Brian Carter Cellars wins Tri-Cities Wine Festival

By on November 21, 2015
Brian Carter is owner and winemaker at Brian Carter Cellars in Woodinville, Washington.

Brian Carter of Brian Carter Cellars walks through Klipsun Vineyard on Washington’s Red Mountain collecting samples of Cabernet Sauvignon. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Woodinville winemaker Brian Carter continued his impressive run of top awards from West Coast wine competitions as Brian Carter Cellars claimed best of show at the 37th annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival for the 2011 Byzance Red Wine.

brian-carter-cellars-byzance-nv-bottleAn international panel of judges was charmed by Carter’s GSM-style blend of Southern Rhône varieties, which leads with Grenache, includes Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault and features a significant influence from acclaimed StoneTree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope. The wine ($45) also earned a double gold — denoting that it was a unanimous vote for a gold medal by the judges.

Carter, a graduate of Oregon State University, topped the field of 428 entries and 80 participating wineries. Awards were announced Nov. 14, and every wine entered in the competition was required to be poured at a public event at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

Brian Carter Cellars is Wine Press Northwest’s reigning Washington Winery of the Year, and its résumé included best of show awards at three Pacific Northwest judgings in 2014. Earlier this year, the 2011 Byzance earned a gold medal at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in San Bernardino, Calif.

Other top performers at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival included Coyote Canyon Winery with four double gold medals and four gold medals, Kiona Vineyards and Winery with four double gold medals and three gold medals, and Smasne Cellars for three double golds and six gold medals.

Ancestry Cellars in Woodinville won four gold medals, including one for its 2013 Reminiscence Riesling. The prior vintage won best of show at the 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Fest.

College Cellars, the winemaking program at Walla Walla Community College, won two double gold medals. Yakima Valley Vintners of Yakima Valley Community College amassed five gold medals. Northwest Wine Academy of South Seattle CC received a pair of gold medals.

Best of show, double gold

Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Byzance Red Wine, Columbia Valley

Best of varietal

Airfield Estates 2012 Merlot
Jones of Washington 2014 Estate Pinot Gris
Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 The Estates Chardonnay
Plumb Cellars 2012 Syrah
Ribbon Cliff Vineyards 2013 Malbec
Smasne Cellars 2012 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Best of class, double gold

Anelare 2013 Nonna Viola Red
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2013 Estate Bottled Red Mountain Reserve

Double gold medal

Airfield Estates 2012 Merlot
Airfield Estates 2013 Barbera
Almquist Family Vintners 2009 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Almquist Family Vintners 2009 Northridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Ancestry Cellars 2012 Reserve Cabernet
Apex Cellars 2012 Grenache
Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Byzance
Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery 2014 Albariño
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2014 Tempranillo
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2015 Muscat
Columbia Crest 2014 H3 Sauvignon Blanc
Cottage Island Winery 2013 Deadhead Red Petit Verdot
Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 H/H Estates Robert Andrews Mourvèdre
Coyote Canyon Winery 2014 Life is Rosé Barbera
Coyote Canyon Winery 2014 Roussanne
Coyote Canyon Winery 2014 Sweet Louise Late Harvest Viognier Riesling
DavenLore Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Gordon Estate 2014 Gewürztraminer Ice Wine
Henry Earl Estates 2013 Riesling
Hogue Cellars 2014 Terroir Series Edelzwicker
Jones of Washington 2012 Jack’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Jones of Washington 2014 Riesling
Jones of Washington 2014 Estate Pinot Gris
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2012 Old Block
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2013 Chardonnay
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2014 Chenin Blanc Red Mountain Ice Wine
Market Vineyards 2012 Basis Points Red Wine
Martinez & Martinez 2014 May Mae Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon
Michelle Sparkling Wines NV Brut
Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Sentinel Northridge Vineyard Red Wine
Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 The Estates Chardonnay
Pacific Rim Winemakers 2012 Noble Riesling
Palencia Wine 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Plumb Cellars 2012 Syrah
Ribbon Cliff Vineyards 2013 Malbec
Smasne Cellars 2011 Mourvèdre
Smasne Cellars 2012 Cabernet Franc
Smasne Cellars 2012 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
Terra Blanca Estate Vineyard 2009 Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon
Treveri Cellars Rosé Sec
Treveri Cellars Blanc de Blancs Brut
Upland Estates 2011 Old Vine Cabernet
Wilridge Winery 2013 Estate Zweigelt
Yakima Valley Vintners 2013 Primitivo

