Gold medal winners from Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

By on November 9, 2013

Jones of Washington 2012 Viognier, Wahluke Slope

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition award: Gold medal

jones-viognierBest Buy! Phenom winemaker Victor Palencia scores with this crazy-good Viognier. Sweet lime, orange and mineral aromatics lead off this crisp, dry white. On the palate, it displays more citrus, with lime, orange and a touch of tangerine. It closes with a nice hit of acid typical Jones and its white wines from the Wahluke Slope.

Price: $15

Production: 463 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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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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