Winter 2019

20th Platinum proved more delicious than ever

It’s been 20 years since the first Platinum Judging was staged in 2000, and the Kiona Vineyards and Winery 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon still holds a special place in our hearts.

Fittingly, a Cab from Red Mountain also topped the 2019 Platinum Judging. Doug Brazil, winemaker/co-owner of Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery in Wenatchee, Wash., used Shaw Vineyard fruit to win the hearts of judges.

The Platinum, a brainchild of columnist Andy Perdue, is Wine Press Northwest’s delicious path for all involved to help determine the year’s “best bottle of wine in the Northwest.”

In its infancy, the Platinum field was a collection of 146 wines made with Pacific Northwest fruit that had been awarded a gold medal at about two dozen competitions in North America during the year after Y2K.

My, oh my, how times have changed.

This year, there were a record 749 entries into the 20th Platinum Judging.

In terms of enjoyment, there’s never been a better time to be drinking Pacific Northwest wine, as our judging showed. A record 234 wines were awarded Platinum, a rate of 31%. At the other end of the spectrum, just 13 failed to earn a medal, less than 2%.

Twenty years ago, there were 225 wines that qualified for the Platinum. During the 12 months leading up to this fall’s tasting, there were more than 2,100 gold medals awarded to Northwest wines among the 53 state, regional, national and international competitions followed by Wine Press Northwest’s editorial staff.

Maryhill Winery dominated this year’s judging with a record 15 Platinums, five of those received a unanimous vote - aka “Double Platinum.” That boosted its career total to 76.

The previous single-year mark of Platinum awards was 13, set in 2017 by the Goldendale, Wash., producer that now boasts four tasting rooms throughout the state to showcase its 80,000 cases of wine.

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery in Oliver, British Columbia, remains “King of the Platinum” after increasing its career total to 84 with six more top awards during the three-day tasting in October.

This year, self-trained winemaker Stephen Reustle was the second-most prolific Platinum winner with eight awards. That moved his Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley to No. 3 on the all-time list with 40.

Crashing this year’s Platinum party in remarkable fashion was Cellardoor Winery, a buzzworthy producer near Portland, Maine. Aaron Peet, who graduated from Walla Walla Community College’s winemaking program, turned grapes from Washington state into seven Platinums. Two of those went Double Platinum for consecutive vintages of a proprietary red blend called Aurora. The 2016 vintage is driven by Cabernet Sauvignon, and we’ll give you one guess as to where it was grown. If you said, ‘Shaw Vineyard,’ then you’d be correct. And while the 2015 Aurora led with Syrah, nearly a third of that wine was Shaw Cab.

Idaho winemaker Coco Umiker, “The Queen of the Platinum,” raked in five Platinums with work from three distinctly different growing regions — including two from her home Lewis-Clark Valley. (Go to WinePressNW.com for the career-leading list of top Platinum winners.)

In all, the Gem State shined with 14 Platinums, 10 of them made by women.

Other top-performing producers in this year’s Platinum included Tsillan Cellars in Chelan, Wash., (6); Cave B Estate Winery in George, Wash., (5); Zerba Cellars in Milton-Freewater, Ore., (5); Basalt Cellars in Clarkston, Wash., (4); Brian Carter Cellars in Woodinville, Wash., (4); Cougar Crest Estate Winery in Walla Walla, Wash., (4); Coyote Canyon Winery in Prosser, Wash., (4); and Westport Winery Garden Resort in Aberdeen, Wash. (4).

Back in 2000, the Platinum’s largest category was Merlot. There was just one proprietary red blend in the judging - the L’Ecole No. 41 1997 Pepper Bridge Vineyard Apogee, which didn’t finish far behind that Kiona Cab.

This year, no class kept our judges busier than Red Blends - 114 entries. Interestingly, the Red Blend-Merlot group was the largest subset with 30 gold-medal winners to evaluate.

The bold Spanish red variety Tempranillo definitely tickled the fancy of judges, who awarded a Platinum to 11 of the 19 entries. Six of those came from vineyards in Southern Oregon, which is the home to the Pacific Northwest’s only symposium and consumer event dedicated to the grape Earl Jones and Abacela made famous in the U.S.

There were 19 Platinum winners among the Pinot Noir class, a delicious rate of 45%. Those from the 2016 vintage fared the best, which gave birth to 10 Platinums. That doesn’t include four Platinums awarded to rosés made with Pinot Noir.

One of those pinks came out of the Puffin Wines project by Oregon vintner Steven Sinkler, who owns the Wine Shack bottle shop on Cannon Beach. Puffin earned a trio of Platinum. Editor’s note: At no point during the competition did Sinkler, a judge at this year’s Platinum, sit on a panel that evaluated any of his Puffin entries.

Just we did in 2000, a vote of our panel determined a “Best of the Best,” but there is a long list of remarkable wines right behind the chart-topping Chateau Faire Le Pont’s 2015 Red Mountain Cab off Shaw Vineyard.

A year ago, there were 30 first-time Platinum producers. This year, the ranks swelled by 40 to include Cellardoor Winery, Hood Crest Winery (3), Trella Vineyards (3), AntoLin Cellars (2), Belle Fiore Winery (2), Bluebird Hill Cellars (2), Cooper Ridge Vineyard (2), Isenhower Cellars (2), Locus Wines (2), Three of Cups (2), Weisinger Family Winery (2), 50th Parallel Estate Winery (1), Ancestry Cellars (1), Andrew Januik Wines (1), Apolloni Vineyards (1), Caleb Foster The Greatest Hits (1), Chateau NoElle Vineyards & Winery (1), Chris Daniel (1), David Hill Vineyards & Winery (1), Hawkins Cellars (1), INTRINSIC Wine Co. (1), Iris Vineyards (1), Laissez Faire (1), Monte Ferro (1), Murex-Gaston Winery (1), Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery (1), Orenda Winery (1), Panther Creek Cellars (1), Poco Collina/Gelardi Vineyard (1), Port Townsend Vineyards (1), Rain Dance Vineyards (1), Red Lily Vineyards (1), Seven Hills Winery (1), South Hill Winery (1), SpearHead Winery (1), StoneRiver Vineyards & Winery (1), Structure Cellars (1), Tinte Cellars (1), Vizcaya Winery (1) and Williamson Vineyards (1).

Two decades ago, Scott Williams earned his berth into the inaugural Platinum when that Kiona Cab delivered his family a gold medal from the 2000 Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Awards and acclaim have followed the Williams clan. Scott was named Honorary Grower for the Auction of Washington Wines in 2019. Last year, Kiona Vineyards and Winery was named the Washington Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest.

Sadly, we’ve lost two friends who judged that inaugural Platinum. Bob Woehler was the dean of Washington wine writers and a Wine Press Northwest columnist when he passed in 2011. Dave Seaver, a wine collector in Richland, Wash., died three years later. Our prayer is that they’ve been enjoying nothing but Platinum-worthy wines ever since.

Judges for the 20th Platinum featured Kristine Bono, general manager, Tertulia Cellars, Walla Walla, Wash.; Ilene Dudunake, owner, A New Vintage Wine Shop, Meridian, Idaho; Gary Hayes, president of Explorer Media Group and the Savor NW Wine Awards, Seaside, Ore.; Jeffrey Hellam, owner, Hellam’s Vineyard Wine Shop and Wine Bar, La Conner, Wash.; Ellen Landis, columnist/sommelier, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Gregg McConnell, editor of Wine Press Northwest, Kennewick, Wash.; Andy Perdue, wine columnist, The Seattle Times, Richland, Wash; April Reddout, guest services manager for Col Solare, Benton City, Wash.; and Steven Sinkler, owner/wine buyer, The Wine Shack, Cannon Beach, Ore.

Mike Rader, a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Kennewick, served as the tasting coordinator. Panel moderators were Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine; retired educator Hank Sauer, Kennewick, Wash; and Ken Robertson, Wine Press Northwest columnist, Kennewick, Wash.

BEST OF THE BEST

Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain • $60

Doug Brazil has five Platinum awards to his credit in the past six years, but this wine stands alone — and ahead of the other 748 entries into the 2019 Platinum Judging. The Wenatchee winemaker works with one of the state’s top vineyard managers, Marshall Edwards, for fruit from perhaps the most prized region of the state for Cabernet Sauvignon. And the site — Shaw 32 — is owned and operated by Dick and Wendy Shaw, inductees into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. One judge remarked, “It was a Platinum on the nose alone.” Expressive dark plum, black cherry, clove and nutmeg aromas are compelling and beautifully integrated on the palate. Its structure is long and supple with superb balance to the tannin and acidity, making this extremely classy. (215 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Wenatchee Food and Wine Awards (gold).

DOUBLE PLATINUM

Ancestry Cellars 2017 Reminiscence Riesling, Columbia Gorge • $20

One of the coolest sites for grapes in the Pacific Northwest is Underwood Mountain Vineyard above White Salmon, Wash. That’s why Jason Morin focuses much of his efforts with Riesling to this site. Wet stone on the nose speaks adamantly to varietal correctness, and the flavor profile lines up equally well. Petrol, grilled peaches, sugared lime peel, green apples and minerally tones create a brilliant kaleidoscope of flavors on the vibrant palate. (174 cases, 10.2% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Wenatchee Wine and Food (gold).

David Hill Vineyards & Winery 2017 Estate Riesling, Willamette Valley • $20

Justin Van Zanten works with historically own-rooted Riesling vines planted in 1966 by Willamette Valley pioneer Charles Coury, and the results are stunning. It hits on so many of the features that make Riesling appealing to its fans — Uncola, kiwi fruit, Granny Smith apple and a bit of petrol. A drop of residual sugar (1.2%) merely adds to the mouth feel, bringing out the screaming fruit as a nibble of nectarine skin provides delicious balance. It stands up right alongside the best dry Rieslings produced in the Pacific Northwest. (350 cases, 11.1% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Riesling judging (Outstanding!)

Left Coast Estate 2016 Estate Cali’s Cuveé Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $24

The flagship Pinot Noir by Joe Wright, named for the owner’s daughter, reflects portions of each block at Left Coast Cellars, which offers a clonal assortment of Pommard, Wädenswil, Dijon 115, 667 and 777. There’s freshness to the berries and cherries on the nose, which are echoed on the palate. It’s deep and fully flavored with juicy purple plums, sweet black cherries and a pinch of baking spice. (8,982 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: TEXSOM (gold).

Season Cellars 2018 Transparency, Southern Oregon • $18

The Henry family is renowned for its decades of work with Müller-Thurgau, and second-generation producers Scott and Jennifer Henry skillfully blend M-T (50%) with Muscat (35%) and Riesling — all from White Tail Ridge Vineyard — with a semi-sparkling flair. Notes of fleshy stone fruit, including peach and apricot pick up tropical lychee as the citrusy blend of orange and lemon juice builds brightness for a fun finish. (200 cases, 11.1% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold).

Woodward Canyon Winery 2016 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State • $99

Originally referred to as “The Dedication Series,” Rick Small has made this Cab since he and his wife, Darcey Fugman, received their winery bond in 1981. And it remains connected to Champoux and Sagemoor vineyards — two of the oldest sites in Washington. The intense, all-about-Cab nose is simply irresistible. Cassis, fresh tobacco, spice-tinged black plum chutney, hints of cedar, anise, black cherry, olive tapenade and well-managed oak wow the palate. It’s pristinely balanced, and the taut tannins make this perhaps the most age-worthy Cab produced in the Northwest year after year. This marks back-to-back Platinums for Woodward Canyon’s Old Vines program. (408 cases, 15.2% alc.) Awards: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (best of class, double gold)

Bluebird Hill Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $32

Napa Valley winemaker Bobby Moy graduated from Oregon State University’s program, and his efforts have helped Neil and Sue Shay realize the vision they had for this erstwhile Christmas tree farm. Feminine and elegant, this well-balanced Pinot Noir awakens the senses with a eucalyptus and earth-driven nose. Savory cranberry sauce, shitake mushroom, wild raspberries and exotic spices engage the taste buds through the lengthy finish. (110 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Competition (double gold).

Brian Carter Cellars 2015 Takahashi Red Wine, Columbia Valley • $38

Master blender Brian Carter pays tribute to longtime assistant winemaker Robert Takahashi with this thoughtful blend of Malbec (58%), Merlot (34%) and Cabernet Franc from standout vineyards StoneTree on the Wahluke Slope, historic Olsen in the Yakima Valley and Dineen in the Rattlesnake Hills. Subtle eucalyptus notes on the nose pave the way for gorgeous flavors of black currant, Bing cherry and blueberry jam. A pinch of nutmeg, a slice of roasted red bell pepper and underlying cocoa powder add elegance. (290 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (double gold).

Cave B Estate Winery 2018 Cave B Vineyard Cuvée Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $2

This historic winery adjacent to the Gorge Amphitheater spins out a remarkable example of a white Bordeaux in this blend of Sauvignon Blanc (60%) and Sèmillon. Striking citrus and tree fruit aromas engage the senses as this crisp and bright wine reveals layers of pear, grapefruit, fresh chopped herbs and orange zest. Rocking acidity keeps it vibrant through the last drop. Enjoy with soft cheeses, light seafood dishes and clams steamed in herb butter. (305 cases, 13.7% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), Washington State Wine Competition (gold).

Cave B Estate Winery 2016 Cave B Vineyard Merlot, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $30

The Byran family’s vineyard and this region might be best known for the production of distinctively brilliant white wines, but son-in-law Freddy Arredondo’s training as a winemaker at Walla Walla Community College shows beautifully in producing the top Merlot of the 20th Platinum. Chelan and Bing cherries are met with baking spices, a pinch of sweet herbs and a whiff of smoke. Layered dark fruit, boysenberry acidity and firm yet chocolaty tannins round out this stunning wine. (240 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Cellardoor Winery 2015 Aurora Red Wine, American • $32

After leaving Maine to learn winemaking at Walla Walla Community College, Aaron Peet returned home with a better appreciation for grapes from Washington state. This blend of Syrah (52%), Cabernet Sauvignon (29%) and Cab Franc comes from Pace Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, Shaw Vineyard on Red Mountain and Six Prong in the Horse Heaven Hills, respectively. A deeply structured red, it boasts an irresistible aroma as layers of black cherry, cassis and black raspberry are accented by vanilla bean, allspice and hints of warm maple bars. Enjoy the long and savory finish. (560 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2018 Riesling Reserve, Lillooet • $19

Just a decade ago, Dutch immigrants Rolf de Bruin and Heleen Pannekoek established the first vineyard between Whistler and Kamloops in what’s now one of British Columbia’s new appellations. Their winemaker, James Cambridge, works magic with this incredibly inviting Riesling that opens with grape Pixy Stix candy, orange blossoms and sweet lemon. Inside, it’s a bite of nectarine and Granny Smith apple, which lead into a mouth-watering finish of tangerine. (328 cases, 12.5% alc.) Awards: National Wine Awards of Canada (gold).

14 Hands Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley • $12

Best Buy! One of the Northwest’s largest wineries produced the Platinum Judging’s most readily available winner. Here is a flavorful, well-balanced Cab that’s very easy on your wallet. Dark berries and vanilla on the nose open to blackberries, raspberries and chocolate-covered cherries in the mouth. Notes of cedar and spice cake pop on the smooth finish. (800,000 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Rodeo Uncorked! Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley • $16

This marks the fourth straight vintage that Walter and Gordon Gehringer have earned a Platinum with their estate Sauvignon Blanc, but none of those have matched this one’s Double Platinum. Reminiscent of something from New Zealand, it screams gooseberry and white peach with Sancerre-like minerality and beveled acidity that’s capped by peach skin. (600 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Ehrenfelser, Okanagan Valley• $14

Best Buy! Walter Gehringer attended the Geisenheim winemaking school in Germany, which is where this cross with Riesling was developed prior to World War II. It’s juicy and fresh with flavors of crisp pear, lime sorbet, star fruit and lemon drops, finishing with verve. This is his 13th Platinum with Ehrenfelser, six of them for icewine. (2,500 cases, 13% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold).

Helix by Reinginger 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills• $30

Created to preserve the Walla Walla Valley focus of Reinginger, this Helix release featuring Phinny Hill Vineyard provides another tribute to the decades of work by viticulturist Dick Beightol. A portion of Petit Verdot (7%) provides another dimension to the complex theme of black cherry and blueberry as cedar, chocolate mint and licorice splash about the nicely managed tannins. (368 cases, 13.9% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Laissez Faire 2018 Red Wine, Snake River Valley • $18

There’s not much Sangiovese grown in Idaho, but Melanie Krause of Cinder Wines takes advantage of the juicy Italian red to set the tone for her nicely priced second label. Backed by Mourvèdre (24%), Merlot (14%) and Tempranillo (14%), the eclectic blend from Williamson and Sawtooth vineyards just plain works. It begins with notes dried cherries, pomegranate seeds, red raspberries and a pinch of dried herbs. Hints of smoke and earthiness add dimension. (900 cases,13.6% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (best of class).

Maryhill Winery 2016 McKinley Springs Cinsault, Horse Heaven Hills • $42

One of Washington’s largest vineyards is the birthplace of this lesser-known red Rhône variety that shines in the hands of Richard Batchelor. It’s a 100% example of Cinsaut that spent 20 months in a barrel program of 40% new French oak. Aromas of coffee and black fruit are joined by leather before velvety layers of blackberry and black currant come through with mouth-watering acidity for a forever finish. (184 cases, 15.3% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (gold)

Maryhill Winery 2016 Painted Hills Tempranillo, Yakima Valley• $38

Of the 76 career Platinums won by Maryhill owners Craig and Vicky Leuthold, this is their first for Tempranillo. Provocative floral aromatics guide you straight into the glass. Expressive and bright, it has layers of blackberry, Marionberry and huckleberry fruit, hints of toast and leather, all backed by savory spice. It’s elegant through the long finish. (134 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

Melrose Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley • $28

There’s typically a sense of sweet red fruit associated with Pinot Noir from the Umpqua Valley, and Cody Parker doesn’t disappoint. A delicate, light ruby hue catches the eye, and this gem blooms with strawberry preserves, pomegranate seeds, earthy tones, red cherry soda and a touch of caramel on the finish. (845 cases, 13.8% alc.) Award: Sip McMinnville Wine & Food Classic (gold).

Milbrandt Vineyards 2016 The Estates Merlot, Wahluke Slope • $27

A trio of family plantings near Mattawa, Wash., — Clifton Hill, Northridge and Ravenscliff — make for a wow moment immediately as the perfumed nose completely captivates. Fine-grained tannins support juicy blackberries and spiced blueberry preserves interlacing elegantly with accents of cocoa powder and tobacco. It finishes with elegance. (1,500 cases, 14.5% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Puffin Wines 2018 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley • $22

This marked the third consecutive vintage and third straight year in which Puffin Wines received a Platinum Award for its Pinot Gris. Competition in this category is stiff in Oregon, but brand owner Steven Sinkler relies on Ray Walsh, former winemaker at King Estate, to direct his Pinot Gris bottling. A pair of South Willamette Valley vineyards — Deer Haven and Lush — pave the way for a ripe offering that’s akin to biting into a tree-ripened white peach. Pear, kiwi and ripe melon also come into play, capped by mouth-watering notes of Limeade and tangerine. (140 cases, 13.5% alc.) Awards: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (best of class).

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Rojo Dulce Dessert Wine, Umpqua Valley • $24

This Port-style wine made with Tempranillo fills every nook and cranny of the palate. Candied cherries, cacao nibs, roasted pecans, honey-drizzled figs, vanilla bean and cherry liqueur meld heavenly from first tasty sip to the lip-smacking last one. (110 cases, 19% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold).

Rocky Pond Winery 2016 Malbec, Columbia Valley • $42

Business manager Jonathan Kaczmarek earned a finance degree at the University of Wisconsin prior to making wine at Seattle’s Soos Creek. The Northwest Wine Academy product now gets the chance to oversee a few small lots at Rocky Pond for the Dufenhorst family, and he hasn’t lost his touch with this Malbec. Fruit is dominant from the fragrant berry aroma to the opulent blueberry, blackberry and plum flavors saturating the palate. Nicely integrated oak, brown sugar, and a dusting of sweet herbs completes the lovely package. (142 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Bordeaux Gems tasting (Outstanding!)