Gold medal

Almquist Family Vintners 2013 Kira’s Cuvée Red Wine
Almquist Family Vintners 2013 Raven’s Petit(e) Red Wine
Ancestry Cellars 2012 Le Frère
Ancestry Cellars 2012 Provocant Heritage Series
Ancestry Cellars 2013 Reminiscence Riesling
Ancestry Cellars 2014 Le Cortège Chenin Blanc
Anelare 2013 Carménère
Baroness Cellars 2012 Grenache
Basalt Cellars 2013 GSM
Bergdorf Cellars 2010 Mourvèdre
Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Corrida
Cairdeas Winery 2013 TRi Red Wine Blend
Cairdeas Winery 2014 Nellie Mae
Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery 2012 Tempranillo Reserve
College Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
College Cellars 2013 Petit Verdot
Columbia Crest 2012 Walter Clore Private Reserve Columbia Valley Red Wine
Coyote Canyon Winery H/H Estates Pour It Charlie
Coyote Canyon Winery 2011 Grenache
Coyote Canyon Winery 2011 H/H Estates Reserve Big John Cab
Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 H/H Estates Reserve Michael Andrews Red
DavenLore Winery 2011 Dr. Davenport Syrah Forté
Enchanted Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
FairWinds Winery 2007 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
FairWinds Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2012 Mourvèdre
Glen Fiona 2012 Syrah
Goose Ridge Vineyards 2012 Cellar Select Artist Series Iris
Gordon Estate 2013 Malbec
Hidden Legend Winery 2014 Skalkaho Red
Jones of Washington 2012 Reserve Malbec
Jones of Washington 2014 Estate Chardonnay
Kestrel Vintners 2012 Signature Series Petit Verdot
Kestrel Vintners 2012 Winemakers Select Series Cabernet Franc
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2014 Estate Bottled Red Mountain Gewürztraminer
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2014 Riesling
Kitzke Cellars 2012 Malbec
Kitzke Cellars 2012 Nebbiolo
Kitzke Cellars 2014 Viognier
Le Chateau 2012 Petit Verdot
Market Vineyards 2010 Merval Malbec
Market Vineyards 2012 Arbitrage Cabernet Sauvignon
Market Vineyards 2012 Derivative Red Wine
Martinez & Martinez 2011 Dominio De Martinez Cabernet Sauvignon
Mellisoni Vineyards 2014 45° White Wine
Mount Baker Vineyards & Winery 2014 Madeleine Angevine
Naches Heights Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Franc
Naches Heights Vineyard 2014 Pinot Gris
:Nota Bene Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
:Nota Bene Cellars 2012 Syrah
:Nota Bene Cellars 2013 Chardonnay
Northwest Wine Academy 2014 Riesling
Northwest Wine Academy 2014 Rosé
Pacific Rim Winemakers 2013 Gewürztraminer
Palencia Wine 2013 Casa Amarilla
Palencia Wine 2013 Grenache
Palencia Wine 2013 Syrah
Pend d’Oreille Winery 2012 Syrah
Plumb Cellars 2010 Damn Straight Red Wine
Plumb Cellars 2012 Estate Sangiovese
Purple Star Wines 2013 Riesling
Ribbon Cliff Vineyards 2013 Malbec
Russell Creek Winery 2009 Tributary Red Wine
San Juan Vineyards 2014 Estate Madeleine Angevine
Silver Lake Winery 2013 Reserve Series Cabernet Sauvignon
Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2012 Syrah
Smasne Cellars 2012 Block #4 Syrah
Smasne Cellars 2012 County Line Red
Smasne Cellars 2012 Late Harvest Muscat
Smasne Cellars 2012 Petite Sirah
Smasne Cellars 2012 Three Vineyard Reserve Petit Verdot
Smasne Cellars 2013 Aligoté
Sol Stone Winery 2013 Stoners Red
Thurston Wolfe 2012 Zephyr Ridge Petite Sirah
Thurston Wolfe 2013 Touriga Naçional Port
Treveri Cellars Blanc de Noir
Upland Estates 2010 Julian
Upland Estates 2011 Chardonnay
Upland Estates 2011 Grenache
Vines for Humanity 2014 Late Harvest Gewürztraminer
Welcome Road Winery 2012 Syrah
Willow Crest Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc
Willow Crest Winery 2014 Rosé Wine
Willow Crest Winery 2014 Pinot Gris
Wilridge Winery 2013 Estate Barbera
Yakima Valley Vintners 2012 Campus Blend Red Wine
Yakima Valley Vintners 2013 Dean’s List Tempranillo
Yakima Valley Vintners 2013 Red Backpack Red Wine
Yakima Valley Vintners 2013 Science Fair Carménère
Yakima Valley Vintners 2014 Easy A Chardonnay

