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Detroit News wine columnist Sandra Silfven, who was a judge in the 2008 New York Wine and Food Classic, has written a column on her experience.

Fun fact:

As part of the judging fun, Jim Trezise, president of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, which organized the competition, included ringers in various rounds — remember, judges never know the identity of the wines they judge. We later learned the list of ringers included the 2006 Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay and 2002 Peter Lehmann Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia, both of which got Double Gold.

But she also mentions the 2005 Paumanok Petit Verdot, a gold medal winner. Only 76 cases were made.

I love the way petite verdot is growing out here, and I’ve only tasted it out of barrel before it was used in a blend. I’m interested to taste a wine made only from petit verdot.

The samples I’ve tasted, from Pellegrini and Raphael, were rich and sachet-scented.

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