New Releases Gain Recognition and Accolades
July 2017: 90+ Wine Enthusiast ratings
91points + Editors Choice Pinot Blanc, Yamhill-Carlton AVA
90points Blanc de Noir, Willamette Valley AVA
June 2017: New York International Wine Competition
Entries of over 3,000 wines all judged by New York based Sommeliers.
Double Gold: Barron Whal Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountain AVA 2013
Gold Award: Whole Cluster Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA 2013
Bronze Award: Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA 2013
Individual Award: Oregon Pinot Noir Producer of the Year
May 2017: Eight Oregon Wine Award Medals of Recognition
Upcoming releases gained eight medals ranging from Double gold to Bronze.
Double Gold Award: Vista Hills, Dundee Hills AVA 2012.
Gold Award: Vine Idyl Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA 2013 & Barron Whal Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountain AVA 2013
January 2017: Gold & Bronze Medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
In the largest competition to evaluate domestic wines with over 7,000 entries. Two wines take home medals.
Gold Award: Vine Idyl Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA 2012. One of only sixteen gold medals awarded in this category
Bronze Award: Coleman Pinot Noir, McMinnville AVA 2012. One of only 71 medals awarded in this category
"The Oregon Wine Awards offers Oregon State wineries and cideries an opportunity to be evaluated by a Tasting Panel of local, regional, national and international wine industry professionals in a single-blind setting proofed and vetted by certified sommeliers. Each sample has been tasted twice and confirmed sound by our sommelier pouring team prior to being presented to the Tasting Panel.
The Tasting Panel will sniff, swirl, sip, taste, consider and review each wine/cider for aroma, flavor, balance, typicity, correctness, character, complexity and finish. Scoring is reflected in the criteria via a modified 200 point scoring system with the top wines / ciders earning Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Grand Awards of Excellence.
A very special category “Diamonds of The Decade” is an evaluation of red wines from the 2006 vintage recognizing class, elegance, balance and beauty. "Much like great Burgundy and Bordeaux wines, the Diamond of The Decade is a salute to longevity and world-class Oregon wines..."
Diamond of the Decade, Double Gold & Gold Medals in the Oregon Wine Awards
The June 2016 Oregon Wine Awards yield great things for our new release wines.
Diamond of the Decade to: Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA 2006
Double Gold Awards to:
Horseleap Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA 2012,
Vine Idyl Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley AVA 2012
Gold Award to: Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills AVA 2012
San Francisco International Wine Competition
The 36th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition took place at the Hotel Nikko, San Francisco from June 9-12, 2016. 4,618 wines were blind tasted by over 50 of the wine industry’s top experts.
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