Silver medal

Airfield Estates 2013 Lightning
Almquist Family Vintners 2009 Chandler Reach Vineyard Merlot
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Garagiste Rosso
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Griffin’s Cuvée Red Wine
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Late Harvest Viognier
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Sumi’s Malbec
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Carménère
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Sangiovese
Almquist Family Vintners 2014 Kira’s Rosé
Almquist Family Vintners 2014 Vintner’s Select Late Harvest Muscat
Ancestry Cellars 2014 Réjouissant Sauvignon Blanc
Anelare 2013 Nonna Viola White
Apex Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Apex Cellars 2012 Mourvèdre
Apex Cellars 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Baroness Cellars 2010 Dolcetto
Baroness Cellars 2012 Nebbiolo
Barrel Springs Winery 2011 Estate Bottled Syrah
Barrel Springs Winery 2012 B.S. Red
Barrel Springs Winery 2012 Cab Franc
Barrel Springs Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Basalt Cellars 2011 Barbera
Basalt Cellars 2011 Spofford Station Vineyard Syrah
Basalt Cellars 2013 Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc
Basel Cellars 2011 Claret Red Wine
Basel Cellars 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon
Bergdorf Cellars 2010 Blaufränkisch
Brian Carter Cellars 2010 Solesce
Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Le Coursier
Brian Carter Cellars 2013 Opulento
Brian Carter Cellars 2013 Oriana
Cairdeas Winery Syrah
Cairdeas Winery 2013 Consonance Red Wine Blend
Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard & Winery 2013 Rosebud Vineyard Tempranillo
Chandler Reach Vineyards 2011 Brevetatta Rhône-Style Red
Chandler Reach Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay
Chandler Reach Vineyards 2013 Parris Estate Reserve Barbera
Claar Cellars 2013 Merlot
Claar Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Claar Cellars 2013 Cabernet-Merlot
Claar Cellars 2013 Syrah
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2013 Cabernet Franc
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2013 Malbec
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2013 Merlot
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2014 Barbera
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2014 Riesling
Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooper Wine Company 2014 Barrel Maker Rosé
Coyote Canyon Winery 2010 H/H Estates Reserve Bozak Red
Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 Barbera
Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 H/H Estates Reserve GW Smith Malbec
Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 H/H Estates Reserve H/H Buck Syrah
Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 Tres Cruces Red Wine
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Primitivo
Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Tempranillo
Coyote Canyon Winery 2014 Albariño
Coyote Canyon Winery 2014 LOL White Wine Fun
DavenLore Winery 2012 Aridisol Red Wine
DavenLore Winery 2012 Durif
DavenLore Winery 2012 Grenache
DavenLore Winery 2012 Syrah
DavenLore Winery 2014 Muscadelle
DavenLore Winery 2014 Rosé Table Wine
Demri Layne 2013 Riesling
Enchanted Cellars 2010 Cuvée Marquis Red Wine
Enchanted Cellars 2012 Cabernet Franc
FairWinds Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Farmhand Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Farmhand Winery 2012 Barbera
Farmhand Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Farmhand Winery 2012 Stump Red Blend
14 Hands Winery 2012 The Reserve Merlot
14 Hands Winery 2012 The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
14 Hands Winery 2014 The Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Frenchman’s Gulch 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Frenchman’s Gulch 2014 Rosé
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2010 Reserve Mourvèdre
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2013 Ginkgo Botanicals
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2014 Viognier
Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards 2010 Vireo Red Wine
Goose Ridge Vineyards 2013 GRV
Gordon Estate 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Gordon Estate 2013 Block 3 Reserve Merlot
Gordon Estate 2013 Petit Verdot
Gordon Estate 2013 Syrah
Gordon Estate 2013 Tradition Red Wine
Henry Earl Estates 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Henry Earl Estates 2010 Homesteader Red Mountain Red Wine
Henry Earl Estates 2012 Chardonnay
Henry Earl Estates 2012 Malbec
Henry Earl Estates 2012 Merlot
Hidden Legend Winery The King’s Melomel Honey Cherry Wine
Hogue Cellars 2013 Syrah
Hoodsport Winery Blueberry Wine
