Armstrong Family Winery turns Discovery Vineyard Syrah into best wine at Great Northwest Invitational

By on November 10, 2020
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Jennifer and Tim Armstrong of Armstrong Family Winery, which they founded in Woodinville, Wash., take a moment to smile during the 2019 harvest of their estate vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. (Richard Duval Images)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Tech exec Tim Armstrong began his admiration for the Washington wine industry in 2009 when he and his wife, Jennifer, were living in Chicago.

Two years later, with winemaking courses through University of California-Davis, Washington State University and South Seattle College along the way, the Armstrongs were in Woodinville and ready to launch Armstrong Family Winery with the 2011 vintage. High on his wish list of fruit sources was Milo May’s Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills.

“It’s a sought-after vineyard and difficult to get into,” Tim said. “Milo is extremely picky about who he lets into that vineyard.”

Judges at the 2020 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition added to the résumé of both the vineyard and the winery by picking the Armstrong Family Winery 2016 The Scotsman Syrah as best of show. 

Armstrong’s tribute to 19th century viticulturist James Busby, the Scot credited with establishing Syrah in Australia, rolled through the eighth annual judging at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel by earning acclaim as Best Syrah and Best Red Wine on its way to the sweepstakes. 

After the reveal, such superlatives for a Syrah off Discovery came as no surprise. May family grapes are prized by the likes of Ron Bunnell, Chris Camarda of Andrew Will, Jason Gorski of DeLille Cellars, Morgan Lee of Two Vintners, Chris Peterson of Passing Time and Avennia in Woodinville, and the Roberts family’s Westport Winery.

“Darby English was the one who turned me onto Discovery originally,” Armstrong said. “The pedigree of winemakers who have worked with that fruit is special.”

Receiving the top prize at a prominent Pacific Northwest wine competition, one driven by nominations from many of the region’s top wine buyers, seems to indicate that Armstrong — who operates tasting rooms in Walla Walla and Woodinville — is on track to join those ranks.

Maryhill, Cathedral Ridge combine for 17 golds

Cathedral Ridge Winery owner Robb Bell partners with Sonoma Valley vintner Michael Sebastiani on their winemaking program in the Columbia Gorge town of Hood River, Ore.
Cathedral Ridge Winery owner Robb Bell partners with Sonoma Valley vintner Michael Sebastiani on their winemaking program in the Columbia Gorge town of Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Winemaking talent along the Columbia Gorge was on display throughout the two-day tasting that was staged with a small panel of judges and conducted using safety protocols.

Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., dominated by amassing 11 gold medals, four for Italian varieties and three for work with Rhône grapes.

Downstream from Maryhill, Cathedral Ridge Winery in Hood River earned six gold medals for work ranging from Barbera to Pinot Noir. Cathedral Ridge is owned and managed by Robb Bell, but his winemaking is directed by Sonoma-based Michael Sebastiani, who represents the fourth generation of winemakers in his family tree. Mt. Hood Winery earned two gold medals, including one for Barbera.

Gorski’s DeLille Cellars in Woodinville produced three gold medal winners as did King Estate Winery near Eugene, Ore., and Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards in Southern Oregon.

Woodward Canyon Winery in the Walla Walla Valley earned double gold medals for its 2019 Chardonnay and 2017 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon.

Domaine Serene in Oregon’s Dundee Hills stood out at The Invite for its work with both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It comes on the heels of the Domaine Serene 2016 Mark Bradford Vineyard Pinot Noir winning the prize for best of variety in London at the Decanter World Wine Awards – the planet’s most prestigious judging.

Vine 46, a tiny producer in Idaho’s portion of the Lewis-Clark Valley, turned heads when the winemaking tandem of Jeff Ebel and Mike Yates entered three red wines and receiving a best-of-class award for each, including a 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.

May family follows Discovery grapes from vine to glass

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Kay May, her husband, Milo, and son, Oliver, own and operate Discovery Vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo courtesy of Discovery Vineyard)

Armstrong remembers getting his hands on two tons of Discovery Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in the fall of 2015. In January 2016, Milo May, and his wife, Kay, stopped by the Armstrong production facility in Woodinville — unannounced — and asked for a barrel sample of the wine.

