Wine Press Northwest reviews all Northwest wines that took Gold Medals in North America in 2010 and judges them again for their Platinum Awards. For the Eleventh Annual Platinum judging, among 538 candidates, a handful of Platinum Medals were awarded including Hyatt's 2006 Merlot!
What the judges said:
“Hyatt Vineyards has been making its customers happy with this varietal’s quality and price for the better part of two decades, and this offering in one of the Zillah, WA winery’s finest efforts to date. It opens with complex aromas of minerality and black currant and a subtle – dare we say sensual! – complexity on the palate that slowly reveals flavors of blue and black fruit and underlying chocolate.”