Hoodsport Winery Bella Cranberry
Jones of Washington 2012 Barrel Select Red Wine
Jones of Washington 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Jones of Washington 2012 Merlot
Kestrel Vintners 2012 Winemakers Select Series Malbec
Kestrel Vintners 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Kiona Vineyards & Winery Zeus
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2010 Mourvèdre
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2012 Estate Carménère Red Mountain
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2012 Red Mountain Sangiovese
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2013 Lemberger
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2013 Red Mountain Merlot
Kiona Vineyards & Winery 2014 Estate Bottled Red Mountain Riesling
Kitzke Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Kitzke Cellars 2010 Syrah
Kitzke Cellars 2011 Cabernet Franc
Legend Cellars 2006 Vincitore Apéritif
Leone Cellars 2011 D’ Colline Della Rosa Primitivo
Market Vineyards 2012 Acquisition Cabernet Sauvignon
Market Vineyards 2012 Benchmark Merlot
Market Vineyards 2014 Liquidity White Wine
Martinez & Martinez 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mellisoni Vineyards 2011 Syrah
Mellisoni Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mellisoni Vineyards 2013 Pinot Grigio
Mellisoni Vineyards 2014 Pinot Grigio
Michelle Sparkling Wines NV Brut Rosé
Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Mourvèdre
Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Northridge Vineyard Reserve Malbec
Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 Petit Verdot
Milbrandt Vineyards 2012 The Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 The Estates Viognier
MonteScarlatto Estate Winery 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
MonteScarlatto Estate Winery 2012 Dawn’s Bikini Barbera
MonteScarlatto Estate Winery 2012 Malbec
MonteScarlatto Estate Winery 2012 Tenth Hole Red
Naches Heights Vineyard 2012 Mourvèdre
Naches Heights Vineyard 2012 Tempranillo
Naches Heights Vineyard 2012 Two Dancers
Naches Heights Vineyard 2014 Can-Can
Olympic Cellars 2012 Zinfandel
Olympic Cellars 2013 Sailing Moon Ruby Dessert Wine
Pacific Rim Winemakers 2013 Chenin Blanc
Pacific Rim Winemakers 2013 Dry Riesling Red Mountain
Pacific Rim Winemakers 2014 Grüner Veltliner
Pacific Rim Winemakers 2014 Riesling
Palencia Wine 2014 Albariño
Pend d’Oreille Winery 2013 Bistro Rouge
Pend d’Oreille Winery 2013 Primitivo
Pend d’Oreille Winery 2013 Project Z Reserve
Pend d’Oreille Winery 2014 Reserve Chardonnay
Plumb Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Prosser Vineyard & Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc
Prosser Vineyard & Winery 2012 Sangiovese
Prosser Vineyard & Winery 2013 Bill’s High Roller Red
Purple Star Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Purple Star Wines 2013 Chardonnay
Ribbon Cliff Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Franc
San Juan Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
San Juan Vineyards 2012 Merlot
San Juan Vineyards 2014 Siegerrebe Estate Grown
Silver Lake Winery 2013 Pinot Gris
Silver Lake Winery 2014 Roza Riesling
Silver Lake Winery 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Silver Totem Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2012 Vixen Red Blend
Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay
Smasne Cellars Farm Boy 2013 Viognier
Smasne Cellars 2010 Owens Reserve
Smasne Cellars 2011 Ancient Rocks Red Wine
Smasne Cellars 2011 Grenache
Smasne Cellars 2011 The Farmer Red Wine
Smasne Cellars 2012 Because She Asked RO Merlot
Smasne Cellars 2012 Carménère
Smasne Cellars 2012 Verhey Vineyard Malbec
Smasne Cellars 2012 Three Vineyard Reserve Malbec
Smasne Cellars 2012 Tempranillo
Smasne Cellars 2013 Chardonnay
Smasne Cellars 2013 Three Vineyard Reserve White Wine
Smasne Cellars 2014 Pinot Gris
Sol Stone Winery 2013 Grenache
Sol Stone Winery 2014 Chardonnay
Sol Stone Winery 2014 Sol Sister Viognier
Terra Blanca Estate Vineyard 2010 Signature Series Block 8 Syrah
Terra Blanca Estate Vineyard 2011 Onyx
Terra Blanca Estate Vineyard 2013 Signature Series Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne
Tucannon Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tucannon Cellars 2012 Cabernet Franc
Tucannon Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tucannon Cellars 2012 Syrah
Two Mountain Winery Hidden Horse Red Blend No. 12
Two Mountain Winery 2014 Rosé
Upland Estates 2010 Malbec
Vino La MONARCHA 2013 Malbec
Vino La MONARCHA 2013 Sangiovese
Vino La MONARCHA 2014 Pinot Grigio
Vino La MONARCHA 2012 Merlot
Willow Crest Winery 2012 XIII Rhône-Style Red Blend
Wilridge Winery 2013 Estate Mélange Noir
Wilridge Winery 2013 Estate Nebbiolo
Wilridge Winery 2014 Chardonnay

