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2011 Winners

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