NW shines at San Francisco International Wine Competition

By on July 3, 2015
Christopher Sawyer was a judge at the 35th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Christopher Sawyer, a sommelier and writer in California’s Sonoma County, evaluates wines at the 35th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition in June. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

SAN FRANCISCO – Wines from throughout the Pacific Northwest fared well at the 35th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition.

The 2015 judging, which took place in June, attracted more than 4,900 entries from 29 states and 26 countries. The competition, considered one of the most prestigious in North America, is run by wine personality Anthony Dias Blue and took place at Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco.

Four Northwest wines earned double gold and best of category. Another 20 took home unanimous double gold medals, and 47 earned gold medals. Overall, Pacific Northwest wineries won 365 total medals at the competition.

Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., which earned Winery of the Year last year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, had another strong showing. It won 40 medals, including best Mourvèdre, a double gold and five golds.

Here are the complete Northwest results:

Double gold/Best Bordeaux blend

Goose Ridge Estate 2012 Artist Series Cellar Select Elements, Columbia Valley, $42

Double gold/Best Malbec

Church & State Wines 2012 Coyote Bowl Malbec, Okanagan Valley, $35

Double gold/Best Mourvèdre

Maryhill Winery 2012 Mourvèdre, Rattlesnake Hills, $35

Double gold/Best Pinot Gris

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $15

Double gold

14 Hands Winery 2011 The Reserve, Horse Heaven Hills, $30

Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Syrah, Washington, $35

Barrister Winery 2013 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $32

Barrister Winery 2012 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $29

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $30

C.R. Sandidge Wines 2012 Caris, Lake Chelan, $45

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Artist Series Meritage, Columbia Valley, $55

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Eroica Gold, Columbia Valley, $30

Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

Columbia Crest 2012 H3 Les Chevaux, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $42

Goose Ridge Estate 2013 Estate White, Columbia Valley, $24

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2013 Grand Reserve Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $17

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2010 Grand Reserve Brut Entourage, Okanagan Valley, $26

Maryhill Winery 2012 Cinsault, Horse Heaven Hills, $30

Seven Falls 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $20

Thurston Wolfe 2010 The Geologist, Columbia Valley, $50

Thurston Wolfe 2012 Zephyr Ridge Vineyard Petite Sirah, Horse Heaven Hills, $20

Van Duzer Vineyards 2013 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $32

Weisinger Family Winery 2011 Petit Pompadour, Rouge Valley, $42

Gold

50th Parallel Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $32

Almquist Family Vintners 2011 Nebbiolo, Washington, $35

Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Dolcetto, Washington, $32

Almquist Family Vintners 2012 Vintner’s Select Tannat, Washington, $32

Basalt Cellars 2012 Dessert Wine, Walla Walla Valley, $24

Bench 1775 2014 Chill, Okanagan Valley, $14

Black Sage Vineyard 2012 Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley, $23

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $45

Camaraderie Cellars 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $29

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2014 Estate Riesling, British Columbia, $18

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Mimi Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, $20

College Cellars 2013 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $26

College Cellars 2014 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley, $18

Colter’s Creek Winery 2012 Koos•Koos•Kia Red Wine, Idaho, $22

Columbia Winery 2013 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $14

Desert Wind Winery 2011 Ruah, Wahluke Slope, $20

Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2013 Say Yes Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $21

Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2014 Woo Woo Vines Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $20

EdenVale Winery 2007 Heritage, Rogue Valley, $23

Goose Ridge Estate 2010 Sol Duc, Columbia Valley, $50

Howling Bluff 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $21

Inniskillin Okanagan 2013 Vidal Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $46

Isabella Winery 2011 Grand Reserve Little Beaver Attribute, Okanagan Valley, $25

Isabella Winery 2013 Little Beaver Golden Maple Ice Wine, Okanagan Valley, $50

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2011 Grand Reserve Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $21

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2014 Reserve Riesling Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $46

Lighthouse Cellars 2012 Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills, $30

Lindsay Creek Vineyards 2012 Petite Sirah, Washington, $34

Lumos Wine Co. 2012 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $38

Maryhill Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $30

Maryhill Winery 2012 Sangiovese, Rattlesnake Hills, $18

Maryhill Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Columbia Valley, $18

