Best of the Best: 2013 Platinum Judging

December 23, 2013 

In the first 13 years of the Platinum Judging, red wines have tended to dominate the top wines. But this year, two white wines — both under $15 — earned the title of “Best of the Best in the Great Northwest.”

L’Ecole No. 41’s 2012 Chenin Blanc and Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery’s 2012 Desert Sun white blend finished atop the 634 gold medal winners judged at the 14th Platinum.

In fact, amid the top 11 wines, eight of them were white wines, perhaps speaking of the quality of whites the Northwest is enjoying from the stellar 2012 vintage.

Here are a few highlights from this year’s competition:

-- Gehringer Brothers dominated the judging with 11 Double Platinums and Platinums. This gives the Oliver, British Columbia, winery an astonishing 43 Platinum awards in 14 years.

-- La Frenz Winery in Naramata, British Columbia, won six Platinums.

-- Dusted Valley Vintners in Walla Walla, Wash., and Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., each earned five Platinums.

-- Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Cave B Estate Winery and Thurston Wolfe each won three Platinums.

-- Three college-based wineries — Northwest Wine Academy (South Seattle Community College), College Cellars (Walla Walla Community College) and Yakima Valley Vintners (Yakima Valley Community College) — each won a Platinum.

-- Of the 151 Double Platinums and Platinums, 22 are an affordable $15 or less. The least expensive is an Italian red blend from Eye of the Needle Winery at $11.

-- Winemaker Robert Smasne won five Platinums for two different wineries (Smasne Cellars and Skylite Cellars). That gives him 13 Platinums in three years.

Our judges this year were: Dan Berger, independent wine journalist from Santa Rosa, Calif., who runs the Riverside International and Long Beach Grand Cru competitions and judges around the world; Jean Yates, longtime Oregon wine merchant and now owner of Oregon Wine Marketing; Parks Redwine of Atlanta, Ga., who owns and runs the Northwest Wine Summit competition; Heather Unwin, executive director of the Red Mountain AVA Alliance; Kristine Bono, director of evangelism for Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser and Woodinville, Wash.; Ken Robertson, wine columnist for Wine Press Northwest; Dave Seaver, tasting panelist for Great Northwest Wine; and Coke Roth, international wine judge and Wine Press Northwest columnist.

Here are the results:

Double Platinum & Best of the Best

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Desert Sun, Okanagan Valley, $13: Walter Gehringer, who has made more Platinum-winning wines than any other winemaker in the Pacific Northwest, does it again with this gorgeous and unusual white blend of Auxerrois, Chardonnay and Riesling. It reveals aromas of gooseberry, fresh linen, peach and strawberry, followed by flavors of white peach, Bosc pear, dried pineapple and spices. It’s a beautiful, bright white wine. (1,200 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

L'Ecole No. 41 2012 Chenin Blanc , Columbia Valley, $15: Owner Marty Clubb has been dedicated to this Loire Valley variety for as long as anyone in the Pacific Northwest, and this is a truly great example. It opens with aromas of elderflower, Fuji apple and a hint of citrus, followed by flavors of lime and apple backed by spritzy acidity. The hints of apple peel and spot-on brightness make this a wine worth savoring. (3,850 cases, 13.5% alc.) Awards: Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Double Platinum

Smasne Cellars 2009 Upland Vineyard Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon , Snipes Mountain, $45: Every year, Robert Smasne moves up in our blind tastings. The grapes for this Cab come from Snipes Mountain, where some of the oldest vines in the Pacific Northwest were planted. This features aromas of cedar, chocolate and mint, followed by flavors of cherry, blackberry, blueberry and chocolate. It’s a broad-shouldered wine with assertive tannins that are matched by the fruit and acidity. (125 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Abacela 2012 Albariño, Umpqua Valley, $18: Owner Earl Jones was an early adopter of this white Spanish variety, and he and winemaker Andrew Wenzl continue to make the best in the Northwest. This is an explosive white wine with aromas of sweet herbs and citrus, followed by flavors of lime, lemon and yellow grapefruit with hints of minerality. The acidity brushes your teeth while it backs up all the edgy fruit. (1,113 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

JoieFarm 2012 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $23: Pinot Blanc is overshadowed by Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and other white varieties, but in the hands of gifted grape growers and winemakers, it can be a true wonder. And that is what we have with this example from a top Naramata Bench winery. This classic Pinot Blanc reveals aromas and flavors of wildflowers, Meyer lemon, minerality and even a hint of marshmallow. (288 cases, 12.5% alc.) Award: San Francisco International Wine Competition (Double gold/Best Pinot Blanc).

Acrobat 2012 Pinot Gris , Oregon, $15: Nobody makes more Pinot Gris than King Estate, both under its primary brand and this value-minded label. This offers aromas of pineapple, apple and clover, followed by rich flavors of citrus, apple, white carnation and spice. We could drink this all day. (70,000 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills, $16: This is owner/winemaker Jarrod Boyle’s first — of many — Platinum awards. With this wine, he helps reinforce the greatness of Washington Riesling. This begins with floral notes followed by aromas of minerality, spring water and fresh lime. On the palate, this is a delight, with flavors of apple, lemon and slate. This wine cries out for spicy dishes. (574 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

La Frenz NV Tawny, Okanagan Valley, $22: This is the third time owner/winemaker Jeff Martin has earned Platinum for this fortified dessert wine (the two prior awards came in 2008 and 2012). It’s gorgeously balanced with aromas and flavors of classic tawny characteristics, including nuttiness, golden raisins and tremendous length. (200 cases, 18.5% alc.) Awards: All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2010 Sugarloaf Vineyard Mourvedre, Rattlesnake Hills, $30: It’s been some kind of year for Maryhill and winemaker Richard Batchelor, winner of approximately 70 gold medals this year throughout the United States. This wine, part of a new tier called The Vineyards, is the best of the bunch. Mourvèdre is a Rhône red that is coming on strong in Washington, and this is a classic with aromas of vanilla, plum and gaminess, followed by flavors of dark fruit compote, blackberry pie and spice. (360 cases, 13.8% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $20: Winemaker Freddy Arredondo is doing great work for this winery in the Ancient Lakes near George, Wash. This Sauvignon Blanc is a classic version, with pronounced aromas of lemon and mint, followed by flavors of lime, Meyer lemon and dried herbs. It’s all backed with beautifully crisp acidity that will pair perfectly with seared scallops. (355 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold/best white).

Lopez Island Vineyard & Winery 2012 Siegerrebe, Puget Sound, $25: One of the rarest grapes in the Northwest is Siegerrebe, a white German variety. A bit is planted in the Puget Sound region, where it is able to ripen most years. Owner and winemaker Brent Charnley consistently crafts one of the most delicious examples we’ve seen. This opens with beautiful aromas of spice, apple and white flowers, followed by long, lush flavors of ripe stone fruit, honeysuckle and Asian pear. (180 cases, 12% alc.) Award: Long Beach Grand Cru (gold).

Smasne Cellars 2010 County Line Red, Columbia Valley, $24: This Cab-based blend is crafted by prolific and talented Yakima Valley winemaker Robert Smasne. It starts with aromas of spice, chocolate and cherry, then followed by flavors of chocolate, blackberry and blueberry. Enjoy with grilled meats. (500 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Robert Ramsay Cellars 2010 Par La Mer Red, Columbia Valley, $38: Some of the best blends coming out of Washington wineries are Rhône-style reds. This wine from a Woodinville producer is a great example, as it leads with Mourvèdre and includes Grenache and Cinsault. It opens with aromas of cassis, forest floor and garrigue, followed by brambly flavors of plum, blackberry, black pepper and blueberry. (272 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold).

8th Generation 2010 Integrity, Okanagan Valley, $23: This gorgeous sparkling wine from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s full and luscious from first whiff to the final sip, presenting notes of peach, apricot, rose petal and apple. It brings the party to your palate and might remind you of a stroll through a summer meadow. (800 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Classic Ehrenfelser, Okanagan Valley, $15: This little-known white variety is a cross of Riesling and Silvaner, developed in Germany in 1929. While just 280 acres are left in Germany, it has a stronghold in British Columbia, where it is turned into world-class wine. This offers aromas of rose petal, white peach and dusty rose, followed by flavors of ripe Elberta peach, along with orange and apricot, all backed with mouthwatering acidity. (3,000 cases, 13.1% alc.) Awards: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

La Frenz 2012 Alexandria, Okanagan Valley, $20: Winemaker Jeff Martin has concocted an unusual but successful blend of Muscat, Schönburger and Siegerrebe for this delicious white wine. It opens with aromas of elderflower, honeysuckle and blood orange, followed by flavors of white peach and citrus notes throughout. It’s a gorgeous wine with just a touch of sweetness. (800 cases, 12% alc.) Awards: All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Chehalem Winery 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, $60: Founding winemaker Harry Peterson-Nedry has been crafting Pinot Noirs in Oregon’s Willamette Valley for decades and has been a huge proponent of Ribbon Ridge, the smallest appellation in the Pacific Northwest. This is a classic Oregon Pinot Noir with aromas of cherry, plum and forest floor, followed by sultry, smoldering flavors of Rainier cherry and red plum, all backed by velvety tannins and a finish that keeps giving and giving. (444 cases, 13.1% alc.) Award: Sunset International Wine Competition (gold).

Airlie Winery 2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $22: This wine from a Monmouth, Ore., winery uses grapes from vines that date to 1978, 1983 and 1991. It offers aromas of restrained oak, vanilla and strawberry, followed by delicate flavors of moist earth, black truffle and raspberry. It’s a gentle wine that emphasizes elegance. (1,830 cases, 13.1% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Awards (gold).

Skylite Cellars 2008 Reserve, Columbia Valley, $47: Prolific winemaker Robert Smasne crafted the wines for this Walla Walla Valley winery, and this high-end blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenérè is a sultry wine. It opens with pleasing aromas of cherry cobbler, followed by flavors of ripe huckleberry and plum, all backed with gentle tannins and bright acidity. (112 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Thurston Wolfe 2012 PGV, Washington, $16: Longtime Washington winemaker and viticulturist Wade Wolfe has been crafting this fun and delicious white blend for years. He has found terrific balance using Pinot Gris and Viognier, and this example continues to shine. It is loaded with fruit aromas and flavors, including apricot, peach and apple, all backed with bright, beautiful acidity to give it perfect balance for fish tacos. (2,200 cases, 12.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

A to Z Wineworks 2012 No Wood Chardonnay , Oregon, $15: The revolution of tree-free Chardonnay continues, and this Dundee, Ore., winery has it all dialed in with this gorgeous and affordable example. This offers notes of white peach, lemon oil, Asian pear and even a hint of jicama on the finish. This is what unadorned Chardonnay should taste like. (27,644 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 Tempranillo, Wahluke Slope, $28: Chateau Ste. Michelle alum Joshua Maloney put the final touches on this wine that uses estate grapes from Wahluke Slope and Clifton Hill vineyards. It’s a superb example of this Spanish variety that is making strong headway in the Pacific Northwest. This offers aromas of cherry, cranberry and vanilla, backed by fresh flavors of dark plum, cherry and a slatiness that adds great complexity. (200 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Martin-Scott Winery 2009 Raven Ridge Red, Columbia Valley, $24: Mike Scott is crafting superb wines at his operation in East Wenatchee, Wash. This is a delicious and affordable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah that reveals mature blackberry and plum aromas followed by layers of dark fruit, oak and black licorice. There’s an alluring level of complexity underneath everything. (223 cases, 15.4% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold).

Coyote Canyon Winery 2011 Tres Cruces, Horse Heaven Hills, $25: Mike Andrews owns one of the top vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills and now is crafting some of the region’s top wines at his facility in the Yakima Valley town of Prosser. This is a Syrah-heavy blend that includes a bit of Grenache and Mourvèdre. It showcases complex aromas of smoked meat, coffee, blueberry and minerality, followed by big flavors of dark chocolate, blueberry and blackberry. This is not a shy wine, though the tannins are in perfect harmony with the fruit. (300 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Denver International Wine Competition (gold).

La Frenz 2009 Grand Total Reserve , Okanagan Valley, $40: Aussie native Jeff Martin is crafting some of the Northwest’s finest wines, though he is working in relative obscurity — at least to Americans — on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley. This reserve-level red is a blend that leads with Merlot and includes Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. It is gorgeous from first whiff, with notes of spiced plum and ripe cherry, followed by plush, juicy flavors of black currant, dusty cherry and dark chocolate. The tannins are perfectly balanced, and the acidity adds vibrancy. (450 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley, $25: Richard Batchelor hasn’t taken long to dial in on some favorite vineyards since arriving from California in 2009. Most of the grapes for this gorgeous Syrah came from Northridge Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope. The nose carries alluring aromas of baked brownie and blueberry, followed by textured flavors of black currant, smoke, spice, plum and orange zest. (401 cases, 14.5% alc.) Awards: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold).

