HAZLITT 1852 VINEYARDS’ 2013 BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY, 2013 VIDAL BLANC ICE WINE, AND 2013 UNOAKED CHARDONNAY
TAKE HOME BIG AWARDS AS WELL
Hector, NY — Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards’ 2013 Sauvignon Blanc took top honors as “Best New World White Wine” along with winning Best of Varietal, Best of Class, and Double Gold Medal at the Jerry D. Mead’s International Wine Competition in Claremont, California on March 1-2, 2015.
The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is an engaging, energetic wine with great aromatics and palate-cleansing acidity. Winemaker Michael Reidy says, “Our Sauvignon Blanc is a standout in the region. It is made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes; produced from four different Sauvignon Blanc clones and four different yeast types.” 600 cases of this vintage were produced. The retail price is $18.00 per bottle.
Alongside Hazlitt’s 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, a few other varietals were honored with prestigious awards. The 2013 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay was awarded Best of Class and a Double Gold Medal, the 2013 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine was awarded Best of Class and a Gold Medal, and the 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay was awarded a Gold Medal. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards also took home a number of Silver and Bronze medals for its vinifera portfolio. Every wine Hazlitt submitted to the competition was awarded a medal. For a full awards list, please visit: www.NWIWC.com/2015ByWinery
Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition has consistently been named as one of the top wine competitions for the past 24 years. The competition is open to wines produced anywhere in the “New World”, including all of North America, Central America, and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Wine entries are judged by price category, ranging from inexpensive to moderate, to premium or super-premium prices. Each wine is judged against others of its type and also against its price peers. Jerry D. Mead’s is the only competition in America, and perhaps the world, to pit the best wines from each price class against each other to determine an overall best of variety or type.
All Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards’ wines are available for purchase online at www.Hazlitt1852.com or at the Hector, NY and Naples, NY retail locations.
About Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
The Hazlitt family has been growing superb grapes on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, NY for over 160 years. Established in 1985, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards continues the family tradition of award-winning viticulture and wine production. Its internationally-renowned wines include Riesling, Homestead Reserve Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Stag and Bramble Berry. Most notably, Hazlitt is famous for its Red Cat and White Cat—two of the most popular and best-selling New York State wines available. For more information, please visit: www.Hazlitt1852.com or www.RedCatWine.com.