Tsillan Cellars 2018 Estate Chardonnay, Lake Chelan • $30

This style of reserve Chardonnay isn’t as prominent in the Pacific Northwest these days, but Ray Sandidge’s work for Dr. Bob Jankelson ranks as delicious as many of those in California that cost twice the price. Rich aromas of toast, apple, butterscotch and corn chowder are delivered on the creamy palate. Finishing flavors of citrus and melon rind match up well with the Pasta Verdura at the scenic Sorrento’s Ristorante adjacent to the tasting room. (303 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold)

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Syrah, Lake Chelan • $32

The versatility of this picturesque vineyard overlooking the south shore of Lake Chelan is on display with this Syrah, which marks the fifth career Platinum for Syrah by Tsillan Cellars. It hits all the notes for a cool-climate Syrah — blueberry, bacon, pepper, leather and earthiness. There’s a savory undertone to the bright and fresh texture with a long finish of cherries. (343 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Zerba Cellars 2016 Tempranillo, Walla Walla Valley • $45

Cecil Zerba’s fruit yields another Platinum for the 2011 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The nose promises so much, and the rounded palate delivers with cherry and brambleberries, blackstrap molasses, bay leaf and chocolate-covered orange peel. (156 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Competition (gold).

Bluebird Hill Cellars 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $49

Some wineries overstate the term “small lot.” Not Neil and Sue Shay. Here’s a wine produced by Bobby Moy that might be impossible to try at this point because there was little more than a barrel’s worth released. Cranberry, raspberry, pink peppercorn and porcini mushroom aromas come through with a ripeness that finishes with a healthy rush of pomegranate juice. (30 cases, 14.2% alc.) Awards: Portland Seafood & Wine Festival (double gold) SavorNW Wine Awards (gold).

Cave B Estate Winery 2018 Cave B Vineyard Chenin Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $22

Years ago, winemakers in our corner of the world began to lead consumers astray with sometimes cloying examples of Chenin Blanc. Thanks to Freddy Arredondo, his family’s Cave B project has come to fly the flag for this Loire Valley grape in charming fashion. Aromas of tangerine, lemon and lime zest pick up a pinch of white pepper. Ripe yet bright flavors of Honeycrisp apple and honeydew melon are capped by Mandarin orange to make for a zippy finish and a complete wine. (415 cases, 13.7% alc.) Award: Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival (best of show).

Cellardoor Winery 2016 Aurora Red Wine, American • $35

For this vintage, Maine winemaker Aaron Peet opted to lead this blend with Cabernet Sauvignon (49%) from Shaw Vineyard on Red Mountain, and its sense of suavity by incorporating Syrah (42%) and Cabernet Franc that essentially matches its fellow Double Platinum big brother. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, leather, baking spices and pie crust include a fresh strip of cedar. Those dark fruits are joined by clove as spot-on tannins create a marvelous mouth feel and structure that’s capped by cassis. (531 cases, 14.4% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

College Cellars of Walla Walla 2018 Chardonnay, Walla Walla Valley • $20

Tim Donahue and his students teamed up for one of Northwest’s leading examples of Chardonnay from the 2018 vintage. Eschewing oak makes for a bright and aromatic profile with lemon cream and citron, which comes with lots of minerality, lime zest and a dusting of ground savory. (40 cases, 13.4% alc.) Award: Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Elk Cove Vineyards 2018 Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley • $19

The continued collaboration among winemaker Heather Perkin and second-generation vintner Adam Campbell is stronger than ever. One of the Northwest’s largest offerings of rosé from Pinot Noir offers a gorgeously fun color and strikes the right balance. Notes of strawberry, Jolly Rancher watermelon candy, white peach and melon make this not only a crowd-pleaser but also a complete rosé. (4,536 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (best rosé.)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Merlot - Cabernet Franc Rosé, Okanagan Valley • $15

Best Buy! On a piece of paper, this pinkish blend of Merlot (60%) and Cabernet Franc (40%) might be perceived as a clunky approach to rosé. Not in the hands of “The King of the Platinum,” who earned a Platinum two years ago for his Cab Franc rosé. Enticing aromas of pink grapefruit, strawberry-watermelon and rose petal lead to tropical fruit flavors, a slice of fleshy kiwi fruit on the midpalate and a pulsating finish of citrus. (800 cases, 13.1% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Desert Sun White Wine, Okanagan Valley • $12

Best Buy! This signals the sixth career Platinum — or better — that Walter Gehringer has earned by blending his brother Gordon’s harvest of Chardonnay (40%), Auxerrois (30%) and Riesling. It’s loaded with peaches, elderflower blossoms and tropical flavors as the midpalate of lemon curd and honey gets a remarkable brush of lingering juiciness. (1,800 cases, 12.6% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Market Vineyards 2015 Derivative Red Wine, Columbia Valley • $20

Charlie “Wine Boss” Hoppes heads up the winemaking for this family-owned brand based in Richland, Wash., and this Right Bank Bordeaux-inspired blend ranks as one of the most nicely priced of the Platinum. It leads with Merlot (40%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (36%) and the influence of Cabernet Franc shows up in the nose of blackberry, cherry tobacco and spice. Tremendous mouth feel allows for full enjoyment of raspberry, toast and leather, backed by plum-skin tannins and a lengthy farewell of cherries and cocoa. (1,008 cases, 15.1% alc.) Award: 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Cabernet Franc, Rattlesnake Hills • $38

Richard Batchelor does some of his best work with fruit off Joe Hattrup’s Elephant Mountain Vineyard above the Yakima Valley, and this is a rather opulent approach with Cabernet Franc. Barrel-aged for 20 months in 55% new French oak, the nose begins with dark cherry, bramble, smoke and spice. Black cherries and cassis are joined by firm tannins and food-friendly acidity for a superb finish. (178 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold)

Maryhill Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Marvel GSM, Rattlesnake Hills • $46

The GSM category ranked among the judges’ favorite flights, and Richard Batchelor’s effort with Elephant Mountain fruit topped the rest. It leads with Syrah (40%) and follows with Grenache (32%) and Mourvèdre after spending 20 months in a barrel program of 30% new French oak. Alluring aromas of buttercrunch toffee, black fruit and smoked meat transition to a dense, rounded and polished drink of Damson plum, black cherry and cured meat. (572 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: East Meets West (best of class).

Mercer Family Vineyards 2016 Edge of Heaven Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills • $20

Washington State University product Jeremy Santo grew up in Prosser, Wash., and now he’s back home leading the winemaking for the Mercer brothers. Last year, they launched this sister label in partnership with the Napa-based Delicato family. This blend led by Merlot (39%), Syrah (31%) and Malbec (16) is a great example of the remarkable value behind the expansive Mercer plantings. Black and blue fruit, cocoa powder and orange zest go on to reveal blackberry and blueberry flavors. It’s a big wine, but the Syrah not only builds tremendous mouth feel but also brings some leather to the finish. (8,463 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold).

SpearHead Winery 2017 GFV Saddle Block Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley • $33

Pinot Noir has always been Grant Stanley’s passion, regardless of where his winemaking talents led him in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. He found kindred spirits near Kelowna in Bill and Marina Knutson, who brought him on as GM and winemaker. This debut vintage with them is a showstopper. Gentleman Farmer Vineyard is an estate planting with Dijon clones, and the Pinot Noir is focused on high-toned red fruit with dried herbs, a bit of spice and a touch of moist earth that leads out with orange rind. (300 cases, 14% alc.) Awards: National Wine Awards of Canada (gold), All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard 2015 Arch Terrace Cabernet Franc, Red Mountain • $28

Much of Red Mountain’s acclaim has come with Cabernet Sauvignon, but Keith Pilgrim shows that Cabernet Franc deserves some love, too. Classic bell pepper and sweet herb aromas lead to an inviting, big, round and generous red wine featuring blackberry, svelte tannins and sweet tea leaves in the finish. It’s a gorgeous example. (810 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Zerba Cellars 2016 Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Valley • $36

A graduate of Washington State University’s winemaking program, Brent Roberts uses Cabernet Franc to add to the string of Platinums made by Doug Nierman. This example marks the fifth career Platinum for owner Cecil Zerba’s Cab Franc program, and it offers aromas and flavors of black cherry, milk chocolate, bell pepper, bramble and a hint of tea, supported by enjoyable tannins. (305 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold).

Blue Grouse Estate Winery 2018 Quill Rosé, Vancouver Island • $22

Chef-turned-winemaker Bailey Williamson continues to release delicious wines under the broader Quill tier, and his pink with 100% Gamay Noir is another remarkable effort. It leads with Montmorency cherry and watermelon then the silky honeydew melon texture finishes with a flourish of apricot and food-friendly melon rind. (410 cases, 12.3% alc.) Award: Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada (gold).

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $24

Engineer-turned-winemaker Dan Chapel and his wife Nancy purchased Monet Vineyard west of Corvallis, Ore., in 2000 and haven’t looked back. Not only have they expanded their estate plantings, but their prowess with Pinot Noir also remains sorely overlooked. His flagship wine — a blend of Dijon 115 and 777 with Pommard and Wädenswil — is beautiful from start to finish. Sweet baking spices, black cherry and dried herbs in the nose funnel into flavors raspberry and cherry with more pie spice amid a suave tannin structure. (4,232 cases, 13.9% alc.) Awards: Sip McMinnville (gold).

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley • $45

One of the most decorated wines entered into the Platinum is this estate Cab grown by David Hansen at Cougar Hills Vineyard for his winemaking wife, Deborah. Both are proud Washington State University Cougars, and the pride in their work is apparent in this Cab. There’s jamminess to the black cherry and black currant, framed by plum-skin tannins that provide pleasing grip. It’s no fruit bomb, thanks to hints of bell pepper and savoriness, which lead out with a classy note of graphite. (589 cases, 13.8% alc.) Awards: Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold), San Francisco International Wine Competition (double gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold), Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2017 Sèmillon, Columbia Valley • $15

Best Buy! Among the noble projects taken on by owners Craig and Vicky Leuthold are their efforts to help keep lesser-appreciated white varieties in the minds of consumers. Thanks to Richard Batchelor’s talented winemaking, the subsequent wines routinely earn praise from critics. Such is the case with Sèmillon, a white Bordeaux grape traditionally blended with Sauvignon Blanc. It stands elegantly alone here, offering classic notes of fig and lemongrass that are joined by dusty minerality. A sense of lanolin on the midpalate adds complexity, as does the zingy finish of lemon peel. (819 cases, 12.5% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2018 Reserve Viognier, Applegate Valley • $34

Cal Schmidt’s project not far from historic Jacksonville, Ore., is an honest family effort that goes beyond his daughter/grandson winemaking team and into his vineyard, their restaurant and tasting room. There’s attractive hedonism with this 100% barrel-fermented Viognier that’s far from over-oaked. Emblematic notes of orange Creamsicle and crushed banana give this enticing perfuminess and delicious weight, which achieves balance with ample acidity and a dash of white pepper to finish. (188 cases, 15.7% alc.) Award: Denver International Wine Competition (best of show).

South Hill Winery 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Gorge • $25

It’s no surprise that the Jones family has a deft touch with Sauvignon Blanc considering they make wine in New Zealand during our winter and return to the Columbia Gorge and their Underwood Vineyard for the Northwest growing season. Spencer Jones is credited with making this wine for his folks Philip and Sheryl. High along the shoulders of Underwood Mountain overlooking Hood River, Ore., this is one of the Northwest’s cooler vineyard sites. That allows the Joneses to present a Sauv Blanc that’s bright and citrusy with a touch of fresh herbs. Granny Smith apple juiciness continues to build as the structure is lean yet approachable, backed by a salty finish. (160 cases, 12.5% alc.) Award: Tasters Guild (gold).

Trella Vineyards 2016 Tempranillo, Southern Oregon • $38

The winemaker for Wine Press Northwest’s 2015 Oregon Winery of the Year — Terry Brandborg — is the cellar talent behind this young brand in Roseburg. Brandborg’s work for the Williams family presents a perfume of grilled plum, vanilla and dried herbs, followed by pleasing flavors of strawberry and cocoa with baking spices. Tannins provide some tactile sensation but don’t overwhelm, allowing it to finish with food-friendly lightness. (140 cases, 14.4% alc.) Awards: Monterey International Wine Competition (best of class), Portland Seafood and Wine (gold).

Tsillan Cellars 2018 Estate Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan • $28

Trained in Germany after starting on Long Island, Ray Sandidge leans toward Alsace with this Pinot Gris. There’s a wealth of lemon/lime and Granny Smith apple flavors that lead to a rounded mouth feel of lemon taffy, which gives way in delectable fashion to a beautifully bright and lingering finish of lime zest. (544 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Washington State Wine Competition (gold).

PlatinumAmelia Wynn Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc, Red Mountain • $34

Bainbridge Island contractor/winemaker Paul Bianchi pulled in Cabernet Franc from historic Kiona Vineyards to earn his fourth career Platinum. Aromas of chocolate-covered black cherry and plum include endearing leafiness and earthiness. They continue on the palate, which also features well-integrated tannins, some herbaceousness and long-lasting raspberry acidity. (94 cases, 14.4% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Eternal Wines 2015 Eternal Passion Red Wine, Columbia Valley • $69

A product of Walla Walla Community College’s vaunted winemaking school, certified sommelier Brad Binko earns an A grade and his third career Platinum via this small-lot blend of Syrah from Cecil Zerba’s Cockburn Ranch and Cabernet Sauvignon from Monte Scarlatto. Heavenly aromas open to dark berries and allspice. Blackberry and blueberry flavors and grilled meat join the accents of tobacco, vanilla custard and baking spices. It’s approachable yet cellar-worthy. (42 cases, 15% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold).

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2016 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Quarry Butte Red Wine, Horse Heaven Hills • $26

Jarrod Boyle uses this deep Cab-based blend to mine his 15th career Platinum award. This entry-level estate red is intensely flavored and elegant. Blackberry, huckleberry, cherry cola, pipe tobacco and spiced fig compote create a colorful palate of flavors from start to lifted finish. (1,510 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: SavorNW Wine Awards (gold).

AntoLin Cellars 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley • $27

The 5-acre planting by Anthony and Linda Haralson is hitting its stride and winning awards at regional wine competitions of late. Their two-barrel project of Cab is full-bodied with gentle tannins, starting with spicy, mixed berry aromas. Purple plums, black currant and savory notes build on the palate as it leads to an elegant finish. (50 cases, 13.7% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Belle Fiore Winery 2015 Icon Terramisso Tempranillo, Rogue Valley • $36

A trio of winemakers played a role in this Southern Oregon expression of Tempranillo brought home by Rob Folin. Ripe forest berry aromas give way to a deliciously jammy entry. A touch of earthiness melds with the generous plum and berry fruit, hints of cinnamon and nice balancing acids. The tannins are round and approachable, and the texture is smooth. (254 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

C.C. Jentsch Cellars 2016 Viognier, Golden Mile Bench • $23

Rising star winemaker Amber Pratt left behind a string of gold medals when she stepped aside to be a full-time mother, and the 2016 vintage marked her final crush for Chris and Betty Jentsch. The transition to Paula Cooper as winemaker of this estate program has gone smoothly as this gorgeous Viognier proves. It is fresh and fruity as mango, pineapple and peach pick up a drip of honey and kiss on the midpalate. Beautiful acidity allows for it to finish with a punch and pair with white meat or seafood. (370 cases, 13.4% alc.) Award: Six Nations Wine Challenge (double gold).

Caleb Foster The Greatest Hits 2016 Phinny Hill Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Horse Heaven Hills • $45

While much of his attention remains focused on making wines for the Bookwalters, Caleb Foster was given the time and space to pursue his own small project under what’s called Gunpowder Creek. It began with this Cabernet Franc from the Beightol family via the 2015 vintage, and it’s damn-near perfect. There’s an exhibition of outstanding Cab Franc character from beginning to end as dark red fruit with fresh mint and dried herbs comes with restrained tannins that are backed by charming spice, chocolate and plum. (225 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Bellingham Wine Festival (gold).

Carlton Cellars 2017 Estate Auxerrois, Yamhill-Carlton • $22

This exuberant Auxerrois is refreshing and full of flavor. Juicy summer sweet nectarines, lemon-lime soda, apple blossom and oyster shell salinity merge gracefully on the palate. Lovely acidity and a satin-like texture carry it to a bright finish. (280 cases, 13.8% alc.) Award: Sip McMinnville Wine & Food Festival (gold).

Chateau NoElle Vineyards & Winery 2017 Revelation Pinot Noir, Puget Sound • $42

The Puget Sound Wine Growers Association adds another of its members to the ranks of Platinum-winning producers with Tom and Lorrie Wilson’s sumptuous work from their Hollywood Hill Vineyard near Snoqualmie Ridge. They began farming the Dijon clone 667 and 777 vines starting with this vintage, so the parents of Nolan and Elle are off to a remarkable start. The short barrel program of 25% new French oak allows for delicious notes of strawberry and cherry, which pick up complexity from Burgundian notes of forest floor. There’s deliciousness to the fruit/tannin balance that’s capped by mocha and cranberry brightness. (87 cases, 12.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2016 Ethos Late Harvest Reserve Riesling, Columbia Valley • $40

Bob Bertheau and his white wine team, led by David Rosenthal, reach into Horse Heaven Vineyard near Columbia Crest for this beautiful botrytis-affected late harvest effort with Riesling. It offers everything fans of this noble white grape love, starting with a vibrant nose that jumps out with hints of golden raisin, peach pie and dried apricot, which make their way into the flavors. Apple sauce spices sprinkle in at the finish. (119 cases, 7.5% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Riesling tasting (Outstanding!)

Colter’s Creek Winery 2017 Estate Skookumchuck Reserve Syrah, Lewis-Clark Valley• $25

This intensely built Syrah starts off with aromas of sliced, cured meats, lithely and nicely balanced with juicy plums, chocolaty tones, oak spice and a pinch of herbs adding complexity. (100 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Idaho Wine Competition (gold).

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2015 Block 11 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley • $29

The Hansens now farm three estate vineyards that include Syrah, but this hails from their Cougar Hills Vineyard, which they established in 1997. Debbie Hansen, a product of University of California-Davis’s famed winemaking school, developed this complex Syrah that continues to evolve as it sits in the glass. There’s an intoxicating blend of jamminess, bacon and moist earth with pinches of pepper and leather. It’s soft and coasts across the palate, then finishes with roasted coffee. (420 cases, 13.6% alc.) Awards: Grand Harvest Challenge (gold), Pacific Rim Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Coyote Canyon Winery 2018 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Albariño, Horse Heaven Hills • $20

Rancher-turned-grower Mike Andrews helped blaze the trail in Washington state for this Spanish grape, and his 2010 vintage earned a Platinum in 2011. The 2018 is fresh and very aromatic with florals and citrus on the nose. Crushed pineapple, chopped herbs, lemon sorbet and poached pear are joined by brisk acidity that makes for a refreshing tangy note. (180 cases, 13.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)Davenport Cellars 2013 Petit Verdot, Red Mountain • $30The Williams family planted Petit Verdot at its Heart of the Hill Vineyard in 2006, and Woodinville winemaker Jeff Jirka turned the two barrels of fruit he bought from the Kiona folks into a Platinum. It spent 4 ½ years in French oak prior to bottling, and the alluring nose of dark fruits and herbs sets the stage for this savory drink. Black plum and huckleberry fruit, fresh-chopped herbs and nice oak integration glide across the palate, and the finish ends with a trace of orange zest. (48 cases, 15.2% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Dumas Station Wines 2016 Cow Catcher Red, Walla Walla Valley • $24

This Merlot-based proprietary red by Jay DeWitt and Neil Johnston in Dayton, Wash., is a bargain by Walla Walla Valley standards. The aroma of a bowlful of fresh berries is engaging. On the palate, spiced berry compote, blueberry pie, milk chocolate, black raspberries and hints of pipe tobacco coat the palate. It’s fresh and lively throughout. (1,350 cases, 14.3% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (gold), West Coast Wine Competition (gold).