“I appreciated that he was so particular about who was using the fruit,” Armstrong said. “There are some vineyard owners who don’t care as much.”

The Armstrongs have had to wait to get slotted into Discovery on a regular basis. There will be no 2017 or 2018 Scotsman Syrah from Discovery, but they got back in last year. And starting in 2020, the Armstrongs contracted with Milo, Kay and their son, Oliver, for rows of Syrah grown specifically for The Scotsman.

Armstrongs expand footprint in Walla Walla Valley

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Jennifer and Tim Armstrong took over Journey West Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley during the summer of 2020. The planting northeast of the Walla Walla Regional Airport began as Ahler Vineyard, then Walla Faces Vineyard and later as Johnson Ridge Vineyard. (Photo courtesy of Armstrong Family Winery)

Discovery Vineyard fruit is among the continued string of investments made by the Armstrongs. In 2017, they purchased an old farm that included 2 acres of vines — Valley Grove Vineyard — on the outskirts of Walla Walla. While the Armstrongs maintain their Woodinville tasting room, they’ve chosen to raise their young daughters in bucolic Walla Walla, open a downtown tasting room on Main Street and take their 2,800-case production with them.

“That 2016 Scotsman was one of the last wines we made in Woodinville, which is pretty neat,” he said of the Syrah he ages in barrels from Heinrich Cooperage, which is based in Australia’s Barossa Valley and imports oak from Missouri and the Great Lakes.

At The Invite, Armstrong also earned a double gold medal, which denotes a unanimous vote for gold medal by a judging panel, for the 2016 Fronk Cabernet Franc. The Armstrongs contract with Dineen Vineyard, a prized site in the Yakima Valley, for 1 acre of Franc. This fall’s Invite marked the second time that the 2016 Fronk received a double gold at a Northwest competition.

Because of logistical challenges in a confined production space, the Armstrongs counted 10 all-night sessions as part of that memorable 2016 crush in Woodinville. That experience helped spark the move to Walla Walla. And while it put Armstrong closer to the vineyards he works with, including Discovery, it pushed him across the state from his mentor Erica Orr, who produces wine in Woodinville for her eponymous label and plays an instrumental role as consultant for Baer Winery and Guardian Cellars.

“I lean heavily on Erica and continue to work with her,” said the graduate of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. “Her approach and style has been very influential, and I look to her for guidance on the enology side.”

This past summer, the Armstrongs took over the former Johnson Ridge Vineyard northeast of the Walla Walla Regional Airport, a 8.5-acre planting of Cab and Syrah that will require the expertise of Bella Fortuna Vineyard Management. The site was established in the late 1990s by Steve Ahler, who founded Three Rivers Winery with the late Bud Stocking and the late Duane Wollmuth. The trio’s first winemaker was Charlie Hoppes, now of Fidelitas fame on Red Mountain. (Stocking went by the name of Anthony Armstrong during his work as a disc jockey.)

In 2022, the Armstrongs hope to transition from the acclaimed Artifex winemaking facility, not far from the state penitentiary, to a new production facility on their estate. What the future holds for Valley Grove Vineyard is uncertain.

“The seeds for this were planted in Chicago,” said Armstrong, who keeps farmer hours in his Walla Walla office because much of his business is conducted with European clients. “Jen grew up in New Jersey, and I grew up in Wisconsin, and it was when we were living in Chicago that we specifically chose Washington and ultimately Walla Walla. This is very intentional for us. This is the right place for us to make wine.”

Chief judges

Judges

Competition photography

Judging coordinators

  • Mike Rader is First Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Kennewick, Wash.
  • Kim Wolfe is Senior Provider Network Executive at Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska and based in Mountlake Terrace, Wash.

