REVIEWS

Read what others are saying about Cedergreen Cellars. Then sit back, pop a cork and enjoy what others across the Northwest have already discovered

2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Awards
2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Awards
2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Awards

Gold Medal - 2018 Chenin Blanc

Silver Medal - 2018 Gamay Noir

GREAT NW WINE Review- August 5, 2020
GREAT NW WINE Review- August 5, 2020
GREAT NW WINE Review- August 5, 2020

Cedergreen Cellars 2017 Gamay Noir, $27


Rating: OUTSTANDING!


Kevin Cedergreen dialed in his Gamay Noir program virtually immediately, starting with the 2015 vintage and pulling from Skyline Vineyard, a planting at more than 1,100 feet elevation in the Columbia Basin. Tank-fermented and allowed to age 18 months in a puncheon, this is an elegant, light-bodied wine with a lot of personality. Aromas of pomegranate, cranberry sauce and summer rain meet you at the glass. Sublime tannins and juiciness keep the bright sensations moving around your mouth as raspberry, damp earth and freesia flowers deliver a satisfying conclusion. Suggested pairings include lamb, roast turkey or salmon. This summer, it earned a gold medal in the 2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2020
Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2020
Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2020

91 Points - 2017 Chenin Blanc


The aromas are vibrant, with notes of peach, fig and beeswax. Medium-bodied, textured tropical flavors follow, persisting on the finish. It's a complete delight and shows a lot of staying power. Drink now, or put some in the cellar. SEAN P. SULLIVAN

2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition
2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition
2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition

 2017 Gamay Noir - Gold Medal!

2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold - 2017 Gamay Noir

2019 Sip Northwest - Best of the Northwest
2019 Sip Northwest - Best of the Northwest
2019 Sip Northwest - Best of the Northwest

Judges' Choice - 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Double Gold - 2016 Chenin Blanc

Wine Spectator - July 31, 2019
Wine Spectator - July 31, 2019
Wine Spectator - July 31, 2019

89 Points - 2017 Sauvignon Blanc


Crisp and appealingly grassy, with lively Meyer lemon accents. Drink now. 1,370 cases made. — TF

Wine Enthusiast June 1, 2019
Wine Enthusiast June 1, 2019
Wine Enthusiast June 1, 2019

89 Points - 2017 Sauvignon Blanc


Light aromas of mineral, herb and citrus are followed by bright, fuller-styled, well-balanced fruit flavors that carry on the finish. Pair it with food to see it at its best. SEAN P. SULLIVAN

Wine Enthusiast Review- December, 2018
Wine Enthusiast Review- December, 2018
Wine Enthusiast Review- December, 2018

Cedergreen Cellars 2016 Chenin Blanc, $19

90 POINTS, EDITOR'S CHOICE

The aromas draw you into the glass, with notes of honeycomb, apple and the underside of a pineapple. It drinks dry, with a textured feel to the pineapple flavors. Yum.

Seattle Met November 2018 Wine Pick
Seattle Met November 2018 Wine Pick
Seattle Met November 2018 Wine Pick

Heard It Through the Decades-Old Grapevine

Cedergreen Cellars Old Vine Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley 2016 $19

Chenin blanc made from old vines is becoming increasingly rare in Washington as its grapevines are replaced by more profitable varieties. Goodbye, vinous history. This wine from Cedergreen Cellars stands as a testament to what we’re losing: enchanting aromas of apple, honeycomb, and pineapple that lead to dry, textured flavors. Pair it with a hearty Thanksgiving spread. —Sean P. Sullivan

SEATTLE MAGAZINE - November, 2018
SEATTLE MAGAZINE - November, 2018
SEATTLE MAGAZINE - November, 2018

Oyster New Year Offers Up Tasty Wine Pairings

"I headed straight to Cedergreen Cellars, where winemaker Kevin Cedergreen was pouring his lovely Sauv blanc, Chenin and the beguiling red blend, Thuja. (Which I returned for later in the evening.) The whites were so spot on with the oysters."

GREAT NW WINE Review- June 5, 2018
GREAT NW WINE Review- June 5, 2018
GREAT NW WINE Review- June 5, 2018

Cedergreen Cellars 2017 Viola Rose', $16


Rating: EXCELLENT!


A pair of acid-driven reds that tend to do well as rosé — Gamay Noir and Cabernet Franc — are made into a Provence-style field blend by Kevin Cedergreen. The Gamay (60%) from Skyline Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and  Cab Franc from Melody Lynne Vineyard in the Yakima River Canyon were co-fermented into a refreshing drink. Clean aromas of red currant, strawberry-rhubarb compote and quince make their way into flavors of white peach, quince and apricot. While light on its feet and bone-dry, the return of currant in the back makes for a lovely finish. Enjoy with a fruit plate, smoked trout or a ham sandwich.