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.

Gold

367.2 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)
CAVE DE TAIN 2001 Hermitage AOC Vineyard Selection HERMITAGE RED GAMBERT DE LOCHE

381.1 Red Meritage or Bordeaux Blend ($20.10 to $39.99)
Amizetta 2006 Complexity Napa Valley Estate

Silver

014.1 Sherry, Sweet - Other than traditional grape varieties
Goose Watch Winery NV Classic Cream Sherry - Finger Lakes, NY

222 Brut Vintage, 2004 and earlier - Traditional grape varieties
Silver Nicolas Feuillatte 1999 Palmes d'Or Brut Champagne AOC

305 Cabernet Franc
Heron Hill 2008 Ingle Vineyard Cabernet Franc

312 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)
Cameron Hughes 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 253 Howell Mountain

312.1 Cabernet Sauvignon , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 to $39.99)
Rosati 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon California, Mendocino Estate Grown
White Oak Winery 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Grown Napa Valley

312.2 Cabernet Sauvignon , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)
Bugay Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Clone 337,Les Rocheuses Sonoma County Mountains Barrel Aged
Hidden Ridge 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown, Sonoma County Mountains
Jeff Gordon Collection 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

335 Grenache
Cameron Hughes 2009 Grenache Lot 231 Campo de Borja DO
CHATEAU SIMIAN 2009 Les Grandes Grenachières d'Hippolyte Châteauneuf-du-Pap

342.1 Merlot, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 and higher)
White Oak Winery 2007 Merlot Napa Valley

355 Pinot Noir, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 and lower)
Camelot Cellars, Ltd 2010 Pinot Noir California, Sonoma County

355.1 Pinot Noir , Vintage 2009 or later ($20.01 to $39.99)
Lange Estate Winery 2009 Pinot Noir Oregon, Willamette Reserve Valley
Trecini 2009 PINOT NOIR Russian River Valley VICINI VINEYARD

358.2 Pinot Noir , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)
Ampelos cellars 2007 pinot noir Demeter Certified Biodynamic® Santa Rita Hills Ampelos Vineyard

366.2 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2009 or later ($40.00 and higher)
LePlan-Vermeersch 2009 GT-S Côtes du Rhône Villages AOC Grand Terroir

367.1 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 to $39.99)
White Oak Winery 2006 Syrah Grown, Napa Valley

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

381.1 Red Meritage or Bordeaux Blend ($20.10 to $39.99)
Foyt Family Wines 2007 Meritage Chalk Hill Barrel Aged
The Jefferson 2008 Meritage Monticello

381.2 Red Meritage or Bordeaux Blend ($40.00 and higher)
La Rusticana d 'Orsa 2008 La Rusticana d'Orsa Cinque Silver Santa Cruz Mountains/Santa Clara Valley
Miner "The Oracle" Napa Valley Red Wine 2007 Bordeaux-style blend California, Napa Signature Blend

390.1 Dry Red Table Wine Blends ($20.01 to $39.99)
Arrington Vineyards 2008 Red Fox Red American

396 Red Rhone Style Blend
CAMILLE CAYRAN 2009 La Reserve Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne AOC

445 Riesling - 0 - .7% residual sugar
Dr. Lippold 2008 Weltersberg Riesling Mosel

455 Muscat - 3.1 - 6.0% residual sugar
Gallo Family Vineyards NV Moscato Valencia DO

459 Pinot Gris ($15.00 or lower)
De Bortoli 2010 Pinot Grigio South Eastern Australia

479.1 White Table Wine Blends
Casa de Vila Verde 2010 Vinho Verde Vinho Verde DOC

504 Ice Wine, specify varietal
Cabernet Franc Ice Wine 2008 Ice Wine Finger Lakes

Bronze

018 Fortified Dessert wine other
Pollak Vineyards 2008 Mille Fleurs
Albermarle County Estate

201 Blanc de Blancs NV - Traditional grape varieties
The Biltmore NV Blanc de Blancs American Estate

204 Brut NV - Traditional grape varieties
Nicolas Feuillatte NV Brut Champagne AOC
Piper Sonoma NV Brut Sonoma County Methode Champenoise Select Cuvee

204.1 Brut NV - Other than traditional grape varieties
Pierre Sparr NV Brut Cremant d'Alsace Reserve Brut
AOC

206.1 Extra Dry NV - Other than traditional grape varieties
Treveri NV Sparkling Pinot Gris,Blanc de Blanc, Extra Columbia Family

210 Brut Rose NV, traditional varieties - Traditional grape varieties
Nicolas Feuillatte NV Rosé Champagne AOC
Pierre Sparr NV Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé Cremant d'Alsace AOC

213 Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2005 and later - Traditional grape varieties
Sparkling Pointe 2005 Blanc de Blanc North Fork New York, North Fork