Maryhill Winery 2011 Port, Columbia Valley, $18

Maryhill Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $25

Nk’Mip Cellars 2012 Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $26

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2014 Mingle, Okanagan Valley, $14

Olympic Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $27

Pacific Rim Winemakers 2014 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11

Paradise Ranch Wines 2013 Riesling Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $40

Parejas Cellars 2014 Albariño, Columbia Valley, $15

See Ya Later Ranch 2014 Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $14

Solena Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $50

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2014 Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $12

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Syrah, Lake Chelan, $28

Tsillan Cellars 2014 Estate Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan, $19

Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $59

Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $52

Silver

14 Hands Winery 2012 The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30

50th Parallel Estate 2014 Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $18

Abacela 2012 Estate Malbec, Umpqua Valley, $27

Abacela 2012 Barrel Select Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $36

Almquist Family Vintners 2014 Vintner’s Select Kira’s Rosé, Washington, $28

Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Zinfandel, Washington, $32

Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Nebbiolo, Washington, $32

Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Griffin’s Cuvee, Washington, $32

Almquist Family Vintners 2013 Raven’s Petit, Washington, $38

Almquist Family Vintners 2013 Bewitched Winemaker Pinot Noir, Horse Heaven Hills, $28

Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Garagiste Rosso, Washington, $15

Almquist Family Vintners 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $28

Barrister Winery NV Barrister’s Block, Columbia Valley, $33

Basalt Cellars 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $26

Bench 1775 2013 Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $24

Bench 1775 2013 Cab-Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $24

Bench 1775 2013 Groove, Okanagan Valley, $16

Bench 1775 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $18

Bench 1775 2014 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $15

Bench 1775 2014 Glow Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $16

Black Sage Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $22

Browne Family Vineyards 2012 Tribute, Columbia Valley, $30

Burnt Bridge Cellars 2014 Sèmillon, Walla Walla Valley, $18

Burnt Bridge Cellars 2012 Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $34

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Athene, Okanagan Valley, $38

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $33

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $35

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $25

C.C. Jentsch 2013 Viognier, Okanagan Valley, $19

C.R. Sandidge Wines 2012 Triumph, Columbia Valley, $65

C.R. Sandidge Wines 2012 Whistle Punk, Columbia Valley, $35

Cameron Hughes 2013 Triage Lot 489 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $12

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2013 Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley, $48

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2013 Estate Chardonnay, British Columbia, $19

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $20

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2012 Estate Meritage, British Columbia, $25

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2012 Platinum Merlot, British Columbia, $40

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2013 Platinum Pinot Noir, British Columbia, $45

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2014 Estate Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $20

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley, $20

Church & State Wines 2013 Gravelbourg Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $27

Church & State Wines 2013 Coyote Bowl Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $27

Church & State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $25

Church & State Wines 2011 Quintessential, Okanagan Valley, $55

Cinder Wines 2014 Dry Rosé, Snake River Valley, $17

Claar Cellars 2011 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $25

Cliff Creek Cellars 2009 Claret, Rogue Valley, $25

College Cellars 2014 Barbera, Walla Walla Valley, $18

College Cellars 2014 Mourvèdre Rosé, Walla Walla Valley, $15

College Cellars 2014 Sèmillon, Walla Walla Valley, $14

College Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $35

College Cellars 2012 Scholarship Red, Walla Walla Valley, $15

College Cellars 2013 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $20

College Cellars 2014 Carménère, Walla Walla Valley, $20

Columbia Crest 2011 Reserve Riesling Icewine, Columbia Valley, $45

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2012 Dedication Series 9, Walla Walla Valley, $20

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2011 Estate Reserve Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $55

Crossings Winery 2012 Bleu Noir, Snake River Valley, $19

David Hill Vineyards & Winery 2014 Original 1965 Rootstock Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, $22

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Black Sage Bench Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $20

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Black Sage Bench Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $20

Duck Pond Cellars 2014 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $14

EdenVale Winery 2007 Reserve, Rogue Valley, $35

Elkhorn Ridge Vineyards & Winery 2013 777 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $29

