Best of the Best in the Pacific Northwest

Special to Wine Press NorthwestDecember 21, 2014 

  • How the Platinum is Conducted

    Wine Press Northwest created the Platinum Judging in 2000 as a way to determine some of the best wines each year in the Pacific Northwest.

    To accomplish this, we chart more than 35 professionally judged wine competitions worldwide to track the gold medals won by wineries in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho.

    In 2014, Northwest wineries were awarded more than 1,700 gold medals at professional judgings.

    The wines are categorized and judged blind during three days by two panels of wine experts, who award wines with Platinum, Double Gold, Gold or no medal. A wine is awarded a medal based on how a majority of the judges voted. In the case when all four judges deem the wine a Platinum, that wine is awarded a unanimous Double Platinum.

    Based on each judge’s score, we are able to determine which wine or wines end up at the top — the best of the best.

    The 15th annual Platinum Judging took place Oct. 21-23 at the Clover Island Inn in Kennewick, Wash.

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    King of the Platinum

    With four Platinums this year alone, Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery south of Oliver, British Columbia, easily retains the title of “King of the Platinum.” Walter and Gordon Gehringer have won at least one Platinum medal every year except 2001 and 2006.

    Here are the wineries that have won at least 10 Platinums during the competition’s first 15 years:

    * Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery: 47

    * Maryhill Winery: 25

    * Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate: 25

    * Chateau Ste. Michelle: 22

    * Wild Goose Vineyards: 19

    * Barnard Griffin: 19

    * La Frenz Winery: 16

    * Zerba Cellars: 15

    * Kiona Vineyards & Winery: 13

    * Thurston Wolfe: 13

    * Dusted Valley Vintners: 12

    * Domaine Ste. Michelle 11

    * Watermill Winery: 11

White wines won the day a year ago at the Platinum Judging, but this year it was back to big reds. And both were from Woodinville wineries.

At the conclusion of the 15th annual Platinum Judging, a Petite Sirah and a Malbec shared the title of “best of the best in the Great Northwest.”

Alexandria Nicole Cellars, which has tasting rooms in Woodinville and Prosser, Wash., produced the stunning Petite Sirah using estate grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills. Also at the top was a Malbec from William Church Winery in Woodinville, using grapes from Gamache Vineyards near the Columbia Valley town of Basin City.

Wine Press Northwest’s annual competition of gold medal winners from throughout the Pacific Northwest was full of fun and fascinating wines.

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

• Washington winemaker Robert Smasne earned nine Platinums across three brands: Smasne Cellars, Upland Estates Winery and Northwest Cellars.

• Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., won seven Platinums.

• Washington winemaker Victor Palencia won five Platinums: four for Jones of Washington and one for his own Vino La Monarcha.

• Pacific Rim Winemakers in West Richland, Wash. won five Platinums.

• Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery near Oliver, British Columbia — the “King of the Platinums” — added four more to its collection this year.

• Other wineries winning four Platinums include: Brian Carter Cellars in Woodinville, Wash.; Wild Goose Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia; and Zerba Cellars in Milton-Freewater, Ore.

• Wineries winning three Platinums are: Westport Winery in Aberdeen, Wash.; Martin-Scott Winery in East Wenatchee, Wash.; Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery in Kaleden, British Columbia; and Dusted Valley Vintners in Walla Walla, Wash.

• Of the 124 wines that earned Double Platinum or Platinum, 19 retail for $15 or less.

• 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; Parks Redwine of Atlanta, Ga., who owns and operates the Northwest Wine Summit competition; Heather Unwin, executive director of the Red Mountain AVA Alliance; Ken Robertson, wine columnist for Wine Press Northwest; Coke Roth, international wine judge and Wine Press Northwest columnist; Kristine Bono, winery evangelist at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Woodinville; Yashar Shayan, owner of ImpulseWine.com, an online wine retailer in Seattle; Paul Sinclair of Kennewick, Wash., a member of the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel; and Gregg McConnell, editor and publisher of Wine Press Northwest.

The judging was conducted by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue, owners of Great Northwest Wine, a wine news and information company.

Here are the results:

Double Platinum and Best of the Best

Alexandria Nicole Cellars • $45

2011 Mr. Big Petite Sirah, Horse Heaven Hills

Owner/winemaker Jarrod Boyle is a big, broad-shouldered guy, and he has crafted a wine in his own image using estate grapes. This is a gorgeous wine with rich aromas of blueberry and blackberry, followed by bold, jammy flavors of blackberry, black pepper and boysenberry. Hints of spice and oak add depth and complexity, and a surprisingly gracious midpalate helps make this a complete wine. (188 cases; 14.6% alc.) Medal: Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône judging (Outstanding)

William Church Winery • $36

2011 Gamache Vineyards Malbec, Columbia Valley

Before departing on a two-year global winemaking odyssey, Marcus Rafanelli crafted this luscious red wine from the challenging 2011 vintage. It is a subtle wine with aromas of Bing cherry and spices, followed by suave flavors of dark fruit and black pepper backed by elegant tannins. As great as this wine is now, another two years of patience will likely reap greater rewards. (225 cases; 14% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Double Platinum

Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery • $20

2013 Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley

This young winery north of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, is crafting simply superb wines using estate vines overlooking Skaha Lake. This stunning Chardonnay opens with aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and lemon-lime, followed by rich, bright flavors of apple, Key lime and quince paste. A stunning white. (160 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: BC Wine Awards (gold)

Forbidden Fruit Winery • $27

2013 Caught Apricot, Similkameen Valley

Based in the Similkameen Valley just west of the Okanagan Valley, Forbidden Fruit has been crafting marvelous fruit wines for many years. This fortified dessert wine uses three varieties of organically farmed apricots, and it is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect aromas and flavors are beautifully balanced. This is a dangerously delicious wine that could well be considered an “inhibition remover.” (175 cases; 17% alc. Medal: Canadian National Wine Awards (gold)

Kiona Vineyards & Winery • $25

2012 Chenin Blanc Ice Wine, Red Mountain

The Williams family pioneered grape growing and winemaking on Red Mountain and has been making this luscious dessert wine for years. While this ice wine isn’t quite as rich and voluptuous as those we see from British Columbia, it does retain beautifully natural acidity and bright varietal flavors. This offers hints of honey, pear, orange blossom, peach and toasted pine nuts, all backed by marvelously refreshing acidity. (1,439 cases; 8.2% alc.) Medals: Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery • $19

2013 Mystic River Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley

Mystic River is Wild Goose’s estate vineyard near Oliver, British Columbia, and through the years it has produced seven Platinum wines, including three Pinot Blancs. If there were such a ranking, Mystic River would certainly qualify as a grand cru vineyard in the Pacific Northwest. This example is loaded with aromas and flavors of lime, pear, apricot, kiwi and white peach. It’s easy to imagine this with shellfish, chicken or pork. Medal: All Canadian Wine Championships (double gold)

Kyra Wines • $20

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Owner/winemaker Kyra Baerlocher is best known for making some of the finest Chenin Blanc in the Pacific Northwest, but she also crafts delicious reds, including this superb and affordable Cab. It opens with opulent aromas of blackberry syrup, coffee and alder smoke, followed by rich flavors of plum, blackberry and chocolate. It’s all backed with beautifully integrated tannins. (280 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Dusted Valley Vintners • $53

2011 V.R. Special Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

The Dusted Valley boys continue to craft some of the finest red wines anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. While their specialty has been rich Rhône varieties, they’ve shown a knack for Bordeaux reds, too. This stylish wine shows true varietal character with black currant, a dusting of cocoa powder, a hint of dried herbs and a core of ripe dark fruit, all backed with firm tannins. (384 cases; 14.7% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Best Buy!
Jones of Washington • $13

2013 Pinot Gris, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

Young Victor Palencia has a real touch with the grapes from the relatively cool Ancient Lakes region of Washington, and this Pinot Gris is simply stunning. It opens with gorgeous aromas of pear, lime and cotton candy, followed by flavors of tropical fruit, honeydew melon and citrus. Enjoy this with shellfish. (1,901 cases; 13.8% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best of class), Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding), Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Zerba Cellars • $38

2010 Grenache, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Doug Nierman has proved through the years that he can employ a deft touch with many red varieties. This bright red wine is a spectacular achievement, thanks to aromas and flavors of blueberry pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper and just a hint of oak. Everything is in place, and the refreshing acidity gives this liveliness. (94 cases; 14.4% alc.) Medal: Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône judging (Outstanding)

Two Mountain Winery • $74

2009 Copeland Vineyard Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills

This astonishing Cab from a small producer near the Yakima Valley town of Zillah, Wash., opens with notes of coffee, black cherry, mocha and clove, followed by flavors of blueberry, blackberry and vanilla. The tannins are firm without being too heavy-handed, and the finish is long and memorable. Enjoy this small-production wine with prime rib. (25 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Clearwater Canyon Cellars • $25

2012 Merlot, Idaho

It’s been a heck of a year for winemakers Coco and Karl Umiker, who run this winery in Lewiston, Idaho. They are winning big awards and accolades for nearly every wine they make. This luscious Merlot — the best of this competition — comes from grapes in the proposed Lewis-Clark Valley AVA. It offers aromas and flavors of blackberry, black currant, spicy herbs and dark chocolate on the finish. The tannins are firm without overwhelming the fruit. (125 cases; 13.7% alc.) Medal: Idaho Wine Competition (gold)

SpierHead Winery • $20

2013 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a fantastic location for white wines, particularly Pinot Gris, which pairs so beautifully with Pacific Northwest cuisine. This winery near Kelowna is relatively young and is crafting some of the best we’ve tasted. This offers aromas and flavors of white flowers, sweet lime, apricot and minerality in the finish. (500 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: BC Wine Awards (platinum)

Best Buy!
Jones of Washington • $12

2013 Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

This is the second Platinum in three years for this wine from Jones of Washington, which has tasting rooms in Quincy and Wenatchee, Wash. Winemaker Victor Palencia performs a delicious high-wire act by perfectly balancing fruit, acidity and sweetness on this Riesling. Broad fruit flavors and bright floral notes are backed with 2.17% residual sugar that barely register, thanks to crisp acidity. Medals: North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Whidbey Island Winery • $25

2012 Dolcetto, Yakima Valley

Owner/winemaker Greg Osenbach brings in grapes from the warm Yakima Valley for his winery northwest of Seattle, including this luscious Italian variety. This opens with beautiful purple color followed by aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry and dried blueberry. It’s perfectly round with sweet tannins and beautifully balanced. (100 cases; 14.9% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Daven Lore Winery • $35

2011 Grenache, Yakima Valley

Canadian ex-pat Gord Taylor is crafting superb wine in the heart of the Yakima Valley above the town of Prosser, and this Grenache is about as good as it gets in Washington. It opens with aromas of blueberry, pomegranate, Baker’s chocolate and fresh tarragon. On the palate, incredible flavors of ripe raspberry and cranberry intermingle with a hint of sage in the finish. (75 cases; 14.5% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Eleven Winery • $35

2011 Sugarloaf Vineyard Mourvèdre, Yakima Valley

Owner/winemaker Matt Albee has this big red Rhône variety dialed in, thanks in large part to superb grapes from grower Joe Hattrup in the Rattlesnake Hills district of the Columbia Valley. Aromas and flavors of black fruit and a hint of black pepper highlight this wine, which also exhibits a faint rustic component. Mild tannins give this a beautiful finish. (171 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Best Buy!
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery • $15