Platinum

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $33: One of the most beautiful and progressive operations on the West Coast is Burrowing Owl — a winery, restaurant, lodge and vineyard on the spectacular Black Sage Bench of the southern Okanagan Valley. Cab Franc is a signature wine, and this is among the best we’ve tasted. Aromas of raspberry weave together with cherry and dried herbs, followed by vivacious flavors of red and black fruit and crushed leaf. This is a classic. (1,653 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: New World International Wine Competition (gold/best of variety).

Angel Vine 2011 The Sweet One, Columbia Valley, $25: Ed Fus owns this winery in Carlton, Ore., and uses grapes primarily from Washington. He headed to StoneTree Vineyard on the warm Wahluke Slope for the fruit to build this fortified dessert wine, which is a blend of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Its dark cherry nose radiates with notes of raisin and chocolate. The flavors are not overpowering — rather, they are harmonious, rich and refined, giving way to a lengthy finish. (50 cases, 17.2% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Saviah Cellars 2011 The Jack Reisling, Columbia Valley, $15: Perhaps the most acclaimed Riesling vineyard in Washington is Evergreen, which is in the new Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley appellation near the towns of George and Quincy. That’s where Saviah’s Richard Funk acquired these grapes. This opens with a gorgeous nose of orchard fruit, followed by a balanced palate of pear and apple. It’s all backed with mouthwatering acidity and a long, complex finish. (1,100 cases, 12.6% alc.) Award: Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Thurston Wolfe 2010 Touriga Nacional Port, Yakima Valley, $16: Wade Wolfe, who came to Washington in the 1970s, is making some of the region’s best fortified dessert wines. This is one of six he produces, using a classic Portuguese grape grown in the Yakima Valley. It is a dangerously delicious wine with aromas of raisin, dried cranberry and chocolate, followed by smooth, well-integrated flavors of golden raisin, dried cherry and chocolate. (50 cases, 19% alc.) Awards: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Lang Vineyards 2011 Riesling Ice Wine , Okanagan Valley, $55: Ice wine is one of the most insanely difficult wines to make because the winemaker needs to wait until temperatures drop to at least minus-9 Celsius before the grapes can be harvested. But when this nectar of the wine gods is this delicious, it’s all worth the effort. This classic example from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia reveals concentrated flavors of poached pear, fresh-cut apple and honey, followed by intense flavors of pear, apricot and apple. It’s a stunning wine. (350 cases, 9.2% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (best in show).

Fraser Vineyard 2011 Malbec, Washington, $28: Fraser Vineyard is one of Idaho’s top boutique wineries and was Boise’s first winery since the repeal of Prohibition. Fraser often uses grapes from Washington, and this Malbec is a great example of the variety. It shows off complex notes of violet, blueberry and black pepper, all backed by suave tannins. It’s a beautiful wine. (79 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2010 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Indira, Rattlesnake Hills, $40: Southern Rhône red blends are all the rage in the Pacific Northwest, and this example from Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., takes a different twist, as it uses the some what rare Cinsault and Counoise grapes. It’s a gorgeous wine with exotic spice and sweet cherry aromas, followed by smooth flavors of plum, cherry and leather, making for a beautifully balanced wine. (94 cases, 13.2% alc.) Awards: San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold/best Rhône blend), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Diversion Wine NV Riesling, Washington, $15: Diversion is a project by Damian Davis, who owns Rainier Wine in Seattle. He produces this gorgeous Riesling with the folks at Wahluke Wine Co., in Mattawa, Wash. It offers aromas of anise, pineapple and apple, followed by rich flavors of ripe pear, apple and guava. (5,000 cases, 13.5% alc.) Awards: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2008 Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope, $30: The Wahluke Slope is one of Washington’s largest grape-growing regions, but it is home to few wineries. Ginkgo Forest is one of those that call Mattawa their home, and winemaker Mike Thiede is on a serious roll. This Cab Franc from estate grapes unveils aromas of sweet oak followed by cherry and coconut. On the palate, it’s a big, hedonistic wine with loads of chocolate, cherry and spices. (25 cases, 14.3% alc.) Awards: North Central Washington Wine Awards (double gold).

Zerba Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $30: Winemaker Doug Nierman has this Milton-Freewater, Ore., winery running in high gear, and here’s another example of his prowess. This complex, layered Cab Franc reveals aromas of purple fruit, lavender and a hint of leafiness, followed by charming flavors of cherry, plum and spice backed with moderate tannins. It’s great now and only going to further evolve through the next half-decade. (226 cases, 14.4% alc.) Awards: Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Walla Walla Vintners 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $28: This longtime Walla Walla Valley winery brought in fruit from no fewer than six vineyards across the vast Columbia Valley to craft this complex Cab Franc. It offers aromas of cherry, cranberry and lime, followed by layers of unadorned red cherry and violet that might remind you of Chinon. (800 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Savor Northwest Wine Competition double gold/best in class).

Westport Winery NV Bog Berry Blush, Washington, $26: Coastal winery Westport Winery has crafted a delicious and consumer-friendly wine that is Gewürztraminer with a bit of cranberry juice blended in. It offers dimensions of spice, cranberry and quince up front, while the Gewürztraminer’s tell-tale lychee and citrus flavors linger underneath it all. (279 cases, 11% alc.) Award: Capital Food & Wine Festival Competition (gold/best fruit wine).

Chateau Lorane 2009 Quail Run Vineyard Carmenere, Rogue Valley, $25: Dave Gruber works in relative obscurity in the southern Willamette Valley, but he produces several beautiful and distinctive wines. The best example is this Carménère using grapes from the warm Rogue Valley. It provides aromas of red currant and chocolate, followed by beautifully balanced flavors of black pepper, plum and cherry. Beautiful acidity and mild tannins provide all the structure necessary. (100 cases, 13.7% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Awards (gold).

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan, $19: Winemaker Shane Collins has found one of the keys to great Pinot Gris: location. Estate vineyards on the south shore of Lake Chelan are perfectly positioned for producing this sleek white wine. Here’s a stylish, distinctive and highly rewarded example with aromas of Asian pear and spice, followed by flavors of grapefruit and apple. (542 cases, 3.4% alc.) Awards: San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold), North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold).

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Brut, Columbia Valley, $12: Domaine Ste. Michelle — now simply known as “Michelle” — produces some of the best value sparkling wine in the world, and winemaker Rick Casqueiro nails it again with this beautifully dry example. It offers aromas of mineral, apple and toast and flavors of citrus, slate and apple. Its persistent mousse provides plenty of structure and a memorable finish. (191,000 cases, 11.3% alc.) Award: Long Beach Grand Cru (Gold/Best in class).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Dry Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $15: This is a stylish wine with aromas and of flowers, herbal tea, white pepper, Granny Smith apple and complex spices. It is totally dry and filled with all kinds of little nuances. (1,000 cases, 13.3% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2012 Crawford Viognier, Columbia Valley, $20: Nearly all of ANC’s wines come from estate grapes in the southern Horse Heaven Hills, but this is the rare wine in which owner/winemaker Jarrod Boyle goes outside Destiny Ridge Vineyard. He uses grapes from Crawford Vineyard, which isn’t far from his tasting room in the Yakima Valley town of Prosser. This stylish Viognier is a classic wine with floral aromas and flavors and hints of citrus and vanilla. (982 cases, 13.4% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Gilbert Cellars 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $20: Winemaker Justin Neufeld used estate grapes from the family’s Sunrise Vineyard to craft this superb Riesling. It’s loaded with aromas and flavors of pineapple, peach, honeysuckle and minerality. Just a bit of residual sweetness carries nicely with the gangbuster fruit and elegant minerality. (313 cases, 12.9% alc.) Award: Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best in class).

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30: Sergio Martinez has been growing estate grapes in the Horse Heaven Hills for more than 30 years, and his son Andrew crafts the wine for the family’s tasting room in Prosser. This is a classic Horse Heaven Cab with aromas of fresh cedar, dusty red cherry and black pepper, followed by flavors of red currant, red raspberry and a touch of tartness. It’s a lengthy wine that is perfectly structured. (75 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging (Outstanding).

Foundry Vineyards 2009 Artisan Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $42: Justin Basel learned his craft at Walla Walla Community College’s vaunted winemaking program before moving on to his family’s Basel Cellars. Now he’s crafting wines for this Walla Walla winery. It is an impeccable wine with aromas and flavors of blueberry, plum, olive and red cherry. As great as it is now, it will continue to evolve for another few years. (120 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

JoieFarm 2011 En Famille Reserve Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $28: Simply put, this is one of the finest Gewürztraminers you’re likely to encounter. Not only do owners Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn know how to get the most out of their grapes, but they also have the restaurant background to understand Gewürztraminer’s elegance with food. This layered wine reveals elegant aromas and flavors of spice, lychee and grapefruit, backed with just a hint of residual sugar and world-class acidity rarely found elsewhere. (208 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (Gold/Best in class).

Gamache Vintners 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $55: Bob and Roger Gamache have been growing wine grapes above the Columbia River for decades, and they teamed up with master winemaker Charlie Hoppes. This high-end Cab blends their estate grapes with Champoux and Ciel du Cheval vineyards, and the results are spectacular. It offers aromas and flavors of cherry, clove and black olive. The restrained use of oak allows the varietal flavors to shine through. (298 cases, 14.9% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $42: When the results were revealed, this didn’t surprise us, as the boys at this Walla Walla winery have long crafted some of the best Cab Franc in the Pacific Northwest. It offers faint tones of tobacco leaf along with Jolly Rancher cherry candy, pomegranate and raspberry. Its juicy mouth feel gives way to a memorable finish. (240 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold).

Northwest Wine Academy 2011 Gilbert Orchards Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley, $15: Peter Bos and his students at South Seattle Community College have crafted a superb and rare Nebbiolo, the noble grape of northwest Italy. This is an entertaining wine with aromas and flavors of black pepper, red currant, raspberry and sweet herbs. As delicious as it is now, it will only grow more complex with a few years of patience. (50 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Fraser Vineyard 2011 Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $24: This Boise winery is one of the best in the Gem State, and owner Beverly Fraser brought in grapes from Sawtooth and Skyline vineyards for this top-drawer Tempranillo. It offers aromas and flavors of rose petal, coffee, crème brûlée, toasted marshmallow, saddle leather and raspberry jam. Its moderate tannins are beautifully balanced with all the flavors, giving way to a jammy finish. (83 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Idaho Wine Competition (gold).

Chateau Lorane 2010 Quail Run Vineyard Pinotage, Rogue Valley, $28: Pinotage is a grape typically associated with South Africa because that is where it was bred as a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault. This example comes from grapes in Southern Oregon, and it is spectacular with aromas and flavors of cherry, toasted oak, milk chocolate and sweet spices. It’s an easy-drinking red with a lengthy finish. (100 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Awards (double gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Classic Auxerrois, Okanagan Valley, $15: Walter Gehringer has been making wine with the rare Auxerrois grape for ages, and it’s traditionally among the best white wines in the province. This example provides aromas and flavors of citrus, tart apple, lime, white peach and minerality, all backed with mouthwatering acidity. (1,200 cases, 12.9% alc.) Award: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold/best in class).