Finn Hill Winery 2015 Merveille Merlot, Columbia Valley • $30

Rob Entrekin reached into Stillwater Creek Vineyard for this highly aromatic and fruit-driven Merlot, which bursts with concentrated black fruits. A melding of forest berries, roasted green bell peppers and mocha tantalize the palate as the kiss planted by 23 months in new French oak finishes it off in style. (118 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Denver International (gold).

14 Hands Winery NV Rosé (Can), Washington State • $6

Best Buy! Keith Kenison and his crew recently jumped into the canned wine scene, and their pink turned Platinum. It’s not a traditional package, and neither is it a straight-forward approach, the resulting blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris is simply delicious and consumer friendly. The light pink color opens with strawberry-rhubarb and keeps delivering with cherries and berries. Refreshing acidity gives it a broad appeal and a match for light salads, grilled tuna, paella and salty cheese. (23,000 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Washington State Wine Competition (gold).

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Old Vines Auxerrois, Golden Mile Bench • $14

Best Buy! Walter and Gordon Gehringer earned their ninth Platinum for Auxerrois with their latest example. This crisp and mouth-watering variety that’s most appreciated in Alsace shows a touch of florals on the nose. The entry is vivacious, and the wine builds on the palate as citrus fruits, white peach, a touch of lemon verbena, and a thread of minerality meld in harmony all the way through. (1,800 cases, 12% alc.) Awards: Los Angeles Wine Competition (gold), All Canadian Wine Championship (gold.)

Hightower Cellars 2015 Red Mountain Estate, Red Mountain • $45

This signals the second year in that Tim and Kelly Hightower have earned a Platinum for their Estate Red program, and the 2015 vintage shows a similar sense of balance to the 2014. Cabernet Sauvignon (50%,) Cab Franc (17%), Petit Verdot (17%) and Malbec — all from their Out of Line Vineyard — bring wild berries and a suggestion of flint in the nose. Dense yet lithe berries and plums meld as savory olive tapenade and warm toast notes lead out with a trace of orange peel. (145 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold).

Market Vineyards 2012 Acquisition Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain • $55

Red Mountain Cab flexed its muscles throughout this year’s Platinum Judging, and Charlie “Wine Boss” Hoppes worked his magic for this Richland, Wash., winery. A blend of Hightower (80%) and Shaw (20%) vineyards, deep, dark fruit and saddle leather on the nose engage the senses. Intense and beautifully balanced with bright fruit, it unveils black currant, juicy plums, a hint of caramel, pipe tobacco, and underlying oak wrapped around refined tannins. (122 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2017 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley • $17

Out of all the years and Platinums awards, this signals the first time that Richard Batchelor has earned one for America’s favorite wine — Chardonnay. The influence of French oak makes this come across as a reserve style at a nice price. Its theme of Granny Smith apple and pear makes room for some butterscotch and toast, capped by a long lemon/lime finish. (4,885 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (double gold).

Maryhill Winery 2016 McKinley Springs Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills • $46

Richard Batchelor used expansive McKinley Springs Vineyard to help produce a pair of Platinum awards, including this stylish Cab. Aged for 21 months in 60% new Nadalie French oak, it opens with dusty earth and hints of forest floor pinecones on the nose. Inside, ripe plums, new leather, cassis and blackberries are tied with a well-structured set of firm tannins and toasty oak nuances as it traverses to a lingering finale. (250 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (double gold).

Northwest Cellars 2014 Carménère, Columbia Valley • $48

A self-described wine “geek,” Kirkland vintner Robert Delf raised his career Platinum total to 12 with this effort with this lesser-known red Bordeaux variety that he pulled from Kiona Vineyard on Red Mountain and Phinny Hill Vineyard in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills. One of the two barrels was new French oak, but that doesn’t get in the way of the grape’s natural complexity. Typicity is apparent with the opening hint of bell pepper, followed by a blend of ripe raspberry and dark plum that’s persistent from start to finish. Silky tannins and berry-like acidity pick up some spice along the way. (63 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: International Wine Review (gold).

Puffin Wines 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $22

Since 2009, Sean Driggers of Pudding River Wine Cellars has been a consulting winemaker on the Puffin Wines project for wine merchant Steven Sinkler. This marks his fourth vintage of Puffin rosé, and it’s the second time in three years to achieve a Platinum with it. A crystal clear rosy pink hue captures the eye. SweeTart cherry, raspberry sorbet and watermelon flavors are accented by bright citrusy notes as the finish is snappy and refreshing. (100 cases, 13.7% alc.) Awards: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold).

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Grüner Veltliner Estate Cuvée Hefeabzug, Umpqua Valley • $26

A dozen of Stephen Reustle’s 40 career Platinum medals have been generated by his groundbreaking work in the U.S. with Grüner Veltliner. Hefeabzug is an Austrian term for surlie aging, and Reustle devotes six months to the lees treatment in stainless steel followed by a year of bottle aging. Minerally notes at first whiff stay present through the silky palate. Granny Smith apple, white pepper, star fruit and lemon verbena notes enliven the palate, leading to a finish that keeps on delivering long after the last sip. (600 cases, 12.5% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold).

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2016 Estate Tempranillo, Applegate Valley • $40

Three generations played significant roles in this wine — founder Cal Schmidt, his winemaking daughter René Brons, and her winemaking son Duncan Brons. Rich dark-fruited aromas lift from the glass with this deeply flavored Tempranillo. Black currant, boysenberry and fruitcake notes are at the core, with a thread of exotic spice in the background from bright start to lingering finish. (251 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Denver International (gold).

Spangler Vineyards 2016 Merlot, Oregon • $28

The jammy aroma gains your attention, and the flavors captivate through the lingering finish. Blueberries and blackberry jam join tobacco, dark chocolate and savory spice. Well balanced and juicy with refined tannins. (193 cases, 13.9% alc.) Awards: Oregon Wine Awards (gold).

Three of Cups 2016 L’Astre Syrah, Walla Walla Valley • $30

As Woodinville’s Mike Metheny has dialed in his program, acclaim and awards are growing. Here’s a remarkable effort with Syrah that’s delivered Matheney his first career Platinum. Pulled from McKibben-farmed Les Collines and Riviere Galets, an estate vineyard for Tertulia Cellars, the 35% new French oak program makes for a great nose of Damson plum and Van cherry with touches of sweet herbs and cigar box. Inside, it’s loaded with blackberry and plum that’s balanced by suave tannins, blueberry acidity and a cherry juice finish. (119 cases, 14% alc.) Awards: TEXSOM (gold) Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Trella Vineyards 2016 Grüner Veltliner, Southern Oregon • $29

The seeds of success with this noble white grape of Austria continue spread throughout the Umpqua Valley as owner/grower Stephen Williams teams with winemaker Terry Brandborg. Expressive stone fruit and citrus aromas speak clearly to the variety, and the entry is vibrant and fresh. Flavors of nectarine, apple skin, Ruby Red grapefruit, citrus blossom and a hint of white pepper are well defined. (139 cases, 13.2% alc.) Awards: SavorNW Wine Awards (best of class), East Meets West Wine Challenge (double gold), Monterey International Wine Competition (platinum)

Vanessa Vineyard 2016 Cabernet Franc, Similkameen Valley • $50

The dean of British Columbia winemakers, Howard Soon was honored in 2019 by being named to the Order of Canada. His work here with vines — the joint passion of Vancouver businessmen Suki Sekhon and John Welson along the slopes of this valley a short drive from Oroville, Wash. — produces his fifth Platinum in the past three years. Crushed herbs, cherry and smoked blackberry come with an impressive structure and long finish with bramble. (170 cases, 15.5% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Awards (gold)

Vino la Monarcha 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $20

It’s rarefied air for the same vintage of the same wine to earn a Platinum two years ago, but fans of Pacific Northwest wine — particularly those in Washington state — have come to expect greatness from Victor Palencia. This marks the fifth straight year in which Palencia’s electric pink wine from Pinot Noir has earned a Platinum. Alluring aromas of strawberry, cherry and rose petal lead to beautiful flavors of cherry and orange Creamsicle with boysenberry acidity that doesn’t slow down. (700 cases, 12% alc.) Award: Tri-Cities Wine Festival 2018 (best of class)

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2017 Swimmer Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley • $31

Followers of the Platinum Judging should recognize the label, which depicts Westport winemaker Dana Roberts as an award-winning young swimmer in a Speedo — about 20 years before he became an award-winning winemaker. This marks the third career Platinum for Roberts’s Swimmer program, which showcases the versatility of Olsen Brothers Vineyard. The broad-shouldered red captures a rich red and black fruit aroma, which is echoed on the palate. Multiple layers of red raspberries, savory notes, blackberry reduction sauce and juicy blood orange combine in harmony. (170 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Denver International (gold).

Whidbey Island Winery 2018 Rosato, Yakima Valley • $15

Best Buy! Puget Sound producer Greg Osenbach leans heavily on Italian reds — Sangiovese (31%), Primitivo (20%) and Dolcetto (18%) for this rosé, but there’s a juicy injection of fruity Lemberger to boot. This well-balanced dry rosé shows off a beautifully expressive rose aroma. There’s juicy and brightness to the palate as peach, strawberry and melon flavors interlace with lively acidity. (212 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery 2017 Viognier, Rogue Valley • $26

An unoaked example of Viognier is what Kiley Evans used to produce the first white wine Platinum for winery owners Ross and Jen Allen in Medford, Ore. This Rhône Valley variety was planted at the same time the vineyard was established with Tempranillo and now spans 26 acres. The focus is on the fruit in this Viognier, and the profile offers a feminine elegance rather than being blowsy, featuring white peach, honeydew melon and cucumber. Its freshness and balance should play well with seared tuna with soy, ginger and garlic drizzled with a light lemon-balsamic glaze. (161 cases, 13.8% alc.) Awards: Las Vegas Global Wine Awards (gold); Oregon Wine Awards (gold).

Aluel Cellars 2016 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley • $40

Seattle vintners Alex Oh and Samuel Hilbert (the “Al” and “uel” of their brand) collaborated with Columbia Valley winemaker Bart Fawbush for their third Platinum in two years. Their superb Syrah comes with a great nose of smoky black fruit and chai spices, then follows through with layers of blackberry and dark cherry, nicely managed tannins, blueberry acidity and a pinch of black pepper. (119 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Andrew Januik Wines 2016 Lady Hawk Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills • $50The fourth vintage of second-generation Andrew Januik’s work with Judi and Paul Champoux’s charming 5-acre vineyard continues to earn acclaim in blind tastings. The beckoning scent of earth and fresh-picked berries draws you in. Cassis, blackberry, blueberry and black raspberry fruits meld with savory elements, tobacco and understated oak as it finishes long with a twist of orange. (296 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Basalt Cellars 2015 Lemberger, Columbia Valley • $16

Rick Wasem’s first career Platinum came a decade ago courtesy of this Austrian red grape, and the Clarkston, Wash., pharmacist is back with a chart-topping example of Blaufränkisch from Willard Farms near Prosser. Jim Willard is one of the few growers of Lemberger left in Washington state, which is a shame because the wines these vines produce are so doggone delicious and unpretentious. Black cherry, anise and black pepper aromas lead to bright and fruity flavors of President plum and raspberry juiciness with a smoked chocolate finish. (108 cases, 13.8% alc.) Award: 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold).

Basalt Cellars 2016 Syrah, 51% Columbia Valley/49% Lewis-Clark Valley • $30

This Syrah is a product of three trusted vineyard sources — Sagemoor’s Bacchus near the Columbia River, Willard Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and Wasem Vineyard, the estate planting for Basalt’s co-owner/co-winemaker Rick Wasem. His site in Clarkston, Wash., overlooks the Snake River. Combined, they set the table for a wine that screams “Syrah!” starting with smoked meat, blackberry and coffee aromas that include cherry pipe tobacco. Inside, it’s rich and complex with black fruit, mouthwatering elderberry acidity, chocolaty tannins and hints of black pepper and licorice in the finish. (99 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold)

Basalt Cellars 2015 Wasem Estate The Family Red Wine, Lewis-Clark Valley • $26

When a guest comes with “Give me your biggest red,” this small-lot project from this underrated winery in downtown Clarkston, Wash., is the ticket. Legally, it could be labeled as a Tempranillo (80%), and it is all about the Iberian Peninsula with its other components of Grenache (15%) and Syrah (5%), all from the vines that surround Rick Wasem’s home. It’s hedonistic and intense with its smoky and oaky profile that’s backed by cherry and cassis and packed with a firm punch of tannins. (61 cases, 13.8% alc.) Award: 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold).

Belle Fiore Winery 2015 Estate Icon Souspire, Rogue Valley • $37

Ivy League-educated Dr. Edward Kerwin recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his stately winery/mansion project in Ashland, Ore., and now he has Rob Folin, one of Oregon’s most underrated talents, in his cellar. Kerwin’s 31-acre vineyard has a wide variety of grapes planted, and Rhône, Bordeaux and Italy are represented in this stellar blend of Syrah (70%), Malbec (20%) and Barbera. This firmly structured, black-fruited blend is rich while elegant. Lush and smooth with blackberry and black cherry fruit, notes of toast, black licorice drops and hints of earth make it complex and delectable. (554 cases, 15.4% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold).

Bitner Vineyards 2017 Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley • $23

While some of Washington’s oldest and most prized plantings of Riesling have been taken out of production, Ron Bitner’s circa 1981 vineyard has emerged as the source for one of the Northwest’s top examples. Much of that credit goes to homegrown winemaker Greg Koenig, and he’s delivered a delicious enticement for those who claim they don’t like Riesling. Green apple taffy and peachy aromas lead to an intensely rich drink of stone fruit with a lick of candy corn. Its natural acidity makes it quite remarkable and consumer friendly. (100 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold).

Brian Carter Cellars NV Upland Vineyard 1 Graciano, Snipes Mountain • $85

Perhaps no one in the Northwest has earned more awards and acclaim for blended wines that Brian Carter, so “The Wizard of Woodinville” might take his fans by surprise with this glorious effort with Graciano. Traditionally, this Spanish red is a prized blender in the Rioja — and BCC’s Tempranillo-based Corrida program — but he set aside two barrels of Newhouse-grown Graciano from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages. So, while it is a single varietal wine, it’s a multi-vintage blend of six barrels. The juice is all about blackberries and blueberries, providing stellar brightness that meshes with supremely managed tannins that leave room for a long finish of licorice. (140 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Brian Carter Cellars 2009 Byzance, Columbia Valley • $65

In this true GSM, Brian Carter leads off his annual romance of Rhône reds with Grenache (53%), Syrah (23%) and Mourvèdre (18%) with added touches of Cinsault (4%) and Counoise. As usual, its structural fingerprints hit on the delicious acidity and smooth tannins that provide the background for hints of cured meat, strawberries and pomegranate amid the accents of violets, fresh cedar strips, blackberry and plum. A lasting bit of Kalamata olive adds food-friendly savoriness. (1,074 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Brian Carter Cellars 2014 Byzance, Columbia Valley • $38

It’s remarkable but almost predictable that Brian Carter would earn Platinums with identical scores from judges for GSM-blends that are five vintages apart. Then again, the fruit sources are dialed in, and so is the formula of Grenache (54%), Syrah (24%), Mourvèdre (15%), Counoise (4%) and Cinsault. There’s less of the gamy and savory approach it this little brother, but it’s still a juicy and balanced drink of black cherry, Damson plum and pomegranate with fine-grained cherry-skin tannins and a pinch of baking spice. (544 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (best of class)

Carlton Cellars 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton • $35

Dave Grooters, whose wines earned three Platinums this past fall, made the right choice on Sept. 28 to pick these berries of Wädenswil, Dijon clone 777 and Pommard from his 13-year-old vines, which results in a flawless and expressive Pinot Noir. Generous offerings of boysenberry and black cherry punch are framed by beautiful oak as silky tannins make for a pleasing round texture that finishes with nutmeg and blueberry skins. (430 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: McMinnville Wine & Food Festival (double gold)

Cave B Estate Winery 2016 Cave B Vineyard Malbec, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $38

This destination estate winery and vineyard just upstream from Vantage, Wash., now has earned 16 Platinums since 2013, and half of those are for work with red wines. This is Alfredo “Freddy” Arredondo’s first for Malbec, and it’s elegant and juicy in its presentation of elderberry preserves and brambleberries, nicely balanced in structure and capped by a pinch of clove. (240 cases, 14.7% alc.) Awards: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold).

Cave B Estate Winery 2018 Cave B Vineyard Roussanne, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $27

There have been just seven Platinums in 20 years awarded to this lesser-known white grape from the Rhône Valley. Two of those have been won in the past three years by Cave B. This latest offering is borderline romantic as aromas of orange blossom, honey and green apple lead to a voluptuous mouth filled with peach and apricot that leads out with brightness and piquancy. (240 cases, 13.5% alc.) Awards: Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival (gold), Washington State Wine Competition (gold).

Cellardoor Winery 2014 Merlot, American • $24

Aaron Peet and his wife/assistant winemaker Christina showcase sweet-smelling vanilla, blackberries and underlying oak aromas for this intense, well-built Merlot. Black cherry, anise and smoky elements fill the palate as it flows to a silky, satisfying finish. (833 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold)

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2016 Verhey Vineyard Malbec, Washington • $28

The Umikers deepen their relationship with the Verhey family’s Malbec planting near Union Gap in Washington’s Rattlesnake Hills. The collaboration is true to the variety as we know it in the Pacific Northwest, featuring lovely aromatics of purple berries, violets and light toast, an exceptionally velvety mouth feel of plum sauce and sandy tannins and elevated through the finish of blueberry juice. (265 cases, 15.2% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold).

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2016 Renaissance Red, Lewis-Clark Valley • $23

Coco Umiker doffs her cap to the revival of the Idaho wine industry — home to the Northwest’s first large-scale commercial operations — with her entry-level red that represents three vineyards they work in the L-C Valley. A blend led by Malbec and loaded with personality, it kicks off with a dark berry, meaty nose. Black cherry, blackberry and spice-scented blueberry sauce include caramel and toasty oak nuances that meld in harmony for a delicious quaff. (513 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold).

Colter’s Creek Winery 2017 Syrah, Lewis-Clark Valley • $20

Rich and full-bodied with lively acidity, this rich Syrah from Melissa Sanborn’s estate vineyard near the Clearwater River flows seamlessly across the palate. Dusty oak, chocolate fudge, purple plum and spiced meat notes entwine as it heads to a long finish. (450 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Idaho Wine Competition (gold).

Cooper Ridge Vineyard NV Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Riesling, Umpqua Valley • $29

This former walnut orchard in Roseburg, Ore., produces its brut-style Riesling using the Charmat method, and winemaker Charlie Kidd leaves it just a touch off-dry. Inviting peaches and white flowers fill the nose. Lively beads of bubbles carry flavors of peach sorbet, summer-fresh nectarines, citrus accents and lovely minerality across the palate. It’s refreshing and well-balanced with extended length. (85 cases, 11.75% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold).

Cooper Ridge Vineyard 2015 Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley • $36

Robin and Lesa Ray are into the second decade of the winery that named after their son, and this Tempranillo is just another example of their site’s versatility and Southern Oregon’s promise with the bold Spanish red. It’s reminiscent of an Old-World Rioja up front with its earth-driven nose. Those elements join New World juicy black fruit on the palate. Boysenberry, plum preserves, moist earth and hints of vanilla prevail all the way through the long-lasting finish. (525 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold).

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2017 Rock Bottom Vineyard Estate Albariño, Walla Walla Valley • $24

Debbie Hansen continues to show the diversity of her vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley and in her winemaking, reflected in her work with this Spanish white. Shimmering with electricity, this wine really lights up the palate. Steely and bright with tropical fruit, lime zest and bracing acidity, it holds a thread of minerality through the vivacious finish. (265 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (double gold).