2013 Auxerrois, Okanagan Valley

This rare white grape variety has its Old World roots in Alsace, Germany and Luxembourg, and it’s long been a mainstay in British Columbia. Perhaps nobody makes it better than Walter Gehringer, who has now won five Platinums through the years for this wine. It reveals aromas and flavors of white flowers, lychee, starfruit, grapefruit and lemon. It’s all backed with bright acidity and pleasing minerality throughout. (1,000 cases; 13% alc.) Medals: Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold)

Wilridge Winery • $30

2012 Estate Mélange Noir, Naches Heights

Paul Beveridge launched his winery in 1987, making it the oldest winery in Seattle. In 2007, he planted estate grapes in what now is the Naches Heights AVA near the city of Yakima and has produced this superb Cab Franc-based red blend from those vines. It is a graceful wine with intelligent use of oak along with aromas and flavors of dried herbs, dark cherry and hints of black olive. (250 cases; 13.7% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Kitzke Cellars • $30

2009 Monte Caramelle, Columbia Valley

This up-and-coming winery near Richland, Wash., is making a name for itself with several grape varieties as well as this Italian-style blend that leads with Sangiovese. On the nose and palate, it exhibits notes of strawberry, red currant, elderberry and red licorice. It’s all backed by firm tannins and a luscious jamminess on the midpalate. (122 cases; 14.4% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Five Star Cellars • $36

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley

Matt Huse was in the first class at Walla Walla Community College’s winemaking program back in 2001 and since graduating two years later has been crafting some of the valley’s finest reds. This rich Cab is loaded with aromas and flavors of cedar, violet, raspberry and caramel with even a hint of pencil shavings. This is a classic. (1,175 cases; 14.3% alc.) Medals: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Forbidden Fruit Winery • $26

2011 Earth Series Merlot, Okanagan/Similkameen valleys

This winery in British Columbia’s Similkameen Valley is best known for its dessert and fruit wines, but it shows its mettle with this delicious Merlot using grapes from both the Similkameen and Okanagan valleys. Aromas and flavors of red currant, dark chocolate, exotic spice and cedar are backed with firm tannins. (25 cases; 14% alc.) Medal: All Canadian Wine Championships (gold)

Brian Carter Cellars • $22

2011 Opulento, Yakima Valley

Brian Carter has been crafting wine in Washington since just after Mount St. Helens blew in 1980. Since launching his eponymous winery more than a decade ago, he has been all about the blend, and this fortified dessert wine uses classic Portuguese varieties. It is gorgeously balanced with aromas and flavors of raspberry chocolate, dried cranberry and golden raisin. The alcohol barely shows, giving this a smooth, succulent viscosity through the memorable finish. (610 cases; 19% alc.) Medals: Seattle Wine & Food Experience (best of show), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Maryhill Winery • $17

2011 Barbera, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Richard Batchelor crafted a gorgeous wine from a challenging vintage to produce this rich, luscious Italian variety. It offers aromas and flavors of leather, mint, spice and a midpalate that can best be described as a blueberry milkshake. One judge said it was about as good as anything from Piedmont. (305 cases; 14.5% alc.) Medals: Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold)

Martin-Scott Winery • $28

2012 Montepulciano, Columbia Valley

Though little known in the New World, Montepulciano is one of the most widely planted grapes in Italy — and it has nothing in common (other than name) with Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, a wine made in the Tuscan hilltown of Montepulciano. This example from an East Wenatchee, Wash., winery is superb, with aromas and flavors of vanilla, cranberry, pomegranate, red currant and subtle oak. (43 cases; 14.3% alc.) Medal: North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold)

William Church Winery • $34

2011 2 Spires, Columbia Valley

This Syrah-based blend from a top Woodinville boutique producer is nothing short of stunning, thanks to flawless aromas and flavors. It offers aromas and flavors of blackberry, blueberry and purple plum, all backed with a whisper of alder smoke and moderate tannins. (225 cases; 14.5% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery • $16

2013 Gewurztraminer-Schönburger, Okanagan Valley

Schönburger is a fairly new variety, a cross of Pinot Noir, Chasselas and Muscat Hamburg that was made available in 1979. Since 2006, this is the fifth Platinum awarded to Gehringer Brothers for this blend. It offers aromas and flavors of lychee, grapefruit and Christmas spices, all backed with solid acidity and just a kiss of sweetness. (500 cases; 13.2% alc.) Medals: Indy International Wine Competition (gold), All Canadian Wine Championships (gold)

Boomtown by Dusted Valley • $19

2012 Merlot, Washington

The Dusted Valley boys have done well with this value-minded second label that highlights major Washington varieties. This example of Merlot opens with aromas of spicy cherry and dark chocolate, followed by flavors of blackberry, Bing cherry and oak that doesn’t get in your face. Mild tannins give this youthful approachability. Open with impunity any night of the week. (3,700 cases; 14.6% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Brian Carter Cellars • $34

2009 Tuttorosso, Yakima Valley

Winemaker Brian Carter crafted this red wine in the style of a Super Tuscan, leading with Sangiovese but also including Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. It is delicious, thanks to aromas and flavors of plum, sage and dark chocolate. Enjoy this with grilled meats, stuffed mushrooms or a hearty lasagna. (991 cases; 14.2% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold)

Robert Ramsay Cellars • $20

2011 Masons Red, Columbia Valley

This Syrah-based blend from a top boutique producer in the warehouse district of Woodinville is a rich and voluptuous wine. Its hallmark is the balance of fruit, oak, acidity and tannin, as all are well managed and provide lusciousness alongside subtle complexity. Classic notes of blueberry intermingle with touches of coffee, chocolate and smoke. (363 cases; 13.8% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Maryhill Winery • $17

2011 Syrah, Columbia Valley

This delicious and affordable red from winemaker Richard Batchelor reveals just how good Washington Syrah can be made and be priced for everyday enjoyment. This is a flawless wine with charming aromas and flavors of smoked meat, purple plum and blackberry jam. Solid acidity and mild tannins give this balance and youthful approachability. (1,396 cases; 14.2% alc.) Medals: San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Platinum

Best Buy!
Pacific Rim Winemakers • $14

2013 Twin Vineyards Gewürztraminer, Yakima Valley

Sadly, we don’t see as many Gewürztraminers from Washington as we used to. But happily, we still can find examples such as this from Pacific Rim near Red Mountain. This is a classic Gewürz, thanks to aromas and flavors of lychee, rose water, yellow grapefruit and clove. This is a perfect wine to pair with brunch dishes such as quiche or egg salad sandwich, as well as turkey or chicken. (6,000 cases; 12.9% alc.) Medal: Riverside International Wine Competition (gold/best in class)

Watermill Winery • $32

2010 Estate Mourvèdre, Walla Walla Valley

Based on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley, Watermill Winery has earned an impressive 11 Platinums through the years, and this is its first for Mourvèdre, the bold Southern Rhône red. This is crafted in the classic style, with aromas and flavors of blackberry, tart cherry and a rich, full midpalate that gives way to a smooth finish. (42 cases; 14.9% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Upland Estates Winery • $32

2010 Cabernet Franc, Snipes Mountain

Grape grower Todd Newhouse and winemaker Robert Smasne combine to craft a Cab Franc from one of the Northwest’s smallest growing areas. This distinctive red wine shows a light hand with oak, along with notes of sweet herbs, Rainier cherry and a hint of vanilla. Enjoy this subtle red wine with roasted or grilled meats. (40 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Best Buy!
Pacific Rim Winemakers • $11

2013 Gewürztraminer, Yakima Valley

The gang at Pacific Rim shows a deft touch with this classic German variety, winning Platinums for two different bottlings. This is a gorgeous example with aromas and flavors of yellow peach, pear, rose water and potpourri. Its mouth-filling flavors lead us to pair this with lighter Asian fare such as Phad Thai or mild pho. (3,500 cases; 12% alc.) Medal: Riverside International Wine Competition (gold/best of class)

Martin-Scott Winery • $28

2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Owner/winemaker Mike Scott has developed into one of the top winemakers in North Central Washington, and this Malbec is further evidence. Aromas and flavors of blackberry and blueberry intermingle with notes of saddle leather and spice. This is beautifully structured from front to back and is well worth seeking out. (75 cases; 15.1% alc.) Medal: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold)

Northwest Cellars • $28

2011 Verhey Vineyard Malbec, Yakima Valley

Owner Bob Delf and winemaker Robert Smasne combine to craft a delicious example of Washington Malbec. The grapes come from a distinctive vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills district of the Yakima Valley, and the result is a wine with aromas and flavors of herbal tea, black pepper, blackberry and faint traces of chocolate molasses. The complexity is overwhelming in this truly fabulous wine. (122 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Best Buy!
Pacific Rim Winemakers • $14

NV Framboise, Washington

For the third time in the past five years, this luscious fortified raspberry wine has earned the distinction of a Platinum medal. Aromas of Tootsie Roll intermingle with classic raspberry. It’s absolutely true to variety and is quite a treat, thanks to impressive acidity and great length. (2,756 cases; 16.5% alc.) Medal: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold)

Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery • $21

2011 Hawk’s Haven, British Columbia

This delicious and unusual red wine is a blend that is equal parts Blauer Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch, both fairly obscure grapes from Central Europe — especially Austria. This is a rather pretty wine with intensity of red and purple fruit flavors backed by mild, approachable tannins. Medal: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold)

Pentâge Winery • $22

2013 Viognier, Okanagan Valley

Viognier can be a difficult variety to grow and make wine from because of its natural tendency for low acidity. But in the Okanagan Valley north of the border, bright acidity generally isn’t a problem. Such is the case here. Classic aromas of citrus and tropical fruit are backed with honest acidity and classy, subtle aromas and flavors. This is a beautiful wine. (250 cases; 14% alc.) Medal: All Canadian Wine Championships (double gold)

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Seven Falls Cellars • $15

2011 Merlot, Wahluke Slope

Seven Falls is a label for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates that showcases the plush, approachable fruit of the arid and remote Wahluke Slope. Winemaker Doug Gore has loved this region since the 1980s and is producing stylish and affordable wines using its grapes. This is a classic Washington Merlot with aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, chocolate and a hint of tobacco, all backed with gentle, drink-now tannins. (23,000 cases; 14% alc.) Medal: San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold)

Cardwell Hill Cellars • $24

2012 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

This high-end Pinot Noir producer southwest of Salem, Ore., has earned three Platinums in the past six years. This is a long, lingering wine with aromas and flavors of cherry, cranberry and strawberry, all backed by bright, food-friendly acidity. Pair this with everything from salmon to prime rib. (3,206 cases; 13% alc.) Medal: Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold)

Tunnel Hill Winery • $30

2012 Syrah, Lake Chelan

Winemaker and documentary filmmaker Guy Evans continues to find success in transforming the family apple business to wine. This gorgeous Syrah from the south shore of Lake Chelan is beautifully balanced all the way through with nuances of spice, blackberry, and dark chocolate. (114 cases; 15.1% alc.) Medal: North Central Washington Wine Awards (double gold)

Madsen Family Cellars • $25

2011 Heart of Darkness Dessert Wine, Horse Heaven Hills

This small family winery west of Olympia, Wash., crafted this dessert wine using Petit Verdot from the Horse Heaven Hills and brandy from Clear Creek Distillery in Portland. The result is a luscious fortified wine that is rich in sweetness and flavor, including golden raisin and Tootsie Roll. Perfect for a snowy winter evening. (92 cases; 19.4% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Upland Estates Winery • $36

