In November, we conducted our 12th annual Platinum Judging, what we have dubbed, "the best of the best in the great Northwest".
Last week, we shared some of the top wines from British Columbia’s
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, which won six Platinums in the 12th
competition. This week, we will look at some of the best wines from
Washington, Oregon and Idaho, along with brief descriptions.
are eligible to enter the Platinum if they are from the Northwest and
have won gold medals in any of about 35 professionally judged
competitions around the world. We bring in top judges from as far away
as Georgia and California (as well as the Northwest) to evaluate the
wines under blind conditions, meaning they do not know the producer or
Many of these wines are still available. To purchase, check with your favorite wine merchant or contact the winery directly.