Dunham Cellars 2016 Trutina Red Wine, Columbia Valley • $29

The 19th vintage of this Left Bank approach by Dunham Cellars achieves balance, thanks in part to the blending by young winemaker Robert Campisi. It’s elegant with blueberry, black currant and black cherry fruit at its core, framed by approachable tannins and balancing acidity. Hints of smoke and teriyaki-marinated meat peek through on the finish. (6,981 cases, 14% alc.) Awards: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Eleven Winery 2017 La Ronde, Washington • $38

It’s in the nature of former professional cyclist Matt Albee to achieve balance on the bike and off, and as a Bainbridge Island winemaker, he’s proved to be skilled at that, too. He takes a winding track to this delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (37%), Syrah (23%), Malbec (17%) with additional pushes from Petit Verdot, Mourvèdre and Lemberger. Bing cherry, pipe tobacco and eucalyptus aromas coast into a drink of lovely black and blue fruit with smooth tannins and pleasing acidity. (319 cases, 14.2% alc.) Awards: Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Cascadia Wine Competition (gold)

Hood Crest Winery 2017 Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge • $24T

his winery in the foothills of Mount Hood produces this Chardonnay in a reserve style, with influences of French oak and barrel aging leading to a theme of Golden Delicious apple and spiced pear butter. Its delicious acidity makes for a long finish. (150 cases, 12% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold).

Hood Crest Winery 2016 Grenache, Columbia Valley • $44

Waving Tree Vineyard near the Maryhill Museum seeded a pair of Platinums in 2019 for Hood River Valley winemaker Tess Barr, including this eye-popping Grenache. The Oct. 19 pick and 24 months in French oak allows for hints of cherry and white peach, rose petals and pepper. Its velvety texture finishes brightly with raspberry and Craisins to make for a shining example. (150 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold)

Kennedy Shah 2016 Reserve Syrah, Yakima Valley • $48

For this high-end subset of The Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville, Alsace native Jean-Claude Beck works with historic Hyatt Vineyards in the Yakima Valley to craft this Syrah, which he aged for 16 months in neutral French oak and five months in new French barrels. Its plummy, spicy and light toast aromas lead to flavors of black cherry and Marionberry that include hints of smoked meat and herbal tea. (240 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Kitzke Cellars 2015 Sangiovese, Columbia Valley • $35

In time, the home of these grapes will be within the Candy Mountain American Viticutlural Area near Richland, Wash., and Seth Kitzke does a delicious job with estate fruit grown by his parents. Flavors of pomegranate, cherry and raspberry, with rose petal and pepper aromas, are delivered on the palate with just the right amount of acidity to keep it from becoming too rustic. Touches of roasted tomato, black olive and a bit of chocolate make it a home run. (56 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (best of class)

Latah Creek Wine Cellars NV Mike’s Reserve Red, Columbia Valley • $20

One of Washington state’s top producers for decades, Mike Conway began working with Wahluke Slope fruit long before it became well-known for reds. This bargain red reflects that insight and the winemaking touch by his daughter, Natalie Conway-Barnes, and they collaborated on this blend, leading with 2016 Tempranillo and 2015 Merlot from the Wahluke Slope then 2014 Zinfandel and 2014 Cab from the Horse Heaven Hills. Bold tones of blackberry, blueberry, sagebrush and eucalyptus carry on through the chocolaty and restrained tannins, making for a remarkably approachable red. (498 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Left Coast Estate 2018 White Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $24

This Rickreall, Ore., producer launched “White Pinot Noir” as a test project in 2011, and there’s no doubt that it has become a sensation at Left Coast Estate. In fact, this ranks as perhaps the largest such bottling in the Pacific Northwest. Joe Wright creates it with Pinot Noir (93%) that’s spent five months on the lees and Pinot Blanc (7%). Pleasing aromatics of pear, peach and apple include orange blossom, which lead to similar flavors that are delicious, balanced and capped by Queen Anne cherry. (7,186 cases, 13.7% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Competition (gold)

Locus Wines 2018 Modo White Wine, Columbia Valley • $15

Best Buy! A product of Washington State University’s winemaking program, this Cougar is a member of Seattle’s urban wine scene who pulls the grapes for his food-friendly wines from the Yakima Valley and Naches Heights. This white Bordeaux blend of Sèmillon (60%) from Dineen Vineyard and Sauvignon Blanc from Phil Cline’s Naches Height Vineyard offers enticing aromas of honeysuckle, lemon/lime and pear, which follow with bright flavors of Bosc pear and Key lime. A sense of the tropics and a scrape of minerality add to the nice and bright finish. Enjoy with oysters, sushi or cucumber salad. (192 cases, 12.9% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold)

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley • $38

For the third time in four years, Richard Batchelor was awarded a Platinum for his reserve work with Grenache, so perhaps it is more than happenstance that a bottle of the 2014 vintage is featured on the winery’s home page. This latest example is flawless and brilliant with its raspberry and red currant profile that offers exceptional balance and sweet spice finish. (915 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (double gold).

Monte Ferro Wines 2016 Pinot Noir, Oregon • $25

As a follow-up to his long career in the food industry for global giant Cargill, Inc., Robert Ervin and his wife Mignon launched their ultra-boutique winery in Lake Oswego, Ore., with one of the state’s top winemaking talents — Terry Brandborg. The Umpqua Valley winemaker’s work generated a number of Platinums for the 2019 judging, including this 50/50 blend of Pommard clone Pinot Noir from Dion Vineyards in the Chehalem Mountains with Wädenswil off Bradley Vineyards near Brandborg’s home in Elkton. It’s loaded with notes of strawberry freezer jam and Montmorency cherry with delicate tannins, a pinch of moist earth and a lick of candied orange peel in the finish. (200 cases, 14.1% alc.) Awards: Sunset International Wine Competition (gold). San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Savor NW Wine Awards (double gold)

Mt. Hood Winery 2016 Dry Hollow Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley • $34

Once again, Columbia Gorge winemaker Rich Cushman works with fruit from Dry Hollow Vineyard just south of The Dalles, Ore., for a marvelous Merlot. It’s filled with delicious black and blue fruit and backed by silky tannins, making for an easy drinker and a Platinum winner from back-to-back vintages. (168 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Muret-Gaston Winery 2015 GSM, Yakima Valley • $45

A decade ago, some of Washington’s most stylish reds were the work of Kyle Johnson when he made the wines at Olsen Estates in Prosser. He and his wife Amy are achieving similar results with their own projects, which include this Grenache (44%), Syrah (15%) and Mourvèdre (41%) from where else but Olsen Brothers Vineyard. Black cherry smoked black pepper and rosemary aromas are followed by layered fruit flavors of blackcurrant and plum. Plum-skin tannins and pomegranate juiciness pick up finishing touches of mocha and licorice. (188 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold)

Northwest Cellars 2014 Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills • $24

Robert Delf’s work with Coyote Canyon Vineyard plays out as high-toned fruit that shows forth on the aroma and entry. Rich, layered and full-bodied on the palate with plum, blueberry, spice box and licorice notes. Well balanced with bright acidity and plenty of depth; a Cab lover’s Merlot! (227 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Orenda Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley • $37

Mark Bosso, a protege of winemaker Erica Orr, made quite a splash for young owners Xander and Samantha Kent, who only began selling wine from their Carnation, Wash., century farm this past summer. They are not shy about investing in quality grapes, procuring their Cabernet Franc from stately Stillwater Creek Vineyard along the Royal Slope. Wafting from the glass are fragrant aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon from the 24 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Raspberries, strawberry jam, pie spice, olallieberries, hints of graphite and fresh cut herbs join firm tannins and nice underlying oak through the persistent finish. (200 cases, 14% alc.) Awards: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (Best red, double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Panther Creek Cellars 2016 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton • $50

A handful of top winemakers produce vineyard-designate Pinot Noir from Arthur and Sherry Kalita’s 22-acre estate just north of WillaKenzie Estate, but Tony Rynders’ work for Panther Creek might be at the head of the class. Forest floor and a whiff of dried flowers only begin to describe the nose. In the mouth, red raspberries, chai tea, damp earth and wild mushrooms are framed by silky tannins and balancing acidity. It finishes with verve. (500 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (best of class).

Poco Collina 2014 Gelardi Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $32

Early on, Eugene-area grower Skip Gelardi sold his 2 acres of Pinot Noir to J. Scott Cellars and winemaker Jonathan Scott Oberlander. In 2012, Gelardi asked the former Silvan Ridge producer to make some wine for what would become Poco Collina. Success came quickly, and this signals just the third commercial vintage for Gelardi’s band. Bing cherry, sweet herbs and forest floor aromas lead to a great structure of cherries and cranberries that’s carried into a long and cellar-worthy finish. (125 cases, 13.8% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold)

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2016 Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley• $36

Stephen Reustle’s fame is closely tied to his pioneering work in the U.S. with Grüner Veltliner, but this signals the fifth career Platinum for Pinot Noir by Wine Press Northwest’s 2017 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. The bouquet leaps out of the glass, and there’s a complete mouth feel with bright purple fruit akin to boysenberry and pomegranate as this medium-bodied Pinot also offers sweet spices and slate. (475 cases, 13.4% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold)

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2016 Estate Cuvée Syrah, Umpqua Valley • $32

Pure and deeply flavored, this pure Syrah opens with inviting aromas. Blackberries, grilled meat, well-integrated oak, a trace of smoke and black pepper entwine, extending beyond the lifted finish. (600 cases, 13.4% alc.) Award: Monterey International (platinum).

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2016 Estate Winemaker’s Reserve Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley • $42

As widely known as he is for Grüner, Syrah and Pinot Noir, this marks Stephen Reustle’s third career Platinum for Tempranillo. Here, Old World meets New World with this precisely balanced and refined red. Ruby Queen plums, blackberry, black currant, earthiness and tobacco join spice accents and nicely integrated oak. And the finish simply sings. (675 cases, 13.7% alc.) Award: Monterey International (gold).

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Umpqua Valley• $24

Considering his groundbreaking precision with Grüner, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this signals the second time in three years that Stephen Reustle merited a Platinum for his Sauvignon Blanc program. Aromas of lime, slate and smoke lead to brilliant and penetrating flavors of gooseberry, Key lime and Asian pear. (274 cases, 12.8% alc.) Award: American Fine Wine Competition (best of class)

Structure Cellars 2017 Foundation Mourvèdre, Snipes Mountain • $35

Brian Grasso trained at Woodinville wineries Darby, Baer and Sparkman Cellars before he and wife Brandee Slosar decided to turn the basement of their Ballard home into a winery. Success forced them to open a tasting room in the SODO Urban Works building. Their work with Upland Vineyard Mourvèdre brings plummy and berry aromas that are engaging. Entwining flavors of black raspberry and wild strawberry come with savory and smoky notes. The structure is lush, well balanced and refined with good length. (100 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Bellingham Wine Festival (gold).

Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard 2018 Signature Series Albariño, Yakima Valley • $30

Using a vineyard outside of the Red Mountain appellation, Keith Pilgrim crafts this into a wine filled with notes of starfruit, Key lime pie, fresh apricots and Mandarin orange, backed by an interlace that leads to long and lifted finale. Enjoy with cheese, pork, fish tacos, seafood pasta or ceviche. (549 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Trella Vineyards 2016 Gewürztraminer, Southern Oregon• $24

Terry Brandborg’s reputation for world-class Gewürz took off when famed New York Times critic Eric Asimov praised the Oregon winemaker’s work from the 2007 vintage. In the 2016, classically tropical layers of lychee, spiced tisane, honeysuckle nectar and orange zest are transported along with an underlying note of salinity as a squirt of clementine pops on the finish. (125 cases, 14.1% alc.) Awards: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold), Astoria Seafood and Wine (best white).

Vanessa Vineyard 2015 Syrah, Similkameen Valley • $35

The dean of British Columbia winemakers, Howard Soon, decided to come out of retirement to spearhead this young estate project centered in one of the Northwest’s most buzzworthy regions. He co-fermented the free-run juice with Viognier (8%), as is traditional in the northern Rhône Valley of France. Charcuterie meats on the nose join brambleberries, black plums, cinnamon spice and roasted coffee beans on the palate. Savory qualities continue to deliver through the satisfying finish. (445 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: All-Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Weisinger Family Winery 2016 Malbec, Rogue Valley • $32

Second-generation winemaker Eric Weisinger works with Randy Gold’s namesake vineyard near Talent, Ore., for this deep, dark, delicious and elegant Malbec. Blackberry and black cherry fruit at the core meld in harmoniously with accents of dark chocolate and spice. It’s balanced and pure all the way through. Enjoy with chicken in an Asian barbecue sauce. (172 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold).

Westport Winery Garden Resort NV Duckleberry Grunt, Yakima Valley • $28

Dana Roberts continues to dial in his program that blends blueberry juice with beguiling Gewürztraminer from Red Willow Vineyard. It’s richly aromatic and flavorful with lychee, orange blossom, fresh sun-ripened blackberries and Meyer lemon accents. Delightful in its freshness and purity, its zesty finish makes this an ideal afternoon sipper. (592 cases, 12% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (best of class).

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2016 Riesling, McMinnville • $18

The 2019 Oregon Winery of the Year pulls Riesling from its estate, the second-oldest vineyard in the McMinnville American Viticultural Area, for this classic example. Granny Smith apple and light petrol aromas lead to long flavors of white peach and tangerine, making for a charming finish. (400 cases, 12.2% alc.) Award: 2018 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition (gold).

Zerba Cellars 2016 Malbec, Walla Walla Valley • $45

Brent Roberts has taken over the reins from Doug Nierman as Cecil Zerba’s winemaker, and his work with estate fruit continues in the tradition that helped Zerba Cellars earn Wine Press Northwest’s 2011 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year Award. Aromas of dark fruit and hints of toast lead the way to boysenberry jam, ground nutmeg, raspberries and a smoky oak underlay. It’s supple and mouth-coating as it heads to a smooth finish. (277 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (gold)

Apolloni Vineyards 2015 Dolce Vino Viognier, Oregon • $22

Italian-born Alfredo Apolloni grew up in a family with more than a century of history in the wine industry, which explains the sweet reference to this Viognier produced in an effort to replicate an ice wine. He and co-winemaker Kevin Green crafted this so well that it’s tough to tell that it’s not. The grapes were picked at ripeness from both Seven Hills West near Milton-Freewater and Daisy Creek in Jacksonville, pressed off and then the juice was frozen to be vinified later. Huge aromas of apricot and mango draw you inside, where there is beautiful viscosity to the flavors of peach, honey and Gala apple. There’s ample acidity for this sweet sipper (16% residual sugar) to achieve balance. This earned a gold medal first on the campus of Purdue University, where Alfredo’s wife, Laurine, graduated. Four months later, it garnered a gold at the Great Northwest Invite. (170 cases, 12.8% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold)

Basalt Cellars 2015 Malbec, Columbia Valley • $28

Four Platinum winners by this Clarkston, Wash., producer made quite an impression on judges, so did Verhey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, which grew the Malbec for this — the second of two Platinums vinified in the historic Lewis-Clark Valley. The beautiful nose of blueberry and dusty violets is realized on the palate with precise elegance and a charming structure. (96 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold)

Bitner Vineyards 2016 Riesling, Snake River Valley • $19

No other Riesling producer matched the two Platinum performance posted by Bitner Vineyards in Caldwell, Idaho, and Greg Koenig left this 2016 edition for Ron Bitner with just a touch more residual sugar. It hits on an enticing array of white peach and tropical notes as delicious lemon/lime acidity hangs on through the long finish of kiwi. (101 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold)

Brandborg Vineyards & Winery 2017 Coastal Cuvée, Elkton-Oregon • $15

Best Buy!Terry and Sue Brandborg, recipients of Wine Press Northwest’s 2015 Oregon Winery of the Year, craft this blend that’s equal parts Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc. Its theme is a winsome presentation of lemon, green apple and Asian pear that picks up a pinch of sweet spice in the long finish. (872 cases, 13.1% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Experience (gold)

Callan Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain • $38

Woodinville producer Lisa Callan launched her eponymous project while this wine was in barrel, and the Washington State University product used it to earn her second Platinum in as many years. It is distinctive, dark and lovely with toast, cherry and chocolate, espresso with nutmeg and a finish of black licorice that offers a pure Cab structure. (75 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Carlton Cellars 2015 Roads End Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton • $45

A former vineyard manager for Ken Wright, Dave Grooters understandably now focuses his efforts on Russell-Grooters Estate Vineyard along Savannah Ridge near the town of Carlton, Ore. Violet aromas segue to a bowlful of fresh strawberries on entry. There’s an elegant assembly on the palate built of black raspberry and cherry fruit, earthiness and licorice, leading to a finish of sassafras. (280 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Sip McMinnville Wine & Food Classic (gold).

Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery 2017 Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope • $60

Columbia Gorge vintner Robert Lorkowski has built his reputation with phenomenal Northwest expressions of big Italian reds. Here, it’s a big Rhône red. Wildly aromatic with tantalizing mint and spice notes, it offers beautifully integrated tannins with fine balance to support the dense berry and plum goodness at the core. And the oak sits neatly in the background, strong while preserving elegance and purity. (253 cases, 15.3% alc.) Award: Cascadia Wine Competition (double gold)

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 Dampier Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge • $48

California winemaker Michael Sebastiani doesn’t need to go far from Cathedral Ridge Winery to check on this vineyard, which is across the Columbia River from Hood River, Ore., on Underwood Mountain. The fragrant lavender aroma of this intense yet lithe wine is intoxicating. Red berries with subtle herbs, cherry candy, spice box nuances and the essence of earth mingle deliciously. Enjoy with mussels, salmon, pork, goat cheese or pâté. (200 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold)

Cellardoor Winery 2017 Riesling, American • $18

The winery with the simple URL of MaineWine.com lined up fresh-pressed Riesling juice from den Hoed Vineyard in Washington’s Yakima Valley and had it shipped across the country. At that point, Aaron Peet crafted it to his desire, leaving it just a tick off-dry at 1.3% RS and expressing a theme of Meyer lemon with nectarine and a sniff of petrol. And two weeks after the 2019 Platinum, this same wine qualified for the 2020 Platinum with a gold at the 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition staged in early November. A squirt of lime zest balances it beautifully for suggested pairings of Carne Asada Tacos or Vietnamese meatballs. (885 cases, 12.1% alc.) Awards: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (best of class), Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold)

Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery 2015 Carménère, Yakima Valley • $43

Cascade Valley producer Doug Brazil, who turned a Red Mountain Cab into the Platinum’s top wine, used a far-lesser-known red Bordeaux variety — Carménère — to earn another Platinum. His work with O’Brian Vineyards, which now spans five vintages, flashes classic aromas of black fruit, bell pepper, spices, followed by layers of Van cherries, blueberry and more peppery spices. (120 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Wenatchee Food and Wine Awards (gold).

Claar Cellars 2015 White Bluffs Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley • $22

The Claar-Whitelatch family has petitioned the federal government to formally recognize their growing region as “White Bluffs,” and their work with this stately Cab can help make that case. Loaded with cocoa powdered Chukar Cherries and a sense of savory grilled meat, it’s capped by a wet stone and slight herbaceousness to keep all that fruit and oak in check. And it tastes more expensive than it is. (130 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2017 Louis Delsol Cabernet Sauvignon, Lewis-Clark Valley • $32

The Umikers use to two young vineyards in the Lewis-Clark Valley — Rock n’J Vineyard and Arnett — to pay tribute to the region’s first winemaker, who moved to the valley after the Civil War. The purity of fruit shines at first whiff and continues to impress through the palate. Black currant, dark-skinned plums, savory olive paste, dusty earthiness and crushed tobacco leaves march harmoniously, and the bright finish sings a finale. (190 cases, 14.4% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Competition (gold).