2010 Ampeli Ice Muscat of Alexandria, Snipes Mountain

Winemaker Robert Smasne used grapes from vines planted in 1917 to craft this stunning dessert wine. Aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, jasmine, orange and tropical fruit intermingle behind bright acidity. Enjoy with cheesecake. (85 cases; 10.7% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Rio Vista Wines • $29

2012 Barbera, Columbia Valley

North of the cutoff to Lake Chelan along the Columbia River, winemaker John Little is crafting superb wines. Among them is this Italian variety, which is fun and delicious to drink. Aromas and flavors of vanilla, cherry, coconut and plum are backed with rich acidity and moderate tannins. (150 cases; 14.14% alc.) Medal: Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Maryhill Winery • $30

2011 Sugarloaf Vineyard Mourvèdre, Rattlesnake Hills

Joe Hattrup is establishing himself as one of the top grape growers in Washington, thanks to his Sugarloaf and Elephant Mountain vineyards. This gorgeous and heavily awarded example of a Rhône red opens with notes of pepper and blueberry. On the palate are notes of herbal tea and caramel amid all the ripe fruit, backed with rich acidity and modest tannins. (555 cases; 13.1% alc.) Medals: Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold/best of class), Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

San Juan Vineyards • $20

2013 Estate Siegerrebe, Puget Sound

This stunning wine by Chris Primus in Friday Harbor, Wash., earned a remarkable five unanimous double gold medals from five sets of judges this year. Aromas of Asian pear, lychee and clove lead to flavors of pear, apple and pineapple. It’s all wrapped in bright acidity. Perfect for shellfish or pasta with a butter sauce. (360 cases; 12% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (double gold), Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold), Washington State Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery • $19

2012 Siegerrebe, British Columbia

This superb Siegerrebe — a German cross of Gewürztraminer and Madeleine Angevine — from north of the border shows off aromas and flavors of rose water, tropical fruit and grapefruit. It’s exotically aromatic with enticing flavors. Pair this beautiful white with seared scallops, Dungeness crab, Oysters Rockefeller or clam chowder. (300 cases; 12.9% alc.) Medal: Northwest Wine Summit (gold)

Westport Winery • $27

2011 Jetty Cat, Columbia Valley

This richly structured red blend from coastal winemaker Dana Roberts leads with Petite Sirah. It’s a big wine up front with aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, black tea and cherry pipe tobacco. On the finish, the tannins become smooth and elegant. Enjoy this with a rib roast or a thick hamburger. (170 cases; 13% alc.) Medals: Savor Northwest Wine Awards (double gold/best of class), Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars • $24

2013 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Shepherds Mark, Horse Heaven Hills

Owner/winemaker Jarrod Boyle has been crafting this Rhône-style white for years. It leads with Roussanne and includes Marsanne and Viognier. The creamy mouth feel is loaded with notes of Asian pear, apple and mango. A luscious wine. (613 cases; 13.4% alc.) Medals: Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Northwest Cellars • $19

2013 Sonatina, Columbia Valley

This blend of Roussanne and Viognier from Kirkland, Wash., vintner Bob Delf is wildly aromatic on the nose and rich on the palate, with notes of pear, white peach, pineapple and papaya. Pair this with pasta with a white clam sauce. (219 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Maryhill Winery • $24

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Richard Batchelor’s mainstream Cab is a stunning wine at a nice price. Aromas of toffee, violet, spice and chocolate-covered cherry give way to flavors of black fruit backed with bright acidity and moderate tannins. (1,900 cases; 13.7% alc.) Medals: San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Maryhill Winery • $25

2011 Proprietor’s Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley

With more than 100 examples now being made, Malbec is starting to take Washington by storm. This is a delicious example from one of the state’s biggest and best wineries. Aromas and flavors of red and dark berries intermingle with notes of black pepper. It’s all backed by bright acidity. This is still quite young and will only improve over the next few years. (294 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medal: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold)

Westport Winery • $30

NV Message in a Bottle, Washington

Westport is just a few miles from the central Washington coast and has been making wine since 2008. It now has a restaurant, multiple gardens, a dog park, a plant nursery and more. It also makes a number of wines — more than 35 of them at last count — and this is a blackberry wine with vanilla flavoring. Our judges were smitten with it, describing it as blackberry crisp ala mode. (101 cases; 11% alc.) Medal: San Diego International Wine Competition (gold)

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Vino La Monarcha • $15

2013 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley

This is a second label for Victor Palencia and his young Walla Walla winery. It pays tribute to the monarch butterfly, which migrates from Michoacán, Mexica, where Palencia was born. This bright and delicious white reveals aromas and flavors of green peppercorn, floral notes, minerality, pear and sweet herbs. A perfect oyster wine. (102 cases; 12.3% alc.) Medal: Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding)

Plumb Cellars • $24

2010 JK Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

This downtown Walla Walla producer is proving its abilities to craft superb red wines showing, based on top scores in regional competitions. This Syrah using Walla Walla Valley grapes unveils subtle aromas of spices, dried herbs, black pepper and strawberry, followed by rich, luscious flavors of ripe plum, blackberry and dark cherry. (96 cases; 13.8% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Smasne Cellars • $44

2010 Lawrence Vineyard Block 3 Syrah, Columbia Valley

This is the third time in four years that owner/winemaker Robert Smasne has earned a Platinum for this wine, which uses grapes from Lawrence Vineyard in the Frenchman Hills north of the Saddle Mountains. Rich, luscious aromas of dark fruit and bacon lead to bold, ripe flavors of plum, blackberry and black pepper. (98 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medal: Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold)

Anam Cara Cellars • $24

2012 Gewürztraminer, Chehalem Mountains

Gewürztraminer is not an easy grape to make into a dessert wine because it can often lose its distinctive varietal tendencies when it hangs on the vine too long. But this gorgeous late-harvest Gewürz manages the trick. It is rich and luscious with aromas and flavors of lychee, grapefruit and clove. At 22% residual sugar, it is plenty sweet, yet it manages to be avoid being syrupy. (280 cases; 8.4% alc.) Medal: Oregon Wine Awards (double gold)

Upland Estates Winery • $25

2012 Late Harvest Muscat, Snipes Mountain

Snipes Mountain is an upthrust in the middle of the Yakima Valley near the town of Sunnyside and is home to one of the oldest vineyards in Washington. Grape grower Todd Newhouse works with winemaker Robert Smasne to craft this delicious dessert wine, which offers aromas and flavors of lychee, fresh pineapple, mango and papaya. (70 cases; 11% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery • $22

2012 Red Horizon Meritage, Okanagan Valley

Of all the Platinums that Wild Goose has won through the years (19 of them), this is its first red. This Merlot-heavy blend is beautiful and graceful with aromas and flavors of blackberry pie, plum sauce and Bing cherry. A luscious mouth feel is backed by silky tannins that give way to a long and memorable finish. (500 cases; 14.5% alc.) Medal: BC Wine Awards (gold)

Upland Estates Winery • $28

2011 Julian, Snipes Mountain

Back in the 1930s and ‘40s, a man named Julian Steenbergen worked at Upland Winery in Sunnyside as a chemist and cellarmaster. Today, Julian is still alive and living in Eastern Washington. Upland owner Todd Newhouse named this delicious Rhône-style red blend in his honor. It is a classy wine with rich red fruit and sweet herbal notes, all backed by pretty tannins. (120 cases; 13.7% alc.) Medal: Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône judging (Outstanding)

Rio Vista Wines • $27

2013 Antoine Creek Vineyards Viognier, Columbia Valley

Rio Vista is along the Columbia River north of Lake Chelan on Highway 97, and owner/winemaker John Little is crafting gorgeous wines. This stunning Viognier offers aromas and flavors of pear, orange and clove, all backed with impressive acidity and a lengthy finish. Enjoy with baked or grilled chicken. (100 cases; 12.7% alc.) Medals: North Central Washington Wine Awards (best of show), Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Season Cellars • $23

2013 Viognier, Southern Oregon

Scott Henry IV knows a thing or two about grape growing and winemaking in Southern Oregon, having come from the Henry Estates family that helped pioneer the region and the famed trellising system. This is his own project, and he has crafted a gorgeous example of Viognier. It unveils aromas and flavors of honeysuckle nectar, white flowers, citrus and sweet spices. (182 cases; 14.2% alc.) Medal: World of Wine Competition (gold)

Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery • $20

2013 Mystique, Okanagan Valley

This blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay from north of the border opens with aromas of orange oil, ginger and lychee, followed by scrumptious flavors of lime, orange and ripe pear. It’s all backed by solid acidity and a crisp finish. (200 cases; 12.9% alc.) Medal: BC Wine Awards (gold)

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Girly Girl Wines • $14

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

This label for Silver Lake Winery in Woodinville, Wash., produces some delicious wines at bargain prices. This Cab provides aromas and flavors of cranberry, red currant, red plum and dark chocolate, all backed by notes of cedar and sweet tannins. (349 cases; 13% alc.) Medal: San Francisco International Wine Competition

Daven Lore Winery • $28

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills

Winemaker Gordon Taylor is crafting some of the most impressive red wines in the Yakima Valley from his winery above the town of Prosser. This is a big Cab that is especially remarkable because of the challenging 2011 vintage. It reveals aromas and flavors of cedar, spice, sweet herbs and dark, elegant flavors. (114 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Upland Estates Winery • $34

2010 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Snipes Mountain

Using grapes planted by Al Newhouse in 1973, winemaker Robert Smasne has crafted a delectable Cab that shows off aromas and flavors of black currant, blackberry, black tea and black olive. It’s a rich yet smooth wine with supple tannins and a delicious finish. (120 cases; 13.7% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Kennedy Shah • $45

2008 Reserve Cabernet Franc, Rattlesnake Hills

This label, part of the Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville, Wash., relies on grapes from the Rattlesnake Hills district of the Yakima Valley. This Cab Franc reveals plenty of acidity and a light hand with the oak — both of which work to feature rich, enchanting fruit, including red cherry, raspberry and sweet herbs. (210 cases; 14.4% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

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Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery • $15

2013 Dry Rock Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley

While this winery just south of Oliver, British Columbia, normally focuses on Germanic varieties, winemaker Walter Gehringer also shows a deft touch with Chardonnay using grapes from his family’s estate vineyard. This unveils aromas and flavors of white peach, minerality, gooseberry, fresh lemon and just the mildest hint of oak. (800 cases; 13.1% alc.) Medals: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold)

Maryhill Winery • $17

2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Richard Batchelor is proving that Argentina isn’t the only player in delicious, affordable Malbecs. This example shows a lot of character, starting with aromas of violet, black pepper and dried cranberry, followed by gentle flavors of plum, raspberry and black currant. It’s all backed with approachable tannins. (506 cases; 13.6% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Puffin Brand Wines • $20

2013 Pinot Gris, Oregon

Ray Walsh of Capitello Wines in Eugene crafts this Pinot Gris for the owners of the Wine Shack wine shop in the Oregon coast town of Cannon Beach. This former King Estate winemaker crafted a gorgeous example, with aromas and flavors of mineral, dusty lemon, lime zest and starfruit. (112 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold)

Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery • $18

2013 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley

Through the years, Wild Goose has now earned five Platinums for Pinot Gris, so it’s obvious that winemaker Hagen Kruger has the midas touch with the Alsatian variety. This is a crowd-pleasing wine with aromas and flavors of pear, quince paste and a bit of sweetness to bevel the edges. (3,000 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: BC Wine Awards (gold)

