Our 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir won Gold at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition which took place at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel . This is a massive wine event with judges from around the Northwest who work in all aspects of the wine industry. The wines are tasted blind and it’s worth checking out the list for award winning wines of several varietals from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. We are proud to have placed gold in this large field of great wines.
Each year Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine taste thousands of wines blind. At the end of each year they publish their top 100 wines and we are proud to announce our 2014 Pinot Gris made the list.
“Vintage after vintage, Adam Campbell consistently crafts one of the premier Pinot Gris in the Pacific Northwest, and this is no exception. This opens with aromas of stone fruit, lemon, lychee and spearmint, followed by lively flavors of orchard fruit, including white peach. This is a perfect seafood wine, especially crab or scallops.”
– Great Northwest Wine (December 28th, 2015)
Our 2014 Pinot Gris won Gold at the 2015 annual Great Northwest Wine Competition. Over 1,000 wines from all over the Northwest were submitted to this blind tasting, including 34 Pinot Gris.
Our 2012 Estate Riesling got an “Excellent” rating from Great Northwest Wine and was featured in their online article “Riesling a Great Northwest Wine”
“Some of Oregon’s oldest plantings of Riesling — Elk Cove Estate and Windhill vineyards — factor into Adam Campbell’s classic style, which he starts by picking at less than 21 Brix. It opens with hints of fresh pear, a box of Gala apples, canned pineapple, rose petal and pine needles. A sip brings in bright and dry flavors of a juicy Red Haven peach and lime zest, backed by minerality and baked apple.” – Andy Perdue, August 17, 2014
Our 2013 Rosé got top marks from Great Northwest Wine:
“Adam Campbell never cuts corners with any of his lots, including this brilliant pink, which he created from Pinot Noir vines young and old at a crop load of 2.1 tons per acre. There’s a brushing of aromas akin to dusty Bing cherry, strawberry and cranberry juice, followed by delicate flavors of pink raspberry and white strawberry. Its medium body and cherry-skin tannins make for a graceful and mouthwatering rose that’s meant for more than the patio and priced for case purchasing. Fans of Tranche Cellars’ Pink Pape will find a kindred spirit with this. Outstanding!” – Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue (July 16, 2014)
Our 2013 Pinot Blanc got top marks from Great Northwest Wine:
“Few in the Pacific Northwest are as devoted to Pinot Blanc as the Campbell clan, and there may be none as talented working with it year after year — especially in a trying vintage. Estate vineyards young and two-decades old come together for this stunning and complex white from Wine Press Northwest’s 2007 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. The nose is filled with juicy peach, ripe pear, dried pineapple and quince, along with touches of cardamom and honey. It’s rich and round on the entry with its flavors of fresh-cut pineapple and honeydew melon before pink grapefruit creates beautiful balance acidity and minerality adds to a graceful finish. Outstanding!” – Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue
In a feature titled “The Elegance of Oregon Pinot Noir” our 2012 Mount Richmond received an “Excellent” rating:
“The Campbell family purchased and established this plot — their largest at 105 acres — in 1996 with the hopes of mirroring the success they’ve established at vaunted Roosevelt Vineyard. And they planted Pommard cuttings off Roosevelt with Dijon clones 115 and 777 to help create one of the Willamette Valley’s most consistently remarkable bottlings of Pinot Noir year after year. It’s filled with aromas of Rainier cherry, strawberry and raspberry, back by pink peppercorns and toastiness from 10 months in French oak. The fruit profile of the drink is dark and rich as it picks up blueberry, pie cherry and pomegranate within a medium tannin structure and juicy finish.” – Andy Perdue