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

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Best Of Taste Washington

This was the tenth Taste Washington but was it the best Taste Washington? Only the shadow knows. Here are some "bests" from Taste Washington in no particular order;

Best Winery Name - Nefarious

Best Beast - Caleb of "Buty and the Beast"

Best Name Change - "Glacial" Lake Missoula

Best New Puget Sound Winery - Walter Dacon

Best New Woodinville Winery - Brian Carter

Best New Yakima Winery - Waving Tree

Best New Columbia Cascades Winery - Fielding Hills

Best New Lake Chelan Winery - Balsomroot

Best New Columbia Gorge Winery - Benke

Best New Walla Walla Winery - Amaurice

Best Overall Quality -Note Bene, Willis Hall, Fall Line

Best Riesling - Samson Estates, Saint Laurent

Best Sangiovese - Yakima Cellars, Wilridge, Walter Dacon, Waving Tree

Best Chardonnay - Amaurice, Apex

Best Red Blend - Andrew Will, Brian Carter, Fall Line, Cadence

Best Merlot - Apex

Best Cabernet Sauvignon -Five Star, Bloom

Best Syrah - Walter Dacon


  • At 9:08 AM, Blogger Catie said…

    Hi Gene, It would be great if you could join the rest of the wine bloggers for Wine Blogging Wednesday on June 13. I am the host for June and the theme is Washington Cabernets. For further info check out my blog or feel free to email me. Hope to see a blog from you.

  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

    Hi, Catie. WOW! What an opportunity to taste some of the world's greatest wine. I'll be there. Gene


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