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Tag Archives: 2009

The best of Wine Spectator in 2009 <link>

It’s all there in one article. Make sure you read the one about how red wine improves your sex life and the Californian Pinot tasting.

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Wine Spectator’s annual list of the Top 100 wines is here <link> it’s a pdf.

The Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet is #1. <link> And it’s only $27 a bottle.

New Zealand makes its contribution. I recommend the Kumeu River Chardonnay #41.

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If you want to follow the progess of the 2009 vintage, Jancis has a collection of online reports and information here <link>

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seattle wine awards

The winners of the 2009 Seattle Wine Awards have been announced. <link> There are a few double gold winners at reasonable prices. Here are just some of them:

DOUBLE GOLD 2008 Hogue Cellars Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

DOUBLE GOLD 2008 Kiona Vineyard Riesling, Washington State
DOUBLE GOLD 2008 Silver Lake Roza Riesling Rattlesnake Hills
DOUBLE GOLD 2006 Steppe Cellars Dry Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills

DOUBLE GOLD 2008 Whitman Cellars Viognier, Walla Walla

DOUBLE GOLD 2006 Gamache Vintners “Boulder Red,” Columbia Valley
DOUBLE GOLD 2006 Goose Ridge Estate Winery “G3 Red Blend,” Columbia Valley
DOUBLE GOLD 2007 RiverAerie Cellars “Spring Creek Redd,” Columbia Valley

A quick look at the list suggests the red wine classes are much stronger than the whites.

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