La Frenz 2012 Rattlesnake Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $22: Sauv Blancs from the Northwest are not typically like those we see from New Zealand, but this one does show some of those wildly aromatic qualities. This opens with pronounced notes of grass and grapefruit, followed by bright acidity backing flavors of sweet lemon, kiwi, gooseberry and green apple. It’s pretty easy to imagine enjoying this with oysters. (1,000 cases, 12% alc.) Awards: Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Terra Blanca Winery 2008 ONYX, Red Mountain, $55: Owner/winemaker Keith Pilgrim’s signature wine is a meritage-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc and Malbec. This is a rich, complex wine that reveals aromas and flavors of plum, spices and dark chocolate, all backed with bright acidity that gives way to a lengthy finish. (606 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Woodinville Wine Cellars 2009 Indomitable, Columbia Valley, $45: Sean Boyd is the head winemaker at this longtime Woodinville winery, and he went to Stillwater Creek and Conner Lee vineyards for this blend of Cab, Merlot and Cab Franc. It shows off red fruit and tobacco aromas, along with flavors of slate, spice, cherry pie and cranberry. This is a complex and intense red wine. (290 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Columbia Crest 2010 H3 Les Chevaux, Horse Heaven Hills, $15: The winemaking team at Washington’s second-largest producer has a winner on its hands with this affordable blend of Merlot, Cab and Syrah. This offers aromas and flavors of pie cherry, cola nut, earth, clay and pomegranate. Buy this by the case and make it your house blend. (45,000 cases, % alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Artist Series Meritage, Columbia Valley, $57: Bob Bertheau oversees winemaking for Washington’s oldest and largest winery, and this is his top-drawer red wine. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot features complex aromas of plum, tobacco and white pepper, followed by flavors of black licorice, dried cherry, moderate tannins and an Americano with cream. (2,210 cases, 15% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Tightrope Winery 2012 Rose , Okanagan Valley, $19: Winemaker Lyndsay O’Rourke wasn’t planning to make a rosé until a fall frost hit her estate Pinot Noir and stopped the ripening process. This also includes 10% Riesling, and it is delicious, with aromas of oregano and dusty raspberry, followed by flavors of strawberry, Meyer lemon and minerality, all with a delicate red fruit finish. (122 cases, 12.8% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills, $22: Mike Andrews’ vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills provides grapes to a lot of wineries, and he holds back a bit to craft his own wine at the Winemakers Loft in Prosser, Wash. This gorgeous Viognier, made by John Gabriel, is a classic with aromas and flavors of pineapple, orange and persimmon, all backed with impressive acidity. (355 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Coyote Canyon Winery 2011 Downtown White, Horse Heaven Hills, $15: This value label for Coyote Canyon is a tasty blend of Pinot Gris, Viognier and Chardonnay. It is loaded with intense aromas and flavors of white peach, apple and orange, all backed with crisp acidity and an intriguing creaminess on the mid-palate. This is a perfect foil for grilled chicken or a variety of seafood choices. (800 cases, 13.9% alc.) Awards: Denver International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Smasne Cellars 2009 Three Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $58: Owner/winemaker Robert Smasne crafted this high-end Cab using grapes from Upland, Coyote Canyon and Lawrence — three vineyards in distinctly different regions of the vast Columbia Valley. This showcases aromas and flavors of sweet cherry, fresh cedar, tobacco, black currant and dark chocolate. Here’s a delightful Cab that is not driven by oak or tannin but rather provides purity of fruit. (65 cases, 13.9% alc.) Awards: Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Brut Rose, Columbia Valley, $12: This is the sixth time in this 14-year history of the competition that this pink sparkler has earned a Platinum — a remarkable achievement for winemaker Rick Casqueiro. It’s a gorgeous bubbly with aromas and flavors of cherry and strawberry backed with beautiful acidity and a full mouth feel. Cheers! (17,000 cases, 11.3% alc.) Awards: Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $40: One of the best Cabs of the year comes from winemaker Richard Batchelor, who brought in on these grapes from a top vineyard in the foothill of the Blue Mountains. This presents aromas and flavors of cherry, black olive and dark chocolate with plummy notes in the finish. It is all backed with impressive acidity and moderate tannins. (376 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $25: This often-awarded Cab from a winery with a Prosser, Wash., tasting room, is a great wine for the price. It is loaded with aromas and flavors of dark plum, Dr Pepper, dark chocolate and ample cherry notes. It’s a delicious drink-now red. (3,000 cases, 13.5% alc.) Awards: Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging (Outstanding), North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold)

Ryan Patrick Vineyard 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40: This longtime Wenatchee-area winery is now owned by Wahluke Wine Co., and winemaker Jeremy Santo has crafted a gorgeous Cab that includes 22% Malbec. It’s packed with aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered cherry, Almond Joy and fresh cranberry, making it both beautiful and complex. (300 cases, 14.1% alc.) Awards: North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Washington State Wine Competition (best Cabernet Sauvignon).

Yakima Valley Vintners 2009 Dean's List Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $22: The students and instructors at Yakima Valley Community College’s superb viticulture and enology program are crafting delicious wines, and this affordable Cab is among its best. It provides aromas and flavors of cocoa powder, Bing cherry and black pepper. It’s an elegant wine with a rich body. (25 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: Washington State Wine Competition (gold).

Gamache Vintners 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $27: Grape growers Bob and Roger Gamache and winemaker Charlie Hoppes team up to craft a Cab Franc that creates a template for Washington. It comes with aromas and flavors of red cherry, strawberry-rhubarb compote, fresh-picked raspberries and underlying dried herbs. Enjoy with grilled or braised meats. (294 cases, 14.8% alc.) Awards: Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Church & State Wines 2010 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $35: Church & State is a high-end winery with stylish tasting rooms both on Vancouver Island and in Oliver near the Black Sage Bench. This gorgeous Cab Franc evokes aromas and flavors of blueberry, Saskatoon berry and cedar. The winery was sensitive to the levels of alcohol and acidity, and one judge suggested this was similar to a young Cheval Blanc. (321 cases, 14.5% alc.) Awards: Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (gold)

H/H Estates 2010 Reserve GW Smith Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $38: Owner Mike Andrews names the reserve wines for his Coyote Canyon Wines as a tribute to his ancestors, and this Malbec is a great legacy. It flashes aromas and flavors of blueberry, vanilla, tar, black licorice, black pepper and dark chocolate. This is a young wine that is still evolving and will reward a couple of years of patience. (113 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Cave B Estate Winery 2010 XXV Merlot, Columbia Valley, $38: Freddy Arredondo, a Walla Walla Community College enology grad, crafts the wines for this showcase family operation near the town of George, Wash. This is one of the best Merlots we tasted — and certainly exhibits true varietal character, including herbal characters and black tea. It is a rich, bold and balanced red with delicious cherry notes — a wine crafted with a deft touch. (174 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Pacific Rim Winemakers NV Framboise , Washington, $14: Winemaker Nicolas Quille and his crew at Pacific Rim near Red Mountain make one of the purest and most delicious fortified fruit wines around. It starts in Washington’s Skagit Valley at Mike and Jean’s Berry Farm, which grows the Morrison variety of raspberry specifically for Quille. The aromas and flavors speak to purity of fruit, with intense, exotic raspberry notes and a hint of leafy herbaceousness on the finish. (2,043 cases, 16.5% alc.) Awards: Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Airfield Estates Winery 2011 Barbera, Yakima Valley, $25: Barbera, an Italian red, is a rare variety in Washington, but this Yakima Valley winery with vineyards north of Prosser is crafting a superb example. It opens with aromas of strong blackberry and red currant aromas, followed by flavors of chocolate, vanilla and blackberry. It closes with a wonderfully long finish. (100 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Best of class).

Major Creek Cellars 2011 Grenache , Columbia Valley, $20: Based in the small Columbia Gorge town of White Salmon, Wash., Major Creek is a young producer that is turning heads. This Grenache is a gorgeous red wine with aromas of apricot, dried savory, plum and raspberry, followed by flavors of spice, pipe tobacco and plum. It’s a food-friendly wine driven by acid rather than tannin. (44 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (Gold ).

Westport Winery 2012 Capt. Gray Gewürztraminer, Yakima Valley, $25: Dana Roberts, a young Washington State University-trained winemaker, runs the bustling cellar at this coastal winery and has crafted a classic Gewürztraminer. It is packed with aromas of clove and lychee, followed by flavors of tropical fruit and Royal Anne cherry, as well as hints of cardamom and quince. (77 cases, 12% alc.) Award: Denver International Wine Competition (Gold).

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $19: This winery in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, is a past winner of our Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, and the superb consistency of this great Gewürztraminer is one of the many reasons for that honor. Its sublime aromas and flavors remind us of a garden in late summer with notes of stone fruit, white flowers, honeysuckle and delicate spices. (1,200 cases, 13.6% alc.) Award: Intervin (gold).

Brandborg 2011 Gewürztraminer, Umpqua Valley, $18: California escapee Terry Brandborg is consistently crafting one of the best Gewürztraminers on the West Coast, and this vintage reveals his prowess with the variety. It offers aromas and flavors of baked sweet apple, lychee, lime and grapefruit with a complex creaminess on the midpalate yet enough acidity for a memorable farewell. (838 cases, 12.5% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Double gold).

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Mystic River Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $19: Winemaker Hagen Kruger relies on this estate vineyard just north of the town of Oliver, British Columbia, for some of his best grapes. This Pinot Blanc is stunning for its aromas of white flowers and tropical fruit and flavors of Meyer lemon and lime zest, all backed with bright acidity. (600 cases, 13.1% alc.) Award: All-Canadian Wine Championships (Gold/Best in class).

Tightrope Winery 2012 Pinot Gris , Okanagan Valley, $19: Pinot Gris is a great variety for all the major wine regions of Washington, but perhaps it is best suited in the Okanagan Valley, where intense daytime heat and cool nights combine to create a wine such as this. It offers seamless aromas and flavors of ripe pear, pineapple, a whiff of spice and a hint of lychee in the finish. (167 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (Gold).

Cummins Road 2011 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $24: The Yamhill-Carlton AVA is perhaps the most interesting in the northern Willamette Valley. Rather than surrounding a landform, it is a horseshoe-shaped appellation with hillsides that surround the towns of Yamhill and Carlton. This classic Pinot Noir is a second label for Merriman Wines provides aromas and flavors of roses, lilacs, strawberry jam, boysenberry and exotic spices. (1,400 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (Gold).

Nk'Mip Cellars 2009 Qwam Qwmt Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $30: North America’s first aboriginal-owned winery just north of the U.S.-Canadian border is crafting some of the province’s top wines with Randy Picton at the helm. This Bordeaux-style red blend offers aromas and flavors of clove, dark cherry, green peppercorn, mocha and Bing cherry, all backed with elegant tannins and understated oak. (761 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (Gold).

DeLille Cellars 2010 D2, Yakima Valley, $42: DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Wash., has been at the top of its game for 20 years now, thanks to the talents of winemaker Chris Upchurch. This is its famous and popular Bordeaux-style blend, which shows off aromas and flavors of cherries, cigar box, moist earthiness and abundant dark fruit. Assertive tannins back up all the fruit but don’t stand in its way. (2,600 cases, 14.7% alc.) Awards: Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (Platinum), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 StoneTree Vineyard BFM, Wahluke Slope, $53: The Dusted Valley boys are at it again with this big Merlot-based blend using grapes from what is arguably the best vineyard on the warm Wahluke Slope. This is a sultry wine with aromas and flavors of chocolate, blackberry and cedar with a lengthy finish and structure that’s going to keep this aging well for several years. (240 cases, 15.3% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (Double gold).

Locati Cellars 2009 Innovation, Washington, $20: Locati Cellars, a boutique winery in the Walla Walla Valley, has crafted an unusual red blend that speaks of its Italian heritage and its New World style as it combines Barbera, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. It’s a rich wine with notes of coffee, red plum, Rainier cherry, cedar and raspberry. (425 cases, 13.89% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Hamilton Cellars 2009 Bona Vita, Columbia Valley, $28: Prolific winemaker Charlie Hoppes crafts the wine for this Richland, Wash., winery that will be moving to its new digs on Red Mountain in the spring. This red blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot offers rich tannins that back flavors of cherry, blueberry compote, blackberry, chocolate and marshmallow. It’s a young wine that’s still evolving. (380 cases, 14.8% alc.) Awards: San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Silvara Vineyards 2010 Quartette Red, Columbia Valley, $42: Gary Seidler is the man behind this winery near Leavenworth, Wash., and this Malbec-based blend is among the best we tasted in 2013. It’s a classic with notes of cherry, black pepper, chocolate and boysenberry. It’s a beautiful wine with well-managed tannins and an impressive finish. (390 cases, 14.6% alc.) Awards: North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold/best in show).

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2012 May Mae Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $17: We tasted this rosé many times throughout the year, and it impressed us each time. Our judges still love the Cabernet Sauvignon-based pink wine, which reveals notes of intense sweet cherry pie, watermelon and fascinating herbal notes on the finish. It shows a bit of sweetness that rounds out all the edges and turns it into a harmonious wine. (350 cases, 11.5% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest rosé judging (Outstanding).

Knight Hill Winery 2010 Syrah, Wahluke Slope, $25: Knight Hill, a young winery in the Rattlesnake Hills near Zillah, Wash., has been crafting some superb reds with the help of winemaker Anke Freimuth-Wildman. This Syrah using grapes from the warm Wahluke Slope is a big, ripe wine with aromas and flavors of boysenberry, blueberry and blackberry, all backed by tamed tannins that give way to a lengthy finish. (122 cases, 14.4% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Saviah Cellars 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $32: Richard Funk runs one of the top wineries in the talent-laden Walla Walla Valley, and his Syrahs rank among the best in the region. This broadcasts aromas and flavors of plum jam, raspberry, violet, lavender and a bit of complex smokiness. It’s a big, pleasing and jammy wine that still manages to be restrained. (294 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

JM Cellars 2010 Boushey Vineyard Syrah, Yakima Valley, $45: Longtime Woodinville, Wash., winery JM Cellars dips into one of the top vineyards in the Pacific Northwest, where grape grower Dick Boushey is famous for his Syrahs. This offers aromas of complex blackberry, creamy vanilla and undertones of oak. It’s an intriguing and delightful wine without being overly tannic. (130 cases, 14.9% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Kennedy Shah 2008 Reserve Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills, $42: Next year, Woodhouse Wine Estates will celebrate its 10th anniversary of crafting superb and distinctive wines. This Syrah from the northern Yakima Valley reveals complex aromas and flavors of black licorice, horehound candy, blueberry and smoke, along with hints of dried cranberry and Rainier cherry. (200 cases, 14.4% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Spring Valley Vineyard 2010 Nina Lee Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $50: Launched by a historic Walla Walla Valley family, Spring Valley now is part of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates family. This luxury-tier Syrah using estate grapes from the northeastern corner of the valley spotlights complex aromas of blueberry, orange oil and rose petal, followed by flavors of red plum and blackberry. It’s a smooth, succulent wine with gentle oak treatment. (1,360 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Robert Ramsay Cellars 2010 McKinley Springs Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $26: Using grapes from famed McKinley Springs in the Horse Heaven Hills, owner/winemaker Bob Harris crafts classy wines in the Woodinville Warehouse District. This Syrah is dark, rich and hedonistic with notes of spice, deep red fruit and moist earthiness — a wine that could easily be mistaken for a Côte-Rôtie. (238 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Season Cellars 2012 Transparency , Southern Oregon, $18: One of Southern Oregon’s newest wineries, Season Cellars is run by Scott Henry IV, whose family has operated Henry Estate for decades. This blend of Müller-Thurgau, Muscat and Riesling is a bright, clean and refreshing white wine. It offers aromas and flavors of passionfruit, candied lemon peel, pear and Meyer lemon. This light-bodied wine will pair nicely with oysters or scallops. (199 cases, 10.5% alc.) Awards: Northwest Wine Summit (gold)

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Autumn Gold, Okanagan Valley, $19: This wildly popular blend of Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Riesling carries a bit of residual sweetness that gives it a delicious roundness and makes it an easy-drinking white wine. It flashes aromas and flavors of white flowers, banana, tropical fruit and apricot, all backed with mouth-watering acidity. (2,100 cases, 12.1% alc.) Award: BC Wine Awards (gold).

