B.C. wine on top at California judging

By on May 10, 2013

Rene Chazottes, a wine professional from Los Angeles, judges red wines at the 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition in Temecula, Calif.

Rene Chazottes, a wine professional from Los Angeles, judges red wines at the 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition in Temecula, Calif.

TEMECULA, Calif. – A British Columbia winery won the sweepstakes award for best rosé of the Riverside International Wine Competition on Thursday afternoon.

Riverside International Wine CompetitionJoieFarm on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley won the top honors at one of California’s most prestigious wine competitions for its 2012 rosé, made with Pinot Noir. The winery also won two gold medals.

La Frenz, a winery not far from JoieFarm, won two unanimous double gold medals as well as four gold medals.

Kiona Vineyards Winery, the original Red Mountain winery in Washington, won two double golds and two golds.

And Smasne Cellars in Grandview, Wash., won a double gold and two golds.

Here are the complete Northwest results from the 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition.

Best rosé/Double gold

JoieFarm 2012 Re-Think Pink Pinot Noir Rosé, Okanagan Valley $21

Double gold

Bridge Press Cellars 2009 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley $25

Calona Vineyards 2012 Artist Series Sovereign Opal, Okanagan Valley $15

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling, Columbia Valley $18

Citation 2003 Pinot Noir, Oregon $60

Firesteed Cellars 2011 Pinot Gris, Oregon $13

Gamache Vintners 2008 Nicolas Reserve Blend, Columbia Valley $55

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2010 Lemberger, Red Mountain $15

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2012 Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley $15

La Frenz 2011 Probyn-Eastman Vineyard Viognier, Okanagan Valley $22

La Frenz 2012 Rattlesnake Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley $22

Red Rooster Winery 2012 Viognier, British Columbia $22

Smasne Cellars 2009 Three Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $68

Gold

Amelia Wynn Winery 2010 Meritage, Columbia Valley $25

Castello de Feliciana Winery 2012 Albariño, Columbia Valley $22

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2008 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley $34

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Brut Rosé, Columbia Valley $12

Firesteed Cellars 2010 Pinot Noir, Oregon $17

JoieFarm 2011 Gamay, Okanagan Valley $24

JoieFarm 2011 PTG, Okanagan Valley $24

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2010 Zinfandel, Red Mountain $35

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2011 Chenin Blanc Ice Wine, Red Mountain $25

La Frenz 2011 Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley $29

La Frenz 2011 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Okanagan Valley $25

La Frenz 2012 Andrew Vineyard Riesling, Okanagan Valley $20

La Frenz 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley $32

Paradise Ranch 2011 Ice Wine, Okanagan Valley $50

Paradise Ranch 2011 Ice Wine, Okanagan Valley $30

Paradise Ranch 2011 Late Harvest, Okanagan Valley $19

San Juan Vineyards 2012 Siegerrebe, Puget Sound $20

Smasne Cellars 2010 Gravel Bar Red, Yakima Valley $44

Smasne Cellars 2009 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Horse Heaven Hills $35

Zerba Cellars 2009 Wild Z, Walla Walla Valley $20

Silver

Bridge Press Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley $30

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Artist Series Meritage, Columbia Valley $57

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $42

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley $20

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley $10

Coyote Canyon Winery NV Downtown Red, Columbia Valley $15

Coyote Canyon Winery 2011 Downtown White, Horse Heaven Hills $15

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2012 Black Sage Bench Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley $18

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2012 Black Sage Bench Viognier, Okanagan Valley $17

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Extra Dry, Columbia Valley $12

La Frenz 2012 Knorr Vineyard Semillon, Okanagan Valley $20

Lake Chelan Winery 2009 Rivers Bend Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $28

Malaga Springs Winery 2012 Chenin Blanc, Washington $15

Pacifica 2011 Red wine, Washington $25

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery 2011 Black Sage Bench Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley $20

