#BLEND 2012: And the Winners Are…

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The results are in for 2012 Blend! Congrats to Distefano Winery for winning 1st Place “People’s Choice Best Red Blend” and to fellow table mates Ann and Walter of  Walter Dacon Wines for winning 2012 Blend Awards‘ *3rd Place “Red Proprietary Blend Over $20.” binNotes’ other favorite blend of the day: Camaraderie Cellars Elegance 2008.

Also a special shout out to table pal Executive Chef Adam Johnson and Crew Cave B Inn for crowd favorite Crispy Pork Belly with Estate Apple Butter & Pickled Garlic…off the hook.

2012 Blend “People’s Choice” Award Winners: 

Votes cast by 2012 Blend Event participants include:

People’s Choice Best White Blend:

1st Place (TIE) – Patterson Cellars Forbidden White 2011, Columbia Valley

1st Place (TIE) – Alexandria Nicole Cellars Shepards Mark 2011, Destiny Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills

2nd Place – Brian Carter Cellars Oriana 2010, Columbia Valley

People’s Choice Best Red Blend:

1st Place – DiStefano Winery Domenica 2008, Columbia Valley

2nd Place – Woodward Canyon Estate Reserve 2009, Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley

3rd Place – Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage Red Blend 2008, Columbia Valley

*2012 Blend Award Winners:

Monday, September 10th Blind Tasting by seven (7) member industry professional panel include:

White Blends Under $20:

1st Place – Eye of the Needle Harvest White NV, Columbia Valley

2nd Place – Maryhill Winemaker’s White 2010, Columbia Valley

3rd Place (TIE) – Alexandria Nicole Cellars Shepherds Mark 2011, Destiny Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills

3rd Place (TIE) – Smasne Cellars Konner Ray White 2010, Upland Vineyard, Snipes Mountain

White Blends Over $20

1st Place – Patterson Cellars Mélange Blanc 2011, Columbia Valley

2nd Place (TIE) – McCrea Cellars Sirocco Blanc 2009, Yakima Valley

2nd Place (TIE) – Brian Carter Cellars Oriana 2010, Columbia Valley

Red Proprietary Blend Under $20:

1st Place – Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend 2010, Columbia Valley

2nd Place – Waterbrook Mélange Noir 2009, Columbia Valley

3rd Place (TIE) – Columbia Crest H3 Les Chevaux 2010, Horse Heaven Hills

3rd Place (TIE) – Smasne Cellars Farm Boy Bunk House Red 2010, Columbia Valley

Red Proprietary Blend Over $20:

1st Place – Smasne Cellars Gravel Bar Red 2009, Columbia Valley

2nd Place – Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain 2009, Red Mountain

3rd Place – Walter Dacon Wines Skookum Red 2009, Columbia Valley

Red Bordeaux Blends Over $20:

1st Place – Gamache Vintners Nicholas 2008, Columbia Valley

2nd Place – Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage Red Blend 2008, Columbia Valley

3rd Place (TIE) – Fidelitas Optu Red Wine 2009, Columbia Valley

3rd Place (TIE) – Hightower Cellars Red Mountain Red Wine 2008, Red Mountain

Red Rhône Blends Over $20:

1st Place – Rôtie Cellars Southern Blend 2010, Washingotn State

2nd Place – Airfield Estates Mustang 2010, Yakima Valley

3rd Place – Brian Carter Cellars Byzance 2008, Columbia Valley

Have a blend you consider award-winning to add to the list? Feel free to leave it in the comments below – cheers!

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