Watermill Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $24: Winemaker Andrew Brown used grapes from McClellan, Seven Hills, Pepper Bridge and Kiona vineyards for this Cab that uses a touch of Merlot. It comes with aromas of walnut, black cherry and pomegranate, followed by nicely structured flavors of black cherry and toasted oak. This is still a youthful wine and should age into something quite special. (527 cases, 14.9% alc.) Award: Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $35: Brothers-in-law and co-winemakers Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel have put together a gorgeous Cab that includes a touch of Malbec and Merlot using Walla Walla Valley grapes. This reveals distinctive aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered pomegranate, red cherry and raspberry, all backed with modest tannins and lingering acidity. (638 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2010 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Wild One Cabernet Franc, Horse Heaven Hills, $42: Many of owner/winemaker Jarrod Boyle’s wines go directly to his rabid wine club members. This classic and delicious Cab Franc opens with notes of plum, cherry and cranberry, followed by flavors of raspberry and cranberry. This provides a solid structure and a hint of complex smokiness. (117 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Dusted Valley Vintners 2009 Late Harvest Syrah , Walla Walla Valley, $35: Dusted Valley, with tasting rooms in Walla Walla and Woodinville, is one of the stars of Washington. The family’s fortified dessert wine focuses on Syrah for a rich, luscious wine with classic aromas and flavors of dark cherry, golden raisin, rich chocolate and brown sugar. It’s a bit like eating crème brûlée. (996 cases, 17% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Signature Riesling Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $47: Based in the southern Okanagan Valley, just 20 minutes north of the U.S. border, this superb winery crafts some of the province’s top ice wine. Here’s a complex dessert wine with great range and depth, featuring aromas and flavors of citrus and stone fruit with a textured mouth feel and a beautifully expressive finish. (500 cases, 10.1% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (double gold/best in class).

Kitzke Cellars 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $29: This winery in the heart of Washington wine country near the Tri-Cities has gotten on a serious roll since Charlie Hoppes took over winemaking duties. This Malbec using grapes from Gamache Vineyards is a deep, rich, dark wine with aromas and flavors of chocolate and cherry that carries through the impressive finish. (45 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (double gold/best in class).

Cave B Estate Winery 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $25: Using grapes from estate vines next to the Gorge Amphitheater near the town of George, Wash., professional chef turned winemaker Freddy Arredondo has crafted a superb Merlot with aromas and flavors of mint, anise, cherry and raspberry. It is backed with harmonious tannins and already is quite complex for such a relatively young wine. (500 cases, 14.4% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2011 Dry Rock Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $16: Winemaker Walter Gehringer is best known for his world-class white wines, but he reveals another level of complexity with this red wine. It provides aromas and flavors of clove, cinnamon, blueberry, cherry pie and Dr Pepper, making it a fun and affordable red wine. (1,500 cases, 13% alc.) Award: All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2011 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carmenere, Washington, $28: This winery in Lewiston, Idaho, brings in grapes from a top vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. The result of the husband-and-wife winemaking team is a superb Carménère with classic aromas of black pepper and sweet herbal notes, along with black cherry, blackberry and black licorice. Judicious use of oak allows the fruit to shine. (70 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Idaho Wine Competition (gold).

Reininger Winery 2009 Seven Hills Vineyard Carmenere, Walla Walla Valley, $48: Owner/winemaker Chuck Reininger has been working with Carménère for years, and he makes one of the best around. This example uses grapes from famed Seven Hills Vineyard on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley. It is loaded with aromas and flavors of black pepper, sweet herbs, blackberry and Baker’s chocolate. It’s a pretty wine with plenty of finesse. (328 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Walla Walla Vintners 2011 Dolcetto, Walla Walla Valley, $22: Dolcetto is a rare red wine outside of its native Italy — and especially in the Pacific Northwest. If you want to get to know the variety, here’s an example to start with. It is filled with aromas and flavors of subtle spice, red currant and pomegranate. It’s an elegantly structured wine that will pair well with pork tenderloin. (191 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding).

Chateau Faire le Pont 2009 Mourvedre, Wahluke Slope, $30: Doug Brazil is crafting some of the finest wines in North Central Washington from his winery and restaurant in Wenatchee. He uses grapes from Clifton Hills Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope for this delicious red wine that comes with aromas and flavors of cedar, currant, plum, cranberry and white pepper. (100 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $16: Gordon and Walter Gehringer planted Dry Rock Vineyards in 1997 and grow grapes for their non-Germanic wines. This sassy Sauvignon Blanc reveals edgy aromas and flavors of gooseberry, pineapple, lychee and sweet herbs, all backed with juicy acidity and a yummy mouth feel. (300 cases, 13.3% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (double gold/best in class), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Silvara Vineyards 2009 Red Blend, Columbia Valley, $32: Owner/winemaker Gary Seidler blended Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cab Franc from four vineyards to craft this delicious and complex wine. It provides aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry, black currant, cedar and tobacco. A deft touch with oak treatment allows the fruit to shine throughout. (240 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Lost River Winery 2009 Cedarosa, Columbia Valley, $26: Methow Valley winemaker John Morgan’s signature blend is a nearly 50-50 split between Merlot and Cabernet Franc using grapes from Weinbau and Conner Lee vineyards in Washington’s Columbia Valley. The resulting wine casts off aromas and flavors of boysenberry, blueberry, blackberry and cherry with hints of chocolate and cola. It’s all backed with elegant tannins and a smooth mouth feel. (300 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Thurston Wolfe 2010 The Spaniard, Horse Heaven Hills, $20: Wade Wolfe, long known for exploring grape varieties outside of the mainstream, has some fun with this blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Syrah. Red cherry notes dominate the nose and palate, along with hints of black currant, bold chocolate and black olive. It’s a richly structured wine that takes the bull by the horns. (198 cases, 14.4% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Maritime Wines 2011 Boat Shed Red, Columbia Valley, $25: Winemaker Dana Roberts leads this blend from Westport Winery with Petite Sirah (68%) from the Wahluke Slope and Sangiovese from the Yakima Valley. It’s a winning combination that features the classic Petite Sirah qualities, including intensely dark aromas and flavors of blackberry, black licorice and olive. This should get quite interesting with a few years of cellaring. (71 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Private Reserve Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $15: Walter Gehringer has won an astonishing five Platinums for this Riesling alone (2004, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012). This is a bold white wine with barely perceptible residual sugar and easily accessible aromas and flavors of white peach, flowers, tangerine and pear. It’s a gorgeous wine at a delicious price. (1,000 cases, 13.3% alc.) Awards: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Airfield Estates Winery 2012 Ruby Rose , Yakima Valley, $15: This fanciful Sangiovese rosé is produced in part by Airfield’s fans, who gather during a harvest party to foot-stomp the grapes Lucille Ball style. Winemaker Marcus Miller takes it from there. The result is a pink wine with aromas of flowers, watermelon and cantaloupe, followed by flavors of raspberry and cherry backed with refined acidity. (500 cases, 13.4% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2010 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $17: Winemaker Richard Batchelor’s value-minded Sangiovese is a true-to-type red wine with bright aromas and flavors of cherry, heirloom tomato and cranberry, backed with bright acidity and mellow tannins. (473 cases, 14.6% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Northwest Cellars 2011 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $24: David Moore crafts this wine for Northwest Cellars in Kirkland, Wash. It’s a classic Washington example of the variety with showy aromas and flavors of grapefruit, tropical fruit and floral components, then finished with just a hint of sweetness. (109 cases, 13.9% alc.) Awards: Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Gewurztraminer-Schonburger , Okanagan Valley, $16: Here’s a tongue-twisting wine that includes the obscure Schönburger, a grape developed in Germany in the 1970s. With Gewürztraminer, it results in a wine with aromas of honeysuckle, elderflower and Lemonhead candy, followed by gorgeous flavors of lemon chiffon, citrus and white peach. (500 cases, 13.3% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

La Frenz 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $28: Winemaker Jeff Martin uses grapes from the warm Rockyfeller Vineyard near Oliver, British Columbia, for this classic cool-climate Cab. It offers restrained aromas and flavors of oregano, mint, red cherry and cinnamon, with undertones of green peppercorn and black tea. (810 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: All-Canadian Wine Championships (Gold/Best in class).

Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $19: This tree-free Chardonnay from winery long established in the Ancient Lakes area of Washington explodes with fresh, fruit-forward aromas and flavors of apple, pineapple, sweet lime, mint and mango. A creamy midpalate adds a complex dimension to the wine. (670 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold).

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $15: Mark Chargin pulls double duty by making wine on both sides of the Columbia River. He heads up the winemaking programs at Desert Wind in Prosser, Wash., and Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee, Ore. This affordable Chardonnay presents restrained notes of melon, lime, quince and minerality for an elegant, understated white wine. (1,159 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: International Wine Channel TV Awards (gold).

Martin-Scott Winery 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $28: Washington winemakers are proving that Malbec from this region can stand alongside the best in the world. Winemaker Mike Scott uses grapes from historic Rosebud Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope for this classic example that shows beautiful notes of red and dark fruit, backed with complex spices and a gentle finish. (107 cases, 15.1% alc.) Award: San Diego International Wine Competition (gold).

Kitzke Cellars 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $29: Showing a great deal of consistency at a high level, Kitzke Cellars has earned Platinums this year for two consecutive vintages of the same wine. This is the older of the two, and it presents layered flavors of blueberry, cherry and chocolate, all backed by beautiful structure. (126 cases, 14.5% alc.) Awards: Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Florida State Fair (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Trio Vintners 2010 Far Away Vineyard Mourvedre, Yakima Valley, $26: Karen La Bonte took over this Walla Walla winery in 2010 and immediately led it to new heights. Here is a release from her first vintage as owner,winemaker — and everything else. This gorgeous red unveils aromas and flavors of spice, plum, blackberry and cherry. It’s beautifully balanced with a pleasing finish. (200 cases, 14.4% alc.) Awards: San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Private Reserve Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $15: Using grapes from the Golden Mile area of the Okanagan Valley just north of the U.S. border, winemaker Walter Gehringer has crafted a classy, grassy Sauv Blanc with aromas and flavors of gooseberry, lime, kiwi and freshly mown hay for a succulent wine. (2,000 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold).

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2011 Pishon Bloc Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, $34: Stephen Reustle is running an amazing operation in Southern Oregon, growing superb grapes and crafting remarkable wines. This estate Pinot Noir is an elegant and flawless red with aromas and flavors of cherry, cinnamon, forest floor and cranberry, all backed with pleasing structure and a sense of elegance and grace. (635 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Awards (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Optimum Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $21: British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley could turn out to be a real sweet spot for growing Pinot Noir, thanks to a lack of disease pressure or precipitation during harvest, and here’s a great example from one of the province’s top winemakers. This offers aromas and flavors of Rainier cherry,lilac,chocolate and raspberry. Layers of complexity backed with elegant structure make this a stunner. (300 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

La Frenz 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $32: A few years ago, owner Jeff Martin’s Pinot Noir topped one of our blind judgings of Northwest Pinot Noir — remarkable considering the competition. This suave red continues his tradition of greatness. It offers remarkable aromas of spearmint and candied violets followed by flavors of pie cherry and sweet herbs. (420 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Nodland Cellars 2008 Private Blend, Columbia Valley, $28: Tim Nodland crafts some beautiful red wines at his Spokane winery, and this blend includes all six red Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère. It features aromas and flavors of coffee, smoked bacon, dark fig, plum and leather. It’s an entrancing wine with refined tannins and a splendid finish. (300 cases, 14.5% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold), Florida State Fair (gold).

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Ancient Rocks, Snipes Mountain, $44: Talented winemaker Robert Smasne created this southern Rhône blend using grapes from tiny Snipes Mountain, an upthrust in the heart of the Yakima Valley. This leads with Grenache and includes support from Mourvèdre, Syrah and Viognier. It’s a generous red wine with cherry, spice and a trace of violet. (110 cases, 13.9% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Denver International Wine Competition (gold).

