Winemaker Smasne nabs 9 golds at Savor Cannon Beach

By on March 23, 2013

Savor Cannon Beach

The weather was spectacular the first weekend of March for Savor Cannon Beach. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

CANNON BEACH, Ore. – Yakima Valley winemaker Robert Smasne earned nine gold and double gold medals at the second annual Savor Northwest Wine Awards, held the last weekend in February.

The results, released this week, showed Smasne won a unanimous double gold medal and best in class for his 2010 Muscat Ice Wine from Snipes Mountain grapes in the Yakima Valley. Smasne also won five gold medals for his Smasne Cellars label, as well as two gold for Skylite Cellars in Walla Walla, Wash., and Northwest Cellars in Kirkland. He is the winemaker for these two wineries.

Smasne also was honored last week as the 2013 Washington Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest magazine.

Gary Hayes, publisher of Coast Explorer magazine and Pelican Productions in Cannon Beach, said this year’s competition drew 360 entries from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Idaho. This was up from fewer than 300 last year.

“We’re pleased with the turnout and to see the event growing,” he told Great Northwest Wine.

The competition was part of Savor Cannon Beach, a four-day wine-and-food festival the first weekend in March. That event, in its fourth year, drew hundreds of visitors. Hayes said Cannon Beach’s hotels were completely full that weekend, thanks to the festival and some spectacular weather on the northern Oregon coast.

“Everyone was happy,” he said.

Here are the results of the Savor Northwest wine competition:

Double gold/best in class

Capitello Wines 2010 Dolcino, Oregon

Foris Vineyards Winery 2011 Riesling, Rogue Valley

Hip Chicks Do Wine 2008 Malbec, Columbia Valley

J. Scott Cellars 2011 Roussanne , Oregon/Washington

Kontos Cellars 2010 Tate Syrah, Yakima Valley

RoxyAnn Winery 2009 Tempranillo , Rogue Valley

Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Smasne Cellars 2010 Muscat Ice Wine, Snipes Mountain

Sweet Earth Vineyards 2011 Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir , Willamette Valley

Swiftwater Cellars 2008 Red, Columbia Valley

Tamarack Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley

Walla Walla Vintners 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

Double gold

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Merlot, Wahluke Slope

Maison De Glace Winery 2011 Roussanne, Columbia Gorge

Walla Walla Vintners 2010 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Gold

Abacela Winery 2009 Merlot, Umpqua Valley

Abacela Winery 2011 Albarino, Umpqua Valley

Abacela Winery 2009 Estate Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley

Anam Cara Cellars 2011 Nicholas Estate Riesling, Chehalem Mountains

Bergevin Lane Vineyards 2010 Dreamweaver, Wahluke Slope

Cedar River Cellars 2010 Bella Bella, Columbia Valley

Del Rio Vineyards 2006 Port, Rogue Valley

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Double Canyon Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Fort Walla Walla Cellars 2008 Reserve, Walla Walla Valley

Grizzly Peak 2011 Rumor, Rogue Valley

Kandarian Wine Cellars 2010 Syrah , Rogue Valley

Mt. Lehman Winery 2010 Chardonnay, Fraser Valley

Mt. Lehman Winery 2011 Viognier, Okanagan Valley

Mt. Lehman Winery 2011 Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc, Fraser Valley

Northwest Cellars 2011 Viognier, Columbia Valley

Nysa Vineyard 2007 Pinot Noir , Dundee Hills

Omero Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Saviah Cellars 2011 The Jack Riesling, Columbia Valley

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Albarino, Applegate Valley

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Pinot Gris, Southern Oregon

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Viognier, Applegate Valley

Seven of Hearts 2011 Pinot Gris, Oregon

Seven of Hearts 2010 Special Reserve Pinot Noir , Willamette Valley

Skylite Cellars 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Skylite Cellars 2009 Soiree, Walla Walla Valley

Smasne Cellars 2009 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Snipes Mountain

Smasne Cellars 2009 Carmenere, Horse Heaven Hills

Smasne Cellars 2011 Farm Girl Rose, Yakima Valley

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Konner Ray White, Snipes Mountain

