Finger Lakes International topped by trio

A trio of wineries earned a pair of double gold medals each in last Saturday's Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

The double gold status, which means a unanimous vote of the judges sampling the particular wine, went to two entries each from Adobe Road Winery of Petaluma, CA, Hagafen Cellars of Napa, CA, and Penguin Bay Winery of Hector, NY.

The competition is an annual fundraiser for Camp Good Days and Special Times, is a non-profit organization that provides a camping experience and more for children and adults facing the toughest challenges of life such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and violence.

Here is the complete list of double golds. All other results are available elsewhere online.

• Cabernet Sauvignon: Adobe Road Winery, Petaluma, CA, Adobe Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2003.
Zinfandel (Red): Adobe Road Winery, Petaluma, CA, Adobe Road Zinfandel 2005.
Traminette: Beans Creek Winery, Manchester, TN, Traminette NV.
Baco Noir: Benmarl Winery, Highland, NY, Benmarl Baco Noir 2006.
Chenin Blanc: Biltmore Estate Wine Co., Asheville, NC, Biltmore Estate Chenin Blanc NV.
• Cabernet Franc: Blue Sky Vineyard, Makanda, IL, Cabernet Franc (75% Cabernet Franc, 25% Chambourcin) NV.
Icewine (naturally frozen): Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport, NY, Casa Larga-Fiori Vidal 2005.
• Red Varietals: Chameleon Cellars, Saint Helena, CA, Chameleon Cellars Carignane 2005.
• Late Harvest White: Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling 2006.
Niagara: Earle Estates Meadery, Penn Yan, NY, Earle Estates Niagara NV.
Riesling Sweet (>4.0%RS): Hagafen Cellars, Napa, CA, Hagafen Riesling 2007.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Hagafen Cellars, Napa, CA, Prix Cabernet Sauvignon 2003.
Merlot: Jarvis Winery, Napa, CA, Jarvis 81% MR /13% CF 6% CS 2005.
Viognier: Jefferson Vineyards, Charlottesville, VA, Jefferson Vineyards Viognier 2007.
Cider (< 7% Alcohol): Les Vergers Petit et Fils, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Petit Pomme Cidre Leger 2006.
• Merlot: M.A. Marketing, Tishbi Estate Winery, Zichron Yaakov, Israel, Merlot 2005.
• Zinfandel (Red): Maryhill Winery, Golendale, WA, Maryhill Classic Zinfandel 2005.
Ice Wine (naturally frozen): Mountain Road Wine Co., Beamsville, Ontario, Mountain Road Wine Co. Vidal Icewine 2003.
• Ice Wine (naturally frozen): Oliver Winery, Bloomington, IN, Creekbend Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2005.
Riesling Semi-Sweet (2.0-4.0% RS): Penguin Bay Winery, Hector, NY, Penguin Bay Winery Riesling NV.
Valvin-Muscat: Penguin Bay Winery, Hector, NY, Penguin Bay Winery Valvin / Muscat 2006.
• Rosé: Pinnacle Ridge Winery, Kutztown, PA, Pinnacle Ridge Winery Brut Rose Pinot Noir NV.
Ice Wine (naturally frozen): Reif Estate Winery, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Reif Estate Winery Vidal Ice Wine 2005.
 Ice Wine (naturally frozen): Royal DeMaria Wines, Beamsville, Ontario, Royal DeMaria Ice Wine Cabernet Sauvignon 2002.
• Chardonnay: South Coast Winery, Temecula, CA, South Coast Winery Chardonnay Sans Chene 2007.
Sherry: Summerside Vineyards & Winery, Vinita, OK, Summerside Vineyards Sherry NV.
• Riesling Dry (0.0-0.75% RS): Swedish Hill Winery, Romulus, NY, Swedish Hill Winery Dry Riesling 2006.
Traminette: Tabor Hill Winery, Bridgman, MI, Tabor Hill Winery Traminette 2006.
• Lemberger: Torrey Ridge Winery, Penn Yan, NY, Torrey Ridge Winery Lemberger 2006.
• Cabernet Sauvignon: V. Sattui Winery, St. Helena, CA, V. Sattui Winery Preston Vineyard Cabernet 2005.
Late Harvest White: Vignoble du Marathonien, Havelock, Quebec, Vignoble du Marathonien Vidal 2006.
Vidal Blanc: Wagner Vineyards, Lodi, NY, Wagner Vineyards Vidal Blanc Ice 2006.
Late Harvest White: Weingut Anita & Hans Nittnaus, Austria, Weingut Anita & Hans Nittnaus 50% Chardonnay / 30% Pinot blanc / 10% Sauvignon blanc / 10% Riesling 2004.
 Other White Varietals: Weingut Werner Anselmann, Edesheim/ Weinstrabe, Germany, Anselmann Ortega rockenbeerenauslese Ortega 2006.
• Late Harvest White: Whitewater Hill Vineyards, Grand Junction, CO, Whitewater Hill Late Harvest Chardonnay 2007.
Marechal Foch: Winehaven Winery and Vineyard, Chisago City, MN, Winehaven Winery Marechal Foch St. Croix 2006.

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