.

This year, the face of wine competitions changes.

May 24th, 2011, New York, NY- The New York International Wine Competition, which welcomed 726 submissions from 17 countries and 14 states within the United States had 2 Gold, 30 Silver and 119 Bronze Medals. The NYIWC also awarded “International Winery of The Year”, “US Winery of The Year”, “International Wine Region of The Year”, “USA Wine Region of The Year” and “Best Value of The Year”. This is the first major international wine competition to be judged solely by members of the trade who have purchasing power through their stores, restaurants, distribution networks and the resulting ability to make a direct impact on brand sales.

Held at the 3 West Club in Midtown Manhattan earlier this month this year’s judging panel included buyers from the top retail stores, sommeliers, distributors and importers who all donated their time and palates without hesitation or compensation.

Additionally, what sets this competition apart from others where members of the media are included in the judging process is the fact that the New York International Wine Competition judges evaluate wines within their categories at pricing parity. So, for instance, a Cabernet Sauvignon that retails for $30 will be judged with other Cabernet Sauvignons in that price range and not be put up against wines that go for $60.

While keeping to the philosophy that “like should be compared with like” when it comes to pricing, the competition also strives to only award the crème de la crème in a category, instead of handing out medals to every entrant. Only the truly stand-out wines end up in the winner’s circle and then, accordingly, find themselves placed up on wine and liquor store shelves and on the city’s best wine lists. In addition to considering similarly priced bottles against similarly priced bottles, each wine was sampled for appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, and finish. Each panel conferred on their choices to come to a unanimous decision.

Wines landing on these shelves are carrying awards designated as either: Gold, Silver, or Bronze though not every bottle entered received a medal, as is common practice with many other competitions. A Bronze medal indicates it is something a judge would buy; Silver medals designate the spirit that judges really liked; Gold medals are affixed to brands that the judging panel believed was worth promoting to their customers.

    International Winery of the Year
    Cave De Tain of the Rhone Valley, France

    International Wine Region of the Year

    Rhone Valley, France

    US Wine Region of the Year

    Napa Valley, CA

    US Winery of the Year

    Amizetta Winery, Napa Valley

    Best Value of the Year

    Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato $4.99

    Wine Categories And Medal Winners

    014.1 Sherry, Sweet – Other than traditional grape varieties

    Silver Medal

    Goose Watch Winery NV Classic Cream Sherry

    Finger Lakes, NY

    018 Fortified Dessert wine other

    Bronze Medal

    Pollak Vineyards 2008 Mille Fleurs

    Albermarle County Estate

    201 Blanc de Blancs NV – Traditional grape varieties

    Bronze Medal

    The Biltmore NV Blanc de Blancs American Estate

    204 Brut NV – Traditional grape varieties

    Bronze Medal

    Nicolas Feuillatte NV Brut Champagne AOC

    Bronze Medal

    Piper Sonoma NV Brut Sonoma County Methode Champenoise Select Cuvee

    204.1 Brut NV – Other than traditional grape varieties

    Bronze Medal

    Pierre Sparr NV Brut Cremant d’Alsace Reserve Brut

    AOC

    206.1 Extra Dry NV – Other than traditional grape varieties

    Bronze Medal

    Treveri NV Sparkling Pinot Gris,Blanc de Blanc, Extra Columbia Family

    210 Brut Rose NV, traditional varieties – Traditional grape varieties

    Bronze Medal

    Nicolas Feuillatte NV Rosé Champagne AOC

    Bronze Medal

    Pierre Sparr NV Crémant d’Alsace Brut Rosé Cremant d’Alsace AOC

    213 Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2005 and later – Traditional grape varieties