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2016 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carmenère, Horse Heaven Hills • $32

If using the Platinum Judging as a measuring stick, Coco Umiker has no peer in the Pacific Northwest when it comes Carmenère. Her work with this obscure red Bordeaux variety has earned her six career Platinums — all with grapes from the Beightol family at Phinny Hill Vineyard. Ripe red and black fruits engage the nose. Cherry, tayberry, herbaceous elements and toasted oak are transported across the palate, with a touch of black olive tapenade on the back palate. (401 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: SavorNW Wine Awards (gold)

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2017 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carmenère, Horse Heaven Hills • $32

This wine hadn’t been in bottle for long before it earned an invitation to the 2019 Platinum. These Lewiston, Idaho, producers don’t stray from their program of 17 months in 30% new American oak, which adds a bit of baking spice but doesn’t get in the way of the boysenberry pie theme. Bright and lively, it picks up touches of strawberry sorbet and fresh-chopped herb along the way to a precisely balanced and pure expression of Carm. (447 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (best of class).

Colter’s Creek Winery 2016 Arrow Rim GSM Red Wine, Idaho • $20

The Gem State often glitters with Rhône Valley varieties, and Lewis-Clark Valley winemaker Melissa Sanborn goes Platinum for the second straight year with her program that blends Grenache (42%) and Mourvèdre (27%) from her estate vines with Syrah (31%) imported from the Snake River Valley several hours to the south. It’s all about black cherry and blackberry backed by leather and tobacco. Smooth tannins create a great mouth feel that leads to spicy chokecherry in the finish. This is a stellar price for such a fine GSM. Enjoy it with tomato-based pasta, mushroom risotto or fowl. (490 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (best of class).

Coyote Canyon Winery 2016 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Big John Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills • $42

Each year, this bottling serves as a tribute to a prized bull that topped the Western Nugget National Hereford Show and Sale in 1974. It belonged to John J. Ascuaga, who owned the Nevada casino and went onto be named Lifetime Cattleman by the Western States Hereford Association in 2006. Tightly wound and full bodied, decant this gem for fuller enjoyment now, or hold for future rewards. Cassis, touches of earth and graphite, wild forest berries and chopped herbs align with full on tannins and good acid structure, and the oak adds toasty spice. (100 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Coyote Canyon Winery 2018 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Life is a Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills • $18

A Platinum for the second time in three years, this rosé was crafted by Justin Michaud in Prosser, Wash., using the Italian grape Barbera grown by winery owner Mike Andrews. Fun hints of Jolly Rancher watermelon candy, kiwi and orange zest come with a great mouth feel and generous finish of yellow grapefruit. (180 cases, 13.2% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Coyote Canyon Winery 2016 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Tempranillo, Horse Heaven Hills • $26

A decade ago, Mike Andrews began winning Platinums for his work with the Spanish white grape Albariño, so it makes sense that he and winemaker Justin Michaud are earning acclaim for their Tempranillo program, too. It takes on a deeper Rioja profile with its involvement of Graciano (15%), a combination that’s savory and smoky with a theme of dark strawberry, black cherry, black olive and bittersweet chocolate. (100 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Cubanisimo Vineyards 2016 Rumba Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills • $25

Acclaimed McMinnville winemaker Rob Stuart spearheads the winemaking for Cuban-born neurosurgeon Mauricio Collada Jr., whose parents fled Havana in search of freedom. The foundation for his Rumba is his own estate vineyard, and the black truffle aroma entices you into the glass. Satin smooth, it has a rich mouth feel as black tea, Bing cherries and a hint of soy swirl on the palate, leading with a dash of vanilla. (250 cases,14.68% alc.) Award: Sip McMinnville Wine & Food Classic (gold).

DANCIN Vineyards 2018 Capriccio Chardonnay, Rogue Valley • $35

Dan and Cindy Marca’s passion for Chardonnay ranks among the elite in the Pacific Northwest, a remarkable endeavor considering their showpiece winery and on-premise restaurant near historic downtown Jacksonville, Ore. This is one of eight expressions of Chardonnay, and the Marcas draw it from their estate. It’s deliciously fruit-forward, bright and lengthy as tangerine and gooseberry lead out with honeydew melon rind and lemon zest. (125 cases, 13.5% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold)

50th Parallel Estate Winery 2018 Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley • $20

This vintage marked the harvest when Matt Fortuna took over from Grant Stanley as winemaker at this northern Okanagan Valley producer. This zesty Gewürz offers up kiwi and lemon on the nose. A colorful display of tart and sweet lemon drops, kiwi, lychee jelly, fruit cocktail and candied pastilles unfold and remain bright and vivid through the close. (1,280 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Hightower Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain • $40

The Hightowers share the winemaking duties, and their blend of estate fruit with that of nearby E&E Shaw Vineyard produced one of the six examples of Cabernet Sauvignon made from Red Mountain grapes to earn a Platinum in 2019. Their gentle treatment exhibits the ripeness that Red Mountain is known for as blackberry and boysenberry notes come with a pinch of sweet herbs and supreme balance that Hightower reds are known for. (321 cases, 14.3% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Hood Crest Winery 2016 Super Tuscan, Columbia Valley • $40

Professional blues singer Tess Barr, a Columbia Gorge winemaker since 2003, works with Waving Tree Vineyard near Goldendale, Wash., for this Super Tuscan-themed blend of Sangiovese (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Merlot. Layers of red cherries, raspberries, black currants and fresh-turned earth meld harmoniously. A fine backbone of tannin from the Bordeaux varieties and brightness of Sangiovese support the dense fruit, and the texture is velvety smooth as it reaches an elegant finale. (100 cases, 14.9% alc.) Award: International Women’s Wine Competition (gold).

INTRINSIC Wine Co. 2017 Red Blend, Columbia Valley • $22

This well-balanced Malbec blend designed by Argentine product Juan Muñoz Oca weaves aromas and flavors of dark plum and black cherry compote, spice box accents, raspberry jam and crushed herbs from the influence of Cabernet Franc (49%). It’s round and full of supple tannins and balancing acidity, and a drop of vanilla extract shows through on the finishing sip. It’s a wine as striking as its label. (30,000 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: TEXSOM (gold).

Jones of Washington 2017 Reserve Chardonnay, Columbia Valley • $25

The winemaking of Victor Palencia has produced nearly 40 Platinum awards in the past decade, yet this is just the second that he’s received for Chardonnay. This work for the Jones family is lovely and fruit-forward with touches of white peach, Gala apple and lemon curd. Its Ancient Lakes heritage shows with the chalky minerality, and the package is capped by peach skin. (301 cases, 14.4% alc.) Award: Cascadia International (best white)

King Estate Winery 2017 Domaine Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley • $29

The Northwest’s ambassador for Pinot Gris entered the Platinum as one of the most decorated entries in the judging, and Brent Stone’s reserve expression with Biodynamic grapes proved why it belonged. There’s no oak, which allows for a pure fruit expression that’s dominated by green apple and lime with a baseline of slate and capped by bold acidity. (1,700 cases, 12.84% alc.) Awards: Somm Challenge (gold) Houston Rodeo Uncorked! (gold), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold), Six Nations Wine Challenge (gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold).

SKAHA Vineyard 2018 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley • $23

Kraze Legz Winery’s SKAHA tier showcases the estate of Sue and Gerry Thygesen near Penticton, British Columbia, and their Pinot Blanc — an important variety in the province — shines on both sides of the 49th Parallel. It’s 100% of the grape, whole-cluster pressed and produced in stainless steel, which opens the senses to hints of Granny Smith apple, Bosc pear and white peaches. Lemon/lime acidity keeps it lively and delicious. (280 cases, 13.3% alc.) Awards: All Canadian Wine Championships (best of class, double gold)

Kriselle Cellars 2015 Cabernet Franc, Rogue Valley • $28

Scott Steingraber planted his vineyard a decade ago between the Table Rocks plateau and the Rogue River, and this work with Cabernet Franc returns his second career Platinum. Classic notes of red bell pepper and dried strawberry come with leather and coffee notes, backed by well-managed tannins and a delicious touch of spices. (250 cases, 14.9% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Awards (gold)

L’Ecole No. 41 2016 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley • $37

Marty Clubb and Mike Sharon wrapped up their Syrah harvest off historic Seven Hills Vineyard by Sept. 15, and the subsequent 18 months in 40% new oak reveal notes of blackberry and blueberry with black peppercorns, toasted coffee and a dusting of cocoa powder to this nicely weighted Syrah. (1,000 cases, 15% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold)

Maryhill Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley • $27

Richard Batchelor produced a pair of Platinums this year for his work with Cabernet Franc, and this is the more widely available example. Aromas of fresh plums and tobacco leaf are present. In the mouth, pencil shavings, Damson plum preserves, espresso, cassis and spiced oak nuances are supported by approachable tannins and fine balance as it nicely shows the influence of a 20-month barrel program with 50% new French oak. (1,117 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition (best of class).

Maryhill Winery 2016 Merlot, Columbia Valley • $21

This is 100% expression of Merlot in the winery’s “Classic” tier received 20 months of aging in 40% new French oak. This leaner-style Merlot opens with a bowlful of mixed berries on the nose. Red raspberries, black cherry and espresso bean flavors are supported by firm yet approachable tannins, and the velvety texture is heavenly. (1,069 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Maryhill Winery 2016 Painted Hills Primitivo, Yakima Valley • $28

A sibling of Zinfandel, this Primitivo by Richard Batchelor marks just the fifth time in the 20 years of the judging for a Primitivo to achieve Platinum. Four of those examples, including this one, come from vineyards either in the Horse Heaven Hills or nearby, as is the case with Art den Hoed’s Painted Hills Vineyard. This work is on the hedonistic side, starting with barrel notes of chocolate, coffee and toast in the nose. It’s packed with blackberry and plum cobbler flavors, joined by some smokiness, Herbes de Provence and a bit of fig in the finish. (130 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Sangiovese, Columbia Valley • $38

For the second straight year, Richard Batchelor has received a Platinum for the Sangiovese from his Prop Reserve program. And it’s the fifth in a decade for Maryhill. Gunkel Vineyard, the estate plantings that surround the Gorge-area winery, have been a core component of the Sangio program. This spent 18 months in 35% new European oak barrels, and the wood doesn’t distract from the aromas of dusty herbs, strawberry and Van cherry. It is bursting with bright red fruit flavors akin to raspberry, cranberry and pomegranate, which are framed by smooth tannins. (389 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Maryhill Winery 2016 Zinfandel, Columbia Valley • $16

The 2002 Zin won best of class for the Leutholds at the West Coast Wine Competition in Sonoma County, and it was their 2002 Proprietor’s Reserve Zinfandel that brought back Maryhill Winery’s first Platinum back in 2004. So, it’s no surprise to see their Classic tier of Zin back among the ranks of Platinum. And this is a bargain. Enticing and expressive, it’s filled with strawberries, spiced plum, sweet tobacco and vanilla bean. The structure is jammy, but not candied, picking up a sense of earthiness and white pepper on the way out. (1,395 cases, 15.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery 2015 King’s Ransom Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley • $96

The effects of climate change on British Columbia’s wine industry continue to be revealed at international wine competitions, and Benoit Gaulthier capitalized in stunning fashion with this Cab. Scents of fresh-turned earth and ripe fruits will have you lingering over the glass. Black raspberries, cassis, fresh tobacco leaf, black cherry and cocoa powder weave a fine tapestry of flavors. Complex with finely structured tannins and extended length; cellar worthy. (175 cases, 15% alc.) Awards: National Wine Awards of Canada (gold), Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition (gold)

Nodland Cellars 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley • $45

Tim Nodland’s wines aren’t nearly as available since the closure of his jazz club/retail facility in downtown Spokane, but the attorney/musician continues to make his club members happy with award-winning reds such as this Cab from famed Pepper Bridge Vineyard. It sings with black currant, blueberries and cherry pipe tobacco, backed by age-worthy acidity, a solid structure of tannin and a great finish. (70 cases, 14.5% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (gold), TEXSOM (gold), Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold), Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Los Angeles International Wine Competition (gold)

Port Townsend Vineyards 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oregon • $49

Olympic Peninsula winemaker Ben Thomas, formerly at acclaimed Montinore Estates in the Willamette Valley, used Cab from Firethorn Vineyard in Echo, Ore., to earn Port Townsend Vineyards its first Platinum for owners Jens and Karle Coppenrath. It checks all the boxes for a Northwest Cab with black cherry, black pepper, vanilla and a hint of bell pepper. Polished tannins and raspberry acidity combine for a pleasing finish. (160 cases, 14.9% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold)

Ryan Patrick Wines 2016 Rock Island Red, Columbia Valley • $20

It’s tough to go wrong in Washington when blending Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah, and the winemaking team at Wahluke Wine Co., created this 47%/47% proprietary red for the father-son tandem of Butch and Buck Milbrandt. There is a variety of entry points to this nicely balanced and approachable delivery of boysenberries and blueberries, joined by herbs and spices hinting at sweet tobacco, black peppercorns and bay leaf. It should also be one of the more easy-to-find Platinums from this year. (3,000 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: San Francisco International Wine Competition (gold)

Seven Hills Winery 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley • $16

Founding winemaker Casey McClellan continues to show his passion for this white Bordeaux variety, and he’s built that reputation by traditionally reaching into vineyards such as Gamache and Evergreen. In the glass, it’s super bright as ripe notes of gooseberry and white peach include touches of fresh-cut celery and white pepper for a vibrant drink that’s ideal with seafood, light salads and white meat. (250 cases, 12.9% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold)

Spangler Vineyards 2016 Claret, Oregon • $28

The 2018 Oregon Winery of Year leans on Merlot for this red wine. Fresh-picked wild berry aromas and flavors on the nose and entry are bright and tasty. Layers of huckleberry, tayberry, graphite and toffee flow seamlessly across the palate that’s capped with a scrape of orange zest. (154 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Tasters Guild (gold).

Stottle Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley • $35

South Puget Sound vintner Josh Stottlemyer records his second Platinum in as many years for his red wine program, this one a suave Cab from Dineen Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills. This site, established in 1998, harvested these grapes on Oct. 18 cropped at 3.5 tons per acre. Stottlemyer’s great use of 40% new French oak barrels creates just the right amount of vanilla and toast while allowing for pinches of violet and sweet tobacco. Black cherry and black currant are joined by baking spices, well-managed tannins and a pleasant finish. (220 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Three of Cups 2015 Heart of the Hill Vineyard Le Bateleur Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain • $35

Microsoft alum/winemaker Mike Metheny and Lisa Swei named their Woodinville winery for a tarot card that reflects friendship and celebration, and this Cab grown by Scott Williams of Kiona fame turned into the second Platinum of this year’s judging for Three of Cups. Of the eight barrels, four were new French oak, where this juice aged for three years. There’s great depth and complexity inside as cassis, black cherry, pencil shavings and earthiness swirl in elegant tannins with a backbone of cellar-worthy juiciness. (200 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold)

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2018 Crawford Vineyard Albariño, Yakima Valley • $18

Charlie and Connie Crawford’s 160-acre site near Prosser, Wash., is a longtime source of award-winning white wines. The latest example of his Spanish white from Wade Wolfe’s cellars is juicy and full of energy from the fresh-cut apple aroma to the sweet Meyer lemon. Macintosh apples and hints of lychee are accompanied by brilliant acidity that decorates the palate and leads to a perky finish. (186 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Washington State Wine Competition (best white).

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2014 The Geologist Red Wine, Columbia Valley • $50

Wade Wolfe and Becky Yeaman create this Meritage-style approach as a tribute to geoscientist Michael Yeaman, and the wine is built upon Cabernet Sauvignon from the slopes of Snipes Mountain. The approach begins with its perfumed nose of violets and spice followed by a generous berry entry. Raspberries, Marionberries, hints of cocoa, a whisper of campfire smoke and savory spice parade across the palate that lingers. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins, a wine that spent 33 months in French oak and is designed for study. (100 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival (gold)

.Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2016 Oldfield Reserve Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley • $35

As a continued tribute to longtime winemaker Sandra Oldfield, Tinhorn Creek burnishes its reputation as one of the Northwest’s leading producers of Cabernet Franc. It begins at their estate Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, Canada’s hottest growing site. Varietally correct, it brings classic notes of crushed leaf, cassis and black cherry, a whiff of smoke and lovely tannin structure that lends it to the pancetta offered at the on-premise Miradoro Restaurant. (966 cases, 14% alc.) Award: Best of SIP Northwest (gold)

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2018 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley • $19

Tasting room visitors will drive by some of the grapes for this prolific bottling of Pinot Gris, and they can gaze across the valley to Diamondback Vineyard for the rest of the fruit. Fanciful aromas of orange blossom, honeydew melon and green apple lead to flavors of Bosc pear and melon flesh that’s capped by orange juice and a squirt of lime. Suggested pairings at the Miradoro next door include octopus or a winter salad. (11,900 cases, 12.7% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold)

Tinte Cellars 2018 Viognier, Columbia Valley • $27

The winemaking of Noah Fox Reed with continued vineyard sourcing from Gamache and Conner Lee in the Columbia Basin means this new brand in Woodinville hasn’t lost its way with Viognier following the purchase of William Church Winery by Tim Gamble and Teresa Spellman Gamble. It remains a classic expression as guava and orange Creamsicle are met by Asian pear acidity and capped by Gala apple peel. (640 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival (gold)

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Reserve Malbec, Lake Chelan • $42

While many may not yet consider Lake Chelan as a source for red Bordeaux wines, Dr. Bob Jankelson’s vision and the years of vineyard work by Bal Flores have led to four Platinums for Malbec in the past four years for Tsillan Cellars. Juicy blueberry, spicy plum sauce and licorice make for a remarkably expressive Malbec with a never-ending finish. (216 cases, 14.7% alc.) Awards: Washington State Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold), 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold)

Valcan Cellars 2015 Syrah, Rogue Valley • $30

Argentine native J.P. Valot, longtime winemaker for Silvan Ridge in Eugene, Ore., recently opened a tasting room for his label and his second vintage of Syrah brings him a second Platinum for Valcan. Earthy notes and wild berries lead to a brilliant palate that brims with Bing cherries, red and purple huckleberries and freshly crushed herbs. Roasted meat notes add complexity on the lingering finale. (104 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Competition (best of show).

Weisinger Family Winery 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Rogue Valley • $45

The 2019 vintage marked the 40th anniversary of patriarch John Weisinger planting his family’s vineyard, the first in Ashland, Ore., not far from the California border. His son, Eric, offers a classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that offers restraint in an Old-World way. Pleasing and food-friendly herbal tones are tucked in behind fruity notes of dark blackberry, nicely managed cherry-skin tannins and capped with blueberry acidity. (106 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Competition (gold).

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2017 Lighthouse Riesling, Yakima Valley • $27

Red Willow Vineyard offers some of the oldest Riesling plantings in the Northwest, and vineyard owner Mike Sauer just happens to own some recreational property near Westport Winery. Talk about connections. Tropical fruits with a touch of wet stone engage the nose. Fresh peaches, guava, lime zest, a light touch of tarragon and a clear thread of minerality flow across the palate with bracing acidity to keep it bright and enlivening all the way through. (189 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold),

Williamson Vineyards 2017 Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley • $12

Best Buy! The Williamson family came away from the 2016 Riesling Rendezvous in Seattle inspired to take their Riesling program down a drier path. This is a delicious example of that enlightenment, and their longtime winemaker — Greg Koenig — turned it into his third Platinum for Riesling from Idaho in this year’s judging. The pretty nose of Granny Smith apple, lime and a faint whiff of petrol makes their way to the pleasing palate that’s balanced by a finish of melon rind and peach skin. (110 cases, 13.5% alc.) Awards: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold), West Coast Wine Competition (gold), Savor NW Wine Awards (gold.)

