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April News Briefs

New Book!

Local writer Kerry McDaniel Boenisch recently published her latest book, “Dirt + Vine = Wine,” which recounts the early days of winegrowers in the Dundee Hills, where she grew up.

For more information, visit www.dirtvinewine.com.

 

LIVE Unveils Brand Redesign

On April 7, LIVE, a nonprofit providing education and independent third-party certification of vineyards and wineries using international standards of sustainable grapegrowing and winemaking practices, unveiled a new logo designed by creative agency Grady Britton of Portland.

Although LIVE stands for Low Input Viticulture and Enology, the agency suggests how wineries should not explain the acronym immediately. According to the new logo’s guidebook, “Consumers have become accustomed to business names that are not explicit about what the business does or sells. What is important is to make LIVE synonymous with sustainable winegrowing in the Pacific Northwest, in the way that LEED certification is synonymous with green building practices.”

For more about LIVE, visit www.live-wines.com.

 

Savor Cannon Beach Competition Winners

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 

Gold BOC

Seven Falls 2012 WS

Gold

Ferraro Cellar 2012 Phinny Hill Vineyard CV

Forbidden Fruit 2010 Earth Series Reserve SV

Kitzke 2010 CV

Kitzke 2011 CV

Reininger 2012 WW

Skylite 2010 CV

Silver

14 Hands 2012 The Reserve HHH

Alexandria Nicole 2012 "A Squared" Destiny Ridge Vineyard HHH

Alexandria Nicole 2012 "Alderdale" Destiny Ridge Vineyard HHH

Basel Estate 2010 Estate CV

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Ethos Reserve CV

Cliff Creek 2011 RV

Cloudlift 2012 Halcyon HHH

Columbia Crest 2011 Reserve CV

Griffin Creek 2011 RV

Kriselle 2011 RV

Lindsay Creek 2012 Washington

Orofino 2012 Passion Pit SV

Pete's Mountain 2011 Elijah's Reserve HHH

Schmidt Family 2011 AV

Serendipity 2010 OV

Swiftwater 2011 Reserve CV

Walla Walla Vintners 2011 WW WW

Wautoma Wines 2011 Reserve CV

Zerba 2011 WW

Bronze

Echo Ridge 2011 CV

Girardet 2011 UV

Indian Creek 2012 SRV

Mt. Lehman 2012 Reserve OV

Oliver Twist Estate 2010 OV

Sigillo 2012 Barrel Select RM

 

CABERNET FRANC 

Double Gold BOC

Sigillo 2012 Cabernet Franc RM

Gold

Kitzke 2011 CV

Walla Walla Vintners 2012 CV

Silver

Cloudlift 2012 Ascent HHH

Ledger David 2012 RV

Mt. Lehman 2012 Reserve OV

Whidbey Island 2012 YV

Zerba 2012 WW

Bronze

Cliff Creek 2009 RV

Echo Ridge 2011 CV

CHARDONNAY 

Gold BOC

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 Estate YC

Gold

Chaberton Estate 2013 Valley BC VQA

Silver

Del Rio 2013 RV

Pudding River Wine 2013 WV

Schmidt Family 2013 Reserve AV

Slagle Creek 2013 Estate SO

Tamarack 2013 CV

Walnut City WineWorks 2012 Reserve WV

Bronze

D'Anu Wines 2013 DH

Girardet 2012 UV

Hood Crest 2013 CV

DESSERT WINE

Gold BOC

Isabella 2013 Little Beaver Riesling Ice Wine OV

Silver

Abacela 2013 Muscat UV

Indian Creek 2014 Muscat Canelli SRV

Isabella 2013 Little Beaver Chardonnay Ice Wine OV

MALBEC 

Gold BOC

Swiftwater 2011 CV

Double Gold

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 "Golgotha Bloc" UV

Gold

Schmidt Family 2011 SO

Silver

Convergence Zone 2011 Black Cloud RM

Daven Lore 2012 HHH

Indian Creek 2012 My Best Friend SRV

Northwest 2012 Spofford Station Vineyard WW

Bronze

Kitzke 2012 CV

Lindsay Creek 2012 Washington

Skylite 2011 YV

Wind Rose 2013 YV

 

