- Andy Perdue
HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Many white wines stood out for our judges at the fourth annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, which took place last week at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River.
Amid the highlights were the numerous gold medals for Rieslings and rosés.
Here are our reviews of the gold medal white and pink wines, written by our chief of judges, Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee in California
The Woodhouse Wine Estates 2013 Kennedy Shah Reserve Riesling, Yakima Valley, $15: Let’s celebrate maturity, which brings to the inherent youthfulness of Riesling a depth, breadth and length not always found in the varietal. For convincing, start here. (13.3% alc.)