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Retrospective of Northwest Wines Competition – Results

21-Apr-2006
Every year Ray’s Boathouse hosts a northwest wine competition.  It’s a pretty amazing event with local judges blind tasting hundreds of wines that have been submitted for the event.  This year they tasted 265 wines!  Wines have to have been released the previous year and must come from Washington, Oregon, Idaho or British Columbia.
 
The event actually took place in late January but while I was poking around on their site a few days ago, I came across the list of the top five wines in each category.  If you are interested, you can also request a list of all wines entered by contacting lorimagaro@rays.com
 
 
Pinot Gris
Benton-Lane, Oregon 2004
Sawtooth Viognier, Idaho 2002
Torii Mor Reserve, Oregon 2004
King Estate, Oregon 2004
Sawtooth, Idaho 2003
 
Gewürztraminer-Riesling
Hogue Gewürztraminer, Washington 2005
Latah Creek Riesling, Washington 2004
Powers Riesling, Washington 2004
Claar Riesling, Washington 2005
Cathedral Ridge Riesling, Oregon 2004
 
Chardonnay
Three Rivers Winery, Washington 2004
Valley View Anna Maria, Oregon 2004
Waterbrook, Washington 2004
L’Ecole, Washington 2004
Cave B Janine’s, Washington 2003
 
Pinot Noir
Belle Vallée Cellars Grand Cuvee, Oregon 2004
Torii Mor, Oregon 2004
Bishop Creek, Oregon 2002
Maysara Jamsheed, Oregon 2004
Mountain Dome Pleasant Prairie, Washington 2001
 
Syrah
Basel Cellars Estate Winery, Washington 2003<br>
Coeur D’Alene, Washington 2003
Fielding Hills, Washington 2003
Willis Hall Reserve, Washington 2003
Distefano Reserve, Washington 2002
 
Merlot
Fort Walla Walla, Washington 2003
Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve, British Columbia 2002 Sorenson Red Mountain, Washington 2002
Belle Vallée, Oregon 2003
L’Ecole Seven Hills, Washington 2003
 
Bordeaux Style Reds
Powers Winery Meritage, Washington 2001
Pendulum, Washington 2003
Russel Creek Tributary, Washington 2003
Ch. Faire Le Pont Provence, Washington 2003
Woodward Canyon Walla Walla Estate, Washington 2002
 
Cabernet Sauvignon
Basel Cellars Estate Winery, Washington 2003
Colvin, Washington 2002
Thurston Wolfe Destiny Ridge, Washington 2002
Soos Creek Ciel Du Cheval, Washington 2003
Distefano, Washington 2002
 
Dessert
Apex Gewürztraminer Ice Wine, Washington 2004
Elk Cove Ultima, Oregon 2004
Mission Hill Riesling Ice Wine, British Columbia 2003
L’Ecole Semillon Ice Wine, Washington 2004
Eola Hills Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Oregon 2004
 
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