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Certificate Alumni Ratings and Awards

Julie Richards (Enol ’11)

Fletcher Bay Winery, Bainbridge Island, WA

Silver

 

Dana Trabun (Enol ’08)

Wine Advocate ratings for Barili Cellars

  • 2010 Viognier, which remains our favorite deck wine—crisp and refreshing! 90 rating!
  • 2010 Chardonnay, done in a “nearly naked” style, bringing out great fruit flavor. 89 rating!
  • 2009 Double Barrel Red, our signature blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. 88 rating!
  • 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, reminding us of black raspberries, dark chocolate and a touch of coffee.  Yummy!  89 rating!

 

Catrina North (Vit ’09/Enol ’09)

2011 International Women’s Wine Competition

Catrina North is the winemaker at Galer Estates. Brad Galer (Enol ’07) started the winery and vineyard, and Jan Grimes (Vit ’09) manages the vineyard.

Silver

  • Galer Estate, 10 Rose, Pennsylvania (State Appellation), $15
  • Galer Estate, 10 Chardonnay, Pennsylvania (State Appellation), 0.3% rs, $19
  • Galer Estate, 10 Reserve Chardonnay, Pennsylvania (State Appellation), $23

Bronze

  • Galer Estate, 10 Vidal Blanc, Pennsylvania (State Appellation), Galer Estate Home Vineyard, 24% rs, $50
  • Galer Estate, 10 Pinot Gris, Pennsylvania (State Appellation), $17

 

Rachael Horn (Enol ’09)

2011 International Women’s Wine Competition

Rachael Horn started AniChe Cellars, and her daughter Anais Mera (Vit ’10) manages the vineyard.

Gold

  • AniChe Cellars, 09 Atticus, Rattlesnake Hills (AVA), Elephant Mountain Vineyard, $34

Bronze

  • AniChe Cellars, 09 Moth Love GSM, Rattlesnake Hills (AVA), Elephant Mountain Vineyard, $34

 

Leala Cramer (Enol ’07)

2010 Marcus Sophia Winery

Viognier Lonesome Spring Ranch – 90 pt score

  • A Viognier Dry White Table wine from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA
  • Marcus Sophia’s 2010 Voignier Lonesome Spring Ranch was fermented and raised sur lie with batonnage for 6 months. It offers up a delightful perfume of peach, apricot, mineral, and nutmeg. In the glass it opens to reveal a smooth texture, dry fruity flavors, impeccable balance, and a lengthy, seamless finish. It is an outstanding value in Viognier meant for drinking over the next 3-4 years.

 

Tim Bates, Andy Shepherd and Frank Michiels (V & E ’07 and ’08)

Eight Bells Winery

Eight Bells Winery got the attention of Stephen Tanzer, the preeminent wine industry critic in the U.S.,  in his latest review of Washington wines.  He gave our 2009 Red Willow Syrah a 90 pt. rating!  He also rated the Yakima Valley Syrah at 89 pts. and the Shellback at 88 pts.  Probably most significantly, he stated,

“As these wines are the first commercial releases from this new producer, Eight Bells is obviously a winery to follow.”

Stephen Tanzer, preeminent wine industry critic in the U.S.

At it was our first commercial effort, we are quite proud of this, but it only sets a base from which to build.