More Classic roundup

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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3 responses to “More Classic roundup

  1. Hmm…what does it say that those two industrial wines won double gold? 🙂

  2. Foley

    Pellegrini does bottle a full Petit Verdot, which I was lucky enough to taste from the bottle on a visit last year. It wasn’t on their flight list, but it was open and the tasting room was quiet – – part of the benefit of visiting on Monday after a busy weekend!
    They told me it is only sold to wine club members, but they were willing to sell me 1 bottle during my visit.
    It was very interesting – very dark with a thick, coating mouthfeel. I almost considered buying a bottle, but for the life of me I couldn’t think of what I would pair it with. (Maybe a rich flouerless molten cake).

  3. Ben

    Raphael has a varietal PV as well, avaible only to club members I believe.

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