JUDGING

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2018 Results of Judging

Our good friend Harry Ryan who was our chief judge for the 2009 judging passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. In Harry's honor we award the E. Harry Ryan Certified Sommelier Best of Show award for the highest award in the Northwest Food and Wine Festival Judging.

This year we are awarding Best of Show for Red and White.

Best of Show Red, Yamhill Valley Vineyards, Pinot Noir Reserve, 2014
Best of Show White, Youngberg Hill, Aspen Chardonnay, McMinnville, 2016

Medals awarded were for Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

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Brand Category Vintage Appellation Wine Medal Score
Adamant Cellars Cabernet Franc 2016 Walla Walla Valley Winemaker's Select Cabernet Franc Platinum
Henry Earl Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Washington State, Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon Platinum
Jacob Williams Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Oregon, Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Platinum
Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014 McMinnville Pinot Noir Reserve Platinum
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Blend 2013 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County CYRUS Gold
Cathedral Ridge Winery Cabernet Franc 2015 Oregon, Columbia Valley Moody Vineyard Cabernet Franc Gold
Jacob Williams Winery Cabernet Franc 2016 Oregon, Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc Gold
Tero Estates Cabernet Franc 2015 Oregon, Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Franc Gold
Tero Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Oregon, Walla Walla Valley Plateau Block Cabernet Sauvignon Gold
Gordon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Gold
Koi Pond Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Yakima Valley 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Gold
Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Knights Valley Knights Valley, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Gold
Youngberg Hill Chardonnay 2016 McMinnville Aspen Chardonnay Gold
Cathedral Ridge Winery Malbec 2015 Oregon, Columbia Valley Malbec Gold
Henry Earl Malbec 2015 Washington State, Red Mountain Malbec Gold
Gordon Estate Petit Verdot 2015 Columbia Valley Petit Verdot Gold
Tero Estates Petit Verdot 2014 Oregon, Walla Walla Valley Petit Verdot Gold
Jacob Williams Winery Petite Sirah 2016 Columbia Valley Petite Sirah Gold
Vino Vasai Pinot Noir 2016 Chehalem Mountains Estate Reserve Pinot Noir Gold
Carlton Cellars Pinot Noir 2015 Yamhill-Carlton District Roads End Reserve Gold
Pike Road Wines Pinot Noir 2016 Eola-Amity Hills Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir Gold
Chris James Cellars Pinot Noir 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Reserve Gold
Jacob Williams Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc Gold
Jacob Williams Winery Syrah 2015 Oregon, Columbia Valley Syrah Gold
Chris James Cellars White Blends 2017 Willamette Valley Cuvée Blanc Gold
Alexander Valley Vineyards Zinfandel 2015 California Temptation Zinfandel Gold
District Eleven Barreled Zinfandel 2015 San Joaquin County, Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel Gold
Jacob Williams Winery Zinfandel 2016 Columbia Valley Zinfandel Gold
Chris James Cellars All Sparkling Wines 2017 Willamette Valley Prost! Silver
Vino Vasai All Sparkling Wines 2017 Chehalem Mountains Rosa Vasai Bubbles Silver
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Houdini Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Napa Valley, St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon organic Silver
Catman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Columbia Valley, Rattlesnake Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Catman Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Oregon, Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Koi Pond Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Red Mountain 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Koi Pond Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Walla Walla Valley 2012 Walla Walla Reserve Silver
Quillia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Columbia Valley Red Blend Silver
Talaria Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Lagana Cellars Chardonnay 2017 Walla Walla Valley Eritage Vineyard Chardonnay Silver
Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 Chalk Hill Chalk Hill, Estate Chardonnay Silver
Vino Vasai Chardonnay 2016 Oregon, Columbia Valley Celilo Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay Silver
Pike Road Wines Chardonnay 2016 Willamette Valley Chardonnay Silver
Davis Bynum Winery Chardonnay 2015 Russian River Valley River West, Single Vineyard Chardonnay Silver
Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 Sonoma County Sonoma County Chardonnay Silver
Alexander Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Estate Chardonnay Silver
Schmidt Family Vineyards Malbec 2015 Applegate Valley Malbec Silver
Cathedral Ridge Winery Merlot 2014 Oregon, Columbia Valley Merlot Silver
Henry Earl Merlot 2015 Washington State, Red Mountain Merlot Silver
Koi Pond Cellars Merlot 2015 Wahluke Slope Merlot Silver
Rodney Strong Vineyards Merlot 2015 Sonoma County Sonoma County Merlot Silver
Carlton Cellars Other White 2017 Yamhill-Carlton District Auxerrois Silver
Jacob Williams Winery Other White 2017 Columbia Valley Gewurztraminer Silver
Foris Other White 2017 Oregon, Rogue Valley Gewurztraminer Silver
Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2015 McMinnville Pinot Blanc Silver
Foris Pinot Blanc 2017 Rogue Valley Pinot Blanc Silver
Lumos Pinot Gris 2017 Oregon, Willamette Valley Rudolfo Pinot Gris Silver
Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2015 McMinnville Pinot Gris Silver
Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015 McMinnville Tall Poppy Silver
Vino Vasai Pinot Noir 2016 Chehalem Mountains Barrel 17 Select Estate Pinot Noir Silver
Vino Vasai Pinot Noir 2016 Chehalem Mountains Dario Estate Pinot Noir Silver
Lumos Pinot Noir 2015 Eola-Amity Hills Temperance Hill Pinot Noir Silver
Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015 McMinnville Pinot Noir Estate Silver
Foris Pinot Noir 2015 Rogue Valley Cedar Ranch Pinot Noir Silver
Rodney Strong Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015 Russian River Valley Russian River Valley, Estate Pinot Noir Silver
Carlton Cellars Pinot Noir 2015 Yamhill-Carlton District Estate Pinot Noir Silver
Chris James Cellars Pinot Noir 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Silver
Pike Road Wines Pinot Noir 2016 Chehalem Mountains Xander-Taryn Vineyard Pinot Noir Silver
Pike Road Wines Pinot Noir 2016 Willamette Valley Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Silver
Rodney Strong Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014 Sonoma Coast Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir Silver
Lagana Cellars Pinot Noir 2016 Walla Walla Valley Breezy Slope Vineyard Pinot Noir Silver
Archer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir Silver
Catman Cellars Pinot Noir 2015 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir Silver
Davis Bynum Winery Pinot Noir 2016 Russian River Valley Jane's Vineyard, Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Silver
Vino Vasai Pinot Noir 2015 Chehalem Mountains Dario Estate Pinot Noir Silver
A Blooming Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Chehalem Mountains Gemini Silver
Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir 2015 McMinnville Bailey Silver
A Blooming Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Chehalem Mountains Trouble Silver
Carlton Cellars Pinot Noir 2017 Oregon, Willamette Valley Seven Devils Pinot Noir Silver
Stone Griffon Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 Catherine Ellen Estate Pinot Noir Silver
Chris James Cellars Red Blends 2016 Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton District Lagrein Dolcetto Silver
Henry Earl Red Blends 2015 Washington State, Red Mountain Homesteader Silver
Rodney Strong Vineyards Red Blends 2016 Sonoma County Upshot, Red Blend Silver
Yamhill Valley Vineyards Riesling 2014 McMinnville Riesling Silver
Yamhill Valley Vineyards Riesling 2016 McMinnville Estate Riesling Silver
Archer Vineyard Rose 2017 Chehalem Mountains 2017 Estate Rose of Pinot Gris Silver
Five Star Cellars Sangiovese 2014 Walla Walla Valley Sangiovese Silver
Schmidt Family Vineyards Syrah 2015 Applegate Valley Syrah Silver
Lagana Cellars Syrah 2015 Walla Walla Valley Patina Vineyard Syrah Silver
Adamant Cellars Syrah 2016 Walla Walla Valley Artisan Syrah Silver
Koi Pond Cellars Syrah 2015 Wahluke Slope Syrah Silver
Archer Vineyard Tempranillo 2014 Oregon, Columbia Valley Echo West Tempranillo Silver
