An Outstanding selection of Northwest wines

By on February 26, 2017
Outstanding wines are worth searching for.

Only after deciding how we want to rate a wine do we learn what it is. Our top rating is “Outstanding!” (Photo by Darlene Hildebrandt/Digital Photo Mentor)

We taste many Northwest wines. When wine is submitted to us for review, it goes into a queue to be tasted under blind conditions – the fairest way we can think to evaluate it. During the evaluation process, we don’t know the producer or the price until we have written our notes and determined our scores are completed.

We don’t use a point scale, rather, we use the same system as professional judgings: bronze, silver and gold. We then convert that to recommended, excellent and outstanding.

Here are a dozen wines we’ve tasted recently that have earned our top “Outstanding!” rating. Ask for them at your favorite wine merchant or contact the winery directly.

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About Great Northwest Wine

Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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