Elkhorn Ridge Vineyards & Winery 2013 Le Terre Foss Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $29

Girardet Wine Cellars 2011 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Umpqua Valley, $38

Girardet Wine Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Umpqua Valley, $20

Goose Ridge Estate 2011 Estate Syrah, Columbia Valley, $32

Hamilton Cellars 2012 Champoux Vineyard Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $60

Hawkins Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, $19

Hawkins Cellars 2012 Caldera Red, Columbia Valley, $34

Hedgeline 2013 Riesling, Washington, $9

Hogue Cellars 2013 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $11

Hogue Cellars 2014 Gewürztraminer, Columbia Valley, $11

Hogue Cellars 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills, $13

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Roadside Market, Rattlesnake Hills, $15

Hye Meadow 2013 Dolcetto, Columbia Valley, $30

Inniskillin Okanagan 2012 Discovery Series Malbec, Okanagan Valley, $22

Inniskillin Okanagan 2012 Discovery Series Tempranillo Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $87

Inniskillin Okanagan 2012 Riesling Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $61

Inniskillin Okanagan 2012 Riesling Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $52

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2014 Reserve Series Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $12

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2014 Reserve Seires Viognier, Okanagan Valley, $12

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2013 Reserve Series Riesling Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $46

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2012 Grand Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $17

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2012 Grand Reserve Red Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $17

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2012 Illumia, Okanagan Valley, $35

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2011 Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $26

Kennedy Shah 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $52

Kennedy Shah 2012 Reserve Syrah, Yakima Valley, $42

Kennedy Shah 2012 Reserve Tempranillo, Columbia Valley, $42

Kennedy Shah 2012 Reserve LVR, Columbia Valley, $42

Kennedy Shah 2012 Reserve Malbec, Yakima Valley, $42

Kriselle Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley, $34

Cinder Wines 2014 Laissez Faire Red, Snake River Valley, $16

Ledger David 2013 Viognier, Rogue Valley, $20

Lindsay Creek Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $24

Marchesi Vineyards 2014 Valentino Primitivo, Columbia Valley, $30

Marchesi Vineyards 2014 Anjola Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley, $20

Maryhill Winery 2012 Proprietor’s Reserve Zinfandel, Columbia Valley, $30

Maryhill Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $30

Maryhill Winery 2012 Carménère, Rattlesnake Hills, $27

Maryhill Winery 2012 Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $23

Maryhill Winery 2012 Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, $18

Maryhill Winery 2012 Merlot, Red Mountain, $27

Maryhill Winery 2012 Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills, $20

Maryhill Winery 2012 Primitivo, Wahluke Slope, $24

Maryhill Winery 2012 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $27

Maryhill Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Rattlesnake Hills, $21

Maryhill Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $17

Maryhill Winery 2012 Grenache, Columbia Valley, $20

Maryhill Winery 2012 Proprietor’s Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley, $25

Maryhill Winery 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17

Maryhill Winery 2012 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $17

Maryhill Winery 2012 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $20

Maryhill Winery 2013 Winemaker’s Red, Columbia Valley, $12

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $17

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Traditions Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17

Milbrandt Vineyards 2013 Traditions Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $13

Milbrandt Vineyards 2011 The Estates Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $26

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 The Estates Syrah, Wahluke Slope, $42

Nk’Mip Cellars 2012 Qwam Qwmt Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $22

Nk’Mip Cellars 2010 Qwam Qwmt Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $30

Nk’Mip Cellars 2013 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $22

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $32

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2012 Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $22

Oak Knoll Winery 2013 Melange de Trois Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $16

Olympic Cellars 2013 Dungeness Red, Horse Heaven Hills, $19

Open Kimono 2013 Riesling, Washington, $10

Palencia Wine Co. 2014 Albariño, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $18

Paradise Ranch Wines 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $40

Pendulum 2013 Red, Columbia Valley, $18

Roza Ridge 2012 Block 2 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills, $20