Anam Cara Cellars • $32

2011 Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains

High in the Chehalem Mountains, Nick and Sheila Nicholas have nurtured their beautiful vineyard and are crafting some of the Oregon’s most distinctive Pinot Noirs. This opens with aromas of earthy undertones and dusty strawberry, followed by flavors of ripe cherry, red raspberry and sweet herbs. (1,700 cases; 12.4% alc.) Medal: Wine Press Northwest Pinot Noir judging (Outstanding)

Carlton Cellars • $45

2011 Roads End Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton

Owner/winemaker Dave Grooters brought in his Roads End Pinot Noir grapes from his estate vineyard to craft a classic Yamhill-Carlton wine. It unveils aromas and flavors of fruit leather, cinnamon, a touch of caramel and elegant acidity. (288 cases; 13.2% alc.) Medals: Wine Press Northwest Pinot Noir judging (Outstanding), Oregon Wine Awards (gold)

Rainstorm Winery • $17

2012 Pinot Noir, Oregon

This affordable Pinot Noir is crafted by the folks at Pacific Rim Winemakers in the afternoon shadow of Washington’s Red Mountain. This offers aromas and flavors of golden raspberry, cranberry, strawberry and even apricot. Supple tannins provide all the necessary support to keep the finish going on and on. (16,000 cases; 13% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best of class), Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold)

Brandborg Vineyard & Winery • $38

2012 Ferris Wheel Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, Elkton Oregon

Terry Brandborg championed the new Elkton Oregon American Viticultural Area, and this is the first Platinum from that new Southern Oregon appellation. Aromas of dark strawberry, boysenberry and tarragon give way to harmonious flavors of Marionberry and ripe cranberry. (195 cases; 12.8% alc.) Medal: World of Wine Competition (gold)

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Chateau Ste. Michelle • $10

2013 Dry Riesling, Columbia Valley

Bob Bertheau, Wendy Stuckey and the rest of the CSM crew make more Riesling than any other winery in the world, and this ranks among the best. Aromas and flavors of Fuji apple, Asian pear and minerality are backed by wonderfully steely acidity. Enjoy with seared scallops or Dungeness crab. (100,000 cases; 12.5% alc.) Medal: Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold)

Eroica • $22

2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Here’s the wine that changed the American Riesling industry. This is its 14th release, and Eroica only gets better as winemakers Bob Bertheau and Ernst Loosen continue to dial in their vineyard sources. This is juicy throughout, yet it manages to carry through on intriguing minerality and ample bright apple flavors. (31,000 cases; 12% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold/best of class), Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), San Diego International Wine Competition (platinum), Denver Wine Competition (double gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

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Anew • $11

2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley

This Ste. Michelle Wine Estates brand of Riesling is a luscious off-dry wine that is beautifully packaged. It shows off aromas and flavors of mineral, citrus and a bowl of orchard fruit. The sweetness and acidity are perfectly balanced to a lengthy finish. (30,500 cases; 11.5% alc.) Medals: Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold), Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold), Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold)

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Maryhill Winery • $10

2013 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley

Many consider the best use of Washington Sangiovese to be a pink wine, and this bright, delicious example adds to that argument. Aromas and flavors of papaya, white strawberry, red currant and Rainier cherry are balanced with bright acidity. (1,042 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: Indy International Wine Competition (gold)

Dusted Valley Vintners • $53

2012 Rachis Syrah, Columbia Valley

The rachis is the name for the stems that hold a cluster of grapes together. The boys at this Walla Walla Valley winery named this Syrah for the fact that the stems go in with the grapes during the fermentation process. This adds a rich, smoky, herbal, wild note to a wine with ripe plum, blackberry and caramel. This is a delicious and complex Syrah. (240 cases; 15.4% alc.) Medal: Northwest Wine Summit (gold)

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Kiona Vineyards & Winery • $15

2012 Cab-Merlot, Washington

Second-generation winemaker Scott Williams has been making this luscious and affordable Bordeaux-style blend for several years, and it never fails to show beautifully. This offers aromas and flavors of plum, black cherry, warm spices and a hint of dried herbs. It’s perfect for any night of the week. (5,000 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Eye of the Needle • $20

NV Private Eye, Columbia Valley

This Syrah-based blend from a Seattle area winery is a beautiful and complex wine. It opens with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, spice, cedar and lavender. On the palate, it reveals flavors of black licorice, ripe dark plum, black pepper and cola, giving way to a lengthy finish. (106 cases; 13.8% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

TeSóAria Vineyard & Winery • $25

2012 Bulls Blood, Southern Oregon

Based in Portland, this young winery has crafted a beautiful and complex red from unusual grapes, including Kadarka, Kekfrankos, Blauer Portugieser, Barbera and Primitivo. It opens with a delicate yet complex nose of black fruit, white pepper and dried rose petals. On the palate, it has nice weight with elegant flavors of elderberry, blueberry and Marionberry. (500 cases; 14.5% alc.) Medal: Riverside International Wine Competition (gold/best of class)

Brian Carter Cellars • $34

2010 Corrida, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Brian Carter produces this Spanish-style red blend using Tempranillo, Grenache, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a rich, fleshy wine with notes of tobacco, chocolate, rich red fruit and dark chocolate. (784 cases; 14.3% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Brandborg Vineyard & Winery • $18

2013 Gewürztraminer, Elkton Oregon

This is the second consecutive year — and third overall — that Terry Brandborg’s Gewürztraminer has earned a Platinum. It is a classic and complex example, thanks to aromas and flavors of clove, lychee, grapefruit and limeade. It’s all backed up with ample acidity and a nice roundness on the finish. (507 cases; 14.1% alc.) Medal: World of Wine Competition (gold)

Watermill Winery • $24

2010 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Winemaker Andrew Brown has hit Platinum for Merlot in two out of the past three years. This is a delicious example of a Walla Walla Valley Merlot, thanks to aromas and flavors of red and black currant, black olive, espresso and dark chocolate. It has a nice barrel quality from aging in mostly neutral oak. (704 cases; 14.9% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Stoller Family Estate • $45

2010 Reserve Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

Our 2014 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year ends its reign in style, earning a Platinum for its Reserve Pinot Noir from a cool vintage. This is a delicious Old World example with aromas and flavors of tobacco, dried rose petal, saddle leather. It’s all backed by harmonious tannins and acidity that lead to a long, gentle finish. (3,290 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold)

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Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery • $15

2013 Riesling, Okanagan Valley

This little winery just north of the U.S.-Canadian border has now won a remarkable 14 Platinums for Rieslings. This makes Gehringer not only the “King of the Platinums” but also arguably the king of Riesling. This opens with beautiful minerality and orchard fruit, as well as notes of dried pineapple and steely acidity. Delicious flavors throughout are backed with luscious succulence. (2,400 cases; 12.9% alc.) Medal: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold)

Claar Cellars • $22

2010 White Bluffs Syrah, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Joe Hudon is making superb and affordable wines for this longtime Washington winery with estate vineyards overlooking the Columbia River atop the White Bluffs. This is a rich, juicy Syrah loaded with flavors of huckleberry, blackberry and even a thread of cranberry, along with a hint of white pepper. (106 cases; 14.5% alc.) Medals: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Washington State Wine Competition (best Syah)

Martin-Scott Winery • $28

2012 Counoise, Columbia Valley

Counoise is a rather rare grape, even in its native Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Southern Rhône Valley. Yet Mike Scott is showing this bright, spicy grape can do just fine standing on its own. This is almost Pinot Noir-like on the nose, with nuances of pie cherry, mild oak and cinnamon. On the palate, it is bright, rich and racy, with red and blue fruit flavors throughout. (26 cases; 14.6% alc.) Medal: North Central Washington Wine Awards (double gold)

Zerba Cellars • $38

2011 Estate Cockburn Vineyard Mourvèdre, Walla Walla Valley

Using estate grapes on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley, winemaker Doug Nierman has crafted a rich and beautiful Mourvèdre with aromas and flavors of pomegranate, blueberry and an undercurrent of venison. Dark chocolate intermingles with big, gorgeous tannins. (98 cases; 14.4% alc.) Medal: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards • $39

2012 Winemaker’s Reserve Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley

Stephen Reustle has a well-earned reputation as a talented and meticulous Southern Oregon winemaker whose wines show greatness across the spectrum. This beautiful Tempranillo offers aromas and flavors of cherry pipe tobacco, rustic red fruit, tamed tannins and a complex spiciness throughout. (275 cases; 13.8% alc.) Medal: Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold)

Kraze Legz Winery • $19

2013 Skaha Vineyard Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley

Skaha Lake is a body of water that begins just south of Penticton, British Columbia, and a handful of high-quality vineyards overlook its shores — and that’s where the grapes for this gorgeous white wine came from. It reveals aromas and flavors of Key lime, tropical fruit, Golden Delicious apple and kiwi, all balanced with charming acidity. (230 cases; 12.5% alc.) Medal: All Canadian Wine Championships (gold)

Zerba Cellars • $20

2012 Roussanne, Walla Walla Valley

Roussanne is a notoriously difficult white grape to grow, but it can produce a wine that is beautiful when everything aligns — as it did with this from winemaker Doug Nierman. This opens with elegant aromas of pear tart and brioche, followed by beautifully round flavors and a notes of ripe orchard fruit. (318 cases; 13.8% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Kriselle Cellers • $25

2011 Di’Tani, Rogue Valley

This little winery north of Medford, Ore., crafted this superb wine that leads with Cabernet Franc. It opens with fascinating sweet herbal notes, along with bold flavors of black cherry and black pepper, all backed by assertive tannins. (460 cases; 14.3% alc.) Medal: Oregon Wine Awards (gold)

3 Horse Ranch Vineyards • $26

2011 Reserve Syrah-Mourvèdre, Snake River Valley

Greg Koenig crafts the wines for this producer in Eagle, Idaho, a town north of Boise. It is a beautiful and complex red with aromas and flavors of lilac, horehound, dark plum, black olive and lilac. It’s a rich and delicious wine that should work beautifully with duck breast topped with a cherry reduction sauce. (1,100 cases; 14% alc.) Medal: Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône judging (Outstanding)

Pleasant Hill Cellars • $28

2012 Syrah-Grenache, Columbia Valley

Based in tiny Carnation, Wash., in the Cascade Mountains, Pleasant Hill crafts small lots of delicious wine. This Rhône-style red is exotic and fascinating, thanks to aromas and flavors of sweet herbs, bacon fat, ripe plum, white pepper and a potpourri sachet. It is a plush wine with pleasing weight on the palate. (72 cases; 14.8% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Plumb Cellars • $36

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

This boutique producer in the Walla Walla Valley used grapes from three vineyards (Gamache, Spring Creek and Golden Ridge) to craft this superb Cabernet Sauvignon. It provides aromas and flavors of huckleberry, blackberry, cola, vanilla and black pepper, all backed with perfectly balanced tannins. (72 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery • $19

2012 Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley

This German variety is notorious for having soft acidity, which is why a wine such as this is so exciting. Winemaker Hagen Kruger manages to always retain stellar acidity in his wines, and this is no exception. This offers up aromas and flavors of orange oil, lychee, lime and grapefruit. A kiss of sweetness beautifully balances everything. (1,300 cases; 12% alc.) Medal: All Canadian Wine Championships (gold)

Zerba Cellars • $30

2010 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

In the past decade, this Walla Walla Valley winery has earned 15 Platinums, including an impressive four this year. This gorgeous Merlot opens with aromas of cocoa powder, black currant and dried cherry, followed by flavors of red currant, pomegranate and Baker’s chocolate. While this is superb now, it will only improve for the next half-decade. (327 cases; 14.7% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Amelia Wynn Winery • $25

