Here are some of the wines named best of class in this year’s Cascadia Wine Competition.

When a winery chooses to enter a wine competition, they hope for a medal, with gold being the best. One of the awards a wine might receive is “best of class,” which is much more than a 2000 comedy movie about a dog show.

The best-of-class award typically highlights the top wine in a category. For an example, in the recent sixth annual Cascadia International Wine Competition, there were 94 expressions of cabernet sauvignon entered, and nearly as many roses. Among those cabs, the panels awarded more than a dozen gold medals. The judges then taste all of them against one another to determine the best cabernet sauvignon — the best of class.

Here are a few of the best-of-class winners from this year’s Cascadia International Wine Competition. Ask for them at your favorite wine shop or contact the wineries directly.>>>Read the entire article featuring Woodinville wineries, Cave B Estates and Wit Cellars on The Herald Net