NCW wines do well at Seattle Wine Awards
Blog: Winemaker's Journal
May 22, 2012
Several North Central Washington wineries scored big at the 2012 Seattle Wine Awards. Awards were announced Monday. The competition pitted wines of all prices from wineries throughout the state.
Jones of Washington, Cave B Estate Winery, both of Quincy, Hard Row to Hoe Winery of Manson and Mellisoni Winery of Chelan all brought home multiple double gold medals along with a fistful of other medals.
Jones of Washington won double gold with its 2011 Chardonnay, 2011 Riesling and 2011 Rose of Syrah. It won gold medals for its 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Viognier and 2011 Pinot Gris. Winemaker Victor Palencia also scored silver medals for his 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and 2009 Syrah and bronze medals for a 2011 Late Harvest Riesling, 2008 Merlot and 2008 Sangiovese.
Cave B earned double gold for winemaker Freddy Arredondo's 2009 Curvee du Soleil red blend and 2009 Tempranillo, as well as its 2010 Riesling and 2010 Saigne rose. The winery won gold for its 2009 XXIV Merlot, a silver medal for its 2009 Petit Verdot and bronze for its 2010 Chardonnay and 2009 XXIV Cabernet Sauvignon.
Hard Row to Hoe won double gold for its 2010 Good in Bed sparkling wine and its 2011 Rousanne-Viognier blend. The Manson winery also won a gold for its 2010 Marsanne and silver medals for a 2011 Dry Rose, its 2009 Cabernet Franc and its 2011 Nauti Buoy white blend.
Mellisoni won double golds for its 2011 45 Degrees white blend and its 2011 Pinot Grigio. Its 2007 Syrah won a bronze medal.
Gingko Forest Winery of Mattawa also took home a double gold medal for its 2008 Gingko Red. The winery's 2009 Wildwood Blend won gold, as did its 2009 Coalesce Rhone style red blend.
Kyra Wines of Moses Lake won a double gold for its 2008 Pinot Noir, a gold medal for its 2011 Chenin Blanc and 2009 Dolcetto, silver for its 2008 Merlot and bronze for its 2009 Sangiovese and 2009 PSV Red.
37 Cellars of Leavenworth won a gold medal for its 2009 Petit Verdot and silver medal for its 2009 Merlot.
Stemilt Creek Winery brought home a gold medal for its 2007 Cabernet Franc and bronze medals for its Days Work, Caring Passion and Boss Lady red blends.
Wedge Mountain Winery of Dryden won silver medals for its 2008 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and for its 2009 Merlot.
Chelan Estate Winery won a silver medal for its 2010 Rousanne-Viognier blend.
These are truly significant awards in competition with the state's largest and best wineries. They're sure to do well in the upcoming North Central Washington Wine Awards as well. Go out and buy some of these wines while you can.