2020 Great Northwest Invitational results

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The Armstrong Family Winery 2016 The Scotsman Syrah, pulled exclusively from Discovery Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills, was voted as the best wine at the 2020 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Richard Duval Images)

Best of show/Best red wine
Armstrong Family Winery 2016 The Scotsman Syrah, Columbia Valley $38.00
Best white wine
Callan Cellars 2019 Boushey Vineyards Picpoul, Yakima Valley $25.00
Best sparkling wine
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard El Chispear Albariño, Horse Heaven Hills $32.00
Best rosé
Be Human Wines 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills $18.00
Best sweet wine
Camas Prairie Winery 2019 Raspberry Mead, Idaho $14.00

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Double gold medal/best of class
Woodward Canyon Winery 2019 Chardonnay, Washington State $44.00
King Estate Winery 2018 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $29.00
Sin Banderas Wines 2019 Riesling, Yakima Valley $24.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2018 Gunkel Vineyard Barbera, Columbia Valley $34.00
Vine 46 2015 Latitude Red Wine, Columbia Valley $24.00
Chicken Dinner Wines 2019 White Wine, Snake River Valley $16.00

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Best of class/gold medal
Vine 46 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $32.00
Westport Winery 2017 Mermaid Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills $30.00
Mount Si Winery 2017 Lonesome Springs Ranch Malbec, Yakima Valley $32.00
Vine 46 2017 Tempranillo, Columbia Valley $27.00
Tahija. 2018 Candy Mountain Vineyard Sangiovese, Columbia Valley $28.00
King Estate Winery 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Oregon $19.00
Eternal Wines 2019 Eternal Lust Albariño, Columbia Valley $29.00
Goose Ridge Vineyards 2016 Vireo Red Wine, Columbia Valley $42.00
Maryhill Winery 2017 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Carménère, Rattlesnake Hills $50.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Lot 2 Rojo Dulce Dessert Wine, Umpqua Valley $31.00

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Double gold medal
Armstrong Family Winery 2016 Fronk Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley $38.00
Be Human Wines 2018 Red Blend, Columbia Valley $18.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2016 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primitivo, Horse Heaven Hills $28.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2016 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Tres Cruces, Horse Heaven Hills $28.00
Dance Cellars 2018 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $42.00
Goose Ridge Vineyards 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $40.00
Lydian Wine 2018 GSM, Columbia Valley $25.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 McKinley Springs Vineyards Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills $40.00
Merry Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $48.00
Two Bad Labs Vineyard 2019 Summer White, Lewis-Clark Valley $17.00
Westport Winery 2018 Courage Sagrantino, Yakima Valley $32.00
Williamson Vineyard 2018 Harvest Moon Red, Snake River Valley $20.00
Woodward Canyon Winery 2017 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State $99.00

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The Vine 46 2016 Latitude Red Wine, a blend by Jeff Ebel and Mike Yates in Lewiston, Idaho, that leads with Cabernet Sauvignon, received a double gold medal and earned the award for Best Red Blend at the 2020 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore. (Richard Duval Images)