Smasne Cellers 2009 Block 3 Lawrence Vineyard Syrah, Columbia Valley

Swiftwater Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Tamarack Cellars 2011 Firehouse Red, Columbia Valley

Troon Vineyard 2010 Reserve Zinfandel, Applegate Valley

Vista Hills Vineyard 2010 Piedmont Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Walla Walla Vintners 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Watermill Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Westport Winery 2010 Swimmer’s Last Syrah, Columbia Valley

Wild Goose Vineyard 2011 Mystic River Vineyard Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Wind Rose Cellars 2011 Dolcetto, Columbia Valley

Wind Rose Cellars 2010 Bravo Rosso, Wahluke Slope

Woodhouse Wine Estates 2007 Maghee Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills

Woodriver Cellars NV Dessert Red, Snake River Valley

Woodriver Cellars 2009 Meritage, Snake River Valley

Zerba Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley

Silver

Abacela Winery 2009 Estate Port, Umpqua Valley

Abacela Winery 2009 Malbec, Umpqua Valley

Abacela Winery 2009 Dolcetto , Umpqua Valley

Abacela Winery 2011 Grenache Rosé, Umpqua Valley

Abacela Winery 2009 Syrah Estate , Umpqua Valley

ALIA Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain

Anam Cara Cellars 2011 Nicholas Estate Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains

Anam Cara Cellars 2010 Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains

Angel Vine 2010 Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley

Angel Vine 2010 Primitivo, Columbia Valley

Angel Vine 2010 The Hellion, Columbia Valley

Barking Frog Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley

Barking Frog Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley

Barking Frog Winery 2010 Barbera, Horse Heaven Hills

Barking Frog Winery 2009 Bailey Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Barking Frog Winery 2010 Sangiovese, Horse Heaven Hills

Barking Frog Winery 2009 Syrah, Yakima Valley

Benton-Lane Winery 2010 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Bergevin Lane Vineyards 2010 Wild Child Merlot, Wahluke Slope

Brandborg Vineyards 2007 Hurrah Syrah, Umpqua Valley

Brandborg Vineyards 2011 Gewurztraminer, Umpqua Valley

Capitello Wines 2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Caprio Cellars 2009 Eleanor’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Carlton Cellars 2010 Roads End Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

Carlton Cellars 2010 Cape Lookout Estate, Yamhill-Carlton

Carlton Cellars 2011 Seven Devils Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Carlton Cellars 2011 Proposal Rock, Yamhill-Carlton

Cassini Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley

Cassini Cellars 2009 Collector’s Series Malbec, Okanagan Valley

Cassini Cellars 2008 Nobilus, Okanagan Valley

Cassini Cellars 2010 Quattro, Okanagan Valley

Cassini Cellars 2009 Maximus, Okanagan Valley

Cassini Cellars 2010 Maximus, Okanagan Valley

Cassini Cellars 2009 Syrah, Okanagan Valley

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2009 Rock Star Red, Columbia Valley

Cedar River Cellars 2012 V-N-A, Columbia Valley

Chateau Lorane 2006 Malbec, Rogue Valley

Chateau Lorane 2007 Quail Run Vineyard Petite Sirah, Rogue Valley

Chateau Lorane 2008 Pinot Gris, Oregon

Chateau Lorane 2006 Syrah, Oregon

Christopher Bridge Cellars 2010 10th Anniversary Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Christopher Bridge Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Cloudlift Cellars 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Coach House Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2010 Tallulah’s Run Block Reserve Pinot Noir , Willamette Valley

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2010 Dry Riesling, Willamette Valley

Del Rio Vineyards 2010 Viognier, Rogue Valley

Denison Cellars 2010 Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

DiStefano Winery 2009 Sogno, Columbia Valley

DiStefano Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley

Domaine de Chaberton 2011 Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley

Domaine de Chaberton 2011 Madeleine Sylvaner, Fraser Valley

Domaine de Chaberton 2008 AC 70, British Columbia

Duck Pond Cellars 2010 Red Blend, Wahluke Slope

Eleven Winery 2010 Sweet Sarah, Washington

Eleven Winery 2010 La Ronde, Washington

Eleven Winery 2011 Viognier Surgarloaf Vineyard, Yakima Valley

Ferraro Cellar 2010 Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon , Columbia Valley

