Columbia Valley Wines Shine in the 15th Annual Platinum Judging Uncategorized

Columbia Valley Wine JudgingNot surprisingly Columbia Valley Wines continued to impress in this years Wine Press Northwest magazine “Platinum Judging”! If you’ve tried these wines we’d love to hear from our readers as well:

William Church Winery 2011 Gamache Vineyards Malbec, Columbia Valley, $36: Aromas of cherry and spices are followed by suave flavors of dark fruit and black pepper backed by elegant tannins. As great as this wine is now, another two years of patience will likely reap greater rewards. (14 percent alcohol)

Kyra Wines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $20: Moses Lake owner/winemaker Kyra Baerlocher is best known for making some of the finest chenin blanc in the Pacific Northwest, but she also crafts delicious reds, including this superb and affordable cab. (13.5 percent alcohol)

Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 V.R. Special Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $53: The Dusted Valley boys continue to craft some of the finest red wines anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. While their specialty has been on rich Rhône varieties, they’ve shown a knack for Bordeaux reds, too. (14.7 percent alcohol)

Zerba Cellars 2010 Grenache, Columbia Valley, $38: This bright red wine is a spectacular achievement, thanks to aromas and flavors of blueberry pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper and just a hint of oak. Everything is in place, and the refreshing acidity gives this liveliness. (14.4 percent alcohol)

Reviews courtesy of Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue at Great Northwest Wine