Last week, the Seattle Wine Awards, which is coordinated by Master Sommelier Christopher Chan, announced the winners. I took particular interest in the Awards listing since I was on the panel of judges for the tastings, April 16th and 17th (see the Review of Washington Blog postings of April 13 and 19 for more about the judging). Here are some noteworthy award winners that have been reviewed in the Review of Washington Wines.

Best of Show - Double Gold 

2014 Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc, Wahluke Slope - To be reviewed in the July issue - 19/20 points

2013 Co Dinn Chardonnay, Snipes Mountain, Roskamp Vineyard - To be reviewed in July 19.5/20 points

Double Gold 

2012 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley - March - 19/20 points

2013 Cadaretta Windthrow Red, Columbia Valley - March - 19+/20 points

2013 Cadaretta Syrah, Columbia Valley - March - 19/20 points

2013 Convergence Zone Cellars "Storm Front" Red Wine, Red Mountain - May - 18.5/20 points 

2013 L'Ecole No. 41 "Apogee" Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley, Pepper Bridge Vineyard - April - 19+/20 points

2013 L'Ecole No. 41 Ferguson Estate Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley - June - 19.5/20 points

2013 Walla Walla Vintners Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley July, 2015 - 18.5+/20 points

2013 Woodward Canyon "Old Vines" Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington State - April - 19.5/20 points


2013 Castillo de Feliciana Malbec, Columbia Valley, Phinny Hill Vineyard - To be in July issue - 18.5 points

2014 College Cellars Barbera, Walla Walla Valley, Anderson Vineyard - April - 18/20 points

2013 Kerloo Cellars Grenache, Snipes Mountain, Upland Vineyard - June - 19/20 points

2010 Tero Estates Hill Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, Windrow Vineyard - June, 2015 - 19.5/20 points

2013 Walla Walla Vintners Merlot, Walla Walla Valley - November, 2015 - 18.5/20 points

2013 Woodward Canyon Artist's Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley - January - 19+/20 points

There were numerous wines that have not been reviewed in the Review of Washington Wines. In the future, I will be watching for award winners that merit upcoming reviews. Also, some award winning wines have not yet been released.