The Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition was held October 8th and 9th at the Historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, in Hood River Oregon. This competition is a one of a kind as the judging is done by the professionals who had also nominated the competitors and conducted the blind evaluations. Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling won best of show. Read more about this Northwest Invitational Wine Competition winner below.
Best of show: Wild Goose Vineyards 2012 God’s Mountain Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $20: The Kruger brothers are second-generation winemakers near the town of Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, where they specialize in such white varieties as Riesling, Gewrztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. They craft some of the finest wine anywhere, and this further proves it. Created in a Germanic style, the nose is filled with Meyer lemon, ripe pear, minerality and hint of petrol. It’s brilliantly dry with quince, Asian pear, lemon juice and lime peel. The mouthwatering finish immediately demands another sip. (12.5 percent alcohol)
SRC: Find out which other wines finished at the top of this competition at: www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/15/3433867_top-wines-from-great-northwest.html?sp=/99/1683/492/&rh=1
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