2011 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley

Winemaker Paul Bianchi is crafting some beautiful wines at his Bainbridge Island winery, and this is his first Platinum. This Merlot opens with aromas of mint, dark chocolate and Rainier cherry, followed by flavors of ripe red fruit, a hint of dried herbs and a whisper of mild oak. (120 cases; 14.4% alc.) Medals: Savor Northwest Wine Awards (Double gold/Best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Duck Pond Cellars • $20

2012 Pinot Noir, Oregon

For more than 20 years, Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee, Ore., has been producing delicious wines at fair prices. This affordable Oregon Pinot Noir reveals aromas and flavors of mint, dark berry, minerally earthiness and notes of cranberry. It’s all backed with moderate tannins and will pair well with prime rib. (12,000 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: Oregon Wine Awards (double gold)

Alloro Vineyard • $45

2011 Riservata Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains

Tom Fitzpatrick, who owns his owns small winery and vineyard in Dundee, Ore., crafts the wine for this small producer in nearby Sherwood. This fantastic Pinot Noir offers mouth-filling flavors of cranberry, strawberry-rhubarb jam, wisps of smoke and a structure that adds a great dimension to an already complex wine. (300 cases; 13% alc.) Medal: Oregon Wine Awards (gold)

Swiftwater Cellars • $18

2013 No. 9 Riesling, Columbia Valley

California transplant Linda Trotta recently left this showpiece winery near the Cascade Mountains town of Cle Elum, but not before crafting this delicious Riesling from Olsen Brothers near Prosser. It is a pleasurable wine with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, bright apple and persistent minerality. It is all backed by beautiful acidity. This is the second straight vintage in which she shined with this variety, as her 2012 effort won best of class and best dry Riesling at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle. (277 cases; 12.5% alc.) Medal: International Women’s Wine Competition (gold)

Walla Walla Vintners • $40

2011 Estate Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

One of the Walla Walla Valley’s oldest wineries continues to show it also is one of the region’s best. This Syrah using grapes from the estate on Mill Creek shows off aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry, black pepper and Baker’s chocolate. Thanks to great acidity and modest tannins, this should age nicely. (96 cases; 14.5% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Church & State Wines • $35

2011 Coyote Bowl Syrah, Okanagan Valley

This winery just a few minutes from downtown Victoria, has won two Platinums in as many years, with this using grapes from the estate vineyard in the southern Okanagan Valley near the Black Sage Bench. It exhibits beautiful fruit notes among exotic spices and tempered alcohol. Its acidity is deliciously refreshing. (1,100 cases; 13.4% alc.) Medals: Pacific Rim Wine Competition (Gold/best of class), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold)

Woodward Canyon Winery • $29

2012 Estate Barbera, Walla Walla Valley

Owner Rick Small and winemaker Kevin Mott have teamed up to craft this Italian variety using estate grapes from the northern edge of the Walla Walla Valley. The result is a delicious wine with aromas and flavors of toast, plum, blackberry and dark chocolate, all backed by mild tannins. It is a beauty. (150 cases; 14.1% alc.) Medal: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold)

Clearwater Canyon Cellars • $28

2012 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Washington

This makes two years in a row earning Platinum for this wine from Lewiston, Idaho. Owners Karl and Coco Umiker bring in grapes from one of Washington’s top vineyards and have crafted a beautifully balanced wine with subtle aromas and flavors of black currant, black olive, thyme and sage. The moderate tannins provide perfect structure for this lesser-known Bordeaux variety. (100 cases; 14.4% alc.) Medal: Idaho Wine Competition (gold)

Locati Cellars • $25

2010 Estate Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley

This pleasant and earthy Sangiovese from the Walla Walla Valley offers aromas and flavors of bright cherry, dried blueberry, savory porcini mushroom and fresh cranberry and pomegranate on the finish. Enjoy with spaghetti and meatballs. (169 cases; 13.92% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Brian Carter Cellars • $34

2010 Byzance, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Brian Carter crafted this beautiful Southern Rhône blend using Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsalt. It is deliciously balanced with aromas and flavors of chocolate raspberry, blueberry and dark-roasted coffee. It is a wine worth savoring. (728 cases; 14.2% alc.) Medals: San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Tunnel Hill Winery • $33

NV Setenta, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Guy Evans crafted this unusual blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Syrah. Aromas and flavors of strawberry freezer jam, fresh raspberry, white pepper and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. Mild tannins back up all the fruit. (177 cases; 14.6% alc.) Medal: North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold)

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Jones of Washington • $15

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

Winemaker Victor Palencia has developed a delicious and affordable Cabernet Sauvignon using estate grapes on the Wahluke Slope. This is a rich, deep wine with aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, rose petal, orange oil and pomegranate. A juicy midpalate gives this youthful approachability. (7,700 cases; 14.7% alc.) Medals: Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Desert Wind Winery • $18

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope

The Fries family works on both sides of the Columbia River, owning Duck Pond Cellars in Oregon and Desert Wind in Washington’s Yakima Valley. This tasty and affordable Cab shows off aromas and flavors that are subtle yet complex. Notes of red currant, fresh herbs, blueberry and ripe plum highlight this approachable wine. (5,000 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Cave B Estate Winery • $35

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

While the Ancient Lakes region is best known for cool-climate whites, the region can be warm along its western edge, as this Cab can attest, thanks to aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blackberry jam, black pepper and dark chocolate. This is an intriguing and complete wine. (520 cases; 13.7% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

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Smasne Cellars • $12

2013 Otis Vineyard Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley

Winemaker Robert Smasne grew up next to these grapes and now gets to work with them professionally. He’s off to an impressive start, thanks to aromas and flavors of orange, sweet lime, sweet herbs and bright acidity. This is a great wine to pair with seafood. (375 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Willamette Valley Vineyards • $55

2012 Bernau Block Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Named for founder and owner Jim Bernau, the block of grapes for this wine is proving its worth in the cellar, thanks to aromas and flavors of raspberry, cedar, green olive and dark strawberry. It’s an elegant wine with focus and persistence. (2,200 cases; 13.9% alc.) Medals: Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), Oregon Wine Awards (gold)

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Jones of Washington • $13

2013 Rosé of Syrah, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

This wine from Victor Palencia is as pretty to look at as it is to taste. Notes of strawberry, raspberry, red currant and cotton candy are backed with juicy acidity and just a hint of sweetness to round out this gorgeous pink wine. (832 cases; 13.2% alc.) Medal: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Gamache Vintners • $30

2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Winemaker Charlie Hoppes of Fidelitas fame crafts the wines for this producer in Prosser, Wash. Succulent aromas of black pepper and blackberry give way to savory flavors of alder-smoked bacon, ripe plum and pomegranate. (292 cases; 14.9% alc.) Medals: Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold), Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold), Washington State Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Westport Winery • $30

NV True Blue, Washington

Out on the Washington coast, the folks at Westport Winery grow beautiful blueberries. This blueberry wine is fortified with brandy to create a dessert wine that is simply stunning. Hints of sea air lead to flavors of — you guessed it — blueberry, as well as cherry, raspberry and a hint of cinnamon. A perfect wine to savor on a cold, windy, rainy day at the beach. (85 cases; 22% alc.) Medal: Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Watermill Winery • $28

2010 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley

Winemaker Andrew Brown has yet another superb wine on his hands, as this is his third Platinum for Cab Franc. It’s a beautiful wine with aromas and flavors of red cherry, spice and a hint of cedar. It’s a terrific food wine that is ready to enjoy now. (224 cases; 14.7% alc.) Medals: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold)

Watermill Winery • $35

2011 Pinot Noir, Walla Walla Valley

A Pinot Noir from the Walla Walla Valley is rare but not unprecedented (Woodward Canyon made one for a few years). This uses grapes from Couse Creek Vineyard and was aged in 30% new French oak. The result is a suave wine with aromas and flavors of forest floor, cherry, pomegranate and cocoa powder. (100 cases; 13.5% alc.) Medal: Oregon Wine Awards (double gold)

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Pacific Rim Winemakers • $11

2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Pacific Rim was started by the incomparable Randall Grahm but now is owned by Banfi, under which it has thrived. This luscious and affordable Riesling shows off aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, juicy citrus and a hint of sweetness that rounds the edges of the impressive acidity. (30,500 cases; 11.5% alc.) Medal: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold)

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Puffin Brand Wines 2010 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $28. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (175 cases; 13.1 alc.)

Native Sun 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $65. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (128 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2013 A Squared Pinot Gris, Horse Heaven Hills, $14. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold/best of class). (465 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Northwest Cellars 2011 Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, $32. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold). (148 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Northwest Cellars 2011 Intrigue, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (439 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Pondera Winery 2010 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Passion Red, Columbia Valley, $38. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (105 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Jones of Washington 2013 Viognier, Wahluke Slope, $15. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (596 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $42. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (264 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Two Mountain Winery 2011 Copeland Vineyard Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, $22. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (300 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Kyra Wines 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $15. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (280 cases; 13 alc.)

Watermill Winery 2009 Estate Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley, $28. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (95 cases; 14.7 alc.)

JM Cellars 2011 Tre, Columbia Valley, $45. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (440 cases; 14.5 alc.)

LaBrasseur Vineyard 2011 Ethan Cole, Rogue Valley, $28. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (114 cases; 14 alc.)

Northwest Mountain Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (48 cases; 13 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor's Reserve Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $34. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (678 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Amelia Wynn Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc, Yakima Valley, $40. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold). (96 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Columbia Crest 2011 Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (200 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2011 Verhey Vineyard Malbec, Yakima Valley, $26. Award(s): Denver Wine Competition (gold). (240 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Gamache Vintners 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (292 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Girly Girl Wines 2012 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $10. Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold). (1,048 cases; 13 alc.)

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2013 Pinot Gris, McMinnville, $20. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding). (453 cases; 12.8 alc.)

Walter Dacon Wines 2013 Skookum White, Columbia Valley, $19. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding). (534 cases; 13.1 alc.)

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $30. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (414 cases; 13.2 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, $39. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (275 cases; 13.9 alc.)

50th Parallel Estate Winery 2013 Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $18. Award(s): InterVin International Wine Awards (gold). (317 cases; 12 alc.)

Gray Monk Estate Winery 2012 Odyssey White Brut, Okanagan Valley, $25. Award(s): World Wine Awards of Canada (gold), BC Wine Awards (gold). (603 cases; 11.6 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor's Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley, $20. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (255 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Airfield Estates 2012 Mourvèdre, Yakima Valley, $28. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (97 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2012 Roussanne, Horse Heaven Hills, $14. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (75 cases; 14.2 alc.)

TeSoAria Vineyard & Winery 2013 Vermentino, Southern Oregon, $27. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold). (500 cases; 11.7 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2011 Upland Vineyard Ancient Rocks, Snipes Mountain, $44. Award(s): Great Northwest Invitiational Wine Competition (gold). (191 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Moon Curser Vineyards 2012 Border Vines, Okanagan Valley, $25. Award(s): BC Wine Awards (gold). (1,328 cases; 14 alc.)

Tiger Mountain Winery 2012 Cuvee Noir, Red Mountain, $29. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Riverside International Wine Competition (gold/best in class), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (127 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2013 1/2 Ass Limited Release #6 White, Washington, $16. Award(s): Denver Wine Competition (gold). (270 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Saviah Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (648 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Spangler Vineyards 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon, $49. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (100 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Basalt Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): Grand Harvest Awards (gold). (165 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Mercer Estates Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold). (1,600 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Two Mountain Winery 2010 Copeland Vineyard Brothers Cabernet Franc, Rattlesnake Hills, $66. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (25 cases; 13.7 alc.)

