Seattle Wine & Food Experience this weekend

By on February 21, 2015
The Seattle Wine & Food Experience is Feb. 23, 2014.

The Seattle Wine & Food Experience will take place Sunday at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. (Photo courtesy of Peha Promotions)

SEATTLE – Northwest wines showed well in the second annual Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Awards competition.

seattle-food-and-wine -experience-logoCalifornia wines claimed the top three spots of the judging, but wines from Washington and Idaho occupied most of the gold and best-of-class positions.

About 190 wines from more than 65 wineries were judged by Great Northwest Wine’s tasting panel under blind conditions.

The annual Seattle Wine & Food Experience takes place Sunday at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. It begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $55. VIP tickets are sold out.

This year, a new kick-off event called Pop! Bubbles & Seafood, will be staged today at Seattle Center. It begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65.

Both events are produced by Peha Promotions, owned by longtime Seattle wine event maven Jamie Peha, who also operates TableTalk Northwest.

This weekend, more than 100 wineries will pour 600 wines. In addition, food, beer and spirits will be served during the event.

Here are the complete results of the second annual Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Awards:

Best of show/best red

Michael David Winery 2012 Inkblot Cabernet Franc, Lodi, $35

Best sparkling

Gloria Ferrer NV Sonoma Brut, Sonoma County, $22

Best white

Franciscan Estate 2013 Equilibrium, Napa Valley, $25

Gold/best of class

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards 2012 Reserve Merlot, Snake River Valley, $23

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2013 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Jet Black Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $25

Darighe 2010 Proprietor’s Blend, Columbia Valley, $65

Dussek Family Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $36

Michael David Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Lodi, $16

Serra Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley, $50

Gold

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards 2012 Barrel Select Reserve, Snake River Valley, $26

Alexander Valley Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Alexander Valley, $20

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2013 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Shepherds Mark, Horse Heaven Hills, $24

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars 2012 Five Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $20

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars 2012 Four Vineyards Merlot, Columbia Valley, $18

Armstrong Family Winery 2012 Celebration Series Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $28

Brian Carter Cellars 2009 Solesce, Columbia Valley, $54

Cairdeas Winery NV Tri, Columbia Valley, $32

Challis Lane 2012 Merlot, California, $13

Charles Krug Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Carneros, $14

DaMa Wines 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $35

Elsom Cellars 2009 Isabella Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $38

For a Song 2013 Caliche Lake Vineyard Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $10

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2009 Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley, $52

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2010 Vireo, Columbia Valley, $35

Kana Winery 2013 Zillah Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, $16

Kana Winery 2009 Dark Star, Columbia Valley, $22

Kana Winery 2009 Scarlet Fire Reserve Red, Columbia Valley, $25

L’Ecole No. 41 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $32

Locati Cellars 2010 Innovation, Columbia Valley, $20

Maghee Cellars 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $36

Michael David Winery 2012 Freakshow, Lodi, $20

Michael David Winery 2012 6th Sense Syrah, Lodi, $16

Otis Kenyon Wine 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $36

Patterson Cellars NV Due Anni, Columbia Valley, $18

Patterson Cellars 2013 Melange Blanc, Columbia Valley, $23

Pondera Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $34

Purple Star Wines 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $18

Ravenswood 2013 Besieged, Sonoma County, $20

Saved Wines 2012 Red Wine, California, $30

Treveri Cellars NV Celebration Cuvée, Columbia Valley, $18

Unruly Wine Cellars 2012 Unruly Zin, California, $10

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $30

Wilridge Winery 2012 Estate Nebbiolo, Naches Heights, $35

Silver

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Quarry Butte, Horse Heaven Hills, $25

Ancestry Cellars 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $45

Ancestry Cellars 2013 Reminiscence Riesling, Columbia Gorge, $18

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars 2011 Dionysus, Columbia Valley, $38

Armstrong Family Winery 2013 Wild Angels, Columbia Valley, $16

Basel Cellars 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $32

Basel Cellars 2010 Estate Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $32

Basel Cellars 2010 Estate Merriment, Columbia Valley, $40

Basel Cellars 2010 Estate Inspired, Columbia Valley, $40

Basel Cellars 2010 Estate Claret, Columbia Valley, $20

Brian Carter Cellars 2012 Opulento, Yakima Valley, $40

Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Tuttorosso, Yakima Valley, $34

Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Byzance, Columbia Valley, $34

Challis Lane 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel, California, $14

Challis Lane 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, California, $13

Challis Lane 2013 Pinot Grigio, California, $13

Columbia Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $14

Columbia Winery 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $14

DaMa Wines 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $21

DaMa Wines 2012 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $35

DaMa Wines 2011 DaMa Nation, Washington, $35

Elsom Cellars 2009 Logan Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $36

Fetzer Vineyards 2012 Valley Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, California, $8