Roza Ridge 2010 Roadside Red, Rattlesnake Hills, $15

See Ya Later Ranch 2012 Ping, Okanagan Valley, $22

See Ya Later Ranch 2012 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $17

See Ya Later Ranch 2013 Major’s Block Red, Okanagan Valley, $18

See Ya Later Ranch 2012 Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $14

Serra Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Franc, Applegate Valley, $50

Serra Vineyards 2011 Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley, $55

Serra Vineyards 2012 Padre Red, Applegate Valley, $35

Seven Falls 2011 Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $20

Shadowland 2013 Columbia Valley, Washington, $13

Shadowland 2013 Red, Washington, $13

Solena Estate 2014 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $20

Spierhead Winery 2013 Cuvée Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $33

Spierhead Winery 2013 Club Consessus Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $27

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2009 Steller’s Jay Brut, Okanagan Valley, $22

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2014 Private Reserve Pinot Grigio, Okanagan Valley, $12

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2013 Private Reserve Cab-Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $13

Thurston Wolfe 2014 PGV, Washington, $16

Time 2013 Sundial, Okanagan Valley, $18

Time 2012 Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $30

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2014 Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $15

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $15

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2011 Oldfield Series Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $30

Tranche Cellars 2011 Slice of Papé, Columbia Valley, $35

Tranche Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $40

Tranche Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $40

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Estate Malbec, Lake Chelan, $28

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Estate Reserve Syrah, Lake Chelan, $30

Tsillan Cellars 2014 Estate Gewürztraminer, Lake Chelan, $14

Vino La Monarcha 2014 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley, $15

Vino La Monarcha 2013 Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope, $15

Weisinger’s Family Winery 2012 Estate Tempranillo, Rogue Valley, $32

Westport Winery NV Rapture of the Deep, Washington, $27

Whistler 2013 Late Harvest Chardonnay, Similkameen Valley, $24

Whistler 2013 Merlot Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $40

White Salmon Vineyard 2005 Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge, $18

Woodward Canyon Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Washington, $44

Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $99

Bronze

37 Cellars 2011 Bacchus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30

37 Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $37

37 Cellars 2011 Petit Verdot, Columbia Valley, $37

Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Sumi’s Malbec, Washington, $32

Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Carménère, Washington, $35

Almquist Family Vintners 2009 Merlot, Yakima Valley, $28

Almquist Family Vintners 2009 Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, $28

Barrister Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $29

Black Hills Estate Winery 2013 Alibi, Okanagan Valley, $25

Black Hills Estate Winery 2012 Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $37

Black Sage Vineyard 2012 Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $20

Black Sage Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $21

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $30

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $33

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Similkameen Valley, $22

C.C. Jentsch 2013 The Chase, Okanagan Valley, $16

C.C. Jentsch 2013 Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $15

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2013 The Expedition Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2013 Estate Pinot Noir, British Columbia, $25

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2012 Estate Cab-Merlot, British Columbia, $20

Charles & Charles 2014 Rosé, Columbia Valley, $14

Church & State Wines 2011 Coyote Bowl Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $25

Church & State Wines 2012 Coyote Bowl Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $35

Cinder Wines 2013 Syrah, Snake River Valley, $28

Cliff Creek Cellars 2009 Syrah, Rogue Valley, $25

College Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Walla Walla Valley, $20

College Cellars 2014 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $12

College Cellars 2013 Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley, $24

College Cellars 2013 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $20

College Cellars 2013 GSM, Walla Walla Valley, $24

Colter’s Creek Winery 2012 Merlot, Idaho, $30

Columbia Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $14

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2011 Anniversary Cuvée, Walla Walla Valley, $38

Cricket Hill Winery 2007 Grand Vin Merlot, Applegate Valley, $28

Crossings Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Snake River Valley, $24

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2010 Black Sage Bench Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $25

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Black Sage Bench Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $22

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2014 Black Sage Bench Viognier, Okanagan Valley, $20

Desert Wind Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $18

Goose Ridge Estate 2012 Estate Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $24

Gordon Estate 2012 Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley, $35

Gordon Estate 2010 Six Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $45

Hawkins Cellars 2014 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $20

Hawkins Cellars 2014 Barrel Select Viognier, Columbia Valley, $25

Hogue Cellars 2014 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11

Hogue Cellars 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $11

Hogue Cellars 2012 Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley, $30

Hood Crest Winery 2012 Vintner’s Select Malbec, Columbia Valley, $28

Howling Bluff 2014 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, Okanagan Valley, $17