Schmidt Family Vineyards Tempranillo 2015 Applegate Valley Tempranillo Silver
Belle Arte White Blends 2016 Rogue Valley Calypso Silver
Houdini Zinfandel 2016 Napa Valley Zinfandel Silver
Locati Cellars Barbera 2013 Walla Walla Valley Barbera Bronze
Cathedral Ridge Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Oregon, Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
Hamilton Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Alexander Valley Alexander Valley, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
Schmidt Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Applegate Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
Stone Griffon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
Black Shadow Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 California Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Sonoma County Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay 2015 Sonoma Coast Sonoma Coast Estate Chardonnay Bronze
Houdini Chardonnay 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay Bronze
Lumos Chardonnay 2015 Oregon, Willamette Valley Wren Vineyard Chardonnay Bronze
Gordon Estate Chardonnay 2017 Columbia Valley Chardonnay Estate Bronze
Catman Cellars Malbec 2016 Oregon, Columbia Valley Malbec Bronze
Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot 2016 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Estate Merlot Bronze
Five Star Cellars Merlot 2014 Walla Walla Valley Merlot Bronze
Jacob Williams Winery Merlot 2014 Columbia Valley Merlot Bronze
Adamant Cellars Merlot 2013 Walla Walla Valley Winemaker's Select Merlot Bronze
District 11 Merlot 2017 San Joaquin County, Lodi Merlot Bronze
Belle Fiore Other Red 2015 Rogue Valley Reserve Montepulciano Bronze
Belle Arte Other White 2016 Rogue Valley Caprettone Bronze
Schmidt Family Vineyards Other White 2017 Applegate Valley Albarino Bronze
Catman Cellars Petite Sirah 2016 Oregon, Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc Bronze
Catman Cellars Pinot Gris 2017 Yamhill-Carlton District Pinot Gris Bronze
Foris Pinot Gris 2017 Rogue Valley Pinot Gris Bronze
Pacific Pinot Brand Pinot Gris 2017 Oregon, Willamette Valley Pinot Gris Bronze
Earth Song Vineyards Pinot Gris 2016 Oregon, Rogue Valley Pinot gris Bronze
PINO Cellars Pinot Gris 2016 Oregon Pinot Gris Bronze
Earth Song Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017 Oregon, Rogue Valley Pinot Gris Bronze
Locati Cellars Pinot Gris 2015 Walla Walla Valley Reed Vineyards Pinot Grigio Bronze
Earth Song Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015 Oregon, Rogue Valley Pinot Noir Bronze
Catman Cellars Pinot Noir 2016 Oregon, Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir Tressler Bronze
Earth Song Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016 Oregon, Rogue Valley Pinot Noir Bronze
PINO Cellars Pinot Noir 2015 Oregon Pinot Noir Bronze
Catman Cellars Pinot Noir 2016 Oregon, Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Bronze
Koi Pond Cellars Red Blends 0 Columbia Valley Geisha Red Bronze
Alexander Valley Vineyards Red Blends 2016 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Homestead Red Blend Bronze
Five Star Cellars Red Blends 2014 Walla Walla Valley Supernova Bronze
Chris James Cellars Riesling 2017 Willamette Valley Riesling Bronze
Schmidt Family Vineyards Riesling 2017 Applegate Valley Riesling Bronze
A Blooming Hill Vineyard Riesling 2017 Chehalem Mountains Riesling Bronze
Yamhill Valley Vineyards Riesling 2015 McMinnville Riesling Bronze
Stone Griffon Vineyard Riesling 2016 Willamette Valley Estate Riesling Bronze
San Valencia Rose 2017 Willamette Valley Rosé Bronze
Pacific Pinot Brand Rose 2017 Oregon, Willamette Valley Rose Bronze
Houdini Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc Bronze
Rodney Strong Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Northern Sonoma Charlotte's Home, Estate Sauvignon Blanc Bronze
Gordon Estate Syrah 2015 Columbia Valley Syrah Bronze
Vintners Path Syrah 2017 Livermore Valley Syrah Bronze
Belle Fiore Tempranillo 2015 Rogue Valley Reserve Tempranillo Bronze
Stone Griffon Vineyard Tempranillo 2015 Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 Estate Tempranillo Bronze
Hobson Estate Viognier 2017 San Luis Obispo County Viognier Bronze
Cathedral Ridge Winery White Blends 2017 Oregon, Columbia Gorge Necessity White Bronze
Alexander Valley Vineyards Zinfandel 2014 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County Sin Zin Bronze