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 Clifton Vineyards Mosaic, Wahluke Slope, $28: Winemaker Joshua Maloney crafted this southern Rhône blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre using estate Clifton Vineyards grapes. It’s loaded with wonderful aromas and flavors of cherry, red currant, vanilla and cedar. Perfectly balanced tannins give way to a chocolaty finish. (400 cases, 14.5% alc.) Awards: Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold).

Wind Rose Cellars 2010 Bravo Rosso, Wahluke Slope, $20: Bravo to owner/winemaker David Volmut, who crafted this delicious Italian-style blend at his winery in tiny Sequim, Wash. It leads with Barbera and also includes Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a juicy, spicy wine with rich red fruit and hints of vanilla. (120 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold).

Helix by Reininger 2010 StoneTree SoRho, Columbia Valley, $33: Southern Rhône blends can take on many components. This superb example is unusual because it leads with Mourvèdre, it also includes the rare Cinsault grape along with Grenache. Red-toned fruit leads with way, with aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry and pomegranate, along with hints of cola and dark chocolate. (233 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Eye of the Needle Winery NV Little Italy Red, Columbia Valley, $11: This was one of our top wines in our Italian red judging, and it shows beautifully again in the Platinums. The blend of Barbera, Sangiovese and Dolcetto comes with grand aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry and cranberry. The fruit keeps pushing all the way through, and it’s backed with bright, flavor-lifting tannins. (500 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding).

Kyra Wines 2010 Pheasant Vineyard Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope, $20: Winery namesake and winemaker Kyra Baerlocher used estate grapes from the arid Wahluke Slope to craft this stunning Italian-style red. It is filled with aromas and flavors of red cherry, raspberry and cranberry, backed with mild oak and food-friendly acidity. Here’s a perfect wine for lasagna. (136 cases, 13.7% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding).

Helix by Reininger 2009 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $30: This is no second label for winemaker Chuck Reininger. Rather, it’s a project that allows him to explore vineyards outside of the Walla Walla Valley. The grapes for this superb Syrah come from two of the best vineyards in the state: Phinny Hill in the Horse Heaven Hills and StoneTree on the Wahluke Slope. It’s a rich, ripe Syrah with complex spices, blueberry, chocolate and blackberry pie. (343 cases, 14.8% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Shepherds Mark, Horse Heaven Hills, $24: This Rhône-style white blend pays tribute to shepherds who worked the Horse Heaven Hills a century ago. It’s a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier bringing aromas and flavors of pineapple, orange and peach. The balanced acidity lifts all the flavors beautifully. (541 cases, 13.5% alc.) Awards: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Dusted Valley Vintners 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $35: The boys at Dusted Valley make no fewer than three Cabs, and they’re all superb. This relies on grapes exclusively from the Walla Walla Valley, and it presents aromas and flavors of red currant, boysenberry, marshmallow and dried black cherry. Silky tannins give it all the backbone this wine needs. (860 cases, 14.7% alc.) Awards: Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging (Outstanding).

Chehalem Winery 2010 Ian's Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $36: The father-daughter team of Harry and Wynne Peterson-Nedry use estate grapes from Stoller Vineyards on the Dundee Hills to craft this world-class Chardonnay. It exhibits aromas and flavors of pineapple, mint, minerality, apple and lemon with just a hint of butterscotch on the finish. (391 cases, 13.3% alc.) Award: Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best in class).

Hogue Cellars 2010 Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley, $30: Now-departed winemaker Co Dinn crafted this superb Merlot from grapes in the Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills and Columbia Valley. It’s a rich, juicy wine with aromas and flavors of red currants, cherry, leather and cocoa, giving way to a memorable finish. (464 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Lookout Point Winery 2011 Grenache, Rattlesnake Hills, $22: George Petzinger is quietly crafting some of the finest wine in the Rattlesnake Hills. This Grenache caught our attention earlier in this year, and the Platinum judges reward it again. A splendid nose of plum, cherry and mint mingles with flavors of white strawberry and raspberry. Delicate acidity lifts the fruit beautifully. (95 cases, 13.4% alc.) Awards: Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $22: This stunning and unusual Sauvignon Blanc is a wine with character, beginning with beautiful aromas of sweet herbs that give way to distinctive flavors of greengage plum and lime. A hint of oak provides an extra layer of character. (430 cases, 14% alc.) Award: San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold).

College Cellars 2012 Clarke Vineyard Semillon, Walla Walla Valley, $14: The students and faculty at Walla Walla Valley Community College’s vaunted winemaking program collaborated on this enchanting Semillon from estate grapes planted at the nearby airport district. Fig aromas and flavors are the key to this wine, and it also sends out notes of lemon pepper, lemon oil and hominy. It’s a flawless wine with terrific mouth feel. (56 cases, 13% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Denver International Wine Competition (gold).

Intrigue Wines 2012 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $17: Roger Wong, a talented winemaker who works in relative obscurity in the central Okanagan Valley, developed this graceful Pinot Gris. It smells and tastes like fruit salad in a glass, with notes of lemon zest, white peach and starfruit, all backed with stunning acidity. (221 cases, 13.3% alc.) Awards: All-Canadian Wine Championship (gold).

Artisanal Wine Cellars 2010 Dukes Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $34: The Eola-Amity Hills is a distinctive landform near the capital city of Salem, Ore., and one of the best regions in Oregon to grow Pinot Noir. Winemaker Tom Feller has crafted a subtle, understated wine with incredible depths of complexity. It offers notes of cherry, mint and chocolate with underlying sweet fruit in the finish. (146 cases, 13% alc.) Awards: Oregon Wine Awards (double gold)

Lookout Point Winery NV Two Coyotes , Rattlesnake Hills, $22: Winemaker George Petzinger blended 2010 Malbec and 2011 Grenache from Two Coyote Vineyard into this expressive and harmonious red wine. It presents aromas and flavors of lime, currant, blackberry pie and a touch of smoke for an opulent, medium-bodied wine. (100 cases, 13.8% alc.) Awards: Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Lumos Wine Co. 2012 Chiquita Pinot Noir Rosé, Oregon, $20: Among the best rosés coming out of the Pacific Northwest was this lovely effort by winemaker Dai Crisp. It is a delicate wine with notes of apricot, cherry, rose petal and minerality. It’s a beautiful example of a Pinot Noir rosé. (87 cases, 12.5% alc.) Awards: Wine Press Northwest rosé judging (Outstanding), Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (best rosé), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold).

Bella Sparkling Wines 2011 Sparkling Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $24: Jay Drysdale is the renaissance man of the Okanagan Valley — a trained chef, sommelier, wine merchant and now award-winning winemaker. This marks the inaugural vintage of his winery on the Naramata Bench, and it’s divine. A creamy mousse gives way to restrained and classic aromas and flavors of Asian pear, light toast and Granny Smith apple. (115 cases, 12.5% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Wine Competition (best sparkling wine).

Treveri Cellars NV Gewürztraminer Demi-Sec , Columbia Valley, $18: Longtime Washington winemaker Juergen Grieb is crafting some of the best bubbly in the state at his Yakima Valley facility. This unusual sparkler reveals delicate aromas of clove and Honeycrisp apple, followed by fruit-driven flavors of grapefruit and Gala apple. It has a bit of residual sweetness that is in perfect balance with the bubbles. (1,500 cases, 12% alc.) Award: Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Gordon Family Estate 2009 Six Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40: Cabernet Sauvignon clone 6 is a version of Cab that was thought to have been imported from Bordeaux to California in the 1880s by the Masson or Wente families. It is gaining favor with Washington winemakers, and this example shows why, starting with a floral nose and tones of dried strawberry, black cherry, red licorice and chocolate. Hints of huckleberry show up in the long, impressive and pleasing finish. (412 cases, 13.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Barnard Griffin 2012 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $12: For the past decade, Rob Griffin has been making one of the best dry rosés on the West Coast. This example is no different. Its fascinating color is followed by aromas and flavors of cherry, boysenberry, melon and white peach. That profile, its price and the availability make it easy to love. (7,000 cases, 12.6% alc.) Awards: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold/best rosé), Wine Press Northwest rosé judging (Outstanding), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best in class).

Thurston Wolfe 2011 The Teacher Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $20: This special bottling is one of four Platinums in 2013 for Wade Wolfe, who named it for Stan Clarke, his best friend and longtime colleague who died in 2007. The inviting aromas of sweet cherry, coffee, lilac and lavender are followed by rich, dark flavors of blackberry, black cherry and a hint of chocolate. (440 cases, 13.5% alc.) Awards: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold).

Double gold

Wind Rose Cellars 2011 Dolcetto, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 65 cases)

Poet's Leap 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (12.3% alc., 3,575 cases)

Nelms Road 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $25: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging. (14.1% alc., 3,086 cases)

Cinder Winery 2012 Off-Dry Viognier , Snake River Valley, $18: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.3% alc., 390 cases)

Hogue Cellars 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (12.5% alc., 35,000 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $30: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging. (14.6% alc., 480 cases)

AntoLin Cellars 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $19: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 195 cases)

Ginkgo Forest Winery NV Raspberry Sensation, Wahluke Slope, $22: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (19% alc., 250 cases)

Northwest Cellars 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $34: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 92 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2011 Upland Vineyard Aligote, Snipes Mountain, $18: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 100 cases)

Saviah Cellars 2009 Big Sky Cuvee, Columbia Valley, $35: Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (best in show). (14.2% alc., 465 cases)

Jones of Washington 2012 Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $12: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (12.3% alc., 761 cases)

Kennedy Shah 2008 Reserve Artz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $52: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.5% alc., 178 cases)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Minus 9 Ehrenfelser Icewine, Okanagan Valley, $47: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (double gold). (10.6% alc., 100 cases)

Poet's Leap 2010 Botrytis Riesling, Columbia Valley, $50: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (11.3% alc., 210 cases)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Private Reserve Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $15: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (12.6% alc., 700 cases)

Anam Cara Cellars 2010 Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $32: Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13.2% alc., 1,000 cases)

Tamarack Cellars 2011 Firehouse Red, Columbia Valley, $16: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (NL% alc., 12,000 cases)

Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Extra Dry, Columbia Valley, $12: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (10.9% alc., 175,000 cases)

Bunnell Family Cellar 2008 Boushey-McPherson Syrah, Yakima Valley, $40: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 220 cases)

Kitzke Cellars 2009 Monte Caramelle, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): Florida State Fair (gold). (14.4% alc., 122 cases)

Col Solare 2009 Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $75: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.5% alc., 5,000 cases)

Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2012 Ryan's Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (gold). (12% alc., 2,500 cases)

Treveri Cellars NV Brut Rosé, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest rosé judging (Outstanding). (12% alc., 1,000 cases)

Robert Ramsay Cellars 2010 McKinley Springs Vineyard Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.7% alc., 294 cases)

Naches Heights Vineyard 2010 Two Coyote Vineyard Mourvedre, Yakima Valley, $38: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.7% alc., 128 cases)

Westport Winery 2010 Swimmer’s Last Syrah, Columbia Valley, $27: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (12% alc., 204 cases)

Helix by Reininger 2010 Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $29: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.2% alc., 611 cases)

La Frenz NV Liqueur Muscat, Okanagan Valley, $22: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (Gold/Best in class). (18.5% alc., 200 cases)

Gamache Vintners 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.9% alc., 376 cases)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2010 Barbera, Wahluke Slope, $20: Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (13.9% alc., 85 cases)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 StoneTree Vineyard Grenache, Wahluke Slope, $39: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (Gold), Outstanding (Wine Press Northwest). (14.7% alc., 160 cases)

JoieFarm 2012 A Noble Blend, Okanagan Valley, $24: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (12.7% alc., 4,049 cases)

Newhouse Family Vineyards 2009 Vestige, Snipes Mountain, $65: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.8% alc., 123 cases)

Spangler Vineyards 2010 Grenache, Southern Oregon, $32: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 88 cases)

Troon Vineyard 2010 Reserve Zinfandel, Applegate Valley, $60: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (15.5% alc., 75 cases)

Troon Vineyard 2011 Vermentino, Applegate Valley, $18: Award(s): Six Nations Wine Challenge (gold). (12% alc., 675 cases)

Acrobat 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $20: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13% alc., 25,000 cases)

Artisanal Wine Cellars 2010 Jubillee Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $30: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (13% alc., 141 cases)

Chateau Walla Walla 2008 Masterpiece Red, Walla Walla Valley, $40: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 190 cases)

SpierHead Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $19: Award(s): BC Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 232 cases)

Naches Heights Vineyard 2012 Two Coyote Vineyard Can-Can, Yakima Valley, $13: Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13% alc., 530 cases)

Church & State Wines 2009 Coyote Bowl Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $35: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 975 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2009 Wild Z, Walla Walla Valley, $20: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold). (14.4% alc., 1,454 cases)

Anew 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11: Award(s): International Women's Wine Competition (gold/best in class). (11.5% alc., 70,000 cases)

Locati Cellars 2009 Estate Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley, $28: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.8% alc., 225 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $30: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (14.5% alc., 291 cases)

Red Diamond Winery 2009 Shiraz , Washington, $10: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13.9% alc., 28,000 cases)

La Frenz 2011 Vivant, Okanagan Valley, $25: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13% alc., 300 cases)

Plumb Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $36: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.5% alc., 102 cases)