Gold medal
Barons Winery 2016 Petit Barone Red Wine, Columbia Valley $25.00
Bitner Vineyards 2016 Petit Verdot/Merlot, Snake River Valley $40.00
Camas Prairie Winery 2019 Strawberry Mead, Idaho $14.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $34.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 Dampier Vineyard Pinot Noir, Columbia Valley $38.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Vineyard Reserve Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills $48.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 Syrah, Columbia Valley $34.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2017 Bolton Vineyard Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley $48.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2018 Necessity White, Columbia Gorge $30.00
Cave B Estate Winery 2019 Chenin Blanc, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley $22.00
Cave B Estate Winery 2019 Roussanne, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley $27.00
Chasing Rain 2018 Red Blend, Red Mountain $24.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2018 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Washington $32.00
Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2019 Crawford Vineyard Albariño, Washington $22.00
Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2017 Oregon Pinot Noir, McMinnville $22.00
DANCIN Vineyards 2018 Chassé Chardonnay, Rogue Valley $32.00
DANCIN Vineyards 2018 En Avant Chardonnay, Rogue Valley $32.00
DeLille Cellars 2017 Doyenne, Yakima Valley $45.00
DeLille Cellars 2017 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain $70.00
DeLille Cellars 2017 Harrison Hill Red Wine, Snipes Mountain $98.00
Domaine Serene 2017 Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $52.00
Domaine Serene 2018 Estate Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay, Dundee Hills $65.00
Dunham Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon XXII, Columbia Valley $50.00
Eleven Winery 2018 Sugarloaf Vineyard Malbec, Yakima Valley $41.00
Eternal Wines 2019 Eternal Perspective Grenache Blanc, Columbia Valley $29.00
Five Star Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley $42.00
Hightower Cellars 2017 Murray Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $20.00
Iris Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $21.99
Iris Vineyards 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $17.99
King Estate Winery 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $20.00
KVLT Mead NV Speedwheel Burning Black Currant Blackberry Honey Wine with Vanilla and Coffee, Washington $35.00
Maryhill Winery 2013 Red Mountain Merlot, Red Mountain $46.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Marvell (GSM), Rattlesnake Hills $48.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Gunkel Vineyards Proprietor’s Reserve Barbera, Columbia Valley $48.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 McKinley Springs Vineyards Cinsault, Horse Heaven Hills $48.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Tavolo Rosso, Columbia Valley $40.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Zinfandel, Columbia Valley $48.00
Maryhill Winery 2017 Art den Hoed Vineyard Painted Hills Tempranillo, Columbia Valley $40.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Otis Vineyard Proprietor’s Reserve Albariño, Columbia Valley $24.00
Maryhill Winery 2019 Rosé of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley $17.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2012 Puerto Montaña Pinot Noir Dessert Wine , Columbia Gorge $46.00
Muret-Gaston Winery 2015 Edythe Mae Vineyard Syrah, Yakima Valley $45.00
Naoi Cailini Ōga 2017 Reserve Carménère, Columbia Valley $115.00
Panther Creek Cellars 2016 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton $50.00
Passing Time Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $85.00
Pomeroy Cellars 2017 Lucia No. 47 Red Wine, Yakima Valley $43.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Green Lizard Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley $32.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2018 Estate Selection Hefeabzug Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley $26.00
Season Cellars 2019 Transparency White Table Wine, Southern Oregon $18.00
Tertulia Cellars 2019 Whistling Hills Estate Vineyard Viognier, Walla Walla Valley $25.00
Three of Cups 2016 Heart of the Hill Vineyard Le Croyant Petite Sirah, Red Mountain $28.00
Tongue River Winery 2018 Perfect Kiss White Wine, Montana $16.00

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Sin Banderas Wines, led by Owen Roe winemaker Jacki Evans, earned the title of Best Riesling at the 2020 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore. (Richard Duval Images)

