Great Northwest Wine – Andy Perdue
November 21, 2017

Eight percent of the best wines in the world – according to Wine Spectator magazine – came from the Pacific Northwest in 2017.

The magazine unveiled its annual Top 100 list Monday morning, and eight Northwest wines were honored, including four Pinot Noirs from Oregon.

For the fourth time since the annual list began in 1988, a Northwest wine came in at No. 2, this time a Syrah from K Vintners in the Walla Walla Valley. Once, in 2009, a Washington wine – the Columbia Crest 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – ranked No. 1 in the world.

This was one of two wines on the list from Seattle vintner Charles Smith. His Sixto 2014 Uncovered Chardonnay ranked No. 13.

In the three decades of the top 100 list, Northwest wines have been listed 218 times, with 133 coming from Washington. Columbia Crest in Paterson has made the list 16 times, the most from the Northwest. No wine from British Columbia or Idaho ever has appeared on the list.>>>Read the entire article featuring Gorman Winery’s 2014 Zachary’s Ladder Red Wine, Red Mountain at #68 on the list, on Great Northwest Wine