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley $24

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2011 Timnah Bloc Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley $29

Treveri Cellars NV Sparkling Riesling, Columbia Valley $17

Bronze

Amelia Wynn Winery 2010 Sangiovese, Red Mountain $25

Amelia Wynn Winery 2012 Viognier, Yakima Valley $22

Brooks Wines 2010 Dry Riesling, Willamette Valley $18

Calona Vineyards 2012 Artist Series Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley $15

Cascadia Winery 2012 Roussanne, Columbia Valley $17

Cassini Cellars 2009 Maximus, Okanagan Valley $34

Cassini Cellars 2010 Maximus, Okanagan Valley $34

Cassini Cellars 2009 Golden Mile Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley $45

Cassini Cellars 2008 Golden Mile Merlot, Okanagan Valley $39

Cassini Cellars 2008 Syrah, Okanagan Valley $34

Castello de Feliciana Winery 2010 Miercoles, Columbia Valley $20

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $30

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $25

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2011 Viognier, Walla Walla Valley $20

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2010 Red wine, Walla Walla Valley $20

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley $40

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2009 Black Sage Bench Syrah, Okanagan Valley $30

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2009 Black Sage Bench Merlot, Okanagan Valley $18

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2009 Black Sage Bench Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley $23

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Black Sage Bench Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley $16

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Black Sage Bench Cactus White, Okanagan Valley $14

Dutch John’s Winery 2007 Private Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley $22

Firesteed Cellars 2009 Riesling, Oregon $13

Firesteed Cellars 2009 Chardonnay, Oregon $30

Heymann Whinery 2008 Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley $27

Hyatt Vineyards 2010 Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills $13

Hyatt Vineyards 2009 Roadside Market, Rattlesnake Hills $16

Hyatt Vineyards 2010 Roza Ridge Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills $20

JoieFarm 2012 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley $34

JoieFarm 2012 Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley $22

JoieFarm 2012 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley $24

JoieFarm 2011 En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley $40

JoieFarm 2011 En Famille Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley $30

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2010 Red wine, Columbia Valley $15

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2011 Dry Riesling, Red Mountain $15

La Frenz 2009 Grand Total Reserve, Okanagan Valley $40

Lake Chelan Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, Lake Chelan $32

Lake Chelan Winery 2011 Stormy Mountain, Lake Chelan $20

Lake Chelan Winery 2010 Rivers Bend Vineyard Syrah, Columbia Valley $35

Malaga Springs Winery 2012 White Pinot Noir, Washington $16

Mercer Estates 2011 Riesling, Yakima Valley $15

Mercer Estates 2009 Reserve Cavalie, Columbia Valley $40

Northwest Cellars 2009 Intrigue, Columbia Valley $38

Red Rooster Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley $18

Red Rooster Winery 2012 Rosé, Okanagan Valley $22

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Noah’s and Jezreel Bloc Viognier, Umpqua Valley $26

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Cana Bloc Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley $21

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Winemaker’s Reserve Gruner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley $29

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2011 Golgotha Bloc Malbec, Umpqua Valley $31

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2011 Masada Bloc Syrah, Umpqua Valley $32

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2011 Pishon Bloc Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley $34

San Juan Vineyards 2012 Madeleine Angevine, Puget Sound $17

San Juan Vineyards 2012 Les Vignes de Marcoux Riesling, Yakima Valley $15

Sandhill 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley $19

Sandhill 2012 Rosé, Okanagan Valley $18

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Francis, Snipes Mountain $24

Smasne Cellars 2009 Phinny Hill Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills $36

Spangler Vineyards 2010 Malbec, Southern Oregon $32

Spangler Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc, Southern Oregon $27

Swiftwater Cellars 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley $18

Swiftwater Cellars 2010 Zephyr Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $35

Wedge Mountain Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain $35

Westport Winery 2010 Maritime Moscato, Washington $25

Zerba Cellars 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley $30

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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