217 Brut Vintage Rose 2005 and later - Traditional grape varieties
Sparkling Pointe 2008 Brut Rose North Fork New York

222 Brut Vintage, 2004 and earlier - Traditional grape varieties
Domaine Ste Michelle 2004 Luxe Columbia Valley Methode Champenoise

227 Brut - .51 - 1.5% residual sugar
Barefoot Bubbly NV Brut Cuvee California
Barefoot Bubbly NV Pinot Grigia California

232 Sparkling muscat
Gelisi Antonio NV Moscato Dolce Oltrepo Pavese DOC

232.6 Prosecco
Gelisi Antonio 2009 Prosecco Brut Friuli-Grave DOC Brut
Martini & Rossi NV Martini Proseco Prosecco DOC

305 Cabernet Franc
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes NY
Macari 2008 Cabernet Franc North Fork NY

308 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 and lower)s
Kingston Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

312 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)
Cameron Hughes 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 218 Rutherford

312.1 Cabernet Sauvignon , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 to $39.99)
Chateau Ste Michelle 2007 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Station 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

312.2 Cabernet Sauvignon , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)
Frank Family Vineyards 2007 California, Napa
Hawk and Horse Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills AVA

332 Gamay
Georges Duboeuf. 2009 Juliénas Château des
Georges Duboeuf. 2009 Morgon Flower Label Morgon AOC

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

342 Merlot, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)
Northwest Cellars 2008 Merlot Yakima Valley Cherry Hill Vineyard
Harbes Family Vineyard Old Barn 2007 Merlot North Fork NY
Pollak Vineyards 2008 Merlot Monticello Estate

342.1 Merlot, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 and higher)
Trecini 2008 MERLOT Russian River Valley

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

350 Petit Verdot
Deen De Bortoli 2007 Petite Verdot South Eastern Australia

354 Pinot Noir, Non Vintage
Barefoot NV Pinot Noir California

355 Pinot Noir, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 and lower)
Cameron Hughes 2009 Pinot Noir Lot 227 Casablanca Valley

358 Pinot Noir, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)
BearBoat 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Hunter's Wines 2008 Pinot Noir Marlborough Wairau Valley New Zealand
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)
Claiborne & Churchill 2008 Pinot Noir Edna Valley

358.2 Pinot Noir , Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)
Lynmar Estate 2008 Pinot Noir Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Quail Hill Vineyard

367 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 and lower)
Kavaklidere Saraplari AS 2008 Egeo Turkey Oak Aged
Rack & Riddle 2006 Syrah Alexander Valley

367.1 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 to $39.99)
Arrington Vineyards 2008 Syrah American
Medal Biltmore 2006 Syrah Napa Valley Antler Hill

367.2 Syrah/Shiraz, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($40.00 and higher)
Peter Lehmann Wines 2005 Stonewell Shiraz Australia, Barossa Valley

371 Zinfandel, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 and lower)
House of Zin 2009 Zinfandel Lodi Old Vines

374.1 Zinfandel, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 and higher)
Trecini 2007 ZINFANDEL Rockpile ROCKY RIDGE

381.1 Red Meritage or Bordeaux Blend ($20.10 to $39.99)
Pollak Vineyards 2008 Meritage Albermarle County Estate

381.2 Red Meritage or Bordeaux Blend ($40.00 and higher)
Smasne Cellars 2007 Owens Reserve Washington State, Reserve Columbia Valley

390 Dry Red Table Wine Blends ($20.00 and lower)
un4seen 2009 Red Blend California

390.1 Dry Red Table Wine Blends ($20.01 to $39.99)
Arrington Vineyards 2008 Red Fox Red American
Intelligent Design 2007 Cuvee California, Central Coast, Santa Clara Valley
Terrazgo Bodegas de Crianza 2007 Terrazgo Arribes DO
URLA SARAPÇILIK 2009 Urla Tempus Turkey Barrel Aged

396 Red Rhone Style Blend
Alain JAUME, Domaine Grand Veneur Lirac "Clos de S 2009 Red Rhone
Ampelos cellars 2007 syrache Santa Barbara County
Cave La Romaine Ventoux Tradition Cotes du Ventoux AOC
CHATEAU SIMIAN 2009 JOCUNDAZ – Massif d'Uchaux Côtes du Rhône
Chateau Simian 2009 Jocundaz Massif D'Uchaux Cotes du Rhone
Domaine Barbanot 2010 Tradition Côtes du Rhône
DOMAINE LE PUY DU MAUPAS 2006 Rouge Mis en Côtes du Rhône
DOMAINE LES HAUTES CANCES 2009 RED RHONE STYLE BLEND Côtes du Rhône
Marrenon 2009 Grand Marrenon Côtes du Luberon Old Vine
Vignerons Laudun & Chusclan 2009 La Ferme de Gicon Côtes du Rhône AOC
Vignerons Laudun & Chusclan 2009 Domaine de l'Olivette Côtes du Rhône

399 All other red varietal wines not otherwise listed
Camelot Cellars, Ltd 2009 Valpolicella Italy
Cuatro Caballos 2007 Tannat Jose Ignacio
Kavaklidere Saraplari AS 2008 Pendore Turkey Unoaked
LePlan-Vermeersch 2009 GT-A Vin de Pays de Mediterranee
PAMUKKALE ANFORA TRIO 2009 Pamukkale Anfora Trio Dry Red Wine Guney-DENIZLI Turkey
PAMUKKALE SENFONI 2008 Senfoni Dry Red Wine GUNEY-DENIZLI Turkey
Smasne Cellars 2008 Carmenere Horse Heaven Hills Phinny Hill
Swedish Hill Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc-Lemberger Finger Lakes NY
Vineaticu 2008 Quinta da Nespereira Dao DOC Barrel Aged

399.1 Non vinifera red varieties - 0 to 2.0% residual sugar
Hudson-Chatham 2009 Baco Noir Old Vines Finger Lakes NY

399.2 Non vinifera red varieties - 2.1-6.0% residual sugar
Allegheny Cellars Winery NV Bigfoot Shadows Pennsylvania

408 Chardonnay, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.00 or lower)
CalNaturale 2009 Chardonnay Made Mendocino
Cameron Hughes 2009 Chardonnay Los Carneros Lot 216
Cameron Hughes 2009 Chardonnay Los Cameros Lot 222
Chamisal Vineyards 2009 Stainless Chardonnay
Bronze Edna Valley
Cupcake Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay Central Coast
Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Reserve Chardonnay Finger Lakes, NY

408.1 Chardonnay, Vintage 2009 or later ($20.01 or higher)
Arrington Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay American
Frank Family Vineyards 2009 California, Napa

411 Chardonnay, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.00 or lower)
Cameron Hughes 2008 Chardonnay Lot 226 Casablanca Valley
Mercer 2008 Chardonnay Washington State, Columbia Valley
Prosper Maufoux 2007 Bourgogne Chardonnay

411.1 Chardonnay, Vintage 2008 or earlier ($20.01 or higher)
Manzoni 2008 Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands
Sherwood House Vineyards 2008 Chardonnay North Fork NY

441 Gewürztraminer - 0 - .7% residual sugar
Penguin Bay Winery 2008 Gewurztraminer Finger Lake NY

442 Gewürztraminer - .71 - 3.0% residual sugar
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2009 Gewurztraminer Reserve Finger Lakes NY

445 Riesling - 0 - .7% residual sugar
ANGELS GATE WINERY 2007 ST JOHN VINEYARD RIESLING VQA Niagra
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Riesling, Dry Finger Lakes NY
Dr. Lippold 2009 Josephine's Riesling Germany, Mosel
The Grapes of Roth 2009 Riesling Long Island NY
Wagner Vineyards 2008 Riesling Dry Finger Lakes NY

447 Riesling - .71 - 3.0% residual sugar
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2010 Riesling Finger Lakes NY
Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Dry Riesling Finger Lakes NY
Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Riesling New York, Finger Lakes NY
Ventosa Vineyards 2010 Riesling Finger Lakes NY

453 Muscat - 0 - .7% residual sugar
Flipflop 2010 Moscato California

BEST VALUE WINE 2011
Barefoot NV Moscato California

459 Pinot Gris ($15.00 or lower)
Barefoot NV Pinot Grigio California
Girardet 2010 Pinot Gris Umpqua Valley
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
Serenity Cellars 2009 Viognier Georgia
The Jefferson 2010 Viognier Virginia

479 Dry White Table Wine Blends
Kavaklidere Saraplari AS 2009 Cankaya Turkey Unoaked

479.1 White Table Wine Blends
Northwest Cellars 2009 Adagio Washington State, Columbia Valley

482.1 White Rhone blends
Château de la Tuilerie 2009 White Rhône blends Costières de Nimes
Bronze Meda
Intelligent Design 2009 Intelligent Design Cuvee Blanc Santa Barbara
LePlan-Vermeersch 2010 Classic White Côtes du Rhône AOC
Marrenon 2009 Doria, White Côtes du Luberon Barrel Fermented Rhone Valley
Marrenon 2009 Grand Marrenon White Côtes du Luberon Barrel Aged
Vidal-Fleury 2009 Côtes-du-Rhône White Côtes du Rhône AOC

484 All other white varietal wines not otherwise listed - 0 - .7% residual sugar
Tera y Castro 2009 Eilun Verdejo Rueda DO
Tutidi 2010 Cortese Piemonte Italy

strong>485 All other white non-vinifera varietal wines not otherwise listed
Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Vidal Blanc Finger Lakes NY

606 Rose, Non-Varietal Label - 0 - .7% residual sugar
Famille Quiot – Domaine Houchart 2010 AOC Côtes de Provence

Individual Awards

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