Plain Cellars 2015 Summer Solstice Red

Plain Cellars 2015 Summer Solstice Red

Judges awarded these wines high honors in the 2018 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival Wine Competition.

Plain Cellars 2015 Summer Solstice, Columbia Valley, $30 (Double Gold Medal)

Judges’ comments: This Cab-leading blend from the Plain winery has a big dollop of Syrah, which reveals itself in the aromas of chocolate chip cookies, powerful midpalate and complex finish. This is a delicious, full-bodied red with notes of black currants, sage, thyme and dark, ripe fruit. (145 cases; 14.6% alc.)

Winery tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Saturday

18749 Alpine Acres Road, Plain, (425) 931-7500

Leavenworth tasting room open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

703 Highway 2 (Front Street entrance), Leavenworth, plaincellars.com

Jones of Washington 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Jones of Washington 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Jones of Washington 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $14.99 (Gold Medal)

Judges’ comments: It’s always a treat to find a Cabernet Sauvignon this good for this price, making this a wine well worth seeking out. This shows off aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, pie cherry and black licorice, followed by notes of ripe plum and a hint of anise that adds complexity on the finish. (5,945 cases; 14.5% alc.)

Wenatchee tasting room open noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee, (509) 888-0809

Quincy tasting room open noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Labor Day through Memorial Day; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Monday, Memorial Day through Labor Day

2101 F St. SW, Quincy, (509) 787-8108, jonesofwashington.com