Gold medal winners from Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

By on November 9, 2013

Woodward Canyon Winery 2011 Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition award: Gold medal

woodward-artist-series-cabThis has been a classic Cab since owner Rick Small first released it in 1993. This edition uses grapes primarily from Champoux (30%) and Canoe Ridge (29%) vineyards, along with contributions from Sagemoor, Woodward Canyon Estate, Hedges, Andrews, Spring Creek, Weinbau and Mirage. Lovely aromas of oregano, dark cherries and blackberries lead off the aromatics. In the mouth, the oregano blends with black cherry, blackberry and black pepper that leads to a finish with black licorice and chocolaty, firm tannins.

Price: $59

Production: 1,930 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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