Bunnell Family Cellar 2009 Northridge Vineyard Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $34: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.3% alc., 166 cases)

Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2012 French Embrace, Okanagan Valley, $17: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13.2% alc., 384 cases)

DaMa Wines 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $32: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.8% alc., 250 cases)

Mercer Canyons 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $17: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging. (13.9% alc., 6,100 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $25: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold/best Cabernet Franc), International Eastern Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.5% alc., 329 cases)

Watermill Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $28: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.7% alc., 195 cases)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $25: Award(s): Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13.5% alc., 3,194 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2007 Winesap Vineyard Late Harvest Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $30: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (17.1% alc., 197 cases)

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2012 Late Harvest Riesling , Columbia Valley, $15: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold). (10% alc., 355 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2009 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $30: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.7% alc., 229 cases)

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 The Estates Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $25: Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 3,150 cases)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $30: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (gold). (14% alc., 6,148 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2009 Cockburn Vineyard Grenache, Walla Walla Valley, $38: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.3% alc., 144 cases)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2011 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Purple Reign Grenache, Horse Heaven Hills, $42: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.4% alc., 184 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Mourvedre, Snipes Mountain, $44: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.9% alc., 45 cases)

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2009 Tempranillo, Southern Oregon, $34: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (Best of class). (14.32% alc., 500 cases)

Cold Springs Winery 2010 L'attraction: White Table Wine, Snake River Valley, $10: Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold). (13.05% alc., 660 cases)

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2010 Lemberger, Red Mountain, $15: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold), Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (13.5% alc., 4,160 cases)

Chateau Lorane 2012 Melon de Bourgogne, Umpqua Valley, $18: Award(s): International Women's Wine Competition (gold). (12.9% alc., 100 cases)

Henry Estate 2011 Müller-Thurgau, Umpqua Valley, $12: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (10% alc., 1,200 cases)

Cave B Estate Winery 2011 Semillon, Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14% alc., 290 cases)

Arrowleaf 2012 Snow Tropics Vidal, Okanagan Valley, $16: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (Gold/Best in class). (11.7% alc., 500 cases)

Kyra Wines 2012 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $15: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (12.3% alc., 392 cases)

Bethel Heights 2010 Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $32: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (12.5% alc., 3,042 cases)

A to Z Wineworks 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $20: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13% alc., 136,686 cases)

Glen Fiona Winery 2008 Cuvee Parallel 46 , Walla Walla Valley, $25: Award(s): International Wine Channel TV Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 255 cases)

William Church Winery 2010 2 Spires, Columbia Valley 34: Award(s): Florida State Fair (double gold). (14.4% alc., 354 cases)

Dunham Cellars 2011 Lewis Vineyard Riesling, Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (12.5% alc., 622 cases)

Snoqualmie Winery 2012 Winemaker's Select Riesling, Columbia Valley, $8: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (10.6% alc., 42,000 cases)

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Blanc de Noirs, Okanagan Valley, $19: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13.3% alc., 700 cases)

Cave B Estate Winery 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $25: Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (14.1% alc., 289 cases)

Church & State Wines 2012 Viognier, Okanagan Valley, $20: Award(s): BC Wine Awards (gold). (13.2% alc., 475 cases)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2012 Ginkgo Blanco, Wahluke Slope, $15: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13% alc., 120 cases)

Airlie Winery 2011 Seven, Oregon, $14: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (12.1% alc., 2,183 cases)

Northwest Wine Academy 2010 Four Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.8% alc., 82 cases)

DeLille Cellars 2009 Grand Ciel Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $160: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (15.1% alc., 300 cases)

Terra Blanca Winery 2008 Arch Terrace Cabernet Franc, Red Mountain, $28: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 319 cases)

Airfield Estates Winery 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay , Yakima Valley, $13: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13.9% alc., 4,000 cases)

Pacific Rim Winemakers 2011 Vin de Glaciere, Columbia Valley, $14: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (16.5% alc., 1,294 cases)

Washington Hills 2011 Late Harvest Riesling, Washington, $9: Award(s): Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold). (11% alc., 8,000 cases)

JoieFarm 2011 Gamay, Okanagan Valley, $24: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Riverside International Wine Competition (gold). (13% alc., 432 cases)

Plumb Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $36: Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold). (14.7% alc., 72 cases)

Westport Winery NV Dawn Patrol, Washington, $26: Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold). (10% alc., 240 cases)

Thurston Wolfe 2010 Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills, $30: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.5% alc., 24 cases)

RoxyAnn Winery 2009 Tempranillo , Rogue Valley, $26: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best in class). (14.2% alc., 600 cases)

Abacela 2009 Estate Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $35: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.3% alc., 1,239 cases)

Elevation Cellars 2010 StoneTree Vineyard Black Peak Tempranillo, Wahluke Slope, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 84 cases)

Thurston Wolfe 2010 Reserve Petite Sirah, Horse Heaven Hills, $20: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 50 cases)

Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 Roussanne, Horse Heaven Hills, $22: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.9% alc., 111 cases)

Anelare 2012 Roussanne, Columbia Valley, $24: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.9% alc., 70 cases)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, $39: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13.2% alc., 287 cases)

Plumb Cellars 2009 Damn Straight, Columbia Valley, $32: Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 221 cases)

Gifford Hirlinger 2009 Estate Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $32: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.8% alc., 100 cases)

Barking Frog Winery 2009 Bailey Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $32: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13.9% alc., 200 cases)

Deer Creek Vineyards 2011 Private Reserve Pinot Noir, Rogue Valley, $35: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13.8% alc., 571 cases)

Stag Hollow Wines 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $40: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14% alc., 193 cases)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $30: Award(s): New World International Wine Competition (gold/best of variety). (14% alc., 1,120 cases)

K&M Wines 2010 Alchemy Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $33: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (12.8% alc., 126 cases)

RoxyAnn Winery 2009 Claret, Rogue Valley, $26: Award(s): World Wine Championships (gold). (14.7% alc., 3,300 cases)

JoieFarm 2011 En Famille Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $30: Award(s): Decanter Awards (gold). (13.7% alc., 408 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, $30: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 5,300 cases)

DeLille Cellars 2010 Chaleur Estate, Red Mountain, $78: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (platinum). (14.9% alc., 335 cases)

Robert Karl Cellars 2010 Claret, Horse Heaven Hills, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards. (13.9% alc., 1,400 cases)

Skylite Cellars 2009 Soiree, Walla Walla Valley, $24: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.8% alc., 316 cases)

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2010 Selway , Washington, $30: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (15.3% alc., 44 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Ethos Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $42: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (15.5% alc., 2,000 cases)

Bunnell Family Cellar 2008 Vif, Columbia Valley, $34: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.1% alc., 426 cases)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 Wallywood, Columbia Valley, $42: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.9% alc., 120 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Hattrup Farms Marvell GSM, Rattlesnake Hills, $32: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold), International Eastern Wine Competition (gold). (14.6% alc., 495 cases)

Barking Frog Winery 2010 Five, Washington, $25: Award(s): Florida State Fair (gold). (13.9% alc., 75 cases)

Domaine Pouillon NV Black Dot, Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14% alc., 344 cases)

Northwest Wine Academy 2011 Den Hoed Vineyard Riesling, Yakima Valley, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (10% alc., 39 cases)

Henry Estate 2012 Veraison, Oregon, $13: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest rosé judging (Outstanding). (10% alc., 1,200 cases)

Treveri Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Columbia Valley, $14: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (12% alc., 500 cases)

Bergevin Lane Vineyards 2010 Francisca's Vineyard The Princess Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $48: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.6% alc., 197 cases)

Church & State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $35: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (14.5% alc., 375 cases)

Mellisoni Vineyards 2010 Syrah, Lake Chelan, $40: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.7% alc., 121 cases)

La Frenz 2011 Ensemble, Okanagan Valley, $25: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13% alc., 300 cases)

Mellisoni Vineyards 2012 45 Degrees, Lake Chelan, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (12.2% alc., 97 cases)

H/H Estates 2009 Reserve Big John Cab, Horse Heaven Hills, $42: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging. (14.3% alc., 128 cases)

JoieFarm 2011 PTG, Okanagan Valley, $24: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold). (13.2% alc., 530 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (15% alc., 5,500 cases)

Walla Walla Vintners 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $36: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging. (14.5% alc., 966 cases)

Skylite Cellars 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $47: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.5% alc., 98 cases)

Church & State Wines 2011 Gravelbourg Chardonnay , Okanagan Valley, $27: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13.3% alc., 575 cases)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Late Harvest Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $18: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (double gold). (12.4% alc., 100 cases)

Hogue Cellars 2011 Late Harvest Riesling, Yakima Valley, $11: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (11% alc., 95,000 cases)

Bergevin Lane Vineyards 2010 Dreamweaver Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $28: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.6% alc., 80 cases)

Bergevin Lane Vineyards 2010 Wild Child Merlot, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.6% alc., 500 cases)

Gamache Vintners 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.9% alc., 292 cases)

Westport Winery NV Shiver Me Timbers, Washington, $26: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (11% alc., 170 cases)

Westport Winery NV Rapture of the Deep, Washington, $26: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (double gold), Florida State Fair (gold). (11% alc., 120 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2009 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carmenere, Horse Heaven Hills, $36: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 125 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Long Beach Grand Cru (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 229 cases)

H/H Estates 2010 Reserve Robert Andrews Mourvedre, Horse Heaven Hills, $38: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.3% alc., 115 cases)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley, $42: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (15.9% alc., 240 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, Columbia Valley, $10: Award(s): International Women's Wine Competition (gold). (12.3% alc., 727 cases)

Jones of Washington 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $13: Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (12.8% alc., 400 cases)

Duck Pond Cellars 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $12: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (12.5% alc., 15,078 cases)

Gard Vintners 2011 Lawrence Vineyards Grand Klasse Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $22: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 280 cases)

ArborBrook Vineyards 2010 Origin 1866 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $45: Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold). (14.3% alc., 400 cases)

Angel Vine 2010 Primitivo, Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding), Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (15.5% alc., 350 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 6,000 cases)

King Estate 2011 Signature Pinot Noir, Oregon, $30: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13% alc., 22,000 cases)

Arrowleaf 2011 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $18: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (12.5% alc., 999 cases)

Erath Winery 2010 Estate Selection Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $34: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 4,026 cases)

H/H Estates 2009 Reserve Bozak Red, Horse Heaven Hills, $42: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.3% alc., 80 cases)

Hip Chicks do Wine NV Drop Dead Red , Columbia Valley, $24: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (15% alc., 290 cases)

Spangler Vineyards 2009 Claret, Southern Oregon, $25: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14% alc., 226 cases)

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2009 Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $30: Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), New World International Wine Competition (gold). (14.7% alc., 538 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Serendipity, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 533 cases)

Saggi 2009 Red, Columbia Valley, $45: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.6% alc., 1,419 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley, $22: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (11% alc., 20,000 cases)

8th Generation 2011 Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $21: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (12.9% alc., 600 cases)

Patton Valley Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley, $18: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest rosé judging (Outstanding). (13% alc., 553 cases)

Claar Cellars 2010 White Bluffs Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $22: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding). (13.8% alc., 128 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), New World International Wine Competition (gold/best in class), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.5% alc., 112 cases)

Walla Walla Vintners 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $32: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 148 cases)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2012 Riesling, Wahluke Slope, $15: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.1% alc., 150 cases)

Page Cellars 2008 Preface Cabernet Sauvignon , Red Mountain, $37: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.2% alc., 420 cases)

Dunham Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon XV, Columbia Valley, $45: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold). (13.8% alc., 1,406 cases)

Barking Frog Winery 2009 Crawford Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $28: Award(s): Florida State Fair (gold). (14.9% alc., 100 cases)

Nodland Cellars 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $38: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (15% alc., 112 cases)

Spangler Vineyards 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Southern Oregon, $39: Award(s): Tasters Guild (gold). (13.8% alc., 229 cases)

DaMa Wines 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $23: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.6% alc., 100 cases)

L'Ecole No. 41 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $22: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.5% alc., 4,650 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2010 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $38: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.1% alc., 172 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2009 Phinny Hill Vineyard Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $38: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.9% alc., 100 cases)

Helix by Reininger 2010 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley, $29: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.2% alc., 677 cases)

Camas Prairie Winery 2012 Strawberry Mead, Idaho, $14: Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold/best dessert wine). (12% alc., 45 cases)

Barking Frog Winery 2010 Elerding Vineyard Barbera, Washington, $32: Award(s): Florida State Fair (gold). (16.1% alc., 200 cases)

Leone Italian Cellars 2009 Dolcetto, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 70 cases)

Yakima Valley Vintners 2010 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primitivo, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (15.1% alc., 55 cases)

Thurston Wolfe 2011 Howling Wolfe Zinfandel, Horse Heaven Hills, $20: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.3% alc., 1,100 cases)

Westport Winery 2010 Maritime Moscato, Washington, $23: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (11% alc., 153 cases)

DiStefano Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $19: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14% alc., 825 cases)

College Cellars 2012 Clarke Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Walla Walla Valley, $12: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (12.5% alc., 137 cases)

Walnut City WineWorks 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir , Willamette Valley, $30: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.5% alc., 650 cases)

