Chateau Ste. Michelle wins big in New York

By on May 9, 2016
The 16th annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging takes place.

Thousands of wines were evaluated at the 16th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in New York. Northwest wineries performed well at the judging. (Photo by Great Northwest Wine)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Washington’s oldest and largest winery scored big again at one of the largest judgings on the East Coast.

Chateau Ste. Michelle won a double gold and two gold medals at the 16th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. The judging drew more than 3,800 entries from all 50 states, six Canadian provinces and 26 countries.

Proceeds from the competition benefit Camp Good Days in New York state.

Skylite Cellars in Walla Walla and Goose Ridge Vineyards in Richland also earned two gold medals each. Northwest wineries won nine double gold medals and 15 golds. Overall, Northwest wineries won 136 medals.

Here are the complete Northwest results.

Double gold

Adega On 45th Estate Winery 2012 Quarteto Tino

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Ethos Reserve Late Harvest Riesling

Claar Cellars 2013 Riesling Icewine

Indigenous World Winery 2012 Simo

Maan Farms Estate Winery 2013 Maan Trois

Sarver Winery 2013 Riesling

Skylite Cellars 2012 Malbec

Ste. Chapelle 2014 Panoramic Idaho Riesling Icewine

Wedge Mountain Winery 2014 Lemberger


Aspenwood Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bainbridge Vineyards 2009 Late Harvest Siegerrebe

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 Pinot Noir

Brady Cellars 2013 Symphony

Chaberton Estate Winery 2012 AC 35

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Artist Series

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Domaine Verdant 2013 Quintessence

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2013 G3

Indigenous World Winery 2013 Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin

Madsen Family Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Moraine Estate Winery 2015 Riesling

Skylite Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Westport Winery 2014 Going Coastal


40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery 2014 Stall Speed Stick Shaker Syrah

Adega On 45th Estate Winery 2012 Merlot

Adega On 45th Estate Winery 2012 Malbec

Anam Cara Cellars 2013 Riesling

Aspenwood Cellars 2013 Barrel Select Syrah

Aspenwood Cellars 2013 Syrah

Bainbridge Vineyards 2014 Siegerrebe

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Riesling

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Reserve Chardonnay

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Brady Cellars 2015 Grenache

Brady Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cana Vines NV Bouquet Pinot Noir

Cana Vines 2013 Bouquet Merlot

Chaberton Estate Winery 2012 AC 50

Chaberton Estate Winery 2014 Reserve Bacchus

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Eroica Riesling

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling

College Cellars 2015 Muscat

Colter’s Creek Winery 2014 Ice Wine Riesling

Colter’s Creek Winery 2014 Riesling

Convergence Zone Cellars 2014 Sunbreak Chenin Blanc

Convergence Zone Cellars 2014 Dewpoint Riesling

Daybreak Cellars NV Solstice Red

Domaine Verdant 2013 Enchanteuse

Domaine Verdant 2014 Oregon Hills Vineyards Chardonnay

Eleganté Cellars 2014 Tempranillo

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2011 Sol Duc

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2013 G3 Merlot

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Indigenous World Winery 2013 Merlot

Indigenous World Winery 2012 Pinot Noir

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2011 Merlot

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2011 Heritage

Lindsay Creek Vineyards 2013 Petite Sirah

Lindsay Creek Vineyards 2013 Mourvedre

Madsen Family Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Moraine Estate Winery 2014 Cliffhanger Red

Northwest Cellars Winery 2012 Merlot

R. Stuart & Co. 2013 Vignette Pinot Noir

R. Stuart & Co. 2013 Big Fire Pinot Noir

R. Stuart & Co. 2014 Big Fire Pinot Gris

R. Stuart & Co. 2014 Love, Oregon White Sky

Rocky Creek Winery 2015 Wild Blackberry

Serendipity Winery 2010 Serenata

Serendipity Winery 2014 Viognier

Serendipity Winery 2015 Rosé

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2015 Gewurztraminer

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2015 Pinot Gris

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2015 Ortega

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2014 Marechal Foch

Skylite Cellars 2012 Merlot

Skylite Cellars 2012 Soirée

Spangler Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Franc

Spangler Vineyards 2013 Malbec

Spangler Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Ste Chapelle NV Soft Huckleberry

Ste Chapelle NV Riesling

Stonecap 2013 Riesling

Stonecap 2014 Merlot

Stonecap 2013 Syrah

Stonecap 2014 Chardonnay

Stung Fermented 2015 Mosaic

Sul Lago Winery 2015 Muscat Canelli

Wedge Mountain Winery 2014 Chardonnay

Westport Winery 2013 Bordello Blonde

Westport Winery NV Duckleberry Grunt

Westport Winery NV Shiver Me Timbers

Westport Winery 2013 Captain Gray Gewurztraminer

Westport Winery 2012 Smoky Nor’ wester

Westport Winery NV Rapture of the Deep

Westport Winery NV Ancient Mariner

Westport Winery NV True Blue

Wind Rose Cellars 2013 Bravo Rosso

Wind Rose Cellars 2013 Dolcetto

Wind Rose Cellars 2015 Rosato


40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery 2014 Rosé

40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery 2013 Safe Haven

Aspenwood Cellars 2013 Merlot

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 White Pinot Noir

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

College Cellars 2013 Sangiovese

Convergence Zone Cellars 2014 Drizzle Pinot Gris

Damali Lavender & Winery 2015 Rhube Lavande

Eleganté Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Eleganté Cellars 2011 Syrah

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2014 GRV

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2011 Merlot

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2013 g3 Chardonnay

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2014 g3 Cabernet Sauvignon

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay

Keira Cellars 2014 Riesling

Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery NV Oaked Apple

Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery NV Black Currant

Maan Farms Estate Winery 2015 Strawberry Dessert

Maan Farms Estate Winery 2014 Blueberry Table

Moraine Estate Winery 2015 Gewurztraminer

R. Stuart & Co. 2014 Love, Oregon

Rocky Creek Winery 2014 On The Mark

Serendipity Winery 2010 Devil’s Advocata

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2015 Kootenay Crush

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard 2014 Devil’s Chair

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Grenache

Spangler Vineyards 2013 Claret

Ste Chapelle NV Soft White

Ste Chapelle 2014 Special Harvest Riesling 2014

Stonecap 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Stung Fermented 2015 Trinity

Westport Winery NV Peaches on the Beaches

Wind Rose Cellars 2015 Pinot Grigio

Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Barbera

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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