MERLOT 

Silver

Chaberton Estate 2008 AC 100 BC VQA

Colter's Creek 2012 SRV

Lodmell 2009 Estate CV

Mt. Lehman 2012 Reserve OV

Northwest 2012 Cordon Grove Vineyard CV

Oliver Twist Estate 2013 Cab Franc OV

Orofino 2012 Red Bridge Red British Columbia

Reininger 2011 Helix CV

Reininger 2011 WW

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 UV

Schmidt Family 2010 Reserve AV

Sineann 2013 Champoux CV

Tamarack 2012 CV

Walla Walla Vintners 2012 WW

Wild Goose & 2012 OV

Bronze

Hood Crest 2012 CV

Latah Creek Wine 2012 WS

Oliver Twist Estate 2012 OV

Slagle Creek 2012 Estate SO

Seven Falls 2011 WS

NON-GRAPE 

Double Gold BOC

Forbidden Fruit 2013 Pearsuasion SV

Gold

Buddha Kat 2014 Blackberry Port

Isabella 2013 Blueberry Dessert Fruit Wine FV

Silver

Forbidden Fruit 2013 Adam's Apple SV

Bronze

Forbidden Fruit 2013 Plum Noir SV

Isabella 2014 Blueberry Semi-sweet Dessert Wine FV

OTHER REDS  

Gold BOC

Trio Vintners 2011 Carmenere RM

Double Gold

Lindsay Creek 2012 Petite Sirah Washington

Gold

Angel Vine 2012 Petite Sirah CV

Daven Lore 2012 Durif HHH

Daven Lore 2012 Petit Verdot HHH

J. Scott 2012 Zinfandel CV

Trio Vintners 2011 Mourvedre YV

Silver

Abacela 2012 Dolcetto UV

Abacela 2012 Tinta Amarela UV

Angel Vine 2012 Zinfandel CV

Cloudlift 2012 Stratus Petit Verdot YV

Enrico Inc 2012 Cabernet Foch Mill Bay

Harbinger 2010 Barbera CV

Jaxon 2012 Grenache RV

Kitzke 2012 Nebbiolo RM

Latah Creek Wine 2012 Monarch Petite Sirah HHH

Latah Creek Wine 2012 Monarch Primitivo HHH

Perennial Vintners 2013 Lemberger RM

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 Grenache UV

Split Rail 2011 Petit Verdot SRV

Trio Vintners 2011 Grenache YV

Wind Rose 2012 Barbera CV

Wind Rose 2013 Dolcetto CV

Bronze

Atam 2013 Barbera Lake Chelan

OTHER WHITES 

Gold BOC

Chaberton Estate 2013 Reserve Bacchus FV

Silver

Hip Chicks do Wine 2013 Muller Thurgau UV

Indian Creek 2014 Mountain Syringa Gewurztraminer SRV

J. Scott 2013 Pinot Blanc WV

Mt. Lehman 2013 Gewurztraminer FV

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 Gruner Veltliner UV

Schmidt Family 2013 Albarino AV

Westport 2012 Captain Gray Gewurztraminer YV

Whidbey Island 2013 Siegerrebe Puget Sound

Bronze

Chaberton Estate 2013 Reserve Gewurztraminer BC VQA

Convergence Zone 2013 Sunbreak Chenin Blanc Snipes Mtn

Perennial Vintners 2011 Dry Orange Muscat YV

Perennial Vintners 2011 Madeleine Angevine Puget Sound

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 Gruner Veltliner Winemaker's Reserve UV

Whidbey Island 2013 Madeleine Angevine Puget Sound

 

