Top wines from Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

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Seven Falls 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition award: Best in show/best red wine

Seven FallsBest Buy! This broadly distributed wine is made by former Columbia Crest winemaker Doug Gore. It is sold primarily at restaurants nationwide, though it also is available via the winery website. Mint, spice, graphite and cedar in the nose lead to dark cherry and blackberry aromas. On the palate, Bing cherry and blackberry blend harmoniously, with firm tannins and a bit of black licorice underpinning this lovely Cabernet.

Price: $15

Production: 37,500 cases

Alcohol: 14.5

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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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