    Bronze Medal

    Sparkling Pointe 2005 Blanc de Blanc North Fork New York, North Fork

    217 Brut Vintage Rose 2005 and later – Traditional grape varieties

    Bronze Medal

    Sparkling Pointe 2008 Brut Rose North Fork New York

    222 Brut Vintage, 2004 and earlier – Traditional grape varieties

    Silver Medal

    Silver Nicolas Feuillatte 1999 Palmes d’Or Brut Champagne AOC

    Bronze Medal

    Domaine Ste Michelle 2004 Luxe Columbia Valley Methode Champenoise

    227 Brut – .51 – 1.5% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvee California

    Bronze Medal

    Barefoot Bubbly NV Pinot Grigia California

    232 Sparkling muscat

    Bronze Medal

    Gelisi Antonio NV Moscato Dolce Oltrepo Pavese DOC

    232.6 Prosecco

    Bronze Medal

    Gelisi Antonio 2009 Prosecco Brut Friuli-Grave DOC Brut

    Bronze Medal

    Martini & Rossi NV Martini Proseco Prosecco DOC

    305 Cabernet Franc

    Silver Medal

    Heron Hill 2008 Ingle Vineyard Cabernet Franc

    Bronze Medal

    Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes NY

    Bronze Medal

    Macari 2008 Cabernet Franc North Fork NY

    308 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 and lower)

    Bronze Medals

    Kingston Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

    312 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)

    Silver Medal

    Cameron Hughes 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 253 Howell Mountain

    Bronze Medal

    Cameron Hughes 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 218 Rutherford

    312.1 Cabernet Sauvignon , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 to $39.99)

    Silver Medal

    Rosati 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon California, Mendocino Estate Grown

    Silver Medal

    White Oak Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Grown Napa Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Chateau Ste Michelle 2007 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon

    Bronze Medal

    Napa Station 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    312.2 Cabernet Sauvignon , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)

    Silver Medal

    Bugay Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Clone 337,Les Rocheuses Sonoma County Mountains Barrel Aged

    Silver Medal

    Hidden Ridge 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown, Sonoma County Mountains

    Silver Medal

    Jeff Gordon Collection 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Frank Family Vineyards 2007 California, Napa

    Bronze Medal

    Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills AVA

    332 Gamay

    Bronze Medal

    Georges Duboeuf. 2009 Juliénas Château des

    Bronze Medal

    Georges Duboeuf. 2009 Morgon Flower Label Morgon AOC

    335 Grenache

    Silver Medal

    Cameron Hughes 2009 Grenache Lot 231 Campo de Borja DO

    Silver Medal

    CHATEAU SIMIAN 2009 Les Grandes Grenachières d’Hippolyte Châteauneuf-du-Pap

    Bronze Medal

    LePlan-Vermeersch 2009 GT-G Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC

    342 Merlot, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)

    Bronze Medal

    Northwest Cellars 2008 Merlot Yakima Valley Cherry Hill Vineyard

    Bronze Medal

    Harbes Family Vineyard Old Barn 2007 Merlot North Fork NY

    Bronze Medal

    Pollak Vineyards 2008 Merlot Monticello Estate

    342.1 Merlot, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 and higher)

    Silver Medal

    White Oak Winery 2007 Merlot Napa Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Trecini 2008 MERLOT Russian River Valley

    347 Nebbiolo

    Bronze Medal

    Vinicola L.A Cetto 2006 Nebbiolo Baja California, Valle de Guadalupe

    350 Petit Verdot

    Bronze Medal

    Deen De Bortoli 2007 Petite Verdot South Eastern Australia

    354 Pinot Noir, Non Vintage

    Bronze Medal

    Barefoot NV Pinot Noir California

    355 Pinot Noir, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 and lower)

    Silver Medal

    Camelot Cellars, Ltd 2010 Pinot Noir California, Sonoma County

    Bronze Medal

    Cameron Hughes 2009 Pinot Noir Lot 227 Casablanca Valley

    355.1 Pinot Noir , Vintage 2009 or later ($20.01 to $39.99)

    Silver Medal

    Lange Estate Winery 2009 Pinot Noir Oregon, Willamette Reserve Valley

    Silver Medal

    Trecini 2009 PINOT NOIR Russian River Valley VICINI VINEYARD

    358 Pinot Noir, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)

    Bronze Medal

    BearBoat 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

    Bronze Medal

    Hunter’s Wines 2008 Pinot Noir Marlborough Wairau Valley New Zealand

    Bronze Medal

    Stoneburn 2008 Pinot Noir Certified Sustainable Grape Growing Program Marlborough New Zealand

