2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

GOLD:  2012 COUNOISE - Columbia Valley AVA, Needlerock Vineyard

              2012 MONTEPULICIANO _ Columbia Valley AVA, Needlerock Vineyard

 

SILVER: 2011 MALBEC - Columbia Valley AVA, Shaw Vineyard

              2012 CABERNET FRANC - Columbia Valley AVA - Needlerock Vineyard

            

 

Seattle Times: Paciic NW magazine: Best Wines for the Holidays

2013 Martin-Scott Needlerock Vineyard Montepulciano was named to the Best Wines for the Holidays. 11/2/15. "One of the most planted grapes in Italy, the red Montepulciano variety is rare in the New World. Serve this as a conversation starter that will be enjoyed with myriad meat dishes." http://www.seattletimes.com/paciic-nw-magazine/making-the-cases-for-the-best-wines-for-the-holidays/

Great NW Wine: October wine of the week

Martin-Scott Shaw Vineyard, Red Mountain 

Rating: Outstanding!

Wenatchee Valley grower/ winemaker, Mike Scott goes outside of this estate program for this superb example of Malbec from acclaimed Red Mountain.  This provides aromas and flavors of blackberry, cranberry and even hints of floral notes, all backed with spice and beautiful balance through the finish.  Its a wine that earned a gold medal at the NCW Wine awards.

2012 Needlerock Vineyard Tempranillo, Columbia Valley

Great Northwest Wine

“The Scott family established their Tempranillo block adjacent to their Montepulciano vines and both are producing noteworthy wines from their bucolic East Wenatchee, Washington estate. Mike and Judi’s work with this Iberian variety begins with a fascinating influence of oak reminiscent of vanilla bean, caramel and molasses that leads into black cherry, strawberry jam and graham cracker crust. It is rich and rustic drink with strawberry-rhubarb compote followed by black current, more black cherry and a late tug of tannin.
Rate = EXCELLENT