NW wineries show mettle in Texas with Syrah, Pinot Noir, Cab

By on April 16, 2013

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DALLAS, Texas – Northwest wineries showed their prowess with Syrah at one of the largest and oldest international wine competitions in the United States

Wines from Washington and Oregon won five of the seven gold medals awarded at the 2013 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition.

Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., won two of those Syrah golds, while Kontos Cellars and and K Vintners of Walla Walla and Cliff Creek in Southern Oregon won the other three.

Overall, Northwest wineries won 40 gold medals in the competition, which is in its 29th year. Maryhill Winery took three of those – the Syrah as well as its Clifton Hills Cabernet Sauvignon. And Dusted Valley Vintners in Walla Walla also won three – two for its value Boomtown label.

Oregon wineries earned 10 gold medals for their famous Pinot Noir, and Washington wineries won nine golds for Cabernet Sauvignon.

This year’s competition drew 2,704 entries from 25 states and 16 countries. Washington state had the second-most entries at 213, of which 11.26 percent were gold and 65.7 percent were medals. For all wines, just 7.3 percent of entries won gold medals, and 57 percent won medals.

Here are the complete Northwest results of the 2013 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition.

Gold

Boomtown 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Boomtown 2011 Pinot Gris, Washington

Bridgeview Vineyards 2009 Blue Moon Pinot Noir, Oregon

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2011 The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2011 The Expedition Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Cliff Creek Cellars 2011 Red Red Wine, Southern Oregon

Cliff Creek Cellars 2007 Sams Valley Vineyard Syrah, Southern Oregon

Columbia Crest 2010 H3 Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills

Cummins Road 2011 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

Daniel Joseph 2009 Doppelganger Cabernet Franc, Rogue Valley

Daniel Joseph 2009 42 Degrees, Rogue Valley

Domaine Paradox 2009 Fortmiller Vineyard Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 Stone Tree Vineyard Grenache, Wahluke Slope

Hamilton Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley

Henry Estate 2011 Müller-Thurgau, Umpqua Valley

K Vintners 2010 Cougar Hills Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2010 Lemberger, Red Mountain

Kontos Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Kontos Cellars 2010 Boushey Vineyard Tate Syrah, Yakima Valley

L’Ecole No. 41 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Lumos 2010 Five Blocks Pinot Noir, Oregon

Lumos 2011 Temperance Hill Julia Pinot Gris, Oregon

Maryhill Winery 2010 Clifton Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Naches Heights Vineyard 2010 Two Coyote Vineyard Mourvedre, Yakima Valley

Nodland Cellars 2009 Avante garde Carmenere, Walla Walla Valley

Northwest Cellars 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Northwest Cellars 2009 Phinny Hill Vineyard Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills

Pend d’Oreille Winery 2011 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley

Sokol Blosser Winery 2010 Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Sokol Blosser Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Stoller Family Estate 2010 JV Estate Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

The Four Graces 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Va Piano Vineyards Bruno’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Walla Faces 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Winter’s Hill Vineyard 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Woodward Canyon Winery 2010 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Silver

37 Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Abacela 2009 Estate Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2010 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2010 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Gravity Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2012 Crawford Viognier, Columbia Valley

Cadaretta Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Cadaretta Winery 2011 SBS, Columbia Valley

Camaraderie Cellars 2009 Crawford Vineyard Malbec, Yakima Valley

Charles Smith Wines 2011 Pinot Grigio, Washington

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills

Chester-Kidder 2008 Red, Columbia Valley

Cliff Creek Cellars 2007 Sams Valley Vineyard Claret, Southern Oregon

Columbia Crest 2010 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Crest 2010 H3 Les Chevaux, Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Crest 2010 H3 Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills

Dobbes Family Estate 2010 Grande Assemblage Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Brut, Columbia Valley

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Rachis Syrah, Columbia Valley

Feather 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Gilbert Cellars 2010 Doc Stewart Vineyard Syrah, Wahluke Slope

Girly Girl Wines 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Girly Girl Wines 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley

Hamilton Cellars 2009 Bona Vita, Columbia Valley

K Vintners 2010 The Beautiful Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

King Estate 2011 Pinot Gris, Oregon

Kontos Cellars 2009 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Kontos Cellars 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Left Coast Cellars 2011 Cali’s Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Leone 2009 Dolcetto, Columbia Valley

Marchesi Vineyards 2009 Reserve Emma Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Martin-Scott Winery 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Northridge Vineyard Primitivo, Wahluke Slope

Maryhill Winery 2010 Alder Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Hattrup Farms Marvel, Rattlesnake Hills

Maryhill Winery 2010 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Melrose Vineyard 2007 Equinox, Umpqua Valley

Melrose Vineyard 2009 Estate Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley

Mercer Canyons 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Mercer Canyons 2009 Red Blend, Columbia Valley

Merriman 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 Traditions Merlot, Columbia Valley