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Black Sage Bench Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $22. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold), All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (250 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Silvan Ridge Winery 2011 Malbec, Rogue Valley, $20. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (800 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Martin-Scott Winery 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $14. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (125 cases; 12.3 alc.)

SpierHead Winery 2012 Gentleman Farmer Vineyard Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $30. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (97 cases; 12.8 alc.)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2013 Private Reserve Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $15. Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (1,800 cases; 13 alc.)

DaMa Wines 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (150 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Proper Wines 2012 Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $42. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (600 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Jones of Washington 2011 Late Harvest Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $20. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (double gold). (534 cases; 10.8 alc.)

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2012 Bolton Vineyard Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley, $48. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold). (198 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Daven Lore Winery 2011 Mourvèdre, Yakima Valley, $35. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône judging (Outstanding). (80 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Zinfandel, Columbia Valley, $17. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold). (2,157 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Saviah Cellars 2011 Une Vallee Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley, $32. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (320 cases; 14.1 alc.

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2011 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Quarry Butte, Horse Heaven Hills, $24. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold). (1,096 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Crayelle Cellars 2011 Gabriel's Horn, Columbia Valley, $24. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (double gold). (71 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Hamilton Cellars 2010 Bona Vita, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (384 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2011 Members Only, Horse Heaven Hills, $42. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône judging (Outstanding). (237 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Dama Wines 2010 DaMa Nation, Columbia Valley, $35. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (180 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Spoiled Dog Winery 2012 Deception, Columbia Valley, $27. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (93 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Morrison Lane 2013 Viognier, Walla Walla Valley, $24. Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold). (121 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Rio Vista Wines 2013 Wacky White, Columbia Valley, $27. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (100 cases; 12.99 alc.)

Bitner Vineyards NV Coyotes High Desert White, Snake River Valley, $15. Award(s): Tasters Guild (gold). (205 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $59. Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold). (4,319 cases; 14.6 alc.)

College Cellars 2012 Clarke Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $20. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (200 cases; 14 alc.)

Kitzke Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $29. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (100 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2011 Destiny Ridge Vineyard A Squared Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $24. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (497 cases; 13.7 alc.)

Kriselle Cellers 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley, $32. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (336 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Davenport Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $32. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (25 cases; 15 alc.)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $25. Award(s): Pacific Rim Wine Competition (gold), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (2,634 cases; 14.5 alc.)

JoieFarm 2012 En Famille Reserve Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $28. Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (231 cases; 14 alc.)

Maghee Cellars 2008 Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills, $36. Award(s): Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold). (178 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Dubindil Winery 2011 Merlot, Red Mountain, $29. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (60 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Intersection Estate Winery 2012 North Block Unfiltered Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $29. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold). (300 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Acrobat 2013 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $14. Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold). (104,000 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Gray Monk Estate Winery 2013 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $18. Award(s): Wine Awards of Canada (gold). (16,141 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Carlton Cellars 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $35. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (1,296 cases; 13.6 alc.)

Abacela 2013 Grenache Rosé, Umpqua Valley, $17. Award(s): Pacific Rim Wine Competition (gold/best of class), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (384 cases; 13.5 alc.)

50th Parallel Estate 2013 Pinot Noir Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $18. Award(s): InterVin International Wine Awards (gold). (573 cases; 13 alc.)

Michelle NV Brut, Columbia Valley, $14. Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (175,000 cases; 11.5 alc.)

Tsillan Cellars 2011 Estate Reserve Syrah, Lake Chelan, $35. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (615 cases; 14.6 alc.)

J&J Vintners 2012 Les Collines Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $30. Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (double gold). (102 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Syrah, Okanagan Valley, $33. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (Double gold/best of class), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold/best of class), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Pacific Rim Wine Competition (gold). (1,775 cases; 14 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2010 Vintage Port, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold/best of class). (490 cases; 18.4 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2013 Semillon Ice Wine, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $38. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (best dessert), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (143 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2012 Late Harvest Muscat, Snipes Mountain, $22. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (115 cases; 11.5 alc.)

TeSoAria Vineyard and Winery 2011 Barbera, Southern Oregon, $42. Award(s): Pacific Rim Wine Competition (gold). (325 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Trio Vintners 2011 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley, $23. Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold). (190 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Ledger David Cellars 2010 Tempranillo, Rogue Valley, $33. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold). (247 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Semillon, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (290 cases; 14 alc.)

Kyra Wines 2013 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, $15. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (672 cases; 12 alc.)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Artist Series Meritage, Columbia Valley, $55. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), San Diego International Wine Competition (gold), Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (2,200 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Pentâge Winery 2010 Pentâge, British Columbia, $29. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (230 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Church & State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Petit Verdot-Malbec, Okanagan Valley, $35. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (160 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Saviah Cellars 2011 Elephant Mountain Vineyard GSM, Yakima Valley, $38. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (best of show), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (240 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Walla Walla Vintners 2011 Sagemoor Vineyard Cuvée, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (465 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Williamson Vineyard 2010 Harvest Moon Red Wine, Snake River Valley, $20. Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold). (97 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Anelare 2011 Nona Viola, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (275 cases; 14 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Cave Woman White, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $14. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (141 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Purple Star Wines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (1,700 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (75 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold), Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), San Diego International Wine Competition (platinum). (8,000 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $48. Award(s): Decanter World Wine Awards (gold), San Diego International Wine Competition (gold). (2,000 cases; 14.5 alc.)

College Cellars 2012 Clarke Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $20. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (120 cases; 14 alc.)

Vin du Lac Winery 2012 Barrel Select Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (645 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Dowsett Family Winery 2012 Celilo Vineyard Gewürztraminer, Columbia Gorge, $22. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (237 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2013 Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $20. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (best white wine). (1,200 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Hamilton Cellars 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold). (250 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2011 Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $16. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (635 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2010 Estate Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $20. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (94 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Church & State Wines 2011 Coyote Bowl Malbec , Okanagan Valley, $75. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (double gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold/best of class). (100 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Gamache Vintners 2011 Estate Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (497 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Chelan Estate Winery 2009 Merlot, Lake Chelan, $20. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (265 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Kraze Legz Winery 2011 The Cakewalk Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $26. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (double gold). (220 cases; 14.8 alc.)

D'Anu 2012 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $28. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Noir judging (Outstanding). (56 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Lumos Wine Co. 2010 Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Oregon, $38. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Noir judging (Outstanding). (243 cases; 12.9 alc.)

Airlie Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $25. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold). (371 cases; 12 alc.)

Erath Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $19. Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (135,000 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Winter's Hill Estate 2012 Watershed Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $25. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Noir judging (Outstanding). (436 cases; 14 alc.)

Two Mountain Winery 2013 Copeland Vineyard Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, $15. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (550 cases; 12 alc.)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling, Columbia Valley, $16. Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (5,400 cases; 12 alc.)

Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2012 Sweet Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $13. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (315 cases; 10.5 alc.)

College Cellars 2012 Cockburn Ranch Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $28. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold). (120 cases; 15.5 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Winemaker's Reserve Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $39. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (275 cases; 13.6 alc.)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 Stained Tooth Syrah, Columbia Valley, $32. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (840 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Kennedy Shah 2009 Reserve Syrah, Wahluke Slope, $42. Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (187 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Swiftwater Cellars 2011 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $35. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (140 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2012 Late Harvest Riesling, Columbia Valley, $15. Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best of class), Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (1,456 cases; 9.8 alc.)

Cascade Cliffs 2012 Estate Barbera, Columbia Valley, $80. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (181 cases; 16.2 alc.)

Kennedy Shah 2009 Reserve Petit Verdot, Rattlesnake Hills, $42. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (192 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2011 Lemberger, Red Mountain, $15. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (1,092 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Chateau Lorane 2011 Quail Run Vineyard Pinotage, Rogue Valley, $28. Award(s): Northwest Food & Wine Festival (gold). (300 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2011 Upland Estates Grenache, Snipes Mountain, $34. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold). (126 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Trio Vintners 2011 Far Away Vineyard Mourvèdre, Yakima Valley, $26. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold/best of class), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (265 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Kriselle Cellars 2011 Sangiovese, Rogue Valley, $28. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (174 cases; 13.7 alc.)

College Cellars 2013 Semillon, Walla Walla Valley, $14. Award(s): Denver Wine Competition (gold). (100 cases; 14 alc.)

Winter's Hill Estate 2013 Pinot Blanc, Dundee Hills, $17. Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best of class). (320 cases; 13 alc.)

Silvan Ridge Winery 2009 Elizabeth's Red, Rogue Valley, $40. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (100 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Spangler Vineyards 2011 Claret, Southern Oregon, $27. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (255 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2010 Meritage, Okanagan Valley, $45. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (1,120 cases; 14 alc.)

Robert Karl Cellars 2011 Claret, Horse Heaven Hills, $20. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (1330 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Pondera Winery 2010 Consensio, Columbia Valley, $34. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (147 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor's Reserve Tavola Rosso, Columbia Valley, $32. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (387 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Chelan Estate Winery 2007 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Reserve Red, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (253 cases; 14.7 alc.)

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

College Cellars 2012 Scholarship Red, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Denver Wine Competition (gold). (100 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Mosquito Fleet Winery 2011 Sophia, Columbia Valley, $29. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (180 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Gravel Bar, Columbia Valley, $38. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (142 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Airfield Estates 2012 Hellcat, Yakima Valley, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (500 cases; 13.5 alc.)

William Church Winery 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (580 cases; 14 alc.)

Martin-Scott Winery 2013 Peddler's White, Columbia Valley, $14. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (75 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $33. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (285 cases; 13.7 alc.)

Spangler Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Franc, Southern Oregon, $25. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (256 cases; 13 alc.)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2012 Evergreen Vineyard Chardonnay, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $29. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (144 cases; 13.7 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $22. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (195 cases; 12.1 alc.)

Pleasant Hill Cellars 2012 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $36. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (50 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Swiftwater Cellars 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $38. Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (160 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Malbec, Southern Oregon, $32. Award(s): Tasters Guild (gold). (198 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Desert Wind Winery 2011 Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $18. Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold). (1,598 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Latah Creek Wine Cellars NV Huckleberry d'Latah, Columbia Valley, $10. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (best of class). (5,787 cases; 10.5 alc.)

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2013 Cherysh Cherry Rose, Similkameen Valley, $20. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (220 cases; 12 alc.)

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2012 Impearfection Asian Pear, Similkameen Valley, $22. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (160 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Lumos Wine Co. 2013 Temperance Hill Vineyard Julia Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $20. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (216 cases; 12.3 alc.)

Chehalem Wines 2012 Ridgecrest Vineyards Estate Pinot Gris, Ribbon Ridge, $29. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding). (172 cases; 15.2 alc.)

Bateaux Cellars 2013 Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $16. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding). (80 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $12. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (5,130 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Estate Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan, $19. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (425 cases; 13.6 alc.)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2013 Private Reserve Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $15. Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (2,400 cases; 13.2 alc.)

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Estate Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan, $19. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (542 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Youngberg Hill 2010 Barrel Select Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $35. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (290 cases; 12.9 alc.)

Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery 2012 Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $19. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold/best of class). (1,200 cases; 11.8 alc.)

For a Song 2012 Caliche Lake Vineyard Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10. Award(s): San Diego International Wine Competition (gold). (7,500 cases; 11.9 alc.)

Silver Lake Winery 2012 Roza Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills, $9. Award(s): Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold). (14,000 cases; 10.7 alc.)

Palencia Winery 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (69 cases; 12 alc.)