JoieFarm 2012 Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $23: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (12.4% alc., 864 cases)

JoieFarm 2012 Re-Think Pink Pinot Noir Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $21: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (Double gold/Best rose), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13.1% alc., 2,606 cases)

Barking Frog Winery 2010 Bailey Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $32: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (13.7% alc., 125 cases)

Sweet Earth Vineyards 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $20: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13% alc., 206 cases)

Winter's Hill Vineyard 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $55: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 125 cases)

DeLille Cellars 2010 Harrison Hill, Snipes Mountain, $80: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (platinum), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.4% alc., 400 cases)

Bunchgrass Winery 2009 Triolet, Walla Walla Valley, $28: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.3% alc., 175 cases)

AniChe Cellars 2010 Goat Boy , Columbia Valley, $36: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.6% alc., 160 cases)

Haystack Needle 2010 The Point Reserve Red, Columbia Valley, $25: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.2% alc., 75 cases)

JM Cellars 2010 Longevity, Columbia Valley, $45: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 500 cases)

Spring Valley Vineyard 2009 Uriah Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley, $50: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.5% alc., 2,500 cases)

Mercer Estates 2009 Reserve Cavalie, Columbia Valley, $40: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.7% alc., 232 cases)

Abacela 2012 Grenache Rose, Umpqua Valley, $15: Award(s): Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. (13.2% alc., 292 cases)

L'Ecole No. 41 2010 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Syrah , Walla Walla Valley, $35: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (15% alc., 1,015 cases)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $33: Award(s): Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (gold). (14% alc., 2,513 cases)

Nicola's redmark 2009 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold). (12.3% alc., 600 cases)

La Frenz 2012 Andrew Vineyard Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $20: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (11% alc., 450 cases)

Robert Karl Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 500 cases)

Dineen Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, $33: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.3% alc., 110 cases)

Kiona Vineyards Winery 2010 Estate Zinfandel, Red Mountain, $25: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (16.5% alc., 325 cases)

Naches Heights Vineyard 2012 Riesling , Naches Heights, $14: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (12.8% alc., 844 cases)

L'Ecole No. 41 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $32: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 4,000 cases)

Spangler Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Southern Oregon, $27: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging. (13.7% alc., 371 cases)

Woodward Canyon Winery 2009 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $89: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging. (16.7% alc., 665 cases)

Hamilton Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.9% alc., 286 cases)

Saviah Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $28: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging. (14.3% alc., 1,200 cases)

Lost River Winery 2011 Chardonnay , Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13.2% alc., 180 cases)

Hip Chicks do Wine 2008 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $26: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best in class). (15% alc., 125 cases)

Watermill Winery 2009 Estate Malbec , Walla Walla Valley, $32: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.1% alc., 194 cases)

L'Ecole No. 41 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $25: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 4,020 cases)

Chateau Faire le Pont 2009 Carmenere, Yakima Valley, $40: Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (double gold). (13.6% alc., 75 cases)

Nodland Cellars 2009 Avante garde Carmenere, Walla Walla Valley, $24: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 100 cases)

Trio Vintners 2010 Far Away Vineyard Grenache, Yakima Valley, $26: Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold). (15% alc., 100 cases)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 Mourvedre, Wahluke Slope, $39: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (15% alc., 120 cases)

Terra Blanca Winery 2011 Arch Terrace Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley, $18: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 772 cases)

Lumos Wine Co. 2012 Temperance Hill Julia Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $20: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (13.3% alc., 180 cases)

Lumos Wine Co. 2011 Temperance Hill Julia Pinot Gris, Oregon, $20: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (12.2% alc., 218 cases)

Duck Pond Cellars 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $20: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (12% alc., 15,688 cases)

Camaraderie Cellars 2009 Grâce, Columbia Valley, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 313 cases)

McKinley Springs 2009 Bombing Range Red, Horse Heaven Hills, $16: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.6% alc., 1,726 cases)

Davenport Cellars 2009 RHD, Columbia Valley, $27: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.8% alc., 232 cases)

Pend d'Oreille Winery 2010 Bistro Rouge , Washington, $14: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.3% alc., 1,500 cases)

Ledger David 2010 Orion's Nebula, Rogue Valley, $30: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.3% alc., 411 cases)

Airfield Estates Winery 2010 Aviator , Yakima Valley, $35: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.8% alc., 520 cases)

Mercer Canyons 2011 Riesling, Yakima Valley, $13: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (11.9% alc., 2,000 cases)

Treveri Cellars NV Laudare, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (12% alc., 500 cases)

Balboa Winery 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $34: Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold). (15% alc., 400 cases)

DeLille Cellars 2010 Doyenne Signature Syrah, Yakima Valley, $42: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.8% alc., 880 cases)

Desert Wind Winery 2011 Viognier, Wahluke Slope, $15: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (15% alc., 500 cases)

College Cellars 2012 Scholarship White, Walla Walla Valley, $12: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13% alc., 67 cases)

Church & State Wines 2012 Trebella, Okanagan Valley, $20: Award(s): BC Wine Awards (gold). (13.8% alc., 490 cases)

Walla Walla Vintners 2009 Sagemoor Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging (Outstanding). (14.5% alc., 300 cases)

Market Vineyards 2009 Arbitrage Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $29: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.7% alc., 235 cases)

Cold Springs Winery 2011 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $10: Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 218 cases)

Gifford Hirlinger 2010 Estate Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley, $38: Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (15.2% alc., 99 cases)

Troon Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay, Applegate Valley, $24: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (12.8% alc., 350 cases)

Abacela 2009 Port, Umpqua Valley, $25: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (19.5% alc., 417 cases)

Mount Baker Vineyards & Winery NV Plum Wine, Washington, $16: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (9.6% alc., 73 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2009 Phinny Hill Vineyard Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills, $38: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 100 cases)

Lumos Wine Co. 2012 Rudolfo Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $17: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (14.2% alc., 1,022 cases)

Rainstorm 2011 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $14: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (12.5% alc., 7,630 cases)

Milbrandt Vineyards 2011 Brothers' Blend, Columbia Valley, $17: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 7,900 cases)

Columbia Crest 2010 Walter Clore Private Reserve, Columbia Valley, $35: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold). (14.5% alc., 2,500 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold), Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold). (12.5% alc., 4,600 cases)

Page Cellars 2008 Silver Top Syrah, Red Mountain, $37: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.4% alc., 380 cases)

Coyote Canyon Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $25: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (gold). (14.3% alc., 206 cases)

SuLei Cellars 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $32: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 111 cases)

Lookout Point Winery 2010 Malbec , Rattlesnake Hills, $22: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.2% alc., 110 cases)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Riesling, Umpqua Valley, $21: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (12.6% alc., 241 cases)

Lopez Island Vineyard & Winery 2011 Sangiovese, Yakima Valley, $22: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14% alc., 210 cases)

Gold

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Grenache, Snipes Mountain, $34: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 150 cases)

Waterbrook Winery 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $24: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold). (13.3% alc., 3,500 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $17: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (double gold/best in class). (14.2% alc., 667 cases)

Deer Creek Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay, Rogue Valley, $20: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13% alc., 365 cases)

Northwest Wine Academy 2011 Alder Ridge Vineyard Late Harvest Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (11.5% alc., 60 cases)

Leone Italian Cellars 2009 Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 234 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $36: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Long Beach Grand Cru (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (double gold/best in class), Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (15.5% alc., 286 cases)

Anelare 2010 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Syrah, Red Mountain, $59: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.9% alc., 75 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Clifton Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $40: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.9% alc., 219 cases)

Yakima Valley Vintners 2009 Midterm Merlot, Yakima Valley, $14: Award(s): Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold). (13.8% alc., 54 cases)

Lumos Wine Co. 2012 Temperance Hill Vineyard Gewurztraminer, Willamette Valley, $19: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (12.5% alc., 162 cases)

Mellisoni Vineyards 2012 Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.4% alc., 212 cases)

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $20: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13% alc., cases)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2010 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Quarry Butte, Horse Heaven Hills, $24: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.5% alc., 1,482 cases)

Duck Pond Cellars 2011 Red Blend, Wahluke Slope, $15: Award(s): Long Beach Grand Cru (gold/best in class). (14.5% alc., 601 cases)

Hood Crest Winery 2011 Super Tesscan , Columbia Gorge, $28: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14% alc., 200 cases)

Trio Vintners 2010 Flash Point Reserve Sangiovese, Yakima Valley, $28: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding). (14.2% alc., 100 cases)

Nota Bene Cellars 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $25: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.82% alc., 125 cases)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2011 Masada Bloc Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $32: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (13.1% alc., 438 cases)

Native Sun 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $50: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.4% alc., 104 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.4% alc., 866 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2009 Cockburn Vineyard Barbera, Walla Walla Valley, $30: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding). (14.5% alc., 307 cases)

Watermill Winery 2009 Mourvedre, Walla Walla Valley, $28: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (14.9% alc., 96 cases)

Boomtown 2011 Pinot Gris, Washington, $16: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (13.5% alc., 3,600 cases)

Lumos Wine Co. 2010 Five Blocks Pinot Noir, Oregon, $25: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (12.9% alc., 402 cases)

Seven of Hearts 2011 Armstrong Vineyard Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, $35: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (12.5% alc., 175 cases)

Aniche Cellars 2010 Moth Love, Rattlesnake Hills, $34: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.8% alc., 148 cases)

Terra Blanca Winery 2008 Signature Series Red Blend, Red Mountain, $45: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 412 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Konner Ray Red, Columbia Valley, $50: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.9% alc., 70 cases)

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2011 Viognier, Applegate Valley, $24: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.7% alc., 300 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Konner Ray White, Snipes Mountain, $15: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.5% alc., 225 cases)

DeLille Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 1, Red Mountain, $66: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (Platinum, Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (15.1% alc., 400 cases)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2010 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Alderdale Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $42: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition. (14.6% alc., 414 cases)

Columbia Crest 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $45: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 5,500 cases)

Pondera Winery 2009 Prima Donna, Columbia Valley, $42: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.6% alc., 100 cases)

Gifford Hirlinger 2009 Estate Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $34: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.6% alc., 147 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $14: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging (Outstanding). (13.5% alc., 150,000 cases)

Upland Estates Winery 2009 Julian, Snipes Mountain, $32: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 140 cases)

JoieFarm 2011 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $24: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.3% alc., 311 cases)

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2008 AC 50, British Columbia, $48: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (14.1% alc., 163 cases)

Pondera Winery 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 75 cases)

Kiona Vineyards Winery NV Cyclops, Red Mountain, $40: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (best of class). (14.5% alc., 446 cases)

Cold Springs Winery 2009 Merlot, Snake River Valley, $12: Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold/best red). (13.12% alc., 380 cases)

Naches Heights Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley, $36: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.99% alc., 128 cases)

William Church Winery 2012 Viognier, Columbia Valley 23: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.2% alc., 560 cases)

Barrage Cellars 2008 Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $35: Award(s): Capital Food & Wine Festival Competition (gold). (14.9% alc., 448 cases)

SpierHead Winery 2012 Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $19: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold/best in class). (13% alc., 128 cases)

Angel Vine 2010 Alder Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel, Washington, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (15.6% alc., 100 cases)

Naches Heights Vineyard 2012 Guinevere Gewurztraminer , Naches Heights, $16: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13% alc., 500 cases)

Spangler Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc, Southern Oregon, $26: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.7% alc., 288 cases)

Olympic Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $35: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (double gold/best red wine). (14.4% alc., 150 cases)

Pend d'Oreille Winery 2011 Chardonnay, Snake River Valley, $18: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (13.1% alc., 545 cases)

Milbrandt Vineyards 2010 Traditions Merlot, Columbia Valley, $16: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 8,600 cases)

Olympic Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $26: Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold). (14.4% alc., 90 cases)

Tamarack Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best in class). (14.2% alc., 896 cases)

Stag Hollow Wines 2010 Dolcetto, Yamhill-Carlton, $19: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (13.8% alc., 142 cases)

Kyra Wines 2011 Purple Sage Vineyard Dolcetto, Wahluke Slope, $20: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding). (13.5% alc., 75 cases)

Northwest Cellars 2009 Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills, $36: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 49 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2012 Marsanne, Walla Walla Valley, $20: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (13.6% alc., 113 cases)

A Blooming Hill 2011 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $20: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (12.7% alc., 360 cases)

Ruby Blues Winery NV Red Stiletto, Naramata Bench, $25: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (14% alc., 2,200 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Gravel Bar Red, Yakima Valley, $38: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 175 cases)

Jones of Washington 2008 Lewis & Clark Vineyard Barrel Select, Columbia Valley, $25: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding). (14.8% alc., 165 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (11.5% alc., 1,712 cases)

Nk'Mip Cellars 2009 Qwam Qwmt Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $35: Award(s): New World International Wine Competition (double gold). (14.5% alc., 790 cases)

DeLille Cellars 2011 Chaleur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley, $36: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.1% alc., 1,500 cases)

Saviah Cellars 2011 The Jack Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (gold). (13.8% alc., 2,382 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $17: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (13.7% alc., 1,957 cases)

