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This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

More Northwest Wine Festival Winners - Part II

As I wrote earlier, the highlights of the Northwest Wine Festival came from Kestrel, Willis Hall, Zerba, and Lone Canary. One of the neat things about the Northwest Wine Festival is the chance to taste wine from all over the Northwest, not just Washington state. Here are red medal winners I think are worth a try. For a complete list of winners go to:

Bordeaux Style Red

  • 2003 Cave B Estate Cuvee du Soleil (WA)
  • 2003 Lone Canary Rouge (WA)
  • 2002 Brian Carter L'Etalon (WA)
  • 2003 Chateau Faire Le Pont Confluence (WA)
  • 2003 L'Ecole Apogee (WA)
  • 2003 Lone Canary Red(WA)
  • 2003 Stella Maris (WA)
  • 2003 Nota Bene Ciel du Cheval (WA)
  • 2002 Vashon 2002 Anniversary Reserve (WA)

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2002 Apex Cellars (WA)
  • 2004 Barnard Griffin Reserve (WA)
  • 2003 Canoe Ridge (WA)
  • 2003 Kestrel (WA)
  • 2003 Sagelands (WA)
  • 2004 Barnard Griffin (WA)
  • 2003 Ch. Ste. Michelle Indian Wells (WA)
  • 2003 Maryhill (WA)
  • 2004 Sockeye (WA)


  • 2003 Sagelands Four Corners (WA)
  • 2004 Zerba Cellars (WA)
  • 2003 Columbia Crest Reserve (WA)
  • 2003 L'Ecole Seven Hills Vineyard (WA)
  • 2004 Barnard Griffin (WA)
  • 2003 Reininger Helix (WA)

Cabernet Franc

  • 2004 Church & State Harmony Vineyard (BC)
  • 2003 Willis Hall Reserve Charbonneau Farms (WA)
  • 2003 Willis Hall (WA)

Other Red

  • 2004 Willow Crest XIII (WA)
  • 2002 Byzance (WA)
  • 2002 Sandidge Boushay Syrah (WA)
  • 2003 Columbia Crest Reserve Syrah (WA)
  • 2004 Cave B Syrah (WA)
  • 2003 Note Bene Syrah (WA)
  • 2003 Kiona Lemberger (WA)
  • 2002 Kestrel Raptor Red (WA)
  • NV 4th Edition Kestrel Lady In Red (WA)
  • 2004 San Juan Island Cab-Syrah (WA)
  • 2004 Two Mountain Lemberger (WA)
  • 2003 Okanogan Estate Bench Rock Red (WA)
  • 2003 Yellow Hawk Sangiovese (WA)
  • 2004 Yellow Hawk Barbera (WA)
  • 2004 Maryhill Winemaker's Blend (WA)
  • 2004 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (OR)


  • At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    We have just released our 2005 aMaurice Cellars Viognier. How can we get a bottle to you ??

    Tom Schafer

  • At 7:28 AM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

    Tom, Thanks for your comment. If a winery wishes to send samples, send me a comment and I will e-mail you a shipping address, All tasting notes based on samples will be identified as such. Gene


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