Fetzer Vineyards 2013 Crimson Quartz Sauvignon Blanc, California, $10

Fetzer Vineyards 2011 Crimson Quartz Pinot Noir, California, $10

Firesteed Cellars 2013 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $15

Firesteed Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $18

Firesteed Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $34

For a Song 2012 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $18

Forever Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay, California, $10

Forever Vineyards 2012 Zinfandel, California, $10

Gloria Ferrer NV Blanc de Blancs, Carneros, $22

Gloria Ferrer NV Blanc de Noirs, Carneros, $22

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $24

Kennedy Shah 2010 Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $25

Kestrel Vintners 2011 Winemakers Select Series Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley, $40

Kestrel Vintners 2011 Winemaker’s Select Series Malbec, Yakima Valley, $40

Kestrel Vintners 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $17

Kestrel Vintners 2011 Tribute Red, Yakima Valley, $22

Kestrel Vintners 2010 Winemakers Select Series Co-Ferment Syrah, Yakima Valley, $40

L’Ecole No. 41 2013 Semillon, Columbia Valley, $15

L’Ecole No. 41 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $25

Locati Cellars 2012 Barbera, Walla Walla Valley, $25

Locati Cellars 2012 Primitivo, Walla Walla Valley, $28

Locati Cellars 2010 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley, $25

Michael David Winery 2012 Old Vine Seven Deadly Zins, Lodi, $16

Michael David Winery 2012 Earthquake Zinfandel, Lodi, $26

Naches Heights Vineyard 2013 Late Harvest Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $21

Otis Kenyon Wine 2012 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Washington, $36

Patterson Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $45

Patterson Cellars 2012 Tempranillo, Columbia Valley, $30

Pedroncelli 2013 Signature Selection Chardonnay, Dry Creek Valley, $15

Purple Star Wines 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $12

Robert Ramsay Cellars 2012 McKinley Springs Vineyard Cinsault, Horse Heaven Hills, $32

Serra Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Applegate Valley, $50

Terra Blanca Vintners 2009 Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $45

Terra Blanca Vintners 2009 Signature Series Merlot, Red Mountain, $40

Terra Blanca Vintners 2010 Onyx, Red Mountain, $55

Terra Blanca Vintners 2009 Signature Series Batholith, Red Mountain, $40

Terra Blanca Vintners 2010 Signature Series Block 8 Syrah, Red Mountain, $42

The Divining Rod 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, $15

Treveri Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Columbia Valley, $14

Wente Vineyards 2012 Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, $30

Wente Vineyards 2013 Riva Ranch Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, $22

Wente Vineyards 2012 Riva Ranch Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco, $20

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $16

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2013 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $13

Bronze

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards 2012 Syrah-Mourvèdre, Snake River Valley, $26

Ancestry Cellars 2012 Di Donato Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $25

Armstrong Family Winery 2011 David’s Folly, Columbia Valley, $35

Basel Cellars 2010 Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $28

Basel Cellars 2013 Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $18

Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Corrida, Columbia Valley, $34

Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Le Coursier, Columbia Valley, $34

Challis Lane 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, California, $13

Challis Lane 2013 Chardonnay, California, $13

Citation 2004 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $70

Columbia Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $14

Columbia Winery NV Composition, Columbia Valley, $14

Fetzer Vineyards 2013 Sundial Chardonnay, California, $8

Fetzer Vineyards 2013 Gewürztraminer, Monterey County, $9

Forever Vineyards 2012 Moscato, California, $10

Forever Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, California, $10

Goose Ridge Vineyards 2013 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $14

Hi Jinx 2012 Red, Paso Robles, $12

Hogue Cellars 2012 Genesis Syrah, Columbia Valley, $15

Kana Winery 2009 Tempranillo, Columbia Valley, $18

Kana Winery 2013 Katie Mae Zillah Ranch Vineyard Riesling, Yakima Valley, $14

L’Ecole No. 41 2013 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $22

L’Ecole No. 41 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $25

Patterson Cellars 2011 BDX, Columbia Valley, $34

Pedroncelli 2012 Mother Clone Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, $17

Robert Ramsay Cellars 2011 Mourvèdre, Columbia Valley, $35

Robert Ramsay Cellars 2012 Mason’s Red, Columbia Valley, $20

Robert Ramsay Cellars 2011 Par La Mer, Columbia Valley, $35

Serra Vineyards 2013 Rosé, Applegate Valley, $28

Serra Vineyards 2011 Syrah, Applegate Valley, $50

Serra Vineyards 2012 Serendipity, Rogue Valley, $26

The Divining Rod 2012 Divine Red, Lodi, $10

Unruly Wine Cellars 2013 Unruly Cab, California, $10

Unruly Wine Cellars 2013 Unruly Chard, California, $10

About Great Northwest Wine

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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