Behold: the 2018 Best of the Northwest Wine!

The results will be published in the Fall/Winter print edition of Sip Northwest and feature the full article with tasting notes, judges’ picks, industry insight, expert opinions and more to add to your drink shopping list, click here to order a copy.

*All wines are listed as 750-milliliter bottles and prices in USD unless otherwise noted.

SPARKLING

DOUBLE GOLD: Willamette Valley Vineyards 2015 Méthode Champenoise Brut, Willamette Valley || $55
GOLD: Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Brut Rosé, Columbia Valley || $13
SILVER: Lundeen Wines 2014 Blanc de Noirs, Chehalem Mountains || $50
BRONZE: Gray Monk Estate Winery 2016 Odyssey Rosé Brut, Okanagan Valley || $18 CAD

SAUVIGNON BLANC

DOUBLE GOLD: Lake Breeze Vineyards 2017, Okanagan Valley || $22 CAD
GOLD (Tie): Ambassador Wines of Washington 2017 Special Selection, Yakima Valley|| $25
Januik Winery 2017 Sagemoor Vineyard, Columbia Valley || $20
Novelty Hill Winery 2017 Stillwater Creek, Columbia Valley || $20
SILVER: Ancestry Cellars 2016 Réjouissant, Columbia Valley || $20
BRONZE: 2Hawk Winery 2017, Rogue Valley || $26

PINOT GRIS

DOUBLE GOLD: Pike Road Wines 2017, Willamette Valley || $16
GOLD: StoneRiver Vineyard 2017 Limited Reserve, Rogue Valley || $22
SILVER (Tie): King Estate 2017, Willamette Valley || $20
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2017, Okanagan Valley || $17 CAD
BRONZE: Panther Creek Cellars 2016, Willamette Valley || $20

PINOT BLANC

DOUBLE GOLD: Foris Vineyards 2017, Rogue Valley || $15
GOLD: Kraze Legz Winery 2017 SKAHA Vineyard, Okanagan Valley || $21 CAD
SILVER: Prospect Winery 2017 Top Bench, Okanagan Valley || $13 CAD
BRONZE: Airlie Winery 2016, Willamette Valley || $20

RIESLING

DOUBLE GOLD: Long Shadows Vintners 2016 Poet’s Leap, Columbia Valley || $20
GOLD: Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2017, Okanagan Valley || $17 CAD
SILVER: Anam Cara Cellars 2015, Chehalem Mountains || $22
BRONZE: Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2016 Estate, McMinnville || $18

GEWÜRZTRAMINER

DOUBLE GOLD: Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2017, Okanagan Valley || $17 CAD
GOLD: Crescent Hill Winery 2016 Glennallyn Dry, Okanagan Valley || $16 CAD
SILVER (Tie): 50th Parallel Estate Winery 2017, Okanagan Valley || $20 CAD
Crescent Hill Winery 2016 Glennallyn Private Reserve, Okanagan Valley || $16 CAD
BRONZE: Gray Monk Estate Winery 2016, Okanagan Valley || $16 CAD

VIOGNIER

DOUBLE GOLD: Harbinger Winery 2016 Two Coyote Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills || $22
GOLD (Tie): Eternal Wines 2016 Eternal Sunshine, Walla Walla Valley || $35
Succession Wines 2017, Ancient Lakes || $26
SILVER: Ledger David Cellars 2017, Rogue Valley || $23
BRONZE (Tie): Martinez & Martinez Winery 2016, Yakima Valley || $18
Gard Vintners 2015 Grand Klasse Reserve, Columbia Valley || $24

ALBARIÑO

DOUBLE GOLD: Coyote Canyon Winery 2017, Horse Heaven Hills || $19
GOLD: Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2017, Yakima Valley || $22
SILVER: Abacela 2017 Umpqua Valley || $21
BRONZE: Amelia Wynn Winery 2017, Yakima Valley || $22

UNOAKED CHARDONNAY

DOUBLE GOLD: The Walls 2016 Martin’s Gold, Yakima Valley || $36
GOLD: Baer Winery 2017 Shard, Columbia Valley || $25
SILVER: Gray Monk Estate Winery 2017 Unwooded, Okanagan Valley || $16 CAD
BRONZE: Anam Cara Cellars 2014, Chehalem Mountains || $22

OAKED CHARDONNAY

DOUBLE GOLD: MERF 2016, Columbia Valley || $11
GOLD: The Walls 2015 La Lutte, Washington State || $42
SILVER: Chateau Ste. Michelle 2016 Canoe Ridge Estate, Horse Heaven Hills || $20
BRONZE (Tie): Januik Winery 2016 Cold Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley || $30
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2016, Willamette Valley || $30

SINGLE VARIETAL WHITE

DOUBLE GOLD: College Cellars of Walla Walla 2017 Estate Semillon, Walla Walla Valley || $18
GOLD: Duck Pond Cellars 2017 Pinot Noir Blanc, Umpqua Valley || $22
SILVER: The Chase Wines 2016 Grüner Veltliner, British Columbia || $27 CAD
BRONZE: Road 13 Vineyards 2017 Chip Off the Old Block Chenin Blanc, Golden Mile Bench || $20 CAD

WHITE BLEND

DOUBLE GOLD: Monte Creek Ranch Winery 2017 Hands Up White, British Columbia || $16 CAD
GOLD: DeLille Cellars 2016 Chaleur Blanc, Columbia Valley || $39
SILVER: Brian Carter Cellars 2016 Oriana, Yakima Valley || $25
BRONZE: Road 13 Vineyards 2016 VRM, Similkameen Valley || $27 CAD

