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

Monday, June 21, 2010

Best of Woodinville

Here is the grand finale of my Woodinville reporting. These are my "bests"
from the wines tasted. Of course, some of my favorite wineries would have turned
in many "bests," too - Hestia, Adam's Bench, Brian Carter, Januik, Novelty Hill, Baer,
DeLille, Gorman, Mark Ryan. Here are "the Bests":

Best Rieslings
  • Efeste
  • Pomom
Best White Blend
  • Isenhower "Snapdragon
Best Grenache
  • Chatter Creek
Best Sangiovese
  • Zefina
Best Barbera
  • Covington
Best Zinfandel
  • Two Vintners
Best Tempranillo
  • Pomum "Tinto"
Best Petite Verdot
  • Gifford Hinrlinger
Best Mourvedre
  • Robert Ramsay
Best Syrah
  • Two Vintners
  • Barrage
  • Pomum
Best Rhone Style Blend
  • Airfield "Mustang"
Best Malbec
  • Elsom
Best Petit Verdot
  • Gifford Hirlinger
Best Cabernet Franc
  • Barrage
Best Merlot
  • Gifford Hirlinger Estate
Best Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Dusted Valley "Walla Walla"
  • William Church "Bad Habit"
Best Bordeaux Style Blend
  • Pondera "Cuvee"
  • Airfield "Spitfire"
  • Des Voignes "The Groove"
Best Value Blend
  • Patterson "Big Daddy"
Best Value
  • William Church "Bad Habit"
Best Buy
  • Airfield "Bombshell"
Best Wine Names
  • Darby "Chaos"
  • William Church "Bad Habit"
Best Winery
  • Gifford Hirlinger
Best New Winery
  • Robert Ramsay
Best Winemaker
  • Javiar Alfonso
Best of Show
  • Pomum "Tinto"


  • At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Leslie Balsley said…

    Looks like you made the rounds and had a great time in Woodinville. Best value, Best Cab & Best Wine Name - Wow! The "Bad Habit" lady is blushing...see you next time.


  • At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Bean said…

    great write up and line up of Woodinville wines. I appreciate that you included old favorites as well as newer wines. I love the attention Tinto is getting.


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