Woodward Canyon Winery 2017 Estate Merlot, Walla Walla Valley • $52

The westernmost vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley is the birthplace for this Merlot built on a foundation of 22-year-old vines on land that the Smalls transitioned from a third-generation wheat farm. Production from this vintage averaged out to just half a ton per acre, and that intensity is reflected in the dense profile of black cherry and blueberry. Secondary notes include graphite, bacon and dark toast as the silky mid-palate finishes with some grip, making for a nice juxtaposition. (173 cases, 15% alc.) Award: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (double gold)

Zerba Cellars 2016 GSM, Walla Walla Valley • $45

Cecil Zerba’s vines have produced Platinum-winning wines with stand-alone bottlings of Grenache (2014), Mourvèdre (2015) and originally for Syrah (2005), and winemaker Brent Roberts is credited with a second for GSM. The nose of white pepper, black cherry, cocoa powder and cedar transitions to smooth flavors of blackberry and plum jam that come with secondary notes of green tea and vanilla. (466 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold)

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2016 a Squared Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills • $25

Fans of ANC and the Boyles can rightfully argue that this entry-level red ranks among the best examples of Cab from the Horse Heaven Hills. That’s because the “a Squared” now has won a Platinum for the third time in the past four years. Fruit and barrel expression transition from black cherry, coffee and baking spice aromas to black cherry, blackberry and tobacco flavors. They get wrapped by a great tannin structure that’s awash in acidity, making for a nice finish. (1,742 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (best of class).

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2015 Rusty Red Reserve, Columbia Valley • $44

Columbia Gorge vintner Robb Bell takes special pride in this remarkable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Barbera because it honors the memory of Rusty — his prized Lab. It has a nose for the hunt as juicy plums fill the senses. Black currant, spearmint and plum jam come with a twist of mixed peppercorns and earthiness. It’s stern and well-defined, yet smooth through its powerful finish. (150 cases, 13.4% alc.) Awards: Oregon Wine Competition (gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold).

Cellardoor Winery 2014 Ned Said Red, American • $26

A Right Bank Bordeaux-style red, this winery based in the Pine Tree State relied on Cabernet Franc (49%), Carménère (29%), Merlot (15%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Evergreen State. Grapes from Six Prong Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, Gilbert on the Wahluke Slope and Les Collines in the Walla Walla Valley create a restrained yet well-structured red that hits on black fruit, black peppercorns and dried herbs while picking up boysenberry, violets and bittersweet chocolate along the way. (842 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold).

Cellardoor Winery 2016 Tempranillo, American • $22

It’s rather amazing that a Northeast vintner can so skillfully craft two barrels of this big Spanish red and offer it at such a low price, but we have quickly come to expect the unexpected from storied mutual fund manager Bettina Doulton’s Cellardoor Winery. Whiffs of blackberry, cured meat and leather trickle into a platform of cherries and blackberries. There’s balance all the way, capped by food-friendly boysenberry acidity. (50 cases, 13% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (best of class).

Chris Daniel Winery 2015 Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley • $25

Chris Daniel Stewart uses Milbrandt fruit from the Wahluke Slope for a lush expression of this often-brawny red Rhône grape. Fresh-baked pie crust on the nose makes way for blackberry and Bing cherry fruit laced with savory notes. Creamy in texture, it is brawny and intensely flavored with structured tannins framing the ripe fruit. Leather and toast kick in midway to the back of the palate. (74 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Wenatchee Wine and Food Festival (gold).

Cliff Creek Cellars 2018 MRV, Southern Oregon • $22

The talented team of Herb Quady and Brian Gruber in Medford, Ore., created this scintillating Rhône-inspired white wine. Aromas of stone fruit rise from the glass with this Marsanne (42%), Roussanne (28%) and Viognier (30%) blend. Vivid flavors of peaches and nectarines on entry meld with apple skin and minerality, and the balancing acidity rocks as citrus notes peek beyond the refreshing finish. (425 cases, 13.7% alc.) Award: Oregon Wine Experience (gold).

Columbia Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley • $16

Canadian winemaker Sean Hails was transferred by the Gallo family from California’s Central Valley to lead this historic brand soon after it was purchased in 2012. His approachable flagship Cab opens with cherries and currants accented by fennel, citrus pith, baking spice and toasted wood. The palate follows suit, coursing with succulent acidity and firm wood tannin. There’s remarkable complexity at this price point. (20,000 cases, 13.8% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational (gold).

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2015 Anniversary Cuvée, Walla Walla Valley • $40

The Hansens began planting Cougar Hills Vineyard in 1997, and the former orchard remains the foundation of their Bordeaux program. The Anniversary Cuvée represents four of the five primary red Bordeaux grapes — Merlot is absent in this blend — and there are delicious notes of Bing cherry and cassis with light herbs, dusty tannins and blueberry acidity. (480 cases, 13.7% alc.) Awards: Seattle Wine Awards (gold), Grand Harvest Challenge (gold), Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (gold)

Davenport Cellars 2014 R.H.D. Red Wine, Columbia Valley • $28

Jeff Jirka takes a Right Bank Bordeaux angle with this Merlot-leaning blend from Kiona, Les Collines and Sheridan vineyards. Red cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco lead to an oh-so-long cocoa and cherry finish. (98 cases, 15.6% alc.) Award: Washington State Wine Competition (gold)

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Gewürztraminer/Schönburger, Golden Mile Bench • $15

Best Buy! Year after year, the Gehringers turn out one of the most unique white wines in the Pacific Northwest into a gold medal winner somewhere on the continent. And it has gone Platinum an astounding nine times since 2006. The not-so-secret sauce is Schönburger, the German cross of Pinot Noir and Black Muscat that accounts for 50% of this blend. Eye-popping aromas of pink grapefruit, tangerine and gooseberry make their way onto the palate that — despite the 1.2% residual sugar — comes across as remarkably bone-dry because of the mouthwatering Key lime acidity. (600 cases, 12.3% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition.

Hawkins Cellars 2016 Reserve Syrah, Yakima Valley • $40

Digital artist Thane Hawkins is nearly two decades beyond his work on “ Monsters, Inc.” and “ Shrek,” and his second career as a Pacific Northwest winemaker has brought him his first Platinum Award. This Syrah from Chandler Reach Vineyards near Red Mountain reflects a cool-climate approach as the structure of Damson plum and elderberry highlights bright acidity on its way to a finish of Chukar Cherry. (160 cases, 14.6% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Hester Creek Estate Winery 2016 The Judge Red Wine, Golden Mile Bench • $44

Some of the Northwest’s oldest vines, planted in 1968 south of Oliver, British Columbia, by Italian immigrant Joe Busnardo, contribute to this Right Bank Bordeaux-style blend that’s led by Merlot (37%), Cabernet Sauvignon (34%) and Cabernet Franc (26%). Veteran winemaker Rob Summers probably gives more credit to the use of Ganimede fermenters than is deserved for its uncommonly soft mouth feel. It is a remarkably approachable Merlot-based red that gushes with black cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry as the delectable fruity finish outlasts both acidity and tannin. (3,000 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Isenhower Cellars 2016 À Bloc Malbec, Columbia Valley • $38

Walla Walla Valley producer Brett Isenhower plays with Malbec from three distinct growing regions for this stunning Malbec. Olsen Ranch in the Yakima Valley (47%), famed Champoux in the Horse Heaven Hills (40%) and Les Collines Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley reveal aromas of forest and mountain berries that are mirrored on the palate. It’s velvety smooth and round in the mouth as brambleberries, tayberries and olallieberries are accented by vanilla extract and fresh ground black peppercorns. (364 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Bordeaux Gems (Outstanding!)

Isenhower Cellars 2016 Jongleur Petit Verdot, Columbia Valley • $38

Traditionally, Petit Verdot has been a blending grape in Bordeaux, but winemakers in the Pacific Northwest continue to show that it offers merit as a standalone variety. A product of historic Dionysus Vineyard along the Hanford Reach, this example offers all kinds of complexity, with notes of dark plum, elderberry, Western serviceberry and cocoa. (220 cases, 15% alc.) Award: Wine Press Northwest Bordeaux Gems (Outstanding!)

King Estate Winery 2017 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $29

One of the most widely available examples of Pinot Noir in the Northwest also ranks as a Platinum. Nearly a dozen vineyards contribute to Brent Stone’s flagship Pinot Noir with the King family’s estate amounting to half and Pfeiffer Vineyard in nearby Junction City as the next important. There’s vibrancy and life to this ambassador of Pinot Noir from the southern end of the Willamette Valley, bringing Rainier cherry, boysenberry and red currant to the table, along with suave tannins. (20,000 cases, 13.03% alc.) Award: Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition (gold).

King Estate Winery 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $20

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most majestic properties and important producers continues to deliver for those who purchase their wines at restaurants, bottle shops and grocery stores. Brent Stone and his team came up with a Platinum for Pinot Noir, one for Pinot Gris and a third for this drop-dead gorgeous rosé that earned a gold medal at judgings in Southern California, Washington and Oregon. Rather than hinting at red fruit, this pleaser is redolent with Meyer lemon, orange zest and orange blossom, joined at the close by apricot jam and a bite of a tree-ripened nectarine. (2,500 cases, 13.44% alc.) Awards: Cascadia International Wine Competition (best of class), San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge (gold), Savor NW Wine Awards (gold), Oregon Wine Awards (gold).

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2017 Viognier, Yakima Valley • $18

Horse Heaven Hills winemaker Andrew Martinez uses some connections on his wife’s side of the family — Tudor Hills Vineyard — for this wonderful example of Viognier. Hints of peach tantalize the nose, and a burst of citrus explodes with vibrancy when this gem greets the lips. Layers of pomelo, pink grapefruit, white peach and a pinch of fresh herbs are carried by crisp acidity. The finish is tangy and bright. (114 cases, 13.67% alc.) Award: 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Serendipity Red Blend, Columbia Valley • $38

Proprietary blends — beyond the flagship Winemaker’s Red — don’t take up a tremendous amount of space in Richard Batchelor’s orbit at Maryhill. However, there’s hope that there are more efforts like this Merlot-led Right Bank Bordeaux expression on the horizon. It’s dark, expressive and full-bodied, offering layers of black fruit with a sense of savory that bracket the sweet tannins. (307 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (double gold).

Nine Hats Wines 2017 Riesling, Columbia Valley • $14

Best Buy! Declassified lots from the star-studded Long Shadow Vintners lineup — vaunted Poet’s Leap Riesling in this case — make for some of Washington’s top values thanks to Gilles Nicault and his Frenchtown Road team. Perhaps because of its screwcap closure, this 2017 Riesling isn’t slowing down, having successfully defended its Platinum from 2018 with this from the 2019 judging. Eminently consumer-friendly, it offers a ton of tropical fruit and peach in the nose, which lead to flavors of Uncola, honeydew melon at the midpoint and a cleansing burst of starfruit. (2,592 cases, 13.4% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Rain Dance Vineyards 2016 Nicholas Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains • $30

In 2017, Bryan Weil took over for the trailblazing Lynn Penner-Ash at Alexana Winery, and the Austin family also has entrusted the Oregon State grad with their growing Rain Dance project. Weil’s touch with Pinot Noir now extends to Nicholas Vineyard of Anam Cara acclaim. His work brings out a purity of fruit — layers of raspberry, Rainier cherry and Mandarin orange. Fine-grained tannins add a sense of suppleness amid a finishing dust of white pepper. (204 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (double gold).

Red Lily Vineyards 2014 Life of Riley Tempranillo, Applegate Valley • $30

Naming it for her son, Riley, Southern Oregon’s Rachael Martin turned this consumer-friendly Tempranillo into her first Platinum. Her devotion to the Spanish red is reflected in the two estate vineyards surrounding her winery, which seems inspired by a Montana hunting lodge. Perfumy oak, rounded black fruit, chai spices and graphite pick up a lick of savory black olive amid substantial yet fine-grained tannins that finish with a bite of blueberry. (550 cases, 14.3% alc.) Awards: Oregon Wine Experience (gold), Savor NW Wine Awards (best of class).

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Green Lizard Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley • $32

Wildly aromatic with a lively entry, this vivacious Grüner is classic. Elements of stone fruit, white pepper, fresh harvested snap peas, lemon grass and chamomile paint a brilliant explosion of aromas and flavors. It’s finely balanced, its finish long and exhilarating. (434 cases, 12.8% alc.) Award: San Diego International Wine Competition (gold)

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Winemaker’s Reserve Syrah, Umpqua Valley • $42

Full bodied and complex, this Syrah is tightly wound. With aeration, layers of dark berries, black cherry and roasted meat with savory herbs begin to unwind. It’s smooth as silk with a firm backbone of tannins. (450 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: San Diego International Wine Competition (gold).

Sawtooth Winery 2017 Classic Fly Series Pinot Noir, Oregon • $32

No, this is not a typo. Meredith Smith, one of the Northwest’s premier winemaking talents in Idaho, pulled some strings with parent company Precept Wine in Seattle in order to play with some Pinot Noir from Yamhela Vineyard near Yamhill, Ore. Those familiar with Smith’s work with Snake River Valley fruit should not be surprised that her quiet passion resulted in a Platinum. It’s a charmer with black cherry and Craisin from start to finish, wrapped around a pinch of allspice and a lovely tannin structure that finishes like velvet. (130 cases, 12.96% alc.) Award: Idaho Wine Competition (gold).

Spangler Vineyards 2014 Petit Verdot, Oregon • $35

Last year’s Oregon Winery of the Year didn’t slow down this past year, as evidenced by the performance of this stellar Petit Verdot. Aromas of black and purple berries lead to an intensely built wine with dense purple plum, blackberry and sweet blueberry. It’s well-balanced and full-bodied with a backbone of chalky tannins (200 cases, 14.9% alc.) Award:Wine Press Northwest Bordeaux Gems (Outstanding!)

Spoiled Dog Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain • $38

Karen Krug’s brilliance and versatility are on display with this Cab from Klipsun Vineyard, which the Whidbey Island winemaker parlayed into her sixth Platinum in the past three years. It fills a notebook with suggestions of candied red fruit, vanilla, dusty minerality and cedar, which turn into long flavors that mimic cassis and black cherry. Supremely managed tannins make this particularly showy. (112 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold).

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake Chelan • $42

Here marks the first time in the 20-year history of this judging that a Cabernet Sauvignon from the young Lake Chelan American Viticultural Area has delivered a Platinum. A fermentation touched off by Shane Collins has been carried along beautifully by his successor, Ray Sandidge, eliciting thoughts of black cherry, mint, cigar box and cocoa. Well-integrated tannins funnel into a lengthy pass of dried cherries. (195 cases, 14.7% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Bellissima Rossa, Lake Chelan • $38

Next year will mark Ray Sandidge’s 35th as a winemaker, and he’s spent 15 of those working near the shores of Lake Chelan. His blending here indeed translates to the Italian translation for a “most beautiful red” as Syrah (39%), Merlot (29%) and Cabernet Franc (18%) conjure up thoughts of blueberry cobbler, dark cherry, toast and baking spices. It’s rich and concentrated while adding notes of toast and coffee. (798 cases, 14.7% alc.) Awards: Indy International Wine Competition (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Vizcaya Winery 2014 Tempranillo, Snake River Valley • $29

The Hansens grow five clones of Tempranillo on their Windy Ridge Estate near Boise, and underrated winemaking talent Mike Crowley has turned this into Vizcaya’s first Platinum award. Deliciously spicy with hints of earth, this gem gives off a sense of Old World-style Tempranillo. Perfectly ripe fruit leads to an abundance of blackberry and purple plums at the core. Elegant and well balanced, it has a silky texture and lingering spice on the finish. (160 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: Idaho Wine Competition (gold).

Zerba Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley • $36

It is “King Cab” that’s the single common variety among the three estate vineyards — Cockburn, Dad’s and Winesap Road — that Brent Roberts works with, and there’s a restrained elegance to this bottling. Dark blue fruit, herbs and chocolaty oak aromas make their way to the palate, where subtle tannins lead to a classy finish of cassis. (388 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition (gold).

Barons Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley • $45

A legacy of winemaker Matthew Loso, this wine has the feel of a Meritage with its artful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (76%), Merlot (12%), Malbec (6%), Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that’s a product of vineyards such as Hedges, Rosebud and sultry StoneTree. Despite its 23 months in all-new French oak barrels, the fruit is dominant from the start as wild blackberry scents engage the nose. It’s rich and supple on the palate as blackberry preserves, olallieberry pie, brown spices and a scrape of vanilla bean meld a colorful mosaic of flavors. (209 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Intrigue Wines 2018 Social Sparkling, Okanagan Valley • $17

Roger Wong recently resigned from a 13-year run as winemaker for historic Gray Monk Estate Winery in nearby Lake County to focus on his own Intrigue program, which includes this frizzante style blend of Pinot Gris (80%) and Gewürztraminer. The perfumed nose of rose petals gets the party started. Crisp apple, honeysuckle, pear and candied orange peel align with racy acidity, tickling the taste buds through the lively last sip. (640 cases, 12.2% alc.) Award: All Canadian Wine Championships (gold).

Intrigue Wines 2018 Social White, Okanagan Valley • $13

Best Buy! The flagship wine of Roger Wong’s young, but growing 17,000-case brand is this gorgeous Germanic-inspired blend of Riesling (51%) and Gewürztraminer (42%) that includes the other aromatic beauties Muscat, Kerner and Ehrenfelser. The nose of tangerine and Mandarin orange will have you signing up for a sip, which doesn’t disappoint, leading to a long and orangy finish. (4,547 cases, 11.4% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (double gold).

Iris Vineyards 2015 Chalice Estate Chardonnay, Willamette Valley • $25

Considering his training at the hands of Isabelle Dutarte while at DePonte and Owen Roe’s David O’Reilly, the success Aaron Lieberman is bringing to Iris Vineyards is no shock. Here he’s working with Dijon 76 clone fruit from Richard Boyles and Pamela Frye’s 20-year-old vineyard southwest of Eugene. The brilliant hue is eye-opening, and a stone fruit aroma leads to notes of fresh pear, kiwi and buttered toast. Herbs and lemon curd complement the pear notes on the palate as citrus highlights lift the long finish. (313 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Jones of Washington 2018 Rosé of Syrah, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $14

Best Buy! It’s deliciously easy to keep Victor Palencia’s award-winning rosé programs straight. Under his own label, it is Pinot Noir. For the Jones family, it is Syrah. When combined, they total nine pink Platinums, four of them with Syrah. Here, the winsome wardrobe of pink comes with strawberry freezer jam and Hermiston watermelon that trail into a finish of golden raspberries and tangerine. (1,974 cases, 11.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Locus Wines 2018 7 Mile Rosé, Rattlesnake Hills • $15

Best Buy! Named after Seven Mile Vineyard above the Yakima Valley, this rosé from Rich Burton goes full Rhône blending Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. While opening with a dusty berry aroma, it’s multi-layered and vivacious on the palate as raspberries, rambutan, orange blossom and lemon verbena flavors harmonize through the finish. Serve with steamed clams, fresh guacamole or a strawberry and goat cheese salad. (315 cases, 12.4% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (gold).

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley • $46

Our 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year generated four Platinums alone this fall through its Proprietor’s Reserve series, capped by this Cab that spent 20 months in 70% new French oak. The heady aromatic fills the senses with dark fruit and spice. It then delivers consistent qualities on the palate as boysenberries, huckleberries, black currants, herbs de Provence and oak spices fill the mouth. Well-structured and balanced, there is a persistence to the farewell. (397 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Indy International Wine Competition (gold).

Mellisoni Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley • $50

The affable Rob Mellison combines delicious wines with such honest hospitality on the south shore of Lake Chelan that if he didn’t price his popular wines accordingly, he would sell out soon after the start of the summer touring season. This is his third career Platinum, but his first for Chardonnay. Because there’s no oak involved, nothing competes for attention, allowing for beautiful florals and remarkable flavors of pineapple juice, kiwi and melon with a classic balanced structure. (224 cases, 13.6% alc.) Award: Bellingham Wine Festival (double gold).

Mercer Estates Winery 2015 Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills • $32

Jessica Munnell had this Spice Cabinet Vineyard production in barrel when Wine Press Northwest announced that her work had helped the Mercers win the 2016 Washington Winery of the Year award. Her replacement, Jeremy Santo, took it to the finish line as a bright and sassy, yet rich and smooth Petit Verdot. Brimming with boysenberry and huckleberry fruits, it brings additional hints of vanilla, tobacco and dried herbs in the mouth. It’s precisely balanced and juicy, and blood orange accents lift the finish. (210 cases, 14.1% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Puffin Wines 2018 Sauvingon Blanc, Willamette Valley • $22

It was a decade of leading the winemaking at iconic King Estate before Ray Walsh began to step out on his own. He started with Sauvignon Blanc in 2003 and produces two under his own Capitello brand — one of those with New Zealand fruit. His work on behalf of wine shop owner Steven Sinkler comes from the Willamette Valley, and it opens with aromas of grapefruit and white peach, leading to flavors of apricot and lime, making for a pleasing crisp finish that’s absent any hints of “meow.” (90 cases, 13.7% alc.) Awards: Savor NW Wine Awards (gold), Sunset International Wine Competition (gold).