Bronze medal

Airfield Estates 2014 Moscato
Almquist Family Vintners 2009 Merlot
Almquist Family Vintners 2009 Shiraz
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Tinto Doce
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Bronco Doce
Almquist Family Vintners 2010 Vintner’s Select Tempranillo
Baroness Cellars Labour of Love Red Table Wine
Basalt Cellars 2014 Viognier
Basel Cellars 2011 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Bergdorf Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir
Bergdorf Cellars Ski Jump Red
Brian Carter Cellars 2011 Tuttorosso
Brian Carter Cellars 2013 Abracadabra
Chandler Reach Vineyards 2010 Parris Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau Walla Walla 2012 Masterpiece Red
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2014 Carménère
Cooper Wine Company 2013 Estate Chardonnay
Cooper Wine Company 2013 Barrel Maker Red
Cooper Wine Company 2013 Estate Cabernet Franc
Coyote Canyon Winery 2014 El Chispear Albariño
FairWinds Winery 2007 Lemberger
Farmhand Winery 2009 Malbec
Farmhand Winery 2009 Stump Red Wine
Farmhand Winery 2012 Malbec Cabernet Franc
Farmhand Winery 2013 Pinot Noir
Ginkgo Forest Winery 2012 Wildwood Blend
Glen Fiona 2014 Viognier
Hogue Cellars 2013 Reserve Chardonnay
Hogue Cellars 2013 Terroir Series GSM
Hoodsport Winery Puget Sound Island Belle™ Red Table Wine
Kitzke Cellars 2012 Sangiovese
Kitzke Cellars 2013 Grenache
Legend Cellars Splendid Spirit White Wine
Market Vineyards 2012 Alpha Merlot
Mellisoni Vineyards 2012 Syrah
Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Traditions Pinot Gris
Mount Baker Vineyards & Winery 2011 Tempranillo Proprietor’s Limited Release
Mount Baker Vineyards & Winery Puget Sound Estate Brut Sparkling Wine
Naches Heights Vineyard 2014 Zeste White Table Wine
Nicola’s Redmark 2014 Pinot Grigio
:Nota Bena Cellars 2012 Merlot
Northwest Wine Academy Convocation Red Lot 2
Olympic Cellars 2014 Dungeness Red Lemberger
Purple Star Wines 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
San Juan Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc
Silver Lake Winery 2014 Chardonnay
Sinclair Estate Vineyards 2014 Roussanne Marsanne
Terra Blanca Estate Vineyard 2009 Signature Series Merlot
Thurston Wolfe 2010 The Geologist Premium Red Wine
Thurston Wolfe 2012 Howling Wolfe Reserve Zinfandel
Two Mountain Winery 2013 Merlot
Upland Estates 2010 The Mayor
Upland Estates 2011 Gewürztraminer
Vino La MONARCHA 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wilridge Winery 2014 Vintage Estate Red Dessert Wine
WineGirl Wines 2012 Kamari Chardonnay
WineGirl Wines 2012 Kamari Reserve Cabernet Franc
WineGirl Wines 2013 Kamari Viognier

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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  1. […] Brian Carter Cellars, under the direction of longtime Washington winemaker Brian Carter, already has earned several top honors, including Washington Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest magazine and best of show last month at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival. […]

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