Gold medal winners from Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

By on November 9, 2013

Jones of Washington 2008 Lewis & Clark Vineyard Barrel Select, Columbia Valley

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition award: Gold medal

Barrel Select 2008 frontYoung Victor Palencia nails it again with his take on a Super Tuscan style of red. This unusual red blend is built on Sangiovese, backed up by Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Chocolate, cranberry, blackberry and a bit of cherry fruit jump from the first sniff seamlessly into the taster’s mouth. A crisp acid finish closes out this delightful drink.

Price: $25

Production: 165 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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