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More Accolades for New York Wines (WP 11/26/16)
The Jefferson Cup Awards is a unique and prestigious competition organized by our friend and colleague Doug Frost, who is one of few people in the world to be both a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier (and who judges at our New York Wine & Food Classic). What makes it unique is that it's an "invitation only" competition based on how wineries have fared in various other competitions around the country. And it's a tough one, so the awards mean a lot, starting with the top award category called a "Jefferson Cup Award"--in honor of Thomas Jefferson, of course.
New York wineries showed very well in the 2017 event, starting with three Jefferson Cup Awards for Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2015 Semi-Dry Riesling; Fox Run 2014 Riesling Lot 11 Lake Dana Vineyard, Seneca Lake; and Fox Run 2014 Riesling Lot 11 Hanging Delta Vineyard, Seneca Lake. The Fox Run winners are part of the winery's unique "Geology Series". www.foxrunvineyards.com
Double Gold medals were awarded to Glenora 2015 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay; Lamoreaux Landing 2015 Chardonnay Reserve; and Sheldrake Point 2015 Dry Riesling.
Gold medals went to Adirondack Winery 2014 Seyval Blanc; Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2013 Meritage, and Seyval-Chardonnay; Fox Run 2012 Blanc de Blancs; and Wagner 2014 Riesling Ice. New York wines also won 27 Silver and 16 Bronze medals.