Saviah Cellars 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $45: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging (Outstanding). (14.1% alc., 95 cases)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $35: Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (Gold/Best in class), Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (gold). (14% alc., 2,042 cases)

Chateau Lorane 2009 Quail Run Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Rogue Valley, $30: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (13.9% alc., 100 cases)

Nk'Mip Cellars 2011 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay , Okanagan Valley, $25: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13.5% alc., 598 cases)

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2011 Selina Mechelle Orange Muscat, Horse Heaven Hills, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (17% alc., 92 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Ice Wine, Snipes Mountain, $36: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold), Savor Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best in class), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (12% alc., 100 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Ethos Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (8% alc., 150 cases)

Tildio Winery 2010 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Malbec, Columbia Valley, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 200 cases)

Hamilton Cellars 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.6% alc., 240 cases)

Abacela 2009 Merlot, Umpqua Valley, $20: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14% alc., 708 cases)

Chateau Lorane 2008 Asian Girl Vineyard Merlot, Applegate Valley, $22: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 100 cases)

Two Mountain Winery 2010 Copeland Vineyard Merlot, Yakima Valley, $22: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (gold). (13.8% alc., 343 cases)

Columbia Crest 2010 H3 Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $15: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 30,000 cases)

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2011 Pinot Grigio, Okanagan Valley, $19: Award(s): New World International Wine Competition (gold), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13.2% alc., 321 cases)

Knight Hill Winery 2010 Rook's Red, Wahluke Slope, $23: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.3% alc., 236 cases)

Hightower Cellars 2009 Red Wine, Red Mountain, $55: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.4% alc., 152 cases)

SuLei Cellars 2010 Roller Girl Jammer Red, Walla Walla Valley, $19: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.8% alc., 135 cases)

Blasted Church Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $27: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13.5% alc., 3,026 cases)

Westport Winery 2012 Elk River Riesling, Yakima Valley, $25: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (gold). (13% alc., 53 cases)

Airfield Estates Winery 2011 Sweet Riesling, Yakima Valley, $15: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (7.6% alc., 1,001 cases)

Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Saignée, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 314 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2012 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Rosella Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, $15: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 75 cases)

Mellisoni Vineyards 2012 180 Degrees, Lake Chelan, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.6% alc., 20 cases)

Desert Wind Winery 2011 Sangiovese, Wahluke Slope, $18: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 168 cases)

Treveri Cellars NV Mueller Thurgau Sec , Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (12% alc., 500 cases)

H/H Estates 2011 Reserve H/H Buck Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $42: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (double gold/best in class). (14.1% alc., 80 cases)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Rachis Syrah, Columbia Valley, $53: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.9% alc., 192 cases)

Two Mountain Winery 2011 Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, $15: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (11.8% alc., 672 cases)

Seven of Hearts 2011 Chateau Figareaux Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $29: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.8% alc., 49 cases)

Pend d'Oreille Winery 2010 Meyer Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon , Washington, $35: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.6% alc., 149 cases)

Church & State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $26: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold). (14.7% alc., 856 cases)

Zerba Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Walla Walla Valley, $20: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (double gold). (13.6% alc., 326 cases)

Ste. Chapelle 2012 Special Harvest Riesling, Snake River Valley, $10: Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold). (11.1% alc., 7,000 cases)

Chateau Faire le Pont 2009 Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $40: Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (13.8% alc., 150 cases)

Tsillan Cellars 2010 Estate Malbec , Lake Chelan, $28: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold/best Malbec), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.6% alc., 220 cases)

Dunham Cellars 2008 Lewis Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley, $75: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.4% alc., 487 cases)

Hamilton Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.4% alc., 189 cases)

Page Cellars 2009 Libra, Red Mountain, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.3% alc., 360 cases)

Basalt Cellars 2010 Rim Rock Red, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.3% alc., 198 cases)

Elevation Cellars 2010 Jammin', Columbia Valley, $20: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 400 cases)

Spangler Vineyards 2010 Claret, Southern Oregon, $27: Award(s): World of Wine (gold). (13.5% alc., 299 cases)

Thurston Wolfe 2010 Doctor Wolfe's Family Red, Washington, $16: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 1,100 cases)

Convergence Zone Cellars 2010 Squall Line, Red Mountain, $28: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.4% alc., 95 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (12% alc., 80,000 cases)

Girly Girl Wines 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $13: Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold/best in class), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (12% alc., 710 cases)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2011 Rosé Wine Cuvee, Umpqua Valley, $17: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest rosé judging (Outstanding). (12.5% alc., 186 cases)

Coyote Canyon Winery 2010 Sangiovese, Horse Heaven Hills, $25: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.3% alc., 300 cases)

Terra Blanca Winery 2009 Arch Terrace Syrah, Red Mountain, $25: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 1,584 cases)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Stained Tooth Syrah, Columbia Valley, $32: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.6% alc., 714 cases)

Watermill Winery 2009 Praying Mantis Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.8% alc., 123 cases)

Skylite Cellars 2009 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 96 cases)

Watermill Winery 2009 Syrah , Walla Walla Valley, $24: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.9% alc., 289 cases)

Reininger Winery 2009 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $44: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.8% alc., 392 cases)

Wilridge Winery 2011 Rosebud Vineyard Viognier, Yakima Valley, $17: Award(s): Capital Food & Wine Festival Competition (gold). (13.5% alc., 250 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Francis, Snipes Mountain, $24: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 50 cases)

Woodward Canyon Winery 2010 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $54: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (14.1% alc., 2,967 cases)

Camaraderie Cellars 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging (Outstanding). (14.6% alc., 110 cases)

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay, Southern Oregon, $21: Award(s): Tasters Guild (gold). (13.9% alc., 205 cases)

Eleganté Cellars 2008 Malbec , Walla Walla Valley, $30: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (13.9% alc., 69 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley, $25: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold), New World International Wine Competition (gold). (13.5% alc., 280 cases)

Walla Walla Vintners 2010 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $28: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.2% alc., 657 cases)

Maghee Cellars 2007 Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, $36: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.4% alc., 170 cases)

Northstar Winery 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $40: Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.6% alc., 8,100 cases)

Native Sun 2009 Petit Verdot, Red Mountain, $50: Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold). (14.4% alc., 52 cases)

Convergence Zone Cellars 2012 Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Drizzle, Red Mountain, $19: Award(s): Capital Food & Wine Festival Competition (best white), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (10.7% alc., 129 cases)

Westport Winery 2011 Airport Vineyard Fleur de Lis Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $23: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (11% alc., 77 cases)

Seven of Hearts 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $20: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (12.5% alc., 525 cases)

DeLille Cellars 2010 Doyenne AIX, Red Mountain, $39: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Denver International Wine Competition (gold), Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (15% alc., 1,800 cases)

College Cellars 2011 Scholarship Red, Columbia Valley, $14: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (double gold/best in class). (13.9% alc., 123 cases)

Olympic Cellars 2011 Barn Nouveau, Washington, $17: Award(s): Denver International Wine Competition (gold). (13.1% alc., 250 cases)

Kennedy Shah 2011 Dubrul Vineyard Reserve Riesling, Yakima Valley, $25: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 200 cases)

Ridge Crest 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $11: Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (gold/best Syrah). (13.5% alc., 436 cases)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Lawrence Vineyard Block #3 Syrah, , Columbia Valley, $44: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 125 cases)

RoxyAnn Winery 2010 Viognier, Rogue Valley, $20: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (14.6% alc., 900 cases)

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Estate Sempre Amore, Lake Chelan, $16: Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.1% alc., 402 cases)

L'Ecole No. 41 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $40: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon judging (Outstanding). (14.5% alc., 1,760 cases)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $18: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards. (14.5% alc., 240 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.5% alc., 352 cases)

Cultura 2010 Fewel Family Estates Cabernet Franc , Yakima Valley, $40: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (15.1% alc., 71 cases)

Airfield Estates Winery 2009 Merlot, Yakima Valley, $20: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (15.1% alc., 887 cases)

Mellisoni Vineyards 2006 Reserve Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $50: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.3% alc., 437 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Barbera, Columbia Valley, $17: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (double gold), New World International Wine Competition (gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (15.1% alc., 449 cases)

Northwest Wine Academy 2011 Gilbert Orchards Mourvedre, Columbia Valley, $15: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 50 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Zinfandel, Columbia Valley, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (double gold). (15.8% alc., 925 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $10: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.6% alc., 1,574 cases)

Davenport Cellars 2009 Continuity, Columbia Valley, $29: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.6% alc., 235 cases)

Cliff Creek Cellars 2011 Red Red Wine, Southern Oregon, $13: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 1,200 cases)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $45: Award(s): Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (gold). (14% alc., 804 cases)

Farm Boy 2010 Bunk House Red, Columbia Valley, $15: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 750 cases)

Coiled Wines 2012 Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley, $17: Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (double gold/best in show). (13.1% alc., 395 cases)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2010 Riesling, Umpqua Valley, $21: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (12.8% alc., 371 cases)

Silvara Vineyards 2010 Riesling, Washington, $28: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 220 cases)

Northwest Wine Academy 2012 Baywatch Baxter Rosé, Columbia Valley, $13: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (11% alc., 130 cases)

Tsillan Cellars 2010 Estate Sangiovese, Lake Chelan, $28: Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Italian red judging (Outstanding), Indy International Wine Competition (double gold/best in class), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.7% alc., 163 cases)

Tsillan Cellars 2010 Estate Reserve Syrah, Lake Chelan, $35: Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold), New World International Wine Competition (gold). (14.9% alc., 615 cases)

Northwest Cellars 2011 Sonatina, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.5% alc., 200 cases)

Duck Pond Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $12: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (13.9% alc., 611 cases)

Bunchgrass Winery 2010 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $35: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.5% alc., 72 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Les Collines Vineyard Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $36: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold). (14.6% alc., 298 cases)

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $18: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.5% alc., 3,248 cases)

Gordon Family Estate 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $22: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (best in class), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.7% alc., 2,525 cases)

Airlie Winery 2009 Marechal Foch, Willamette Valley, $18: Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (12.2% alc., 849 cases)

8th Generation 2012 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $20: Award(s): All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13.9% alc., 450 cases)

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Ruah, Wahluke Slope, $20: Award(s): International Wine Channel TV Awards (gold/best in class), Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 7,500 cases)

Cave B Estate Winery 2010 Cuvée du Soleil, Columbia Valley, $48: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.4% alc., 320 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Proprietor's Reserve Tavola Rosso, Columbia Valley, $32: Award(s): Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (14.5% alc., 262 cases)

Hightower Cellars 2012 Murray Rosé, Red Mountain, $18: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.4% alc., 194 cases)

Abacela 2009 South Face Block Reserve Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $50: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.3% alc., 127 cases)

Thurston Wolfe 2012 Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills, $16: Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (gold). (13.5% alc., 120 cases)

Silver Lake Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills, $12: Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.5% alc., 389 cases)

Barrage Cellars 2009 Trifecta Merlot, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): Capital Food & Wine Festival Competition (gold). (14.9% alc., 434 cases)

Northstar Winery 2009 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $50: Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (14.6% alc., 700 cases)

Coyote Canyon Winery 2010 Primitivo, Horse Heaven Hills, $25: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.3% alc., 150 cases)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Northridge Vineyard Primitivo, Wahluke Slope, $32: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.6% alc., 660 cases)

Pend d'Oreille Winery 2012 Roussanne, Columbia Valley, $18: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.8% alc., 77 cases)

Seven of Hearts 2011 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $18: Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.2% alc., 385 cases)

J&J Vintners 2011 First Release Riesling, Yakima Valley, $14: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (10.2% alc., 21 cases)

Bridgeview Vineyards NV Blue Moon Semi-Sparkling Riesling , Oregon, $12: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (11.5% alc., 1,117 cases)

Gard Vintners 2012 Lawrence Vineyards Grand Klasse Rosé, Columbia Valley, $22: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.9% alc., 250 cases)

Efeste 2010 Ceidleigh Syrah, Red Mountain, $39: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (14.59% alc., 590 cases)

La Frenz 2011 Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $29: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (13.5% alc., 260 cases)

Two Brothers Winery 2010 Fiore Rosso, Red Mountain, $30: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14.1% alc., 125 cases)

Angel Vine 2010 The Hellion, Columbia Valley, $22: Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (15.2% alc., 200 cases)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Eroica Gold Riesling, Columbia Valley, $28: Award(s): International Women's Wine Competition (gold). (10% alc., 2,500 cases)

La Frenz 2011 Probyn-Eastman Vineyard Viognier, Okanagan Valley, $22: Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold). (13% alc., 650 cases)

Silvan Ridge Winery 2011 Viognier, Rogue Valley, $18: Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best in class), Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (14.3% alc., 400 cases)

Aniche Cellars 2010 Lizzy, Columbia Valley, $22: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (13.9% alc., 155 cases)

Reininger 2009 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $53: Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (14.5% alc., 197 cases)

Woodward Canyon Winery 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $44: Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (14.9% alc., 619 cases)

Cliff Creek Cellars 2007 Sams Valley Vineyard Syrah, Southern Oregon, $25: Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (14.6% alc., 662 cases)

Castillo de Feliciana 2012 Vino Verano, Columbia Valley, $16: Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (13.8% alc., 400 cases)

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