StoneRiver Vineyards & Winery 2015 Tempranillo, Rogue Valley • $28

Jonathan Oberlander, formerly at historic Silvan Ridge Winery in Eugene, handles the winemaking with Salmon-Safe fruit from Paul & Virginia Lange’s century farm in Talent, Ore. Irresistible floral and berry aromas from these two barrels of Tempranillo lead to burst of flavors dancing across the palate. Dark-fleshed plum, fig jam, dried herbs and a touch of vanilla meld in harmony. (50 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (best of class).

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2016 Petit Verdot, Horse Heaven Hills • $30

Perhaps no one knows the Horse Heaven Hills vineyards as well as winemaker/viticulturist Wade Wolfe, so it’s no surprise this biochemist with a doctorate in plant genetics from the University of California-Davis mined Double Canyon Vineyard for this Petit Verdot that went Platinum. There’s a greeting of toasty oak, plum, elderberry and sage that meshes nicely with skillfully managed tannins and a long finish of mocha and vanilla. (50 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival (gold)

Vanessa Vineyard 2018 Viognier, Similkameen Valley • $25

This exciting young British Columbian project that’s a 30-minute drive northwest of Oroville, Wash., exhibits the versatility of its site and the virtuosity of Howard Soon by using Viognier to claim its fifth Platinum — and first for white wine — in three years. Elderflower, rich tropical tones, cardamom and white peach achieve balance thanks to a citrusy finish of Limeade and blood orange. (325 cases, 12.2% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold).

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2014 Dijon Blocks Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $32

After earning a Platinum in 2018, Dan Chapel chose to enter this Pinot Noir into a nearby judging two months later. It was voted a double gold on its way to stealing the show. Fast-forward to this fall where Chapel’s blend of Dijon clone 115 and 777 lots popped up with another Platinum. Beautiful notes of black cherry, black berry and dried herbs finish with delicious cranberry acidity and a lick of mocha. (225 cases, 13.9% alc.) Award: SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic (best of show, double gold).

DAMA Wines 2017 Grenache, Columbia Valley • $38

Mary Derby’s striking standalone work with Grenache from Hillside Vineyard makes delicious sense considering the fandom she’s achieved beyond Walla Walla for the DAMAnation GSM program. Aging it in well-loved barrels for 22 months creates a notable hint of Graham cracker and an exceptional mouth feel of creamy Bing cherry while making space for a fleck of white pepper and the variety’s telltale raspberry finish. (200 cases, 14.8% alc.) Award: Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Eye of the Needle Winery NV Little Italy Red Wine, Columbia Valley • $18

For the sixth time in seven years, Bob “Bull Head” Bullock and his wife, Lauren, have merited a Platinum for one of the well-priced blends they offer out of their Woodinville tasting room. The Bullocks take a negoçiant approach and politely decline to reveal the winemakers they work with. In this case, it’s a Super Tuscan-inspired blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Black cherry, cassis and Paladin black cherry pipe tobacco aromas funnel through to a long and rewarding structure of black currant and Royal Ann cherry. (300 cases, 14.2% alc.) Award: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (double gold).

Westport Winery Garden Resort NV Ancient Mariner Pear Riesling, Yakima Valley • $28

The Roberts family continues to enjoy a following for its pear juice blended with Riesling from historic Red Willow Vineyard in the Mount Adams foothills. Juicy tree fruits on the nose lead to white peaches, creamy pears and sweet herbs filling the mouth. The finish continues to engage with spiced pear chutney notes that carry on and on. (320 cases, 12.3% alc.) Award: East Meets West (gold).

AntoLin Cellars 2015 Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley • $30

Yakima producer Anthony Haralson doesn’t grow Petite Sirah at his vineyard near Zillah, so for this small-lot effort he pulled from Elephant Mountain Vineyard, one of Washington’s premier sites. The fruit-dominant aroma presents concentrated sweet berry cobbler. Deeply fruited in the mouth as well, it fills the palate with cassis liqueur and spicy boysenberry jam, concluding with a showy finish. (50 cases, 14.9% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (best of class).

Cellardoor Winery 2016 Sur La Riviere Red Wine, American • $24

The name for this award-winning blend of Grenache (50%) and Syrah (50%) has roots that stem from a folk song sung by loggers paddling from Quebec to Maine. These grapes made their way by truck from Washington’s Columbia Valley to Maine, and since they come from a state beyond a shared border, the appellation on the label must read “American.” Walla Walla-trained winemaker Aaron Peet provides a smooth ride that brings a boatload of dark berries, baking spice and cocoa with an undercurrent of earthiness, cherry tobacco and violets. (485 cases, 14.5% alc.) Award: Cascadia International Wine Competition (gold)

Double Gold

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery 2017 Grenache Rogue Valley • $34

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery 2017 Grenache Rosé Rogue Valley • $26

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery 2016 Tempranillo Rogue Valley • $34

Airfield Estates 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Yakima Valley

Airlie Winery 2016 Dry Riesling Willamette Valley • $20

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2018 Affinity Albariño Columbia Valley • $25

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2018 a squared Rosé Horse Heaven Hills

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2018 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Shepherds Mark White Wine Horse Heaven Hills • $28

Aluel Cellars 2016 Grenache Columbia Valley • $32

Aluel Cellars 2015 Regalia Columbia Valley • $35

Amelia Wynn Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain • $34

Amelia Wynn Winery 2016 Aragón Red Wine Horse Heaven Hills • $40

Amelia Wynn Winery 2016 Cuvée Columbia Valley • $28

Anam Cara Cellars 2013 Riesling Chehalem Mountains • $22

Anam Cara Cellars 2015 Riesling Chehalem Mountains • $22

Ancestry Cellars 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain • $49

AntoLin Cellars 2015 Estate Carménère Yakima Valley • $30

Armstrong Family Winery 2016 Fronk Columbia Valley • $38

Armstrong Family Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $48

Armstrong Family Winery 2016 Four Birds Columbia Valley • $32

Augustino Estate 2015 Pinot Noir Rogue Valley • $28

Augustino Estate 2016 Tempranillo Applegate Valey • $32

Bartholomew Winery 2015 Carménère Red Mountain • $35

Basalt Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $36

Basalt Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $36

Basalt Cellars 2015 Rim Rock Red Columbia Valley • $22

Bayer Family Estate 2016 Estate Barbera Rogue Valley • $34

Bayer Family Estate 2016 Estate Sangiovese Rogue Valley • $36

Bayer Family Estate 2016 Estate Zinfandel Rogue Valley • $36

Bayernmoor Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills • $39

Bayernmoor Cellars 2017 Chardonnay Columbia Valley • $29

Bayernmoor Cellars 2017 Rosé Wahluke Slope • $15

Beaumont Cellars 2016 Reserve Syrah Wahluke Slope • $39

Belle Fiore Winery 2017 Reserve Chardonnay Rogue Valley • $28

Belle Fiore Winery 2015 Estate Icon Siderio Rogue Valley • $34

Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2018 Pinot Gris Lake Chelan • $21

Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2016 Encore Lake Chelan • $28

Big Table Farm 2017 Pelos Sandberg Vineyard Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills • $62

Blasted Church Vineyards 2016 Small Blessings Cabernet Sauvignon Okanagan Valley • $50

Blasted Church Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley • $29

Block Wines 2016 Discovery Vineyard Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills • $55

Bluebird Hill Cellars 2016 Reserve Chardonnay Willamette Valley • $49

Bluebird Hill Cellars 2017 Chardonnay Willamette Valley • $32

Brian Carter Cellars 2015 Opulento Yakima Valley • $22 /375mL

Brian Carter Cellars 2015 Abracadabra Red Columbia Valley • $25

Brian Carter Cellars 2015 Corrida Columbia Valley • $34

C.C. Jentsch Cellars 2015 Small Lot Cabernet Franc Golden Mile Bench • $50

C.C. Jentsch Cellars 2015 Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon Golden Mile Bench • $50

Callan Cellars 2018 Grenache Blanc Yakima Valley • $25

Callan Cellars 2017 MC2 Columbia Valley • $38

Camaraderie Cellars 2016 Cabernet Franc Yakima Valley • $29

Camaraderie Cellars 2016 Elegance Yakima Valley • $40

Camaraderie Cellars 2016 Vida Yakima Valley • $35

Carlton Cellars 2015 Estate Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton • $35

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 Syrah Columbia Valley • $34

Cave B Estate Winery 2016 Cave B Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $35

Cave B Estate Winery 2018 Cave B Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $25

Cave B Estate Winery 2018 Cave B Vineyard Viognier Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $27

Cellardoor Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc American • $24

Cellardoor Winery 2017 Theron (Rosé) American • $20

Cellardoor Winery 2015 Syrah American • $25

Chateau Beck 2018 Le Bec Fin Vin Rosé Yakima Valley • $21

Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery 2015 Malbec Columbia Valley • $43

Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery 2015 Provence Red Wine Columbia Valley • $43

Chateau NoElle Vineyards & Winery 2017 Salome Chardonnay Essence de Beaune Puget Sound • $32

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2017 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley • $9

Chris Daniel 2015 Ten23 Columbia Valley • $30

Chris Daniel 2015 Dakota Red Columbia Valley • $25

Chris Daniel 2015 Syrah Columbia Valley • $30

Chris James Cellars 2017 Riesling Willamette Valley • $24

Chris James Cellars 2017 Cuvée Blanc Willamette Valley • $18

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2017 Malbec Washington • $28

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2017 Merlot Lewis-Clark Valley • $25

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2017 Renaissance Red Lewis-Clark Valley • $23

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2016 The Wine Project Red Wine Washington • $32

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2016 Umiker Vineyard Estate Syrah Lewis-Clark Valley • $28

Cliff Creek Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Rogue Valley • $30

College Cellars of Walla Walla 2018 Clarke Vineyard Estate Sémillon Walla Walla Valley • $18

College Cellars of Walla Walla 2018 Viognier Columbia Valley • $20

College Cellars of Walla Walla 2018 RVM Walla Walla Valley • $20

Colter’s Creek Winery 2017 Estate Rocinante Red Wine Lewis-Clark Valley • $36

Convergence Zone Cellars 2015 Storm Front Columbia Valley • $29

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc Walla Walla Valley • $32

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $45

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2015 Merlot Walla Walla Valley • $32

Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2015 Reserve Syrah The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater • $55

Coyote Canyon Winery 2016 Barbera Horse Heaven Hills • $26

Coyote Canyon Winery 2015 Reserve Buck Syrah Horse Heaven Hills • $40

Craftsman Cellars 2015 Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley • $29

Craftsman Cellars 2015 Left Bank Red Wine Columbia Valley • $42

DANCIN Vineyards 2017 Tribute Barbera Rogue Valley • $45

DANCIN Vineyards 2017 Melange Chardonnay Southern Oregon • $32

DANCIN Vineyards 2016 Danseur Syrah Southern Oregon • $45

D’Anu Wines 2014 Barrel Select Pinot Noir Willlamette Valley • $35

Daven Lore Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills • $32

Daven Lore Winery 2014 Mourvèdre Horse Heaven Hills • $45

Davenport Cellars 2015 Reserve Malbec Rattlesnake Hills • $35

Davenport Cellars 2014 Continuity Red Wine Columbia Valley • $30

Dazzle Cellars 2018 Julia’s Dazzle Rosé Columbia Valley • $18

Delfino Vineyards & Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Umpqua Valley • $33

Delfino Vineyards & Winery 2016 Syrah Umpqua Valley • $32

Desert Wind Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope • $18

Desert Wind Winery 2016 Estate Merlot Wahluke Slope • $18

Desert Wind Winery 2015 Ora Wahluke Slope • $30

Desert Wind Winery 2018 Dry Rosé Yakima Valley • $22

Desert Wind Winery 2015 Syrah Wahluke Slope • $30

Drink Washington State 2016 Visit Wahluke Slope Carménère Wahluke Slope • $29

Dumas Station Wines 2016 Cabernet Franc Walla Walla Valley • $36

Dumas Station Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $50

Dumas Station Wines 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $60

Dumas Station Wines 2015 Reserve Petit Verdot Walla Walla Valley • $55

Dunham Cellars 2017 Shirley Mays Chardonnay Columbia Valley • $25

Dunham Cellars 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley • $22

Dunham Cellars 2016 Syrah Columbia Valley • $35

Elevation Cellars 2018 Stilletto Peak Rosé Wahluke Slope • $18

Eleven Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain • $55

Eleven Winery 2018 The Prodigy Mourvèdre Washington • $26

Elk Cove Vineyards 2017 Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley • $29

Eternal Wines 2016 Eternal Darkness Walla Walla Valley • $59

Eternal Wines 2016 Eternal Foundation Syrah Walla Walla Valley • $59

Eternal Wines 2016 Eternal Zen Walla Walla Valley • $59

Eye of the Needle Winery NV The Eye Columbia Valley • $18

Farmhand Winery 2016 Malbec Columbia Valley • $32

Farmhand Winery 2016 Go 4 Red Columbia Valley • $28

Finn Hill Winery 2015 Le Beau Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope • $30

Finn Hill Winery 2016 Rosebud Vineyard Le Beau Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope • $30

Finn Hill Winery 2016 Pavé Grenache Walla Walla Valley • $30

Finn Hill Winery 2018 Le Fantome Blanc Pinot Gris Columbia Valley • $20

Finn Hill Winery 2017 Le Cap Pinotage Yakima Valley • $30

Finn Hill Winery 2016 Le Rouge Red Wine Columbia Valley • $30

Finn Hill Winery 2018 Candy Mountain Blondie Rosé of Sangiovese Yakima Valley • $20

Finn Hill Winery 2018 Par Excellence Semillon-Chardonnay Columbia Valley

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2018 Organic Cherysh Cherry Rosé Similkameen Valley • $20

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2018 Speachless Peach Wine Similkameen Valley • $20

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2017 Impearfection Pear Wine Similkameen Valley • $22

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2018 Earth Series Organic Sauvignon Blanc Similkameen Valley • $22

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2017 Cabernet Franc British Columbia • $22

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2017 White Gold Reserve Chardonnay British Columbia • $20

Fortuity Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain • $42

Fujishin Family Cellars 2018 Late Harvest Riesling Snake River Valley • $20

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Private Reserve Dry Riesling Okanagan Valley • $14

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Classic Riesling Okanagan Valley • $14

Glacial Lake Missoula Wine Co. 2016 Wickersham The Denier Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $29

Grizzli Winery 2013 Merlot Icewine Okanagan Valley • $115

H/H Estates 2016 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Artist Series Reserve Petit Verdot Horse Heaven Hills • $40

H/H Estates 2015 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Bozak Red Horse Heaven Hills • $42

Hamilton Cellars 2015 Bon Vita Red Wine Columbia Valley • $34

Hanson Vineyards 2017 Gamay Noir Willamette Valley • $22

Harbinger Winery 2013 Barbera Columbia Valley • $27

Harbinger Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $35

Harbinger Winery 2015 Grenache Rattlesnake Hills • $40

Harbinger Winery 2012 Petite Verdot Columbia Valley • $28

Harbinger Winery 2012 Sangiovese Rattlesnake Hills • $30

Harbinger Winery 2009 Syrah Washington State • $100

Harbinger Winery 2016 Syrah Wahington State • $32

Hawkins Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir Yamhill Carlton • $40

Helix by REININGER 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills • $30

Hester Creek Estate Winery 2018 Pinot Blanc Golden Mile Bench • $16

Hester Creek Estate Winery 2017 Syrah Viognier Okanagan Valley • $26

Hightower Cellars 2015 Merlot Red Mountain • $30

Hightower Cellars 2016 Murray Red Wine Columbia Valley • $18

Indian Creek Winery 2018 Mountain Syringa Dry Gewurztraminer Snake River Valley • $18

Intrigue Wines 2018 Pinot Gris Okanagan Valley • $15

INTRINSIC Wine Co. 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $22

Iris Vineyards 2015 Arete Chardonnay Willamette Valley

Iris Vineyards 2016 Chalice Estate Chardonnay Willamette Valley • $30

Iris Vineyards 2016 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley • $16

Iris Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley • $22

Iris Vineyards 2015 Arete Pinot Noir Willamette Valley • $60

Jones of Washington 2014 Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley • $15

Jones of Washington 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope • $15

Jones of Washington 2015 Carménère Wahluke Slope • $30

Jones of Washington 2017 Riesling Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $10

Jones of Washington 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $15

Jones of Washington 2014 Syrah Wahluke Slope • $15

Kennedy Shah 2016 Reserve Tempranillo Yakima Valley • $48

King Estate Winery 2017 Steiner Block Pinot Gris Willamette Valley • $28

King Estate Winery 2017 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley • $19

King Estate Winery 2015 Freedom Hill Pinot Noir Willamette Valley • $68

King Estate Winery 2016 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley • $29

Kitzke Cellars 2014 Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley • $35

Kraze Legz Winery 2018 SKAHA Vineyard Unoaked Chardonnay Okanagan Valley • $23

Kraze Legz Winery 2015 SKAHA Vineyard Merlot Okanagan Valley • $28

Kraze Legz Winery 2018 Kraze Legz Speakeasy Rosé Okanagan Valley • $23

Kraze Legz Winery 2018 SKAHA Vineyard Mystique Okanagan Valley • $23

Kriselle Cellars 2016 Sangiovese Rogue Valley • $28

Kriselle Cellars 2017 Viognier Rogue Valley • $22

Lagana Cellars 2016 J&S Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $36

Lagana Cellars 2016 Breezy Slope Vineyard Pinot Noir Walla Walla Valley • $40

Lagana Cellars 2018 Breezy Slope Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé Walla Walla Valley • $20

Lagana Cellars 2016 Syrah Walla Walla Valley • $32

Larch Hills Winery 2017 Lemberger Shuswap • $15

Larch Hills Winery 2016 Northern Lights Shuswap • $13

Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2018 Orange Moscato Yakima Valley • $15

Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2017 Riesling Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $12

L’Ecole No 41 2016 PeDouble Platinumer Bridge Vineyard Apogee Walla Walla Valley • $55

Ledger David Cellars 2015 Cabernet Franc Rogue Valley • $29

Ledger David Cellars 2015 Sangiovese Rogue Valley • $29

Ledger David Cellars 2017 Viognier Rogue Valley • $23

Ledger David Cellars 2017 Radiant White Rogue Valley • $23

Locus Wines 2015 Locus Red Wine Yakima Valley • $25

Lodmell Cellars NV Sublime Red Wine Columbia Valley • $30

Lodmell Cellars 2014 Syrah Columbia Valley • $55

Maan Family Estate Winery 2018 Strawberry Dessert Fraser Valley • $26

Maan Farms Estate Winery 2018 Blackberry Dessert Aperitif Fraser Valley • $26

Mackey Vineyards 2013 Concordia Red Wine Walla Walla Valley • $38

Malaga Springs Winery 2016 Petite Sirah Wahluke Slope • $32

Malaga Springs Winery 2015 Syrah Columbia Valley • $26

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2015 Dion Carlo Carménère Horse Heaven Hills • $40

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2015 Petit Verdot Horse Heaven Hills • $34

Maryhill Winery 2018 Proprietors Reserve Albariño Columbia Valley • $20

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Barbera Columbia Valley • $42

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley • $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 Kiona Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain • $51

Maryhill Winery 2016 Les Collines Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Carménère Rattlesnake Hills • $46

Maryhill Winery 2016 Malbec Columbia Valley • $27

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Malbec Columbia Valley • $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 Les Collines Merlot Walla Walla Valley • $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Merlot Rattlesnake Hills • $36

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot Columbia Valley • $36

Maryhill Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Mourvèdre Rattlesnake Hills • $42

