Tri-City Herald – by Andy Perdue & Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine
December 26, 2017

Eighteen years ago, Wine Press Northwest, a wine publication in Kennewick, began its annual Platinum Judging, a multi-day tasting of Pacific Northwest wines that have won a gold medal in at least one of globe’s top competitions.

We chart more than 40 of these competitions throughout the year, and this “best of the best in the great Northwest” is a fun way to find great wines from our region right before the holidays. Results were published in the new issue of the magazine, which is also available at

Here are a few wines that showed particularly well in this year’s Platinum. Ask for them at your favorite wine shop or contact the wineries directly. Act quickly because a number of these wines earned their first gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition>>>Read the entire article featuring Chateau Ste Michelle, Smasne Cellars, and more on Tri-City Herald