    358.1 Pinot Noir , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 to $39.99)

    Bronze Medal

    Claiborne & Churchill 2008 Pinot Noir Edna Valley

    358.2 Pinot Noir , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)

    Silver Medal

    Ampelos cellars 2007 pinot noir Demeter Certified Biodynamic® Santa Rita Hills Ampelos Vineyard

    Bronze Medal

    Lynmar Estate 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Quail Hill Vineyard

    366.2 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2009 or later ($40.00 and higher)

    Silver Medal

    LePlan-Vermeersch 2009 GT-S Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC Grand Terroir

    367 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)

    Bronze Medal

    Kavaklidere Saraplari AS 2008 Egeo Turkey Oak Aged

    Bronze Medal

    Rack & Riddle 2006 Syrah Alexander Valley

    367.1 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 to $39.99)

    Silver Medal

    White Oak Winery 2006 Syrah Grown, Napa Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Arrington Vineyards 2008 Syrah American

    Bronze Medal

    Medal Biltmore 2006 Syrah Napa Valley Antler Hill

    367.2 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)

    Gold Medal

    CAVE DE TAIN 2001 Hermitage AOC Vineyard Selection HERMITAGE RED GAMBERT DE LOCHE

    Bronze Medal

    Peter Lehmann Wines 2005 Stonewell Shiraz Australia, Barossa Valley

    371 Zinfandel, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 and lower)

    Bronze Medal

    House of Zin 2009 Zinfandel Lodi Old Vines

    371.1 Zinfandel, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.01 and higher)

    Silver Medal

    Earthquake 2009 California, Lodi

    374.1 Zinfandel, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 and higher)

    Bronze Medal

    Trecini 2007 ZINFANDEL Rockpile ROCKY RIDGE

    381.1 Red Meritage or Bordeaux Blend ($20.10 to $39.99)

    Gold Medal

    Amizetta 2006 Complexity Napa Valley Estate

    Silver Medal

    Foyt Family Wines 2007 Meritage Chalk Hill Barrel Aged

    Silver Medal

    The Jefferson 2008 Meritage Monticello

    Bronze Medal

    Pollak Vineyards 2008 Meritage Albermarle County Estate

    381.2 Red Meritage or Bordeaux Blend ($40.00 and higher)

    Silver Medal

    La Rusticana d ‘Orsa 2008 La Rusticana d’Orsa Cinque Silver Santa Cruz Mountains/Santa Clara Valley

    Silver Medal

    Miner “The Oracle” Napa Valley Red Wine 2007 Bordeaux-style blend California, Napa Signature Blend

    Bronze Medal

    Smasne Cellars 2007 Owens Reserve Washington State, Reserve Columbia Valley

    390 Dry Red Table Wine Blends ($20.00 and lower)

    Bronze Medal

    un4seen 2009 Red Blend California

    390.1 Dry Red Table Wine Blends ($20.01 to $39.99)

    Silver Medal

    Arrington Vineyards 2008 Red Fox Red American

    Bronze Medal

    Intelligent Design 2007 Cuvee California, Central Coast, Santa Clara Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Terrazgo Bodegas de Crianza 2007 Terrazgo Arribes DO

    Bronze Medal

    URLA SARAPÇILIK 2009 Urla Tempus Turkey Barrel Aged

    396 Red Rhone Style Blend

    Silver Medal

    CAMILLE CAYRAN 2009 La Reserve Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne AOC

