New York wines took a total of 110 medals this week at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in San Bernardino, Calif., including 46 gold, 47 silver and 17 bronze.
And of the 42 Golds, 12 were also rated Best of Class, and one (Torrey Ridge Catawba) shared honors for Best Dessert Wine.
Pacific Rim is sponsored by the National Orange Show, chaired by the inimitable Don Galleano with sidekick Coke Roth as head judge, and all run expertly by Yolanda Daly and her husband Jonathan in conjunction with a great group of volunteers.
The Gold/Best of Class honors went to 21 Brix 2011 Vidal Ice Wine; Belhurst Estate Winery Natural; Chateau Frank 2007 Blanc de Noir, 2007 Blanc de Blanc, and Celebre; Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Dry Gewurztraminer and 2012 Riesling; Swedish Hill 2011 Dry Riesling and 2011 Marechal Foch; Torrey Ridge Winery Blue Sapphire, Catawba Pink, and Niagara.
Other Gold medals were awarded to 21 Brix 2011 Noiret, 2012 Dry Gewurztraminer, 2012 Dry Riesling, Ella's Red, Ella's White, and Thirsty Elephant; Americana 2011 Crystal Lake; Belhurst 2012 Dry Riesling; Chateau Frank 2006 Brut; Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2012 Riesling; Coyote Moon Brianna, Marquette, and La Crescent; Dr. Frank 2012 Dry Riesling; Earle Estates Raspberry Reflection and Apple Enchantment; Goose Watch 2011 Chambourcin, 2011 Diamond, 2011 Riesling-Gewurz, and Golden Spumante; Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2010 Merlot, 2011 Pinot Gris, White Cat, 2011 Riesling, and Schooner Red; Swedish Hill 2011 Riesling; Thirsty Owl 2012 Riesling, 2012 Dry Riesling, and 2012 Snow Owl; and Torrey Ridge Cous'n Emmy Lou.