Ferraro Cellar 2010 Zinfandel Hellsgate Canyon Vineyard, Columbia Valley

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2010 Earth Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Similkameen Valley

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2011 Crushed Innocence, Similkameen Valley

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2010 Impearfection, Similkameen Valley

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2010 Caught Apricot Mistelle, Similkameen Valley

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2010 Pomme Desiree Iced Apple, Similkameen Valley

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2011 Bliss White Cherry Port, Similkameen Valley

Forest Edge Vineyard 2008 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

Forest Edge Vineyard 2010 Estate Sucre Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

Foris Vineyards Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley

Foris Vineyards Winery 2011 Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley

Fort Walla Walla Cellars 2008 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Fort Walla Walla Cellars 2008 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Fox Farm Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Fox Farm Vineyards 2010 Ana Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Fox Farm Vineyards 2010 Syrah, Rogue Valley

Glencorrie Winery 2009 Dudley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Glencorrie Winery 2009 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley

Hip Chicks do Wine 2010 Muscat, Willamette Valley

J. Scott Cellars 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Rogue Valley

Kandarian Wine Cellars 2011 Blue Eye, Willamette Valley

Kiona Vineyard and Winery 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Kiona Vineyard and Winery 2011 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley

Kiona Vineyard and Winery 2011 Estate Dry Riesling, Red Mountain

Kiona Vineyard and Winery 2009 First Crush Rose, Red Mountain

Kontos Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Kontos Cellars 2009 Alatus, Walla Walla Valley

Kontos Cellars 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Kramer Vineyards 2011 Estate Muller-Thurgau, Oregon

Kyra Wines 2011 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley

Kyra Wines 2010 Pinot Noir, Columbia Valley

Kyra Wines 2009 Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope

Lopez Island Vineyards & Winery 2011 Sangiovese, Yakima Valley

Malaga Springs Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Washington

Medici Vineyards NV Riesling, Oregon

Mt. Lehman Winery 2011 Unoaked Chardonnay, Fraser Valley

Mt. Lehman Winery 2010 Syrah, Okanagan Valley

Northwest Cellars 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Northwest Cellars 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Northwest Cellars 2007 Fortissimo, Walla Walla Valley

Nysa Vineyard 2006 Leda’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Nysa Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Oak Knoll Winery 2011 Muller-Thurgau, Willamette Valley

Oak Knoll Winery 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Oliver Twist Winery 2009 Merlot, Okanagan Valley

Oliver Twist Winery 2011 Patio Passion, Okanagan Valley

Omero Cellars 2011 Omero Vineyard Pinot Gris, Ribbon Ridge

Omero Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge

Perennial Vintners 2011 Frambelle, Puget Sound

Perennial Vintners 2011 Lemberger, Red Mountain

Pudding River Wine Cellars 2011 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley

Pudding River Wine Cellars 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Pudding River Wine Cellars 2011 Riesling, Willamette Valley

River Stone Estate Winery 2011 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

River Stone Estate Winery 2010 Corner Stone, Okanagan Valley

RoxyAnn 2009 Claret , Rogue Valley

RoxyAnn Winery 2009 Founder’s Reserve Petite Sirah dessert wine, Rogue Valley

Saviah Cellars 2010 The Jack Syrah, Columbia Valley

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay, Applegate Valley

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Malbec, Applegate Valley

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Riesling, Southern Oregon

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Syrah, Applegate Valley

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Tempranillo , Southern Oregon

Seven Bridges Winery 2009 Prima Nata, Columbia Valley

Sineann 2010 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Sineann 2011 Resonance Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

Skylite Cellars 2008 Reserve, Columbia Valley

Skylite Cellars 2008 Syrah, Columbia Valley

SuLei Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

SuLei Cellars 2009 Roller Girl Jammer Red, Walla Walla Valley

Sweet Cheeks Winery 2011 Vintage Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Sweet Earth Vineyards 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Swiftwater Cellars 2010 Zephyr Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Swiftwater Cellars 2011 No.9 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Troon Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay, Applegate Valley