Maryhill Winery 2016 McKinley Springs Mourvèdre Horse Heaven Hills • $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 Kiona Vineyards Petite Sirah Red Mountain • $42

Maryhill Winery 2016 McKinley Springs Petit Verdot Horse Heaven Hills • $38

Maryhill Winery 2017 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley • $17

Maryhill Winery 2017 Winemaker’s Red Columbia Valley • $16

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Tavolo Rosso Columbia Valley • $38

Maryhill Winery 2017 Riesling Columbia Valley • $17

Maryhill Winery 2018 Proprietors Reserve Rosé Columbia Valley • $25

Maryhill Winery 2018 Rosé of Sangiovese Columbia Valley • $17

Maryhill Winery 2017 Proprietor’s Reserve Roussanne Columbia Valley • $22

Maryhill Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Sangiovese Rattlesnake Hills • $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 Les Collines Syrah Walla Walla Valley • $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 McKinley Springs Syrah Horse Heaven Hills • $38

Maryhill Winery 2016 Northridge Syrah Wahluke Slope • $42

Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Syrah Columbia Valley • $38

Maryhill Winery 2017 Viognier Columbia Valley • $19

Maryhill Winery 2017 Winemaker White Columbia Valley • $16

Mellisoni Vineyards 2015 Barrel Select Reserve Merlot Columbia Valley • $106

Mellisoni Vineyards 2016 Best Friends Columbia Valley • $125

Mellisoni Vineyards 2018 Three Bastards Columbia Valley • $35

Mercer Estates Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills • $24

Mercer Estates Winery 2016 Sharp Sisters Red Wine Horse Heaven Hills • $24

Milbrandt Vineyards 2016 Northridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope • $42

Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $18

Milbrandt Vineyards 2015 Single Vineyard Series Ravenscliff Malbec Wahluke Slope • $42

Milbrandt Vineyards 2016 Brothers’ Blend Columbia Valley • $18

Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Riesling Ancient Lakes of the Columbia Valley • $15

Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Rosé Columbia Valley • $15

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 2017 Riesling Icewine British Columbia • $39.99 CAD

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 2017 Merlot Icewine British Columbia • $49.99 CAD

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 2017 Blaufränkisch British Columbia • $27.99 CAD

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 2016 Summit British Columbia • $55

Mt. Hood Winery 2018 Estate Pinot Noir Columbia Gorge • $34

Mt. Hood Winery 2017 Summit Red Wine Columbia Gorge/Columbia Valley • $24

Naked Winery 2016 Oh! Orgasmic Sangiovese Columbia Valley • $70

Nine Hats Wines 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $20

Nine Hats Wines 2017 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley • $14

Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery 2016 Reserve Meritage Okanagan Falls • $35

Nodland Cellars 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $45

Nodland Cellars 2016 Bad Attitude Red Wine Walla Walla Valley • $35

Northstar Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $40

Northstar Winery 2016 Merlot Columbia Valley • $41

Northwest Cellars 2014 Intrigue Red Wine Columbia Valley • $32

Novelty Hill/Januik Winery 2017 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Roussanne Columbia Valley • $23

Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2018 Unoaked Chardonnay British Columbia • $22

Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2014 Malbec Okanagan Valley • $30

Orenda Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $37

Otis Kenyon Wine 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $41

Otis Kenyon Wine 2016 Stellar Vineyard Syrah Walla Walla Valley • $39

Palencia Wine Co. 2018 El Viñador Albariño Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $25

Palencia Wine Co. 2018 Palencia Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley • $18

Palouse Winery 2016 Dynamique Cabernet Franc Rattlesnake Hills • $42

Palouse Winery 2016 Pure Velvet Petit Verdot Rattlesnake Hills • $50

Palouse Winery 2016 Saint Sangiovese Rattlesnake Hills • $58

Palouse Winery 2016 Ahh! Syrah Rattlesnake Hills • $50

Panther Creek Cellars 2017 Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley • $25

Passing Time 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $85

Pend d’Oreille Winery 2016 L’Oeuvre Red Wine Columbia Valley • $30

Perennial Vintners 2016 Melon de Bourgogne Puget Sound • $27

Pomeroy Cellars 2016 Rosé Washiington • $20

Port Townsend Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $35

Port Townsend Vineyards 2018 Pinot Gris Oregon • $23

Puffin Wines NV Scarlet Red Wine Columbia Valley • $26

Quails’ Gate Winery 2018 Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley • $30

Rellik Winery 2016 Chardonnay Rogue Valley • $20

Rellik Winery 2016 Pinot Noir Rogue Valley • $26

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Estate Selection Malbec Umpqua Valley • $32

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2016 Merlot Umpqua Valley • $32

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir Umpqua Valley • $42

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2016 Estate Cuvée Riesling Umpqua Valley • $22

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2016 Winemaker’s Reserve Syrah Umpqua Valley • $42

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Estate Selection Syrah Umpqua Valley • $32

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2016 Estate Cuvée Tempranillo Umpqua Valley • $29

Rio Vista Wines 2017 Tempranillo Columbia Valley • $36

Road 13 Vineyards 2018 Seventy-Four K British Columbia • $26

Road 13 Vineyards 2017 Viognier Similkameen Valley • $21

Robert Karl Cellars 2016 Cabernet Franc Horse Heaven Hills • $26

Robert Karl Cellars 2015 Gunselman Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills • $36

Rocky Pond Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $49

Rocky Pond Winery 2016 La Domestique Red Wine Columbia Valley • $39

Rocky Pond Winery 2017 Glacial Treasure Columbia Valley • $20

Ryan Patrick Wines 2017 Sagemoor Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay Columbia Valley • $20

Ryan Patrick Wines 2018 Riesling Yakima Valley • $15

Ryan Patrick Wines 2018 Rosé Columbia Valley • $15

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Applegate Valey • $40

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2015 Estate Merlot Applegate Valey • $36

Season Cellars 2015 Carménère Southern Oregon • $38

Season Cellars 2014 Syrah Southern Oregon • $30

Season Cellars 2016 Transparency Southern Oregon • $18

Seven Bridges Winery 2015 Resrve Cabernet Franc Walla Walla Valley • $38

SKAHA Vineyard 2018 Rosé Okanagan Valley • $23

Sleeping Dog Wines 2014 Carménère Yakima Valley • $30

South Hill Winery 2016 Wild Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $42

Spangler Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc Southern Oregon • $28

Spangler Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Franc Oregon • $28

Spangler Vineyards 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Oregon • $45

Spangler Vineyards 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Oregon • $50

Spangler Vineyards 2015 Carménère Southern Oregon • $35

Spangler Vineyards 2016 Carménère Southern Oregon • $35

Spangler Vineyards 2016 Dolcetto Umpqua Valley • $29

Spangler Vineyards 2016 Petite Sirah Oregon • $30

Spangler Vineyards 2016 Petit Verdot Oregon • $50

Spangler Vineyards 2014 Sangiovese Oregon • $35

SpearHead Winery 2017 Chardonnay Clone 95 Okanagan Valley • $30

Spoiled Dog Winery 2016 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir Puget Sound • $38

Spoiled Dog Winery 2014 Deception Columbia Valley • $30

Stag’s Hollow Winery 2018 Rosé Syrah Okanagan Valley • $22

Stave & Stone Wine Estates 2017 Annala Vineyard Pinot Gris Columbia Gorge

Stave & Stone Wine Estates 2017 Duke’s Valley Pinot Noir Columbia Gorge • $44

Stave & Stone Wine Estates 2016 Quiver Red Wine Columbia Valley • $48

Stave & Stone Wine Estates 2018 Dorothy Pinot Noir Rosé Columbia Gorge • $25

StoneRiver Vineyards & Winery 2017 Pinot Noir Rogue Valley • $26

StoneRiver Vineyards & Winery 2016 Amethyst Rogue Valley • $29

Stottle Winery 2014 Hombre Columbia Valley • $34

Stottle Winery 2017 Viognier Yakima Valley • $25

Structure Cellars 2017 Foundation Cabernet Franc Yakima Valley • $40

Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard 2014 Signature Series Merlot Red Mountain • $45

Three of Cups 2015 Le Jugdment Yakima Valley • $25

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2016 Conglomerate Cabernet Sauvignon Snipes Mountain • $30

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2017 Malbec Horse Heaven Hills • $25

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2017 JTW’s Blend Horse Heaven Hills • $18

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2017 Dr. Wolfe’s Family Red Horse Heaven Hills • $18

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2018 PGV Pinot Gris - Viognier Columbia Valley • $15

Thurston Wolfe Winery 2017 Zinfandel Horse Heaven Hills • $20

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2015 Oldfield Reserve Syrah Okanagan Valley • $32

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2017 Oldfield Reserve 2Bench White Okanagan Valley • $22

TruthTeller 2015 The Confidante Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain • $55

TruthTeller 2016 Satire Yakima Valley • $30

TruthTeller 2016 The Cynic Walla Walla Valley • $40

TruthTeller 2018 Frolic Viognier Yakima Valley • $22

Tsillan Cellars 2018 Estate Gewürztraminer Lake Chelan • $20

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Sinistra Lake Chelan • $32

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Grenache Syrah Lake Chelan • $36

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Piccolo Rosso Lake Chelan • $36

Tsillan Cellars 2018 Estate Miglio d’Oro Rossa di Barbera Lake Chelan • $24

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Sangiovese Lake Chelan • $32

Tsillan Cellars 2016 Estate Reserve Syrah Lake Chelan • $38

Tunnel Hill Winery 2017 Estate Malbec Lake Chelan • $33

Tunnel Hill Winery 2017 Estate Syrah Lake Chelan • $40

Upchurch Vineyard 2017 LTL Cabernet Red Moutain • $30

Upchurch Vineyard 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain • $75

Upchurch Vineyard 2017 Counterpart Red Wine Red Mountain • $50

Valley View Winery 2016 Viognier ADouble Platinumlegate Valley • $18

Vanessa Vineyard 2014 Meritage Similkameen Valley • $40

Walport Family Cellars NV Twisted Vines Red Wine ADouble Platinumlegate Valley • $35

Warr-King Wines 2015 Merlot Red Mountain • $36

Waterbrook Winery 2016 Reserve Malbec Columbia Valley • $23

Weisinger Family Winery 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Umpqua Valley • $26

Weisinger Family Winery 2016 Estate Tempranillo Rogue Valley • $32

Weisinger Family Winery 2017 Viognier Rogue Valley • $26

Welcome Road Winery 2015 Roadtrip Red Washington State • $28

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2016 Charterboat Chick Horse Heaven Hills • $29

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2017 Conner-Lee MV Argonaut Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $49

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2017 True Blue Malbec Rattlesnake Hills • $31

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2017 Message in a Bottle Rosé of Sangiovese Yakima Valley • $28

Westport Winery Garden Resort NV Rapture of the Deep Carbonated Cranberry Wine Washington • $29

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2017 Going Coastal Sparkling Gewürztraminer Yakima Valley • $29

Westport Winery Garden Resort NV Little Wild Marionberry Riesling Yakima Valley • $28

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2017 Bordello Blonde Yakima Valley • $27

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2017 Willapa White Rattlesnake Hills • $27

Westport Winery Garden Resort NV Dawn Patrol Raspberry Riesling Yakima Valley • $28

Whidbey Island Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc Yakima Valley • $22

Whidbey Island Winery 2017 Siegerrebe Puget Sound • $18

William Church Wines 2015 Gamache Vineyard Malbec columbia valley • $40

Williamson Vineyards 2016 Malbec Snake River Valley • $25

Williamson Vineyards 2014 Reserve Petite Sirah Snake River Valley • $30

Wind Rose Cellars 2015 Dolcetto Yakima Valley • $20

Wind Rose Cellars 2015 Hunter’s Red Wine Yakima Valley • $22

Woodward Canyon Winery 2018 Chardonnay Washington State • $44

Y Knot Winery 2018 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley • $25

Y Knot Winery 2018 Rosé Wine Columbia Valley • $23

Yakima Valley Vintners 2018 Albariño Naches Heights • $18

Yakima Valley Vintners 2017 Study Skills Chardonnay Columbia Valley • $14

Yakima Valley Vintners 2016 A Sylem Red Wine Yakima Valley • $18

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2015 Tall PoDouble Platinumy Pinot Noir McMinnville • $75

Youngberg Hill 2015 Cuvée Pinot Noir McMinnville/Willamette Valley • $35

Zerba Cellars 2016 Barbera Walla Walla Valley • $36

Zerba Cellars 2016 Carménère Walla Walla Valley • $45

Zerba Cellars 2016 Estate Wild Z Red Blend Walla Walla Valley • $24

Gold

Airfield Estates 2015 Reserve Merlot Yakima Valley

Airfield Estates 2016 Runway Red Wine Yakima Valley • $30

Ancestry Cellars 2017 Le Cortège Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley • $22

Ancestry Cellars 2018 Grandma Lila’s Rosé Columbia Valley • $20

Barnard Griffin WInery 2017 Côtes du Rôb Blanc Columbia Valley • $23

Barons Winery 2015 Petit Verdot Wahluke Slope • $50

Bayer Family Estate 2017 Brook Horse Rosé of Primitivo Rogue Valley • $25

Beaumont Cellars 2016 Reserve Petit Verdot Wahluke Slope • $39

Beaumont Cellars 2017 Tempranillo Wahluke Slope • $32

Benson Vineyards Estate Winery 2018 Viognier Lake Chelan • $22

Blasted Church Vineyards 2017 Small Blessings Semillon Okanagan Valley • $35

Brian Carter Cellars 2014 Solesce Columbia Valley • $65

Brian Carter Cellars 2014 Tuttorosso Yakima Valley • $34

C.C. Jentsch Cellars 2016 Syrah Okanagan Valley • $32

Callan Cellars 2018 Picpoul Yakima Valley • $25

Cardwell Hill Cellars 2017 Estate The Bard Chard Willamette Valley • $20

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 The Daughter’s Reserve Columbia Valley • $58

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 The Last Best Wife Reserve Columbia Valley • $48

Cave B Estate Winery 2018 Cave B Vineyard Dry Rosé Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley • $19

Cellardoor Winery 2015 Chardonnay American • $18

Cellardoor Winery 2017 Chenin Blanc American • $18

Chateau NoElle Vineyards & Winery 2016 Numinous Claret Washington State • $36

Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen 2017 Eroica Riesling Columbia Valley • $20

Cinder Wines 2017 Syrah Snake River Valley • $30

Claar Wine Group 2016 Ridge Crest Syrah Columbia Valley • $14

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2016 Louis Delsol Cabernet Sauvignon Lewis-Clark Valley • $32

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2016 Merlot Lewis-Clark Valley • $25

Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2016 Coco’s Reserve Blend No. 5 Washington • $38

College Cellars of Walla Walla 2018 Bacchus Vineyard Riesling Columbia Valley • $18

Cooper Ridge Vineyard 2017 Ridgeview Cuvée Umpqua Valley • $27

Coyote Canyon Winery 2015 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Reserve G W Smith Malbec Horse Heaven Hills • $40

Coyote Canyon Winery 2016 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Estate Merlot Horse Heaven Hills • $26

Coyote Canyon Winery 2015 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primitivo Horse Heaven Hills • $26

Coyote Canyon Winery 2015 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Tres Cruces Horse Heaven Hills • $26

DAMA Wines 2018 Rosé of Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley • $25

Dumas Station Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley • $38

Dusted Valley Vintners 2017 Olsen Vineyard Chardonnay Yakima Valley • $36

Elevation Cellars 2018 Imperium Riesling Columbia Valley • $20

Farmhand Winery 2016 4 Play Columbia Valley • $28

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2018 Pomme Desiree Organic Iced ADouble Platinumle Similkameen Valley • $27

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2018 Riesling British Columbia • $14

Fortuity Cellars 2017 Chardonnay Yakima Valley • $28

Fujishin Family Cellars 2018 Gewürztraminer Snake River Valley • $17

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2018 Dry Rock Unoaked Chardonnay Golden Mile Bench • $13

H/H Estates 2015 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Robert Andrews Mourvèdre Horse Heaven Hills • $40

Hamilton Cellars 2015 Cabernet Franc Wahluke Slope • $35

Harbinger Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley • $32

Hood Crest Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $68

Hood Crest Winery 2015 Malbec Columbia Valley • $64

Intrigue Wines 2018 I Do Frizzante-style Wine Okanagan Valley • $17

Jones of Washington 2014 Estate Vineyards Merlot Wahluke Slope • $15

Jones of Washington 2017 Viognier Wahluke Slope • $15

Kennedy Shah 2015 Reserve Riesling Yakima Valley • $25

Kitzke Cellars 2016 Petit Verdot Columbia Valley • $40

L’Ecole No 41 2018 Old Vines Chenin Blanc Yakima Valley • $15

L’Ecole No 41 2016 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate Perigee Walla Walla Valley • $55

Malaga Springs Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley • $28

Malaga Springs Winery 2018 Viognier Columbia Valley • $18

Market Vineyards 2014 Arbitrage Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $32

Market Vineyards 2011 Alpha Merlot Red Mountain • $55

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2017 Pinot Grigio Yakima Valley • $20

Maryhill Winery 2016 Eagle Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain • $36

Maryhill Winery 2016 Syrah Columbia Valley • $28

Mercer Estates Winery 2018 ICAN Rosé Horse Heaven Hills • $6

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 2017 Reserve Chardonnay British Columbia • $29.99 CAD

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 2016 Merlot British Colmbia • $29.99 CAD

Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery 2016 Reserve Chardonnay Okanagan Valley • $26

Northwest Cellars 2014 Petite Sirah Red Mountain • $36

Pend d’Oreille Winery 2016 Riesling Snake River Valley • $16

Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Estate Selection Matrix White Wine Umpqua Valley • $24

Rocky Pond Winery 2017 Gewürztraminer Lake Chelan • $20

Rocky Pond Winery 2017 Riesling Lake Chelan • $20

Ruby Vineyard 2015 Estate Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains • $45

Ryan Patrick Wines 2018 Naked Chardonnay Columbia Valley • $15

Sawtooth Winery 2018 Classic Fly Series Dry Riesling Snake River Valley • $18

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2016 Reserve Chardonnay ADouble Platinumelgate Valley • $36

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2017 Reserve Chardonnay ADouble Platinumelgate Valley • $36

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2018 Reserve Chardonnay ADouble Platinumelgate Valley • $36

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2017 Estate Riesling ADouble Platinumelgate Valley • $20

Schmidt Family Vineyards 2018 Pink ADouble Platinumelgate Valley • $20

Season Cellars 2015 Cabernet Franc Southern Oregon • $38

SKAHA Vineyard 2016 Cabernet Franc Okanagan Valley • $30

Spangler Vineyards 2015 Petit Verdot Oregon • $35

Stag’s Hollow Winery 2016 Stag’s Hollow Vineyard Renaissance Merlot Okanagan Falls • $35

StoneRiver Vineyards & Winery 2017 Albariño Rogue Valley • $22

StoneRiver Vineyards & Winery 2017 Amaranthine Tempranillo Rogue Valley • $29

Stottle Winery 2017 Cuvée de la Reine Yakima Valley • $25

Tamarack Cellars 2016 Merlot Columbia Valley • $30

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2016 Merlot Okanagan Valley • $24

Tipsy Canyon Winery 2018 Riesling Lake Chelan • $19

Tipsy Canyon Winery 2017 Viognier Columbia Valley • $27

Townshend Cellar 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley • $16

Tsillan Cellars 2018 Estate Viognier Lake Chelan • $24

Warr-King Wines 2015 Syrah Columbia Valley • $34

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2018 Shorebird Chardonnay Columbia Valley • $27

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2015 Shelter from the Storm Columbia Valley • $32

Westport Winery Garden Resort 2016 Smoky Nor’wester Columbia Valley • $35

Yakima Valley Vintners 2016 Grenache Yakima Valley • $24

Yakima Valley Vintners 2015 Dean’s List Primitivo Columbia Valley • $22

Youngberg Hill 2015 Bailey Pinot Noir McMinnville/Willamette Valley • $50

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