Last week, we reviewed some of the top red wines from the 15th annual Platinum Judging, conducted by Wine Press Northwest magazine. This week, we take a look at some of the top white and dessert wines.
The Platinum Judging celebrates the best of the best in the Pacific Northwest. Only wines that win gold medals at any of about 40 competitions around the world are eligible for the Platinum Judging. This year’s competition drew more than 600 wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho.
For complete results, go to www.winepressnw.com.
While this ice wine isn’t quite as rich and voluptuous as those we see from British Columbia, it does retain beautifully natural acidity and bright varietal flavors. This offers hints of honey, pear, orange blossom, peach and toasted pine nuts. (8.2% alc.)
This is a classic Gewürz, thanks to aromas and flavors of lychee, rose water, yellow grapefruit and clove. (12.9 percent alcohol)