Seattle Wine Blog

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

2006 Washington Wine Favorites

It's a little late, but, then I've been recovering from New Year's Eve. Any excuse will do! This year our trips with Bob and Kathy to the Willamette Valley in Oregon and to the Yakima Valley including Red Mountain and the Tri-Cities were memorable. So were our tastings at the Seattle Wine Society's Northwest Wine Festival, Taste Washington and Woodinville Passport. Here are our favorites for 2006:

Favorite Restaurant

  • Harvest Vine, Seattle

Least Favorite Restaurant

  • Le Carousel, Yakima

Favorite Wine Shop

  • McCarthy & Schiering

Favorite Wine Shop Owner

  • Mike Dodson

Favorite Wine

  • DeLille Harrison

Favorite Vineyard

  • Sheridan

Favorite Seattle Winery

  • Fall Line

Favorite New Seattle Winery

  • Palouse

Favorite New Washington State Winery

  • 14 Hands

Favorite Walla Walla Winery

  • Rulo

Favorite Red Mountain Winery

  • Hightower

Favorite Puget Sound Winery

  • Harbinger

Favorite Yakima Valley Winery

  • Kestrel

Favorite Terroiristes

  • Sandidge

Favorite Red Blend

  • Goose Ridge Red

Favorite Winery Name

  • Missoula Flood

Favorite Wine Name

  • Deluge

Favorite Winemaker

  • Ben Smith

Favorite Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Quilceda Creek

Favorite Merlot

  • Novelty Hill

Favorite Cabernet Franc

  • Willis Hall

Favorite Syrah

  • DeLille

Favorite Petit Sirah

  • Palouse

Favorite Viognier

  • Canon de Sol

Favorite Chardonnay

  • Bonair

Favorite White Rhone Blend

  • Brian Carter - Byzance

Favorite Rhone Blend

  • DeLille "Aix"

Favorite Bordeaux Style Blend

  • Terra Blance Onyx

Favorite Wine Event

  • Seattle Wine Society - Northwest Wine Festival


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