Judges awarded these wines a Gold Medal in the 2018 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival Wine Competition.

 

Cave B Estate Winery 2015 Cuvee du Soleil, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $50

Judges’ comments: This Cab-leading Bordeaux-style blend from winemaker Freddy Arredondo is loaded with aromas and flavors of black currants, blackberry and black cherry. A hint of mint and eucalyptus adds a level of complexity not often found in Washington, accompanied by a long, beautiful finish. (120 cases; 14.7% alc.)

Quincy tasting room open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; hours change seasonally

348 Silica Road NW, Quincy (adjacent to Gorge Amphitheatre)

(509) 785-3500

 

Radiance Winery 2013 Barbera, Wahluke Slope, $48

Judges’ comments: Barbera, the third-most-planted grape in Italy, is a rare find in Washington, even though it often proves to result in a delicious red wine. This example from Radiance Winery reveals aromas of American oak, followed by ripe flavors of purple plum, pomegranate and black currants, all backed up by bright acidity. (100 cases; 15.1% alc.)

Winery tasting room open noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday

546 Klate Road, Manson

(509) 687-4142

Downtown Manson tasting room open 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

67 Wapato Way, Manson

(509) 687-4142