Silver medal
Adega Northwest 2015 Firethorn Vineyard Trillium Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $36.00
Be Human 2018 Merlot, Columbia Valley $18.00
Bitner Vineyards 2019 Reserve Chardonnay, Snake River Valley $24.00
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2017 Estate Reserve Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains $50.00
Bluebird Hill Cellars 2017 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $49.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2016 Abracadabra Red Blend, Columbia Valley $25.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2016 Opulento Dessert Wine, Yakima Valley $22.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2016 Tuttorosso Super Tuscan Style Red Wine Blend, Yakima Valley $34.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2017 Big Daddy Duoro-Style Red Wine Blend, Yakima Valley $50.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2017 Corrida Spanish Style Red Wine Blend, Columbia Valley $34.00
Brian Carter Cellars 2018 Oriana White Wine Blend, Yakima Valley $25.00
Callan Cellars 2019 Boushey Vineyards Grenache Blanc, Yakima Valley $25.00
Camas Prairie Winery 2019 Huckleberry Mead, idaho $15.00
Cascadian Outfitters NV Estate Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $5.00
Cascadian Outfitters NV Estate Rosé, Columbia Valley $13.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 The Daughters’ Red Wine, Columbia Valley $58.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2016 The Last Best Wife Reserve, Columbia Valley $48.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2017 McDuffee Vineyard Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge $28.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2018 McDuffee Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $44.00
Cathedral Ridge Winery 2019 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley $28.00
Chasing Rain 2018 Merlot, Red Mountain $24.00
Coeur de Terre Vineyard 2017 Estate Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir, McMinnville $38.00
College Cellars of Walla Walla 2017 Seven Hills Vineyard La Laurelia Sangiovese, Walla Walla Valley $30.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2017 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Sangiovese, Horse Heaven Hills $28.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Albariño, Horse Heaven Hills $22.00
Coyote Canyon Winery 2019 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Concrete Fermented Albariño, Horse Heaven Hills $28.00
Damsel Cellars 2017 Boushey Vineyard Syrah, Yakima Valley $45.00
Damsel Cellars 2017 Boushey Vineyard The Fates, Yakima Valley $38.00
Damsel Cellars 2017 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Malbec, Washington State $36.00
DeLille Cellars 2017 D2 Red Wine, Columbia Valley $45.00
DeLille Cellars 2018 Métier, Columbia Valley $40.00
DeLille Cellars 2019 Chaleur Blanc White Wine, Columbia Valley $13.70
Dixie & Bass 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills $19.00
Dixie & Bass 2018 Red Blend, Columbia Valley $19.00
Domanico Cellars 2017 Le Grande Flirt, Yakima Valley $40.00
Drink Washington Wine 2016 Carménère, Wahluke Slope $29.00
Drum Roll Wine 2017 Cabernet Manet, Columbia Valley $18.00
Dunham Cellars 2016 Lewis Vineyard Merlot, Columbia Valley $75.00
Dunham Cellars 2017 Trutina, Columbia Valley $29.00
Dusted Valley Vintners 2017 BFM – Southwind Vineyard Estate, Walla Walla Valley $55.00
Dusted Valley Vintners 2017 Southwind Vineyard Estate Malbec, Walla Walla Valley $45.00
Elephant Seven 2018 Yellow Bird Vineyard Grenache, Walla Walla Valley $30.00
Eleven Winery 2018 Series BWA Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain $60.00
Eleven Winery 2019 Chenin Blanc, Yakima Valley $25.00
Eternal Wines 2016 Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $59.00
Eternal Wines 2016 Eternal Echo, Columbia Valley $59.00
Eternal Wines 2016 Eternal Optimism GSM, Walla Walla Valley $44.00
Eternal Wines 2016 Rocketman Red, Columbia Valley $39.00
Goose Ridge Vineyards 2018 Estate G3 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $14.99
Goose Ridge Vineyards 2018 G3 Merlot, Columbia Valley $14.99
Goose Ridge Vineyards 2019 Estate G3 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $14.99
H/H Estates 2017 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Big John Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $47.00
Hanson Vineyards 2018 Gamay Noir, Willamette Valley $22.00
Iris Vineyards 2016 Chalice Vineyard Chardonnay, Willamette Valley $29.99
Iris Vineyards 2017 Iris Vineyards GSM , Rogue Valley $27.99
Jachter Family Wines 2019 Case Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains $32.00
Jachter Family Wines 2019 Raindance Foothills Vineyard Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains $55.00
Kerry Hill Winery 2018 Monarch Tempranillo, Snake River Valley $32.00
Kerry Hill Winery 2019 Wild Rose Malbec Rosé, Snake River Valley $23.00
Kitara Vineyards 2017 Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir , Willamette Valley $28.00
Lady Hill Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon , Columbia Valley $38.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2017 Bud Burst Reserve Red Wine, Red Mountain $38.00
Liberty Lake Wine Cellars 2018 Scooteney Flats Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain $35.00
Maryhill Winery 2015 Classic Zinfandel, Columbia Valley $28.00