Westport Winery NV Rapture of the Deep, Washington, $27. Award(s): Capital Wine & Food Competition (gold/best fruit wine). (135 cases; 13 alc.)

Spring Valley Vineyard 2011 Nina Lee, Walla Walla Valley, $50. Award(s): Denver Wine Competition (gold). (960 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Zerba Cellars 2011 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (539 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Walter Dacon Wines 2009 C'est Syrah Beaux, Columbia Valley, $38. Award(s): Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold). (365 cases; 15.4 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Block #4 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $44. Award(s): Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold). (154 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Kana Winery 2010 Champoux Vineyard Old Vines Lemberger, Horse Heaven Hills, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (320 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Whidbey Island Winery 2011 Lemberger, Yakima Valley, $18. Award(s): Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold). (200 cases; 14 alc.)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope, $42. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (456 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Fraser Vineyard and Winery 2011 Petite Sirah, Snake River Valley, $29. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône judging (Outstanding). (43 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley, $24. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (500 cases; 13.7 alc.)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2010 Wildwood Blend, Wahluke Slope, $24. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (135 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2010 County Line Red, Columbia Valley, $24. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold). (494 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Latah Creek Wine Cellars NV Monarch Red, Columbia Valley, $20. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (682 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Robert Ramsay Cellars 2011 Par La Mer, Columbia Valley, $35. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (272 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Dowsett Family Winery 2010 Devotion, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (187 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Kana Winery 2010 Scarlet Fire, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (200 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Kana Winery 2010 Dark Star, Okanagan Valley, $22. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (200 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Athene, Okanagan Valley, $38. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (1,468 cases; 14 alc.)

Moon Curser Vineyards 2012 Dead of Night, Okanagan Valley, $38. Award(s): BC Wine Awards (gold). (247 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2013 Desert Sun, Okanagan Valley, $13. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold), All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (2,000 cases; 13 alc.)

Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (1,106 cases; 13.7 alc.)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $35. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (638 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Bowlus Hills 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $24. Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (181 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Fraser Vineyard and Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Snake River Valley, $28. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (240 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Mosquito Fleet Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $39. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (135 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Zerba Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (373 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Columbia Crest 2012 Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $12. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (23,000 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Basalt Cellars 2009 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $26. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold). (380 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Ledger David Cellars 2011 Malbec, Rogue Valley, $28. Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold). (100 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Chehalem Wines 2013 Three Vineyard Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $22. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding). (1,909 cases; 11.9 alc.)

Tyee Wine Cellars 2011 Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $35. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (100 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Alexeli Vineyard & Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $20. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (224 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co. 2012 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $21. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (2,000 cases; 13.4 alc.)

JoieFarm 2012 En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $40. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold/best of class). (216 cases; 14 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Umpqua Valley, $23. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (319 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2013 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $16. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (440 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Purple Star Wines 2011 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (1,036 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Abacela 2010 Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $32. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (310 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Kyra Wines 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $20. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (168 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2012 Selina Méchelle Orange Muscat, Horse Heaven Hills, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (50 cases; 18 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2011 Upland Vineyard Mourvèdre, Snipes Mountain, $44. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (76 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Northwest Wine Academy 2011 Mourvèdre, Washington, $15. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (100 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Walla Walla Vintners 2011 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (656 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Davenport Cellars 2012 Semillon, Columbia Valley, $21. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (47 cases; 14 alc.)

Palencia Winery 2013 Albariño, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (104 cases; 13 alc.)

JoieFarm 2013 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $23. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (438 cases; 13.7 alc.)

Fort Walla Walla Cellars 2009 Valley Reserve, Walla Walla Valley, $45. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (double gold). (129 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Church & State Wines 2011 Quintessential, Okanagan Valley, $55. Award(s): International Wine Challenge (gold). (543 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Eleven Winery 2011 La Ronde, Washington, $33. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (241 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Church & State Wines 2013 Trebella, Okanagan Valley, $20. Award(s): Wine Awards of Canada (gold). (525 cases; 14 alc.)

Three Rivers Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $39. Award(s): Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold). (318 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Les Collines Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $40. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (275 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Seven Falls 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $15. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (37,500 cases; 14 alc.)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Denver Wine Competition (gold). (167,000 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Kriselle Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, Rogue Valley, $27. Award(s): San Diego International Wine Competition (gold). (140 cases; 13.8 alc.)

50th Parallel Estate Winery 2013 Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $18. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (521 cases; 14 alc.)

Kennedy Shah 2008 Reserve Malbec, Rattlesnake Hills, $42. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (191 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Upland Estates Winery 2010 Malbec, Snipes Mountain, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (120 cases; 13.6 alc.)

14 Hands Winery 2010 The Reserve Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $30. Award(s): San Diego International Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold).. (300 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Market Vineyards 2010 Benchmark Merlot, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (96 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Cliff Creek Cellars 2010 Merlot, Southern Oregon, $25. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (386 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co. 2013 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $16. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Pinot Gris judging (Outstanding). (600 cases; 13.8 alc.)

A to Z Wineworks 2012 Pinot Noir, Oregon, $19. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (136,581 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, British Columbia, $26. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (475 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Alloro Vineyard 2011 Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $35. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (1400 cases; 12.9 alc.)

Coiled Wines 2013 Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley, $17. Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold/best white wine). (495 cases; 13 alc.)

Chateau Lorane 2011 Carménère, Rogue Valley, $25. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (125 cases; 13.1 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2010 Konner Ray Red, Columbia Valley, $50. Award(s): Denver Wine Competition (gold). (76 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc, British Columbia, $27. Award(s): National Wine Awards (gold), BC Wine Awards (gold). (482 cases; 14 alc.)

Alloro Vineyard 2012 Estate Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains, $28. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (135 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Market Vineyards 2010 Alpha Merlot, Red Mountain, $52. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (96 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Camaraderie Cellars 2008 Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley, $40. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (117 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Anam Cara Cellars 2011 Reserve Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $45. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (420 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Anam Cara Cellars 2012 Nicholas Estate Riesling, Chehalem Mountains, $22. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (200 cases; 10.8 alc.)

Cinder Wines 2013 Dry Rosé, Snake River Valley, $16. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (265 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (double gold). (105 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Twin Cedars Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (52 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Wedge Mountain Winery 2010 Northridge Vineyard Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $42. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (100 cases; 14 alc.)

Major Creek Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (22 cases; 14 alc.)

Sky River Meadery NV Solas Honey Wine, Washington, $26. Award(s): Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold). (250 cases; 10.5 alc.)

Yakima Valley Vintners 2013 Study Skills Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, $24. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Gold

Hamilton Cellars 2010 Champoux Vineyard Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $60. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (87 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Cinq Cellars 2011 Weinbau Vineyard Storm, Wahluke Slope, $24. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (300 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Forgeron Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (1,014 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Carlton Cellars 2012 Seven Devils Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $25. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (984 cases; 13.6 alc.)

Walnut City WineWorks 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $30. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (840 cases; 13 alc.)

Ginkgo Forest Winery NV Raspberry Sensation, Wahluke Slope, $22. Award(s): Capital Wine & Food Competition (gold). (175 cases; 19 alc.)

Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Dolcetto, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): San Diego International Wine Competition (gold). (120 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Gray Monk Estate Winery 2013 Ehrenfelser, Okanagan Valley, $20. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (646 cases; 11.4 alc.)

Claar Cellars 2011 White Bluffs Cab-Merlot, Columbia Valley, $13. Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (505 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Basel Cellars Estate Winery 2009 Inspired, Columbia Valley, $40. Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (400 cases; 15 alc.)

Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Le Coursier, Columbia Valley, $34. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (681 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Forgeron Cellars 2013 Façon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (451 cases; 13.7 alc.)

Brian Carter Cellars 2012 Oriana, Columbia Valley, $22. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (1,363 cases; 13.6 alc.)

Rio Vista Wines 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (100 cases; 14 alc.)

Columbia Crest 2012 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $15. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), San Diego International Wine Competition (platinum), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (162,000 cases; 14 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Malbec, Umpqua Valley, $31. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold/best of class), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (125 cases; 14.3 alc.)

King Estate 2013 Signature Collection Pinot Gris, Oregon, $17. Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold). (99,112 cases; 13.5 alc.)

J&J Vintners 2013 Les Collines Vineyard Riesling, Walla Walla Valley, $14. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (115 cases; 11 alc.)

Martin-Scott Winery 2013 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (55 cases; 12.9 alc.)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2012 Carménère, Wahluke Slope, $30. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (69 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Trio Vintners 2011 Far Away Vineyard Grenache, Yakima Valley, $26. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold). (265 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2009 Estate Mourvèdre, Wahluke Slope, $26. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (34 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Wilridge Winery 2010 Wilridge Vineyard Nebbiolo, Naches Heights, $30. Award(s): Capital Wine & Food Competition (gold). (150 cases; 13.6 alc.)

Five Star Cellars 2010 Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (228 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Crayelle Cellars 2013 Albariño, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $19. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (double gold). (150 cases; 13 alc.)

Locati Cellars 2010 Innovation, Walla Walla Valley, $20. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (375 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Swiftwater Cellars 2010 Proprietary Red, Columbia Valley, $50. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (1,016 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Bitner Vineyards 2009 Reserve Cab-Shiraz, Snake River Valley, $28. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold). (72 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2012 Coalesce, Wahluke Slope, $26. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (125 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2013 Crawford Vineyard Viognier, Columbia Valley, $20. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (928 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2013 Viognier, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (266 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $12. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (4,533 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Watermill Winery 2012 Viognier, Walla Walla Valley, $16. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (350 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Viognier, Southern Oregon, $21. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (122 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Abacela 2013 Estate Viognier, Umpqua Valley, $25. Award(s): Pacific Rim Wine Competition (gold/best of class). (249 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Clifton Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $40. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold). (200 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Market Vineyards 2010 Arbitrage Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $29. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (240 cases; 14.7 alc.)

San Juan Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Franc, Horse Heaven Hills, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (381 cases; 14 alc.)

Tsillan Cellars 2012 Estate Nudo Chardonnay, Lake Chelan, $18. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (314 cases; 12.9 alc.)

JM Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $38. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (300 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Walnut City Wineworks 2012 Gewürztraminer, Willamette Valley, $17. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (125 cases; 14 alc.)

Three Rivers Winery 2010 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $29. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (131 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Five Star Cellars 2009 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $32. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (550 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Church & State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Merlot, Similkameen Valley, $25. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold). (642 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Meadow Vista Honey Wines NV Ostara, Okanagan Valley, $22. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (350 cases; 12.9 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Pishon Bloc Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley, $34. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold). (225 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2011 Sarah Jane's Block Pinot Noir Reserve, McMinnville, $65. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (61 cases; 13.5 alc.)

50th Parallel Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $32. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (1,286 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2013 Riesling, British Columbia, $18. Award(s): Pacific Rim Wine Competition (gold). (650 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Upland Estates Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Snipes Mountain, $16. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (95 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Gray Monk Estate Winery 2010 Odyssey Traditional Brut, Okanagan Valley, $30. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (gold). (198 cases; 11.6 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor's Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley, $36. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (1,396 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2011 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $33. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (294 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Abacela 2012 Estate Garnacha, Umpqua Valley, $29. Award(s): Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (double gold/best of class). (220 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Locati Cellars 2009 Reserve Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley, $36. Award(s): Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold). (120 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Timnah Bloc Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $29. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold/best of class). (300 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2013 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, $15. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold/best white), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (834 cases; 12.2 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2010 Cuvee du Soleil, Columbia Valley, $55. Award(s): Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold). (320 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Desert Wind Winery 2010 Ruah, Wahluke Slope, $20. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (7,500 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2011 The Farmer Red, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Denver Wine Competition (gold). (500 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2012 Renaissance Red, Idaho/Washington, $23. Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold). (270 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Wilridge Winery 2012 Estate Syrah-Mourvèdre, Naches Heights, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (175 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Camaraderie Cellars 2011 Madrona, Columbia Valley, $23. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (578 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2012 Upland Vineyard Francis White, Snipes Mountain, $24. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (55 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Eye of the Needle NV Harvest White, Columbia Valley, $12. Award(s): Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold/best white). (600 cases; 13.8 alc.)