PINOT GRIS 

Gold

One Wines, Inc. 2014 "One White" Destiny Ridge Vineyard HHH

Rainstorm 2013 Oregon WV

Silver

Convergence Zone 2013 Drizzle RM

Del Rio 2013 RV

Enrico Inc 2012 Mill Bay

Grizzly Peak 2013 RV

Kramer 2013 Estate YC

Mt. Lehman 2013 FV

Puffin Brand Wines 2014 Oregon

Schmidt Family 2013 SO

Bronze

Girardet 2013 Pinot Gris UV

Hanson 2013 Estate WV

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 UV

Serendipity 2013 OV

PINOT NOIR 

Double Gold BOC

Abiqua Wind Vineyard 2012 Isaac's Reserve WV

Double Gold

Bradley 2012 Reserve Elkton

Vercingetorix VX Vineyard 2012 Reserve Cuvee WV

Wild Goose & 2012 OV

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Bernau Block WV

Gold

Cubanisimo 2012 Estate WV

Melrose 2012 UV

Spindrift 2012 Reserve WV

Silver

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2012 Estate RV

Carlton 2012 Estate YC

D'Anu Wines 2012 DH

Kramer 2012 Estate YC

Orofino 2012 Home Vineyard SV

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 Winemaker's Reserve UV

Provincial 2012 Estate WV

Pudding River Wine 2012 Reserve WV

Sineann 2013 Oregon Oregon

Sineann 2012 Yates Conwill YC

Spoiled Dog 2012 McMinnville

Spoiled Dog 2012 Reserve McMinnville

Sweet Earth 2012 Hungarian Oak WV

Swiftwater 2011 WV

Walnut City WineWorks 2012 Reserve WV

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Estate WV

Youngberg Hill 2012 Cuvee WV

Youngberg Hill 2012 Natasha WV

Bronze

Bradley 2010 Elkton

Carlton 2011 Roads End YC

Carlton 2013 Seven Devils WV

Cubanisimo 2012 Rumba WV

Indian Creek 2012 SRV

Mt. Lehman 2011 Platinum Reserve OV

Puffin Brand Wines 2012 WV

Sweet Earth 2012 Reserve WV

RED BLENDS 

Gold BOC

Colter's Creek 2012 Koos-Koos-Kia Red SRV

Double Gold

One Wines, Inc. 2011 "One Exception" Red Wine Red Blend-Destiny Ridge Vineyard HHH