Maryhill Winery 2015 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Sangiovese, Rattlesnake Hills $38.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Classic Syrah, Columbia Valley $28.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Eagle Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $42.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Elephant Mountain Merlot, Rattlesnake Hills $38.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley $48.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Grenache, Columbia Valley $40.00
Maryhill Winery 2016 Tudor Hills Vineyard Proprietor’s Reserve Malbec, Columbia Valley $38.00
Maryhill Winery 2017 Art den Hoed Vineyard Painted Hills Dolcetto, Columbia Valley $50.00
Maryhill Winery 2018 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $17.00
Maryhill Winery 2018 Viognier, Columbia Valley $19.00
Maryhill Winery 2018 Winemaker’s White Table Wine, Columbia Valley $16.00
Merry Cellars 2016 Limited Release Dolce Vita, NA $30.00
Merry Cellars 2016 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Mourvèdre-Syrah, Columbia Valley $50.00
Merry Cellars 2019 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Roussanne, Columbia Valley $20.00
Mount Si Winery 2016 Syrah, Wahluke Slope $32.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2017 Estate Riesling, Columbia Gorge $22.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2017 Summit Red Table Wine, Columbia Gorge $26.00
Mt. Hood Winery 2018 Estate Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge $38.00
Muret-Gaston Winery 2014 Merlot, Red Mountain $50.00
Nodland Cellars 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley $45.00
Northwest Cellars 2015 Intrigue Red Wine, Columbia Valley $32.00
Northwest Cellars 2015 Kiona Vineyard Carménère, Red Mountain $48.00
Panther Creek Cellars 2017 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley $35.00
Panther Creek Cellars 2019 Winemaker’s Cuvée Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $25.00
Pomeroy Cellars 2018 DuBrul Vineyard Dry Riesling, Yakima Valley $23.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2017 Estate Winemaker’s Reserve Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley $42.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2018 Estate Selection Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley $29.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2018 Estate Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Umpqua Valley $42.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2018 Syrah Winemaker’s Reserve, Umpqua Valley $42.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2018 Syrah, Umpqua Valley $32.00
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards 2019 Estate Selection Riesling, Umpqua Valley $22.00
Roaming Dog 2018 Red Blend, Columbia Valley $16.00
Roaming Dog 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Columbia Valley $16.00
Roaming Dog 2019 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley $16.00
Robert Karl Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $32.00
Robert Karl Cellars 2016 Claret Red Wine, Horse Heaven Hills $22.00
Season Cellars 2016 Limited Edition Series Carménère, Southern Oregon $40.00
Season Cellars 2016 Limited Edition Series Grenache, Southern Oregon $35.00
St Josef’s Winery NV Lilli Sparkling Chardonnay, Willamette Valley $18.00
St Josef’s Winery NV Lilli Sparkling Rosé, Willamette Valley $18.00
Stave & Stone Wine Estates 2018 Broken Boulder Vineyard Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge $44.00
Stave & Stone Wine Estates 2018 Estate Artur Legacy Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge $68.00
Stave & Stone Wine Estates 2019 Van Horn Vineyard Riesling, Columbia Gorge $25.00
Tertulia Cellars 2017 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Horse Heaven Hills $48.00
Tertulia Cellars 2017 Riviere Galets Estate Vineyard The Great SchisM Reserve Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley $45.00
Tertulia Cellars 2018 Riviere Galets Estate Vineyard Grenache, Walla Walla Valley $35.00
Three of Cups 2017 La Monde Malbec, Columbia Valley $20.00
Three of Cups 2017 Le Jugement GSM Red Wine, Columbia Valley $21.00
Three of Cups 2019 Stillwater Creek Vineyard Le Voeu Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley $18.00
Tongue River Winery 2019 La Crescent, Montana $16.00
Triple Oak Vineyard 2017 Wine of a Thousand Vines Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley $26.00
Two Bad Labs Vineyard 2019 Last Stop Rosé, Washington $18.00
Valcan Cellars 2015 Petite Sirah, Rogue Valley $30.00
Valcan Cellars 2015 Syrah, Rogue Valley $30.00
Valcan Cellars 2016 Rainbow’s End Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $32.00
Williamson Vineyard 2019 Viognier, Snake River Valley $18.00
Wilridge Estate Vineyard and Winery 2018 Estate Biodynamic Barbera, Naches Heights $40.00
Wilridge Estate Vineyard and Winery 2018 Estate Biodynamic Nebbiolo, Naches Heights $40.00
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2016 Estate Single Block Tall Poppy Pinot Noir, McMinnville $75.00
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2017 Estate Riesling, McMinnville $18.00
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2019 Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, McMinnville $18.00
Youngberg Hill 2017 Cuvée Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $35.00
Youngberg Hill 2019 Aspen Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $30.00

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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