    Bronze Medal

    Alain JAUME, Domaine Grand Veneur Lirac “Clos de S 2009 Red Rhone

    Bronze Medal

    Ampelos cellars 2007 syrache Santa Barbara County

    Bronze Medal

    Cave La Romaine Ventoux Tradition Cotes du Ventoux AOC

    Bronze Medal

    CHATEAU SIMIAN 2009 JOCUNDAZ – Massif d’Uchaux Côtes du Rhône

    Bronze Medal

    Chateau Simian 2009 Jocundaz Massif D’Uchaux Cotes du Rhone

    Bronze Medal

    Domaine Barbanot 2010 Tradition Côtes du Rhône

    Bronze Medal

    DOMAINE LE PUY DU MAUPAS 2006 Rouge Mis en Côtes du Rhône

    Bronze Medal

    DOMAINE LES HAUTES CANCES 2009 RED RHONE STYLE BLEND Côtes du Rhône

    Bronze Medal

    Marrenon 2009 Grand Marrenon Côtes du Luberon Old Vine

    Bronze Medal

    Vignerons Laudun & Chusclan 2009 La Ferme de Gicon Côtes du Rhône AOC

    Bronze Medal

    Vignerons Laudun & Chusclan 2009 Domaine de l’Olivette Côtes du Rhône

    399 All other red varietal wines not otherwise listed

    Bronze Medal

    Camelot Cellars, Ltd 2009 Valpolicella Italy

    Bronze Medal

    Cuatro Caballos 2007 Tannat Jose Ignacio

    Bronze Medal

    Kavaklidere Saraplari AS 2008 Pendore Turkey Unoaked

    Bronze Medal

    LePlan-Vermeersch 2009 GT-A Vin de Pays de Mediterranee

    Bronze Medal

    PAMUKKALE ANFORA TRIO 2009 Pamukkale Anfora Trio Dry Red Wine Guney-DENIZLI Turkey

    Bronze Medal

    PAMUKKALE SENFONI 2008 Senfoni Dry Red Wine GUNEY-DENIZLI Turkey

    Bronze Medal

    Smasne Cellars 2008 Carmenere Horse Heaven Hills Phinny Hill

    Bronze Medal

    Swedish Hill Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc-Lemberger Finger Lakes NY

    Bronze Medal

    Vineaticu 2008 Quinta da Nespereira Dao DOC Barrel Aged

    399.1 Non vinifera red varieties – 0 to 2.0% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Hudson-Chatham 2009 Baco Noir Old Vines Finger Lakes NY

    399.2 Non vinifera red varieties – 2.1-6.0% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Allegheny Cellars Winery NV Bigfoot Shadows Pennsylvania

    408 Chardonnay, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 or lower)

    Bronze Medal

    CalNaturale 2009 Chardonnay Made Mendocino

    Bronze Medal

    Cameron Hughes 2009 Chardonnay Los Carneros Lot 216

    Bronze Medal

    Cameron Hughes 2009 Chardonnay Los Cameros Lot 222

    Bronze Medal

    Chamisal Vineyards 2009 Stainless Chardonnay

    Bronze Edna Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Cupcake Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay Central Coast

    Bronze Medal

    Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Reserve Chardonnay Finger Lakes, NY

    408.1 Chardonnay, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.01 or higher)

    Bronze Medal

    Arrington Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay American

    Bronze Medal

    Frank Family Vineyards 2009 California, Napa

    411 Chardonnay, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 or lower)

    Bronze Medal

    Cameron Hughes 2008 Chardonnay Lot 226 Casablanca Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Mercer 2008 Chardonnay Washington State, Columbia Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Prosper Maufoux 2007 Bourgogne Chardonnay

    411.1 Chardonnay, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 or higher)

    Bronze Medal

    Manzoni 2008 Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

    Bronze Medal

    Sherwood House Vineyards 2008 Chardonnay North Fork NY

    441 Gewürztraminer – 0 – .7% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Penguin Bay Winery 2008 Gewurztraminer Finger Lake NY

    442 Gewürztraminer – .71 – 3.0% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Dr. Konstantin Frank 2009 Gewurztraminer Reserve Finger Lakes NY

    445 Riesling – 0 – .7% residual sugar

    Silver Medal

    Dr. Lippold 2008 Weltersberg Riesling Mosel

    Bronze Medal

    ANGELS GATE WINERY 2007 ST JOHN VINEYARD RIESLING VQA Niagra

    Bronze Medal

    Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Riesling, Dry Finger Lakes NY