Tyee Wine Cellars 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Tyee Wine Cellars 2010 Tyee Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Tyee Wine Cellars 2010 Tyee Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Valley View Winery 2009 Anna Maria Chardonnay, Southern Oregon

Valley View Winery 2011 Anna Marie Viognier, Rogue Valley

Walnut City Wine Works 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Watermill Winery 2009 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Westport Winery NV Rapture of the Deep, Washington

Westport Winery NV Duckleberry Grunt, Columbia Valley

Westport Winery 2010 Elk River Riesling, Columbia Valley

Wild Goose Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley

Wild Goose Winery 2011 Riesling, Okanagan Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2010 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Rosato, Washington

Woodhouse Wine Estates 2007 Darighe, Columbia Valley

Woodhouse Wine Estates 2010 Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling, Yakima Valley

Woodhouse Wine Estates 2008 Kennedy Shah Reserve Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills

Woodhouse Wine Estates 2007 Dussek Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills

Woodriver Cellars 2009 Cabernet/Malbec, Snake River Valley

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2009 Estate Pinot Noir, McMinnville

Zerba Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Zerba Cellars 2009 Grenache, Walla Walla Valley

Bronze

A Blooming Hill Vineyard 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

A Blooming Hill Vineyard 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Angel Vine 2009 Les Collines Zinfandel, Walla Walla Valley

Angel Vine 2010 StoneTree Vineyard Zinfandel, Columbia Valley

Angel Vine 2010 Alder Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel, Columbia Valley

Benton-Lane Winery 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Capitello Wines 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Carlton Cellars 2011 Cannon Beach, Willamette Valley

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2010 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge

Chateau Lorane 2008 Asian Girl Vineyard Merlot, Applegate Valley

Chateau Lorane 2008 Baco Noir, Umpqua Valley

Chateau Lorane 2007 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Chateau Lorane 2009 Sweet Camille, Umpqua Valley

Cloudlift Cellars 2010 Ascent, Washington

Cloudlift Cellars 2010 Halcyon, Washington

Cloudlift Cellars 2010 Panorama, Columbia Valley

Cloudlift Cellars 2011 Updraft, Columbia Valley

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2010 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Ruah, Wahluke Slope

Duck Pond Cellars 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Duck Pond Cellars 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2011 Cerise D Eve Cherry Port, Similkameen Valley

Forest Edge Vineyard NV Sparkling Rose, Willamette Valley

Grizzly Peak 2011 Viognier, Rogue Valley

J. Scott Cellars 2011 Grenache, Rogue Valley

Lopez Island Vineyards & Winery 2011 Malbec, Wahluke Slope

Maison De Glace Winery 2008 Syrah, Columbia Gorge

Malaga Springs Winery 2012 Blanc de Noir, Washington

Mia Sonatina NV Prelude, Willamette Valley

Northwest Cellars 2008 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Northwest Cellars 2011 Adagio, Columbia Valley

Oliver Twist Winery 2011 French Embrace, Okanagan Valley

Perennial Vintners 2010 Magelica, Puget Sound

Perennial Vintners 2010 Muller-Thurgau, Puget Sound

Perennial Vintners 2011 Madeleine Angevine, Puget Sound

Puffin Brand Wine 2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

River Stone Estate Winery 2011 Splash, Okanagan Valley

Seufert Winery 2009 McCluskey Cellars Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Seufert Winery 2009 Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Seven Bridges Winery 2009 Elerding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

SuLei Cellars 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley

Unsworth Vineyards 2011 Rose, Vancouver Island

Unsworth Vineyards 2011 Allegro, Vancouver Island

Valley View Winery 2008 Anna Marie Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Rogue Valley

Vista Hills Vineyard 2011 Treehouse Pinot Gris, Dundee Hills

Walnut City Wine Works 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Wild Goose Vineyards 2010 Merlot, Okanagan Valley

Wild Goose Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley

Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Pinot Grigio, Yakima Valley

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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