Northwest Cellars 2009 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carmenere, Horse Heaven Hills

Northwest Cellars 2011 Sonatina, Columbia Valley

Saggi 2009 Red, Columbia Valley

Silver Lake Winery 2010 Chardonnay, Rattlesnake Hills

SuLei Cellars 2009 Roller Girl Jammer Red, Walla Walla Valley

Telaya 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Terra Blanca Estate Winery 2007 Signature Series Block 8 Syrah, Red Mountain

The Four Graces 2010 Doe Ridge Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

The Original 2011 Mountain Merlot, Columbia Valley

Va Piano Vineyards 2009 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Va Piano Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Waterbrook Winery 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2011 Whole Cluster Fermented Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Woodward Canyon Winery 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley

Bronze

A to Z 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon

A to Z 2011 Chardonnay, Oregon

Acrobat 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Acrobat 2011 Pinot Gris, Oregon

Arch Terrace NV Lot 2 Triple Threat, Red Mountain

Balboa 2010 Eidolon Vineyard Block E1 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Bridgeview Vineyards NV Blue Moon Semi-Sparkling Riesling, Oregon

Browne Family Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Camaraderie Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc, Washington

Camaraderie Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2011 The Expedition Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills

Charles Smith Wines 2009 Stoneridge Vineyard King Coal, Washington

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Reserve Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley

Copper River Estate NV Diversion Majestic Red, Washington

Des Voigne Cellars 2009 Montreaux Syrah, Columbia Valley

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Merlot, Wahluke Slope

Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2011 La Creole Reserve Pinot Noir, Oregon

Eroica 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Firesteed Cellars 2008 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Firesteed Cellars 2009 Riesling, Oregon

Gilbert Cellars 2010 Left Bank, Wahluke Slope

Gilbert Cellars 2009 Doc Stewart Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Gilbert Cellars 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Grizzly Peak 2011 Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley

Hamilton Cellars 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Hedgeline Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay, Washington

House Wine 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

King Estate 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2011 Riesling, Washington

Kontos Cellars 2009 Alatus, Walla Walla Valley

L’Ecole No. 41 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley

L’Ecole No. 41 2011 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Luminesce, Walla Walla Valley

L’Ecole No. 41 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Lullaby Wines Lalayee 2008 Red, Walla Walla Valley

Left Coast Cellars 2011 Orchards Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

Leone 2009 Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley

Lost River Winery 2010 Rainshadow, Columbia Valley

Lullaby 2011 Rosé, Columbia Valley

Marchesi Vineyards 2011 Achille Barbera, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Tavola Ross, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Mercer Canyons 2011 Riesling, Yakima Valley

Mercer Estates 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Mercer Estates 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley

Merriman 2011 Pinot Noir Rosé, Yamhill-Carlton

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 Brothers’ Blend, Columbia Valley

Milbrandt Vineyards 2011 Traditions Riesling, Columbia Valley

Naches Heights Vineyard 2010 Two Coyote Vineyard Carmen, Yakima Valley

Northwest Cellars 2011 Upland Vineyard Viognier, Snipes Mountain

NxNW 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

NxNW 2011 Wallula Benches Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills

O-S Winery 2009 Red, Columbia Valley

Pacific Rim Winemakers 2011 Sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley

Pacific Rim Winemakers 2011 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley

Pend d’Oreille Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Poet’s Leap 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Primarius 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon

Rex Hill Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Seven of Hearts 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Silver Lake Winery 2011 Roza Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills

Snake River Winery 2009 Arena Valley Vineyard Reserve, Snake River Valley

Sokol Blosser Winery NV Evolution 16th Edition, American

Stoller Family Estate 2009 SV Estate Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Stoller Family Estate 2010 Reserve Chardonnay, Dundee Hills

Telaya 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Terra Blanca Estate Winery 2008 Onyx, Red Mountain

The Four Graces 2010 Black Family Estate Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

The Four Graces 2010 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Trio Vintners 2009 Far Away Vineyard Grenache, Yakima Valley

Trio Vintners 2009 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley

Two Mountain Winery 2008 Copeland Vineyard Brothers No. 3, Yakima Valley

Two Mountain Winery 2009 Copeland Vineyard Reserve, Yakima Valley

Va Piano Vineyards 2011 Bruno’s Blend Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley

Washington Hills 2011 Late Harvest Riesling, Washington

Washington Hills 2011 Riesling, Washington

Waterbrook Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Waterbrook Winery 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

Waterbrook Winery 2010 Melange Blanc, Columbia Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2010 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Williamson Vineyard 2011 Blossom Sangiovese Rosé, Snake River Valley

Williamson Vineyard 2010 Sangiovese, Snake River Valley

Williamson Vineyard 2010 Viognier, Snake River Valley

Winter’s Hill Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Winter’s Hill Vineyard 2010 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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