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Winemaker's Journal -- NCW winners at SF Chronicle Wine judging

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Several North Central Washington wineries won medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, held last week in Cloverdale, Calif.

Tsillan Cellars of Lake Chelan was awarded Best of Class for it 2014 Gewurztraminer. Cairdeas Winery, Jones of Washington and Milbrandt Vineyards had Double Gold winners along with several other medal winning wines each.

The San Francisco Chronicle competition is the nation's largest wine competitions. More than 7,000 wines were judged by 70 wine professionals during the four-day event.

Here's a list of NCW award winners. For the complete list of winners, go to http://tinyurl.com/zwdwque

 

Best of class

Tsillan Cellars 2014 Gewürztraminer, Lake Chelan, $14

 

Double Gold

Cairdeas Winery 2013 Trí, Yakima Valley, $36

Jones of Washington 2014 Pinot Gris, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $13

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $27

 

Gold

’37 Cellars 2013 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $30

Martin-Scott Winery 2012 Shaw Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $30

Silvara Vineyards 2013 Meritage, Columbia Valley, $42

 

Silver

Cairdeas Winery 2014 Nellie Mae, Columbia Valley, $24

Cairdeas Winery NV Syrah, Lake Chelan, $45

Cairdeas Winery 2013 Consonance, Yakima Valley, $39

Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $35

Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $30

Jones of Washington 2014 Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $10

Malaga Springs Winery NV Sangiovese, Washington, $24

Malaga Springs Winery 2012 Syrah, Washington, $32

Malaga Springs Winery 2014 Viognier, Washington, $16

Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Traditions Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, $15

Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Traditions Merlot, Columbia Valley, $16

Milbrandt Vineyards 2013 Malbec, Wahluke Slope, $27

Stemilt Creek 2011 Estate Vineyards A Days Work, Columbia Valley, $26

Stemilt Creek 2011 Boss Lady, Columbia Valley, $24

Stemilt Creek 2011 Caring Passion, Washington, $17

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Bellissima Rossa, Lake Chelan, $28

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Barbera, Lake Chelan, $25

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Malbec, Lake Chelan, $30

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Winemaker’s Select Malbec, Lake Chelan, $30

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Syrah, Lake Chelan, $30

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Syrah, Lake Chelan, $30

 

Bronze

Cave B Estate Winery 2013 Caveman Red, Columbia Valley, $18

Cave B Estate Winery 2013 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $38

Jones of Washington 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $15

Jones of Washington 2014 Chardonnay, Wahluke Slope, $14

Jones of Washington 2012 Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $15

Malaga Springs Winery 2014 AlyKat Rosé, Washington, $17

Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $22

Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Clifton Viognier, Wahluke Slope, $22

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Sinistra, Lake Chelan, $28

Tsillan Cellars 2014 Pinot Grigio, Lake Chelan, $19

Tsillan Cellars 2013 Sangiovese, Lake Chelan, $25