14 Hands Winery 2010 The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (Double gold/best in class), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (Platinum). (300 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Columbia Crest 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $45. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best of class), San Diego International Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold). (5,500 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Walla Walla Vintners 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (double gold/best of show), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (588 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Kitzke Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley, $33. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (101 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Estate Chardonnay, Lake Chelan, $22. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (360 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Goose Ridge Estate Winery 2011 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $24. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (double gold/best of class. (400 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Silver Lake Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Rattlesnake Hills, $9. Award(s): Seattle Wine & Food Experience (gold). (1,204 cases; 13 alc.)

Walnut City WineWorks 2012 Reserve Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $30. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (50 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Seven Falls 2012 Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $15. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), Seatle Wine Awards (gold). (27,000 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Northwest Wine Academy 2012 Seymour Vineyard Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, $15. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (140 cases; 14 alc.)

Le Chateau 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (240 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Martin-Scott Winery 2013 Gewürztraminer, Columbia Valley, $12. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (17 cases; 11.1 alc.)

McKinley Springs 2010 Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, $24. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (236 cases; 14.4 alc.)

Season Cellars 2011 Malbec, Southern Oregon, $30. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (198 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 BFM, Columbia Valley, $53. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (336 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Merlot, Okanagan Valley, $30. Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Pacific Rim Wine Competition (gold). (6,809 cases; 14 alc.)

Northstar 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $40. Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (5,600 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2013 Tudor Hills Vineyard Pinot Grigio, Yakima Valley, $16. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (400 cases; 12.2 alc.)

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2011 Renelle's Block Reserve Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $65. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (65 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Chehalem Wines 2012 Three Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $32. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold). (3,820 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery 2012 Stoney Slope Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $20. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (400 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Westport Winery 2012 Upland Vineyard Maritime Muscato, Snipes Mountain, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (125 cases; 11 alc.)

Five Star Cellars 2009 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $30. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (525 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Watermill Winery 2009 Praying Mantis Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (100 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Northwest Wine Academy 2011 Lemberger, Yakima Valley, $15. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (75 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Spangler Vineyards 2011 Petite Sirah, Alexander Valley, $28. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (gold). (215 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2011 Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, $44. Award(s): Wine Press Northwest Red Rhône judging (Outstanding), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (double gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (102 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2013 Ehrenfelser, Okanagan Valley, $15. Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (double gold). (3,800 cases; 13.2 alc.)

Girly Girl 2012 Moscato, Columbia Valley, $10. Award(s): Northwest Food & Wine Festival (gold). (871 cases; 11.5 alc.)

Brian Carter Cellars 2009 Solesce, Columbia Valley, $50. Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (Best of show/best red wine), Northwest Wine Summit (best of show), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (200 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Darighe 2008 Proprietor's Blend, Columbia Valley, $65. Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold). (120 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2011 Ginkgo Red, Wahluke Slope, $15. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (418 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Mosquito Fleet Winery 2011 Meritage Portside, Columbia Valley, $34. Award(s): Capital Wine & Food Competition (gold). (300 cases; 14 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Hattrup Farms Marvell GSM, Rattlesnake Hills, $32. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold). (570 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Walter Dacon Wines 2009 GSM, Columbia Valley, $38. Award(s): Capital Wine & Food Competition (gold). (244 cases; 15.5 alc.)

Gamache Vintners 2010 Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $50. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (298 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, $33. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), All Canadian Wine Championships (double gold). (3,130 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Woodward Canyon Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Washington, $44. Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (double gold/best of show), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold/best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (873 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Estate Gewurztraminer, Lake Chelan, $14. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (300 cases; 12.9 alc.)

Abacela 2011 Malbec, Umpqua Valley, $26. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (451 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Zerba Cellars 2011 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley, $38. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (240 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2011 Malbec, Rogue Valley, $35. Award(s): World of Wine Competition (Best red/double gold). (146 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (1,252 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Basalt Cellars 2009 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold). (250 cases; 15 alc.)

Davenport Cellars 2010 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $28. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (14 cases; 15 alc.)

Eye of the Needle 2011 Otis Vineyard Reserve Merlot, Columbia Valley, $22. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold). (90 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2013 Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (118 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (double gold). (311 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Similkameem Valley, $22. Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold). (465 cases; 14 alc.)

Fort Walla Walla Cellars 2009 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $28. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (325 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Cinder Wines 2012 Syrah, Snake River Valley, $27. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (600 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Yakima Valley Vintners 2011 Science Fair Carménère, Yakima Valley, $16. Award(s): Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold). (20 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Col Solare 2009 Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $75. Award(s): Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (gold). (4,800 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2012 Meritage, British Columbia, $29. Award(s): Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold/best of class). (844 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Basel Cellars Estate Winery 2009 Pheasant Run Vineyard Estate Merriment, Walla Walla Valley, $40. Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (400 cases; 15.1 alc.)

Columbia Crest 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $45. Award(s): Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold). (6,700 cases; 14 alc.)

Jones of Washington 2013 Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $15. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (1,806 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Three Rivers Winery 2013 Steel Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $14. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (4,626 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2012 Proprietor's Reserve Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $27. Award(s): San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. (308 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Boomtown by Dusted Valley 2013 Chardonnay, Washington, $19. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (2,000 cases; 12.9 alc.)

Mercer Estates 2010 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $24. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (254 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Fort Walla Walla Cellars 2009 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $32. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (624 cases; 14 alc.)

Locati Cellars 2012 Pinot Grigio, Wahluke Slope, $16. Award(s): Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold). (156 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2011 Tallulah's Run Pinot Noir Reserve, McMinnville, $65. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (72 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Methven Family 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $33. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (200 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Davenport Cellars 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, $17. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (25 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Gloria's Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $42. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold), Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (79 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Eleven Winery 2011 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Syrah, Yakima Valley, $24. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (211 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Ginkgo Forest Winery 2010 Syrah, Wahluke Slope, $18. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (234 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Spangler Vineyards 2012 Tempranillo, Oregon, $35. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (286 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Basel Cellars Estate Winery 2010 Estate Claret, Columbia Valley, $20. Award(s): Indy International Wine Competition (gold). (2500 cases; 14.3 alc.)

Cliff Creek Cellars 2008 Claret, Southern Oregon, $25. Award(s): World of Wine Competition (gold). (660 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Cassini Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $40. Award(s): All Canadian Wine Championships (double gold). (122 cases; 14 alc.)

Bitner Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvingon, Snake River Valley, $25. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (100 cases; 14.8 alc.)

Madsen Family Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $30. Award(s): Capital Wine & Food Competition (gold). (244 cases; 15.2 alc.)

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2011 Estate Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $30. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (gold). (550 cases; 13 alc.)

Sinclair Estate 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $28. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (510 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Upland Estates Winery 2010 Gewürztraminer, Snipes Mountain, $12. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (130 cases; 13.2 alc.)

Chaberton Estate Winery 2008 AC 100 Merlot, British Columbia, $48. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold). (282 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Ancestry Cellars 2012 Reminiscence Riesling, Columbia Gorge, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (114 cases; 9.5 alc.)

Eroica 2012 Gold Riesling, Columbia Valley, $35. Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold), San Diego International Wine Competition (platinum), Decanter World Wine Awards (Regional Trophy), Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (double gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold/best of class), Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (4,500 cases; 10 alc.)

Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2012 Masada Bloc Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $32. Award(s): San Diego International Wine Competition (gold), Savor Northwest Wine Awards (gold). (250 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Westport Winery 2011 Discovery Vineyard Surfer Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $27. Award(s): Riverside International Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (127 cases; 13 alc.)

Northwest Cellars 2010 Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $32. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (69 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2012 Umiker Vineyard Syrah, Idaho, $28. Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold). (86 cases; 14 alc.)

Yakima Valley Vintners 2013 Campus Crush Late Harvest Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $22. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (20 cases; 12 alc.)

Zerba Cellars 2011 Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley, $38. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (182 cases; 14.7 alc.)

Cinder Wines 2011 Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $29. Award(s): Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best of class). (350 cases; 13.4 alc.)

Chateau Lorane 2012 Muscat Canelli, Columbia Valley, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (125 cases; 14 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2013 Moscato di Canelli, Columbia Valley, $12. Award(s): Northwest Wine Summit (gold/best dessert), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (413 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Saviah Cellars 2010 Big Sky Cuvee, Columbia Valley, $35. Award(s): Washington State Wine Competition (gold). (395 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley, $35. Award(s): National Wine Awards (gold). (2,318 cases; 14 alc.)

Maryhill Winery 2011 Les Collines Vineyards Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $36. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (404 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Cave B Estate Winery 2011 XXVI Merlot, Columbia Valley, $43. Award(s): North Central Washington Wine Awards (gold). (141 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2011 Bangsund Vineyard Pinot Noir, Columbia Valley, $38. Award(s): Oregon Wine Awards (double gold). (192 cases; 12.6 alc.)

Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery 2013 Skaha Vineyard Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $20. Award(s): InterVin International Wine Awards (gold). (170 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2013 Crawford Vineyard Affinity Albariño, Yakima Valley, $22. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold/best of class), . (185 cases; 13.2 alc.)

Madsen Family Cellars 2010 Othello, Columbia Valley, $30. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (90 cases; 14.9 alc.)

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Estate Nudo Chardonnay, Lake Chelan, $18. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold), Indy International Wine Competition (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (157 cases; 12.5 alc.)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (3,500 cases; 14.5 alc.)

Upland Estates Winery 2010 Chardonnay, Snipes Mountain, $19. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (95 cases; 13.6 alc.)

Bitner Vineyards 2012 Late Harvest Reserve Riesling, Snake River Valley, $19. Award(s): Idaho Wine Competition (gold/best dessert wine). (134 cases; 10.8 alc.)

Smasne Cellars 2012 Upland Vineyard Aligote, Snipes Mountain, $18. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (89 cases; 13.5 alc.)

Zerba Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $30. Award(s): Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (double gold). (793 cases; 14.6 alc.)

Pondera Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $34. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (134 cases; 14.2 alc.)

Duck Pond Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $12. Award(s): Great Northwest Wine Competition (gold). (5,000 cases; 14.1 alc.)

Vino La Monarcha 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $15. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (75 cases; 13.2 alc.)

Northwest Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $16. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (double gold). (451 cases; 13.9 alc.)

Kennedy Shah 2012 Dubrul Vineyard Reserve Riesling, Yakima Valley, $25. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (298 cases; 13.3 alc.)

Alia Wines 2009 Arianses Vineyard Syrah, Wahluke Slope, $23. Award(s): Savor Northwest Wine Awards (Double gold/Best of class), Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (33 cases; 15.1 alc.)

Kennedy Shah 2009 La Vie en Rouge, Wahluke Slope, $42. Award(s): San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold). (124 cases; 14.5 alc.)

College Cellars 2013 Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay, Horse Heaven Hills, $15. Award(s): Seattle Wine Awards (gold). (100 cases; 13.8 alc.)

Andy Perdue is editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine and wine columnist for the Seattle Times.

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