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2000 Brut

Chateau Frank Brut 2002 is just one of a number of New York state-based wineries that have won medals and awards in recent contests. Chateau Frank 2002 Brut won the Best Sparkling Wine award at the Indy International Wine Competition.

This Democrat & Chronicle article brings together all the awards won by New York wines from the Indy competition, San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2009 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, and The 2009 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition.  <link>

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seattle wine awards

The winners of the 2009 Seattle Wine Awards have been announced. <link> There are a few double gold winners at reasonable prices. Here are just some of them:

DOUBLE GOLD 2008 Hogue Cellars Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

DOUBLE GOLD 2008 Kiona Vineyard Riesling, Washington State
DOUBLE GOLD 2008 Silver Lake Roza Riesling Rattlesnake Hills
DOUBLE GOLD 2006 Steppe Cellars Dry Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills

DOUBLE GOLD 2008 Whitman Cellars Viognier, Walla Walla

DOUBLE GOLD 2006 Gamache Vintners “Boulder Red,” Columbia Valley
DOUBLE GOLD 2006 Goose Ridge Estate Winery “G3 Red Blend,” Columbia Valley
DOUBLE GOLD 2007 RiverAerie Cellars “Spring Creek Redd,” Columbia Valley

A quick look at the list suggests the red wine classes are much stronger than the whites.

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decanter2

Missed this tasting. Darn. Here are the wines <link>:

SPARKLING & WHITES
1. Taittinger, Prélude Grands Cru NV
2. Taittinger, Brut 2002
3. Heidsieck & Co Monopole Silver Top 2002
4. Veuve Clicquot 2002
5. Charles Heidsieck Brut Rosé Millésimé 1999
6. Domaine Sigalas, Barrel Fermenented, Santorini 2007
7. Biblia Chora Estate, Ovilos, Pangeon 2007
8. Rabl, Schenkenbichl Riesling, Kamptal 2007
9. Pazo de Señorans, Selección Añada, Rias Baixas 2003
10. Terredora, Greco di Tufo ‘Terre degli Angeli’, Campania 2007
11. Spy Valley Wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2007
12. Viña San Pedro, Reserva Castillo de Molina Sauvignon Blanc 2007
13. Lomond, Pincushion Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007
14. Elgin Vintners, Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin 2007
15. Tokara, Stellenbosch 2006
16. Glen Carlou, Chardonnay, Paarl 2007
17. Peter Lehmann, Reserve Riesling, Eden Valley 2002
18. Peter Lehmann, Margaret Semillon, Barossa Valley 2002

REDS
19. La Châsse du Pape, Vin de Pays d’Oc 2007
20. Domaine de le Baume, La Jeunesse, Syrah, Vin de Pays d’Oc 2007
21. Domaine Arguti, Le Grand A d’Arguti, Côtes Du Roussillon Villages 2006
22. Château Rouquette sur Mer, L’Absolu, Coteaux du Languedoc 2007
23. Château Estoublon, Cuvée Mogador, Baux-de-Provence 2005
24. Cave de Tain, Marks and Spencer, Hermitage 2005
25. Marchesi di Gresy, Gaiun Martinenga, Barbaresco 2001
26. Cascina Bongiovanni, Pernanno, Barolo 2004
27. Michele Chiarlo, Cerequio, Barolo 2004
28. Tenuta L’Illuminata – La Morra, Tebavio, Barolo 2004
29. Podere Sapaio 2005
30. La Spinosa, Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2005
31. Bodegas Peique, Seleccion Familiar 2004
32. Iñaki Nuñez, Pago de Cirsus Selección, Navarra 2003
33. Bodegas Pinord, 7, Priorat 2005
34. Bodegas Castillo de Sajazarra, Digma, Rioja 2004
35. Kanonkop, Pinotage, Stellenbosch 2004
36. Engelbrecht Els, Proprietor’s Blend, Stellenbosch 2005
37. Kanonkop, Paul Sauer, Stellenbosch 2004
38. Buitenverwachting, Christine, Constantia 2003
39. Elgin Vintners, Shiraz, Elgin 2006
40. Cederberg, Shiraz 2006
41. Viña Falernia, Syrah Reserva, Elqui Valley 2006
42. Philip Shaw Wines, No 17 Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange 2006
43. Philip Shaw Wines, No 5 Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange 2006
44. Vasse Felix, Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River 2005
45. Glaetzer Wines, Anaperenna, Barossa Valley 2006

SWEET WINES
46. Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance, Constantia 2002
47. Patricius Winery, Tokaj 5 Puttonyos, Aszú 2002
48. Harveys Fine Old Amontillado Sherry
49. Bodegas Hidalgo, Palo Cortado Wellington (Vos), Sherry
50. Carlo Pellegrino, Passito Di Pantelleria, Sicily 2007
51. Bodegas Hidalgo, Pedro Ximénez Triana, Sherry
52. Cockburn’s, 20 Year Old Tawny Port NV
53. Ramos Pinto, 30 Year Old Tawny Port NV
54. Taylor’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port NV

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Here they are folks, the winners of the 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition <link>.

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