    Bronze Medal

    Dr. Lippold 2009 Josephine’s Riesling Germany, Mosel

    Bronze Medal

    The Grapes of Roth 2009 Riesling Long Island NY

    Bronze Medal

    Wagner Vineyards 2008 Riesling Dry Finger Lakes NY

    447 Riesling – .71 – 3.0% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2010 Riesling Finger Lakes NY

    Bronze Medal

    Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Dry Riesling Finger Lakes NY

    Bronze Medal

    Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Riesling New York, Finger Lakes NY

    Bronze Medal

    Ventosa Vineyards 2010 Riesling Finger Lakes NY

    453 Muscat – 0 – .7% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Flipflop 2010 Moscato California

    455 Muscat – 3.1 – 6.0% residual sugar

    Silver Medal

    Gallo Family Vineyards NV Moscato Valencia DO

    BEST VALUE WINE 2011

    Bronze Medal

    Barefoot NV Moscato California

    459 Pinot Gris ($15.00 or lower)

    Silver Medal

    De Bortoli 2010 Pinot Grigio South Eastern Australia

    Bronze Medal

    Barefoot NV Pinot Grigio California

    Bronze Medal

    Girardet 2010 Pinot Gris Umpqua Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Turning Leaf 2010 Pinot Grigio California

    459.1 Pinot Gris ($15.01 or higher)

    Bronze Meda

    Penguin Bay Winery 2010 Pinot Grigio New York,

    462 Sauvignon Blanc, Dry, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 or lower)

    Bronze Sevilen Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Sauvigon Blanc Turkey

    476 Viognier

    Bronze Medal

    Serenity Cellars 2009 Viognier Georgia

    Bronze Medal

    The Jefferson 2010 Viognier Virginia

    479 Dry White Table Wine Blends

    Bronze Medal

    Kavaklidere Saraplari AS 2009 Cankaya Turkey Unoaked

    479.1 White Table Wine Blends

    Silver Medal

    Casa de Vila Verde 2010 Vinho Verde Vinho Verde DOC

    Bronze Medal

    Northwest Cellars 2009 Adagio Washington State, Columbia Valley

    482.1 White Rhone blends

    Bronze Medal

    Château de la Tuilerie 2009 White Rhône blends Costières de Nimes

    Bronze Meda

    Intelligent Design 2009 Intelligent Design Cuvee Blanc Santa Barbara

    Bronze Medal

    LePlan-Vermeersch 2010 Classic White Côtes du Rhône AOC

    Bronze Medal

    Marrenon 2009 Doria, White Côtes du Luberon Barrel Fermented Rhone Valley

    Bronze Medal

    Marrenon 2009 Grand Marrenon White Côtes du Luberon Barrel Aged

    Bronze Medal

    Vidal-Fleury 2009 Côtes-du-Rhône White Côtes du Rhône AOC

    484 All other white varietal wines not otherwise listed – 0 – .7% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Tera y Castro 2009 Eilun Verdejo Rueda DO

    Bronze Medal

    Tutidi 2010 Cortese Piemonte Italy

    485 All other white non-vinifera varietal wines not otherwise listed

    Bronze Medal

    Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Vidal Blanc Finger Lakes NY

    504 Ice Wine, specify varietal

    Silver Medal

    Cabernet Franc Ice Wine 2008 Ice Wine Finger Lakes

    606 Rose, Non-Varietal Label – 0 – .7% residual sugar

    Bronze Medal

    Famille Quiot – Domaine Houchart 2010 AOC Côtes de Provence

2 Comments

  1. Susan & Jeff Vandermolen January 19, 2012 Reply

    Dear Sir or Madam:
    We are considering entering several wines in this year’s NYIWC.
    One of the wines we are considering is a fortified wine made from blackberries and blackcurrants.
    Are non-grape wines allowed in the competition, and if so, what category would this one be considered.

    Can you also confirm the deadline for receiving the wines (from Canada).

    We look forward to your reply.
    best,
    Susan & Jeff Vandermolen
    Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery
    1st Estate Winery in the Comox Valley!
    Crafters of International Award Winning Wines
    5854 Pickering Road
    Courtenay, BC V9J 1T4

  2. Dane the Great May 30, 2012 Reply

    Hey! where’d my comment just go?

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