Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2015: the complete list

By on January 1, 2016

Over the past week, we have revealed our top 100 wines from the Great Northwest. These wines were selected from more than 5,000 wines we tasted in 2015.

Here is the complete list, with links to our reviews:

  1. Passing Time 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $75
  2. DeLille Cellars 2013 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley, $38
  3. Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $99
  4. Owen Roe 2012 Red Willow Vineyard Chapel Block Syrah, Yakima Valley, $55
  5. Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2012 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $65
  6. Mt. Hood Winery 2014 Dry Riesling, Columbia Gorge, $20
  7. Seven Hills Winery 2013 McClellan Estate Vineyard Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $30
  8. Palencia Winery 2014 Albariño, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $18
  9. Dusted Valley Vintners 2012 StoneTree Vineyard Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope, $42
  10. Maloney Wine 2012 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills, $65
  11. Walla Walla Vintners 2013 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $25
  12. Koenig Vineyards 2012 The Devil’s Bedstead Zinfandel, Snake River Valley, $25
  13. Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2014 Old Vines Auxerrois, Okanagan Valley, $13
  14. Anam Cara 2012 Nicholas Estates Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $33
  15. Sparkman Cellars 2012 Rainmaker Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, $62
  16. Karma Vineyards 2011 Pink Bubbly, Lake Chelan, $40
  17. Barnard Griffin 2014 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $12
  18. Jones of Washington 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $15
  19. Barrister Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $31
  20. Walla Walla Vintners 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $38
  21. Vino La Monarcha 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $15
  22. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley, $9
  23. L’Ecole No 41 2013 Semillon, Columbia Valley, $15
  24. DeLille Cellars 2012 D2, Columbia Valley, $45
  25. Coiled Wines 2014 Rizza, Snake River Valley, $28
  26. Thurston Wolfe 2012 Zephyr Ridge Petite Sirah, Horse Heaven Hills, $20
  27. Big Table Farm 2012 Resonance Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $48
  28. Obelisco Estate 2012 Electrum Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $70
  29. Mercer Estates 2012 Reserve Cavalie Red Wine, Horse Heaven Hills, $42
  30. Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $32
  31. Maryhill Winery 2012 Painted Hills Vineyard Tempranillo, Columbia Valley, $24
  32. Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2014 Classic Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $15
  33. French Creek Vineyards 2011 Wente Clone Old Vine Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, $26
  34. Saviah Cellars 2012 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley, $38
  35. Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2013 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Shepherds Mark, Horse Heaven Hills, $24
  36. Mosquito Fleet Winery 2011 Reserve 34 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $90
  37. L’Ecole No. 41 2014 Alder Ridge Vineyard Grenache Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $22
  38. Barnard Griffin 2014 Roussanne, Columbia Valley, $20
  39. Panther Creek Cellars 2012 Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $45
  40. Seven Hills Winery 2014 Dry Rosé, Columbia Valley, $17
  41. Mercer Estates 2012 Dead Canyon Vineyard Reserve Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $42
  42. The Conqueror 2012 Red Wine, Horse Heaven Hills, $31
  43. Elk Cove Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $19
  44. Play Estate Winery 2014 Ad Lib, Okanagan Valley, $18
  45. Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2013 Carménère, Washington, $28
  46. Hat Ranch Winery 2014 Estate Dry Moscato, Snake River Valley, $18
  47. Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2013 Stoney Slope Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $20
  48. Owen Roe 2012 Red Wine, Yakima Valley, $28
  49. Sawtooth Winery 2014 Classic Fly Series Grenache Rosé, Snake River Valley, $20
  50. Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Albariño, Horse Heaven Hills, $22
  51. Barnard Griffin 2013 Syrah Port, Columbia Valley, $17
  52. Van Duzer Vineyards 2012 Saffron Fields Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $60
  53. Dunham Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon XVIII, Columbia Valley, $45
  54. Barrister Winery NV Rough Justice X, Columbia Valley, $22
  55. Amavi Cellars 2014 Estate Sémillon, Walla Walla Valley, $24
  56. Helix by Reininger 2012 StoneTree SoRhô, Columbia Valley, $40
  57. William Church Winery 2012 Gamache Vineyards Malbec, Columbia Valley, $38
  58. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley, $9
  59. Chehalem Wines 2012 Ian’s Reserve Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $40
  60. Plain Cellars 2012 Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, $30
  61. Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2013 Umiker Vineyard Syrah, Idaho, $28
  62. Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40
  63. Abacela 2012 Fiesta Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $23
  64. Poet’s Leap 2014 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $20
  65. Otis Kenyon Wine 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $36
  66. St. Innocent Winery 2013 Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $42
  67. Knudsen Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $45
  68. San Juan Vineyards 2014 Estate Siegerrebe, Puget Sound, $22
  69. Bella Wines 2013 Blanc de Blanc Kamloops, Okanagan Valley, $25
  70. Tenet Wines 2013 GSM, Columbia Valley, $70
  71. Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 O’Brien Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $100
  72. Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2014 Mystic River Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $23
  73. Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2014 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Shepherds Mark, Horse Heaven Hills, $24
  74. Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery 2013 Barbera, Columbia Valley, $60
  75. Northwest Cellars 2012 Carménère, Columbia Valley, $48
  76. The Pines 1852 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel, Columbia Valley, $44
  77. Armstrong Family Winery 2012 Celebration Series Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $28
  78. Maryhill Winery 2013 Winemaker’s Red, Columbia Valley, $12
  79. Cavatappi Winery 2014 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $13
  80. Thurston Wolfe 2013 Touriga Nacional Port, Yakima Valley, $16
  81. Hudson Shah 2012 CAB Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $14
  82. Woodward Canyon Winery 2011 Estate Reserve, Walla Walla Valley, $79
  83. O•S Winery 2013 Sonas Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley, $25
  84. Reininger Winery 2012 Carménère, Walla Walla Valley, $51
  85. Laissez Faire 2014 Red Table Wine, Snake River Valley, $16
  86. Bainbridge Vineyards 2013 Müller-Thurgau, Puget Sound, $18
  87. Hightower Cellars 2012 Reserve Red Wine, Red Mountain, $55
  88. Winter’s Hill Estate 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $64
  89. Bergevin Lane Vineyards 2012 Calico Red, Columbia Valley, $15
  90. Wilridge Winery 2013 Estate Nebbiolo, Naches Heights, $40
  91. Brandborg Vineyard & Winery 2012 Bradley Vineyard Pinot Noir, Elkton Oregon, $30
  92. Van Duzer Vineyards 2014 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $20
  93. Huston Vineyards 2014 Chicken Dinner White, Snake River Valley, $16
  94. Lookout Point Winery 2011 Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills, $24
  95. Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2013 Gloria’s Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $42
  96. Hamilton Cellars 2012 Champoux Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $60
  97. Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2013 Ryan’s Riesling, Columbia Valley, $12
  98. Cinder Wines 2013 Syrah, Snake River Valley, $28
  99. Purple Star Wines 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $18
  100. Westport Winery NV Rapture of the Deep, Washington, $26

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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