Gold

Neroni Chef's Blend 2012 Red Blend SO

Orofino 2011 Beleza SV

Skylite 2010 Meler WW

Swiftwater 2010 Proprietary Red CV

Silver

Abacela NV Vintner's Blend #14 UV

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2011 Estate DK Reserve RV

Alexandria Nicole 2012 "Quarry Butte" Red Blend-Destiny Ridge Vineyard HHH

Alexandria Nicole 2011 Destiny Red Blend-Destiny Ridge Vineyard HHH

Basel Estate 2010 Estate Claret CV

Basel Estate 2010 Estate Merriment CV

Blooms 2012 Poetic Washington

Cloudlift 2012 Panorama CV

Columbia Crest 2012 H3 Les Chevaux Red Wine HHH

Golden Ridge 2010 Estate Red WW

Harbinger 2010 El Jefe Rattlesnake Hills

Isabella 2010 Imperial Grand Reserve FV

Isabella 2010 Little Beaver Grand Reserve Attribute OV

Jaxon 2012 Forte SO

Kitzke 2010 Monte Caramelle CV

Kitzke 2012 Janaina Sensacao CV

Kriselle 2012 Di'tani RV

Locati 2010 Innovation CV

Lodmell NV Sublime CV

Malaga Springs 2009 Al y Kat Washington

Mercer Estates 2011 Reserve Cavalie CV

Mercer Estates 2012 Sharp Sisters Red Blend CV

Northwest 2012 Cadenza CV

Puffin Brand Wines NV Red Wine WV

Reininger 2012 Helix Pomatia CV

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 Cot et Merlau UV

Schmidt Family 2011 Soulea AV

Sigillo 2012 Confluence CV

Split Rail 2011 Horned Beast Reincarnate SRV

Stemilt Creek 2010 Boss Lady CV

Walla Walla Vintners 2012 Washington State Cuvee Washington

Westport 2012 Nirvana HHH

Williamson 2011 Harvest Moon SRV

Williamson 2011 Homestead Red SRV

Wind Rose 2012 Bravo Rosso Washington

Zerba 2011 Wild Z WW

Bronze

Angel Vine 2012 The Hellion CV

Cliff Creek 2008 Claret RV

Convergence Zone 2011 Storm Front RM

Cricket Hill 2007 Le Arpege Grand Vin AV

Echo Ridge 2011 Three Blondes and a Boy CV

Indian Creek 2012 Star Garnet SRV

Isabella 2011 Attitude OV

Oliver Twist Estate 2013 Rockabilly Red OV

Serendipity 2010 Serenata OV

RIESLING 

Gold BOC

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Estate WV

Silver

Convergence Zone 2013 Dewpoint CV

Schmidt Family 2013 SO

Latah Creek Wine 2013 CV

Pacific Rim 2013 Selenium Vineyard YV

Swiftwater 2013 No. 9 CV

Bronze

Atam 2011 Lake Chelan

Girardet 2013 UV

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Gold CV

Orofino 2013 Hendsbee Vineyard SV

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 UV

ROSÉ 

Gold BOC

Puffin Brand Wines 2014 Rose Oregon

Gold

Mt. Lehman 2013 Rose FV

Silver

Abacela 2013 Grenache Rose UV/SO

Cubanisimo 2013 Rosado de Pinot Noir WV

Indian Creek 2014 Rose of Syrah SRV

Bronze

2Hawk Vineyard & NV Rose SO

Isabella 2013 Rose FV

Kitzke 2013 Rose Nebbiolo CV

SANGIOVESE 

Silver

D'Anu Wines 2012 Seven Hills Vineyard WW

Ledger David 2012 RV

Malaga Springs NV Washington

Trio Vintners 2011 Flash Point Reserve YV

Trio Vintners 2010 WW

Walla Walla Vintners 2012 CV

Williamson 2011 SRV

Bronze

Hood Crest 2012 CV

Kitzke 2012 CV

SAUVIGNON BLANC 

Gold BOC

Kriselle 2013 RV

Silver

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2012 Estate RV

Carlton 2013 YC

Forbidden Fruit 2013 Earth Series SV

J. Scott 2013 RV

Ledger David 2013 RV

Serendipity 2013 OV

SPARKLING 

Double Gold BOC

Treveri NV Rose SEC CV

Gold

Treveri NV Brut Blanc de Blancs CV

Silver

Kramer 2013 Celebrate Muller-Thurgau YC

Bronze

Sigillo 2012 Sparkling Viognier Brut CV

SYRAH 

Double Gold BOC

Walla Walla Vintners 2012 WW Estate Vineyard WW

Gold BOC

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 "Masada Bloc" UV

Gold

Reininger 2012 WW

Silver

Abacela 2012 Jasper Block Reserve UV

Basel Estate 2010 Estate WW

Colter's Creek 2012 SRV

Jaxon 2012 RV

Orofino 2012 Scout Vineyard SV

Pete's Mountain 2012 Tristan's Block 17 HHH

Pudding River Wine 2012 WW

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 Winemaker's Reserve UV

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 Gloria's UV

Schmidt Family 2011 AV

Swiftwater 2011 CV

Bronze

Girardet 2012 UV

Mt. Lehman 2010 OV

Reininger 2011 Helix CV

Skylite 2010 WW

TEMPRANILLO 

Gold BOC

Girardet 2012 UV

Silver

Abacela 2012 Fiesta UV

Red Lily 2011 Red Blanket RV

Indian Creek 2012 SRV

Jaxon 2012 RV

Kriselle 2011 RV

Red Lily 2012 Life of Riley AV

Red Lily 2011 Red Lily RV

Schmidt Family 2012 SO

Trio Vintners 2011 WW

Bronze

2Hawk Vineyard & 2011 SO

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 UV

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2013 Winemaker's Reserve UV

Wind Rose 2013 Hunter's Red YV

VIOGNIER 

Double Gold BOC

Alexandria Nicole 2014 "Crawford" CV

Gold

Pudding River Wine 2013 WW

Silver

Agate Ridge Vineyard 2012 Estate RV

Grizzly Peak 2013 RV

Hip Chicks do Wine 2013 WV

Kriselle Kriselle 2013 RV

Bronze

Indian Creek 2014 SRV

Oliver Twist Estate 2013 OV

Perennial Vintners 2011 YV

Serendipity 2013 OV

WHITE BLENDS 

Gold BOC

Alexandria Nicole 2014 "Shepherds Mark" Destiny Ridge Vineyard HHH

Silver

Abiqua Wind Vineyard NV Abiqua Cuvee WV

Basel Estate 2013 Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc CV

Mt. Lehman 2013 Tapestry FV

Westport 2013 Willapa White YV

Wild Goose & 2013 Autumn Gold OV

Bronze

Mt. Lehman 2012 Symmetry OV

Neroni Chef's Blend 2013 White Blend SO

AV: Applegate Valley; CV: Columbia Valley; DH: Dundee Hills; FV: Fraser Valley; HHH: Horse Heaven Hills; OV: Okanagan Valley; RM: Red Mountain; RV: Rogue Valley; SV: Similkameen Valley; SRV: Snake River Valley; SO: Southern Oregon; UV: Umpqua Valley; WS: Wahluke Slope; WW: Walla Walla Valley; WV: Willamette Valley; YV: Yakima Valley; Yamhill-Carlton: YC

 

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