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills, $13

Hyatt Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, $13

Hye Meadow 2013 Junkyard White, Washington, $20

Hye Meadow 2013 Sangiovese, Horse Heaven Hills, $32

Hyland Estates 2013 Riesling, McMinnville, $25

Hyland Estates 2013 Gewürztraminer, McMinnville, $28

Hyland Estates 2013 Chardonnay, McMinnville, $45

Hyland Estates 2013 Coury Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $60

Hyland Estates 2013 Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $35

Inniskillin Okanagan 2014 Estate Series Pinot Grigio, Okanagan Valley, $14

Inniskillin Okanagan 2013 Estate Series Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $12

Inniskillin Okanagan 2011 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $30

Inniskillin Okanagan 2012 Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $22

Inniskillin Okanagan 2014 Discovery Series Chenin Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $15

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estates 2011 Shiraz, Okanagan Valley, $30

Kriselle Cellars 2012 Sangiovese, Rogue Valley, $28

Cinder Wines 2013 Laissez Faire White, Snake River Valley, $16

Lost Inhibitions 2014 White, Okanagan Valley, $18

Lumos Wine Co. 2011 The G Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $48

Marchesi Vineyards 2013 Natal Dolcetto, Columbia Valley, $30

Marchesi Vineyards 2013 Esta, Columbia Valley, $34

Maryhill Winery 2014 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $12

Maryhill Winery 2014 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $10

Maryhill Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, Rattlesnake Hills, $21

Maryhill Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30

Maryhill Winery 2012 Indira, Rattlesnake Hills, $30

Maryhill Winery 2012 Marvell, Rattlesnake Hills, $30

Maryhill Winery 2012 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $27

Maryhill Winery 2012 Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $21

Maryhill Winery 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $21

Maryhill Winery 2012 Syrah, Wahluke Slope, $24

Maryhill Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $17

Maryhill Winery 2012 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $25

Maryhill Winery 2012 Proprietor’s Reserve Rosso Granato, Columbia Valley, $18

Maryhill Winery 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $17

Maryhill Winery 2012 Zinfandel, Columbia Valley, $17

Maryhill Winery 2014 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $12

McWatters Collection 2013 Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $25

McWatters Collection 2012 Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $25

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $26

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2012 Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $22

Oak Knoll Winery 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $18

Olympic Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $18

Olympic Cellars 2013 Mt. Olympus Red, Columbia Valley, $22

Pacific Rim Winemakers 2014 Twin Vineyards Gewürztraminer, Yakima Valley, $15

Pacifica 2012 Evans Collection Pinot Noir, Oregon, $20

Palencia Wine Co. 2013 Tempranillo, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $50

Palencia Wine Co. 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $18

Point North 2013 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $20

Primarius 2013 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $16

Roza Ridge 2010 Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills, $20

Roza Ridge 2011 Petit Verdot, Rattlesnake Hills, $20

See Ya Later Ranch 2012 Rover Shiraz, Okanagan Valley, $19

Seufert Winery 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $30

Seven Falls 2012 Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $20

Shadowland 2013 Chardonnay, Washington, $13

Shadowland 2013 Riesling, Washington, $13

Solena Estate 2013 Domaine Danielle Laurent Chardonnay, Yamhill-Carlton, $50

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2006 Steller’s Jay Brut Pinnacle , Okanagan Valley, $30

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2013 Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $25

Tranche Cellars 2012 Slice of Papé Blanc, Columbia Valley, $30

Tranche Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge, $45

Troon Vineyard 2012 M * T, Southern Oregon, $40

Van Duzer Vineyards 2013 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $60

Weisinger’s Family Winery 2012 Merlot, Rogue Valley, $26

Westport Winery 2012 Captain Gray Gewürztraminer, Yakima Valley, $26

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $16

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

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Elton Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $55

Wysling 2013 Band of Sisters, Columbia Valley, $18

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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