Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2013: the entire list

By on January 1, 2014

Here are – in order – the Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2013.

All wines were tasted blind by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue, who own and operate Great Northwest Wine. In all, we tasted and evaluated more than 5,000 wines in 2013. These stood out as the most memorable.

1. Mercer Estates 2010 Spice Cabinet Vineyard Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills

2. Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Ancient Rocks, Snipes Mountain

3. Smasne Cellars 2009 Upland Vineyard Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon , Snipes Mountain

4. Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 StoneTree Vineyard Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope

5. Elk Cove Vineyards 2012 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

6. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley

7. Barnard Griffin 2012 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

8. Erath Winery 2010 Prince Hill 115 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

9. Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley

10. Forsyth Brio 2006 McKinley Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

11. Stoller Family Estate 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

12. Maryhill Winery 2010 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Indira, Rattlesnake Hills

13. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

14. Abacela 2012 Albariño, Umpqua Valley

15. Chester-Kidder 2009 Red Wine, Columbia Valley

16. Treveri Cellars NV Brut Rosé, Columbia Valley

17. Palencia Wine Co. 2011 Selección Series Blanco Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

18. L’Ecole No. 41 2010 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

19. Saviah Cellars 2009 Big Sky Cuvée, Columbia Valley

20. Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Private Reserve Riesling, Okanagan Valley

21. H/H Estates 2010 GW Smith Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills

22. Hamilton Cellars 2010 Champoux Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills

23. Mosquito Fleet Winery 2010 Sophia, Columbia Valley

24. Leonetti Cellar 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

25. Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen 2012 Eroica Gold, Columbia Valley

26. Thurston Wolfe Winery 2010 Reserve Petite Sirah, Horse Heaven Hills

27. Lumos 2012 Chiquita Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon

28. Wautoma Wines 2010 El Prat, Columbia Valley

29. Stoller Family Estate 2010 Cathy’s Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

30. Woodward Canyon Winery 2011 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

31. Saviah Cellars 2009 Funk Estate Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

32. Andrew Will Winery 2010 Ciel du Cheval, Red Mountain

33. Leah Jorgensen Cellars 2012 Tour Rain Vin Rouge, Oregon

34. Fraser Vineyard 2011 Malbec, Washington

35. Gamache Vintners 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

36. Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Autumn Gold, Okanagan Valley

37. La Frenz NV Tawny, Okanagan Valley

38. Sawtooth Estate Winery 2012 Classic Fly Series Cinsault Rose, Snake River Valley

39. Col Solare 2009 Red, Columbia Valley

40. L’Ecole No. 41 2012 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley

41. Silvara Vineyards 2010 Quartette, Columbia Valley

42. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Artist Series Meritage, Columbia Valley

43. Patterson Cellars 2012 Semillon, Columbia Valley

44. Bella Sparkling Wines 2011 Sparkling Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley

45. Reininger Winery 2010 Seven Hills Vineyard Carmenere, Walla Walla Valley

46. Coiled Wines 2012 Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley

47. Seven Bridges Winery 2010 Echo West Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

48. Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Washington

49. Glaze 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

50. Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2009 Cherry Street Red, Columbia Valley

51. JoieFarm 2011 En Famille Reserve Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley

52. Treos Wines 2012 Dry Muscat, Willamette Valley

53. Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery 2009 Reserve Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley

54. Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

55. Jones of Washington 2008 Lewis & Clark Vineyard Barrel Select, Columbia Valley

56. Pamplin Family Winery 2009 Proprietary Red, Columbia Valley

57. Northstar Winery 2009 Premier Merlot, Columbia Valley

58. Knight Hill Winery 2010 Mourvedre, Wahluke Slope

59. Willamette Valley Vineyards 2010 Hannah Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

60. Oak Knoll Winery 2008 Red Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Oregon

61. Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Signature Riesling Icewine, Okanagan Valley

62. Michelle NV Brut Rose, Columbia Valley

63. Waterbrook Winery 2011 Syrah, Columbia Valley

64. Purple Star Wines 2009 Syrah, Columbia Valley

65. Maryhill Winery 2010 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

66. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley

67. Columbia Crest 2012 Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay, Washington

68. Daven Lore Winery 2010 Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills

69. Seven Falls 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

70. Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills

71. Zerba Cellars 2010 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley

72. Cinder Wines 2012 Off-Dry Viognier, Snake River Valley

73. William Church Winery 2010 2 Spires, Columbia Valley

74. Thurston Wolfe Winery 2010 Touriga Nacional Port, Yakima Valley

75. Lookout Point Winery 2011 Grenache, Rattlesnake Hills

76. Browne Family Vineyards 2010 Red Blend, Columbia Valley

77. Balboa Winery 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

78. JoieFarm 2011 Gamay, Okanagan Valley

79. Gifford Hirlinger 2010 Estate Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley

80. Grantwood Winery 2010 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley

81. Martinez & Martinez Winery 2012 May Mae Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills

82. Eleganté Cellars 2008 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley

83. Chehalem Wines 2012 Three Vineyard Riesling, Willamette Valley

84. Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2011 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Washington

85. Avennia 2011 Boushey Vineyard Arnaut Syrah, Yakima Valley

86. Barnard Griffin 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

87. Pondera Winery 2009 Prima Donna, Columbia Valley

88. Chateau Faire le Pont 2009 Carmenere, Yakima Valley

89. Ryan Patrick 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

90. Camaraderie Cellars 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

91. Gordon Estate 2010 Tradition, Columbia Valley

92. Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley

93. Tamarack Cellars 2011 Firehouse Red, Columbia Valley

94. Westport Winery NV Rapture of the Deep, Washington

95. Koenig Vineyards 2010 Cab-Syrah, Snake River Valley

96. Dunham Cellars 2010 XVI Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

97. Walla Walla Vintners 2011 Dolcetto, Walla Walla Valley

98. Poet’s Leap 2009 Ice Wine, Columbia Valley

99. Pend d’Oreille Winery 2010 Bistro Rouge, Washington

100. Wind Rose Cellars 2010 Bravo Rosso, Washington

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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