ROSÉ

DOUBLE GOLD: Robert Ramsay Cellars 2017, Columbia Valley || $20
GOLD: DaMa Wines 2017, Columbia Valley || $25
SILVER: Gray Monk Estate Winery 2017 Rotberger, Okanagan Valley || $15 CAD
BRONZE (Tie): DeLille Cellars 2017, Columbia Valley || $32
Coyote Canyon Winery 2017 Life is a Rosé, Columbia Valley || $32

PINOT NOIR

DOUBLE GOLD: Panther Creek Cellars 2016 Winemakers Cuvée, Willamette Valley || $25
GOLD: Beacon Hill Winery 2016 La Sierra, Dundee Hills || $45
SILVER: Duck Pond Cellars 2016 Delaney Vineyard, Willamette Valley || $48
BRONZE: Native Flora 2016 Time in a Bottle, Dundee Hills || $48 

MERLOT

DOUBLE GOLD: Seven Hills Winery 2015, Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley || $45
GOLD: TERO Estates 2014 Herb’s Block, Walla Walla Valley || $39
SILVER: Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2014, Horse Heaven Hills || $30
BRONZE: Waterbrook 2014 Reserve, Columbia Valley || $23

TEMPRANILLO

DOUBLE GOLD: Delfino Vineyards 2016 Single Vineyard, Umpqua Valley || $31
GOLD: Grizzly Peak Winery 2014, Rogue Valley || $28
SILVER: Ledger David Cellars 2016, Rogue Valley || $35
BRONZE: Abacela 2014 Barrel Select, Umpqua Valley || $33

CABERNET FRANC

DOUBLE GOLD: Dusty Cellars Winery 2015 The Queen, Columbia Valley || $26
GOLD: Kraze Legz Winery 2015 SKAHA Vineyard, Okanagan Valley || $26 CAD
SILVER: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2015, Okanagan Valley || $35 CAD
BRONZE: Ledger David Cellars 2015, Rogue Valley || $29

SANGIOVESE

DOUBLE GOLD (Tie): Five Star Cellars 2014, Walla Walla Valley || $34
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2014 Estate, Red Mountain || $30
GOLD: College Cellars of Walla Walla 2016 La Laurelia, Walla Walla Valley || $30
SILVER: AniChe Cellars 2016 Barbariccia, Columbia Valley || $22
BRONZE: Helix NV, Columbia Valley || $25

MALBEC

DOUBLE GOLD (Tie): Mercer Estates 2015 Robert Willis Reserve, Spice Cabinet Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills || $55
Five Star Cellars 2013, Walla Walla Valley|| $38
GOLD: Ste. Chapelle 2015, Snake River Valley || $27
SILVER (Tie): Seven Bridges 2014, Columbia Valley || $32
Ashton Troy 2014, Columbia Valley || $30
BRONZE (Tie): Waterbrook 2015 Reserve, Columbia Valley || $23
StoneRiver Vineyard 2016, Rogue Valley || $28

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

DOUBLE GOLD: Borne of Fire 2016, Columbia Valley || $20
GOLD: Fences 2014 Reserve, Rogue Valley || $42
SILVER: Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cold Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley || $30
BRONZE (Tie): Seven Hills Winery 2015 Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley || $50
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2016 Estate, Walla Walla Valley || $30

SYRAH

DOUBLE GOLD: Dusted Valley 2014 Stained Tooth Syrah, Columbia Valley || $36
GOLD: AniChe Cellars 2015 Atticus, Rattlesnake Hills || $48
SILVER: Structure Cellars 2016 Foundation, Columbia Valley || $38
BRONZE: Aluel Cellars 2014, Columbia Valley || $40

SINGLE VARIETAL RED

DOUBLE GOLD: DaMa Wines 2016 Grenache, Lonesome Springs Vineyard, Columbia Valley || $40
GOLD (Tie): Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2015 Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley || $28
Schmidt Family Vineyards 2014 Touriga Nacional, Applegate Valley || $30
SILVER: Elephant Seven 2016 Grenache, Walla Walla Valley || $30
BRONZE (Tie): Coyote Canyon Winery 2015 Barbera, Horse Heaven Hills || $25
Martin-Scott Winery 2015 Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley || $35
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2016 Petit Verdot, Red Mountain || $30

BORDEAUX-STYLE RED BLEND

DOUBLE GOLD: TERO Estates 2014 DC3, Windrow Vineyards, Walla Walla Valley || $38
GOLD: TruthTeller Winery 2015 Satire, Yakima Valley || $25
SILVER: Upchurch Vineyard 2015 Counterpart, Red Mountain || $50
BRONZE: Baer Winery 2015 Arctos, Columbia Valley || $43

RHÔNE-STYLE RED BLEND
DOUBLE GOLD: Road 13 Vineyards 2016 GSM, British Columbia || $37 CAD

GOLD: Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2014 Vixen, Columbia Valley || $43
SILVER: College Cellars of Walla Walla 2016 GSM, Walla Walla Valley || $35
BRONZE: Kana Winery 2012 Scarlet Fire, Columbia Valley || $26

RED BLEND PROPRIETARY

DOUBLE GOLD: L’Ecole No 41 2016 Frenchtown Red, Columbia Valley || $22
GOLD: Ryan Patrick 2015 Rock Island Red, Columbia Valley || $20
SILVER: Succession Wines 2016 Bridge Builder’s Blend, Columbia Valley || $36
BRONZE: LaVelle Vineyards 2015 Duet, Willamette Valley || $30

DESSERT

DOUBLE GOLD: Eroica 2014 Riesling Ice Wine, Horse Heaven Hills || $60/375ml
GOLD: Brian Carter Cellars 2014 Opulento, Yakima Valley || $22
SILVER: MonteScarlatto Estate 2017 Scarlatto Del Dolce, Red Mountain || $35
BRONZE: Kraze Legz Winery 2015 SKAHA Vineyard Rogue, Okanagan Valley || $49 CAD