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

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Best Of First Press - Phoenix

A manageable tasting for a great cause. Here are my faves, your bests. Of course, this is grossly unfair as I had to leave out almost half the wineries whose wines I didn't get to. Anyway, here goes in random order:

Best Chardonnay - Justin, B. Cohn, ZD

Best Pinot Gris - Lachini, Shadow Mountain, Willamette Valley Vineyard

Best Syrah - Walter Dacon, Saviah

Best Petit Sirah - Michael David

Best Blends - Note Bene, Justin, Nicholas Cole

Best Pinot Noir - Lachini

Best Name - Earthquake Syrah, Justification, Obtuse

Best Red - Justification, Lachini Estate Pinot Noir

Best White - Zd Chardonnay, B Cohn Chardonnay

Best of Show - Justin Chardonnay

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