At the 9th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Virginia wines continued to impress the wine world. They earned 86 awards: 4 Double Golds, 8 Golds, 32 Silver, and 42 Bronze medals. That’s truly a significant commentary on the state’s superb viniculture achievements!
If you’re planning on visiting wineries this spring or thinking about stocking your cellar, here are the latest Double Gold winners that also earned other awards:
—Chateau Morrisette won a Double Gold for the non-vintage Our Dog Blue, a Gold for the 2006 Merlot, and two Bronze honors: The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2006 Vidal Blanc.
—Chrysalis Vineyards won a Double Gold for its 2008 Albarino, a Gold for the 2007 Viognier, two Silvers (the 2007 Barrel Select Norton and the 2008 Mariposa), and two Bronzes (the 2004 Estate Bottled Norton and the 2005 Norton Locksley Reserve).
—Sugarleaf Vineyards won a Double Gold for the 2007 Petit Verdot, two Silvers (the 2007 Petit Manseng and and the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon), and two Bronzes: the 2007 Neubia Nectar and the 2007 Chardonnay.
—Wintergreen Winery was the fourth Double Gold Virginia winner for its 2007 Raven’s Roost Cabernet. They also earned 3 Silvers: the 2007 Brent’s Mountain Merlot, the 2006 Viognier, and the 2006 Black Rock Red Reserve.
Congratulations to these Double Gold multiple wine winners and the other Gold, Silver, and Bronze